It all started when...
Thanks for taking time to hear my story!
I am a pediatric OT based in Miami Florida but I am most importantly a wife and a mother of two amazing kids that hold my heart. I hold Master's degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Florida. Though I consider myself a pediatric therapist through and through, ironically when I decided on OT as a career path in college, I chose it because I wanted to work with the elderly. God had his own plans because after being placed in my first rotation in pediatrics I haven't looked back! I have worked in every pediatric setting you could imagine and love them all in different ways. Pre-schools, High Schools, Day Care Centers, Inpatient, Outpatient, Sensory Gyms, you name it! I began my career in New York City and since I had my children I have been practicing in Florida.
I love how occupational therapy overflows into so many areas of my life, especially motherhood. Oh how becoming a mother affected my practice! It gave me a totally new and profound perspective on treating my children in the clinic. But I guess it's also true to say that being a therapist affects the way I mother my children. I try to tame down the therapist in me and just be a mom but all you other therapist out there know that's hard to do!
I'm also passionate about staying healthy and cooking which are basically interchangeable in my world. I love all things cooking related and food is the way I show love.
Being a mom is the best thing that ever happened to me. It has changed me from the inside out in the best way and I learn new things from my kids about life and about myself every day. Of course its the hardest thing I have ever done but it is the best and most important job I have ever had. Never let anyone underestimate the significance of your role as a mother because nothing is more important than shaping your children's hearts. I hope you feel built up and encouraged by reading my blog and never discouraged. To be clear, I am by no means perfect. Nor do I feel that I know everything there is to know about parenting. I make mistakes every day and I am just thankful for the constant love and forgiveness of my children and God's unwavering grace. I am just an OT mom who would love to be an encouragement to anyone else through the things I am learning on this journey called motherhood.
With lots of love,