Ramblings of Mama is a personal blog, written by just another early
thirty-something boho mama trying to figure herself out, dancing in the
dandelions... Loving family, loving life, and learning
to love herself.
Thanks for stopping by to learn about myself and my blog!
I am a mama to a sweet four year old little girl, who I affectionately call Nugget, and boy/girl twins that were 1 on Halloween. They were preemie fighters and spent almost 10 weeks in the NICU. We also recently took in my 13 year old nephew that I homeschool, and we call him our "Bonus Kid". I am married to
an amazing, generous, extremely patient, law enforcement officer, my best friend, and we've been
together almost 12 years. I'm one of five children, three sisters and one brother.
In addition to being a mama, wife, sister and daughter, I am a
blogger, PR Friendly Brand Ambassador, Social Media Consultant, Master's
Level Pediatric Occupational Therapist, and Certified Lactation
Counselor. I have been writing this blog since before I was married, as an attempt to chronicle my wedding planning and life. This blog has evolved from a personal journal to what you currently see today.
I studied at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama for my undergraduate degree and received my Master's in Occupational Therapy at University of Saint Augustine, Florida campus. Though I consider myself a pediatric OT, I have worked in Inpatient Acute Care, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Outpatient Rehabilitation and various geriatric/sub-acute settings. I enjoy working with children with all diagnoses, but tend to focus my practice on Sensory Integration and feeding. In May 2014, I earned my Lactation Counselor Certification, after providing over three years of peer-to-peer breastfeeding support.
I love to support other moms in their journeys towards self-realization, figuring out what kind of mama they want to be. I am a 5-year post-operative gastric bypass
patient and runs support groups for post-operative Bariatric patients on
their quest to motherhood and successful breast feeding. I have lost
over 140 pounds, successfully, and have had two successful pregnancies
following surgery. I love to support and help others, no matter
what the goal they strive to achieve.
In the recent past, I have joined a health and wellness company that has allowed me to help others on their quests for health and financial freedom. Being with AdvoCare has allowed me to stay home with my twin children, something I didn't get to do with Nugget.
I tend to consider myself a cafeteria attachment parent, selecting
the parenting "rules" that work best for our family, We are somewhat crunchy
and naturally minded, but not afraid of necessary mainstream medical
intervention when it's necessary. After all, being an Occupational Therapist has taught me about a holistic approach to intervention, health and wellness. I consider myself a realistic optimist, and loves my family and friends
more than life itself.
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can always be just a little sweeter.