After several months of dreaming and brainstorming, I am excited to announce the official launch of Mama OT. My vision for this blog is that you will find practical tips and tricks to care for children, whether you are raising your own or caring for someone else’s. These tidbits of insight are inspired by my many adventurous experiences as both a new mom and pediatric occupational therapist.
You have no clue how many ideas are swirling around in this sleep-deprived brain of mine! Someday I hope to expand into a greater range and number of topics (pregnancy, product reviews, issues related to children older than 5…oh the ideas!), but for now I will keep it simple and stick to the categories you see on the right-hand side of the home page. You can read more about me and the story behind this blog by hopping over to the Who is Mama OT? page.
Go ahead and check out the few pages and posts I’ve already written in order to get things rolling. If you like what you see so far and want to be kept in the loop, consider subscribing to this blog or adding me to your Google Reader so you can be updated of new posts. And if, after you subscribe (hint, hint), you think one post in particular is totally awesome, feel free to share it on Pinterest by clicking the “Pin it” button at the bottom of each post.
Can’t wait until the next post to hear from Mama OT? Then climb aboard and follow me on Pinterest — simply click the button on the right-hand side of the home page that says “Follow me on Pinterest”. Easy peasy.
So have fun clicking around, leave a comment or two, and stay in touch as Mama OT moves forward!
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In addition to being mama to two sweet little boys and wife to a crazy awesome husband, Christie is a Registered & Licensed Occupational Therapist (OTR/L). She holds a B.A. in Psychology with a Minor in Education from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA...Go Bruins!), and an M.A. in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California (USC OT). She has experience working as a pediatric OT in early intervention (birth to 3), clinic-based, and school-based settings. Her mission with MamaOT.com is to encourage, educate, and empower those who care for children. Christie loves that she gets to PLAY when she goes to work, is hopelessly addicted to Kettle Corn, and is known for being able to turn virtually anything into a therapeutic tool or activity, from empty food containers to laundry and everything in between. Learn more about Christie and what inspired her to become an OT.
Occupational therapy (OT) is a holistic profession that helps people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities, also known as “occupations”. Some OTs help people diagnosed with disability, injury, or disease. Others help prevent disability, injury, or disease. Because of occupational therapy, people of all ages are able to say, "I can!" no matter what their struggle. Isn't that amazing?!
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