My son was born in 2015. Since then, I’ve changed more than I ever thought possible…and survived on less sleep than I ever thought possible. And fell in love deeper than I ever thought possible. My life has new meaning. Adjustment wasn’t easy – at all. There have been moments of bliss, love, sadness, terror, pain, fear, and even boredom.
I have worked with children and families since I was a teenager. I always knew I wanted a family. I always knew I wanted to help kids for my career. I didn’t know what that would look like at the time – and when I was in junior college, I had to pick a major, so I chose psychology. Then I had to pursue further study, so I chose to get my Masters in Occupational Therapy. I knew I could help kids in that way – so that’s what I’ve done for the last 6 years. I’ve worked as a pediatric occupational therapist in the homes of families and children from zero-3 years old, worked in schools with kids struggling in the classroom and learning environment, worked in private clinics focusing on sensory processing and emotional development, and worked in an early intervention group setting, alongside speech therapists, MFT’s, and behavioral therapists – all with the same goal, of helping kids function better, find more independence (or connection) in life, and help them and their families gain skills for coping, changing, adapting, or accepting – growing. But now, after going through pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, and now raising a precious little angel boy, I think my passion is finally feeling directed.
Lolly was my given name, but was later changed because I was made fun of as a child. But, now as a 33 year old mommy, I think the name captures my inherent playfulness, compassion, and desire to help children and families, hence the name of the website!
I hope you enjoy reading my blog. It will encompass a lot – I plan to write about family, kids, babies, child development, pediatrics, occupational therapy, motor development, emotional development, having a fellowship and tribe, being a mom, being a partner/wife, living a fast-paced life of wanting to be a stay-at-home mother and also pursuing an empowering and passion-driven career, athletics and exercise, meditation, living a fulfilled life, exploring the world, and navigating a life worth living.
2 thoughts on “Mommy is an OT – Blog!”
I’m an OT in the Boulder area. I have a Spanish speaking family moving to highlands ranch. They’re looking for Slp and OT services in Spanish.
Insurance is Medicaid.
Are you bilingual by chance or know anyone who is?
I have s good friend name Lolly from Laure. She’s an OT too!
I am so sorry I’m so late in response. I didn’t see your message until now.
Yes, please email me! I do speak Spanish! Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org