What can I tell you about my journey as a Mom?

Being a parent often feels like a ping-pong between “I’ve got this!” and “What the heck am I doing?” ....with a heavier dose of the latter.
To make matters worse, when once there used to be a village to help support the well-being of moms and children, now many of us are feeling….village-less. AKA we’re trying to figure things out on our own, while bonding with our child, making sure we meet milestones, all while trying to monitor our emotions.

This is why we frantically seek out classes, activities, and networks to find support on how to help our kids develop.  Not to mention turning to the internet and all of its misinformation - don’t get me started!
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Kaili Ets, Play & Bloom Therapy

I remember all of that so well. Not that long ago, I was doing this with my son Kristjan, now a busy toddler.  He was and still is the light of my life (although he is now sharing that title with his baby sister, Eevi).  

With 11 years of experience working with kids as an occupational therapist, I thought I had a leg up on this whole shebang. “No problem,” I thought, “I got this whole mom thing!” Well, I did…sort of. Yes, I knew how to play with my baby, and I knew how to encourage him to meet his milestones on time—I talked and sang to help him develop language, I bounced and rocked to calm him....But what I didn’t know, or anticipate was the pure exhaustion and brain fog from sleep deprivation, the fear of him choking when we started solids, the loneliness that comes with having no one but your little person to talk to day in and day out.  There were definitely (many) days, when it just seemed just easier to not get dressed and not leave the house.

Through my professional journey and my experience as a new young mom, Play & Bloom came to be  - I wanted to find a way to create a bonding community of moms and babies by blending my experience as a pediatric therapist, my experience as a mother of two young children, and my interest in yoga, essential oils, and family nutrition.  After the loves of my life, my husband, son, and daughter, Play & Bloom is certainly a work of passion.

Cheers!

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Kaili Ets Hon.BHsc., M.Sc.OT, Family Health Consultant