• Maternity

    My Story of Our Loss

    Trigger warning: discussion about infant loss and medical trauma On February 7th of this year, we lost our fourth son, Coby. We had not announced that we were expecting again, which I believe was by God’s design. Today is World Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, and I felt it was a good day to share our story. Back in February when it happened and around our due date in June, I had shared on my IG  a little bit about how we have been remembering him. However, I never shared my journey through it all as the mother who carried him. Most mothers who have lost do not tend…

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    Motherhood

    3 Easy Ways to Expose Your Kids to Diversity

    “What can I do to raise an anti-racist child?” is a thought that has been floating around recently. Although, frankly, it should have been a trending topic much earlier.  America is hurting right now.  The subject of systemic racism, injustice, and advocacy for the black community has rightfully taken the forefront.  An approach that we can all take is to inform ourselves on the issues, educate ourselves on the history, and know what action we can take. For parents, this means raising our kids to be open-hearted, open-minded and culturally-competent human beings. So how do we do this?  By becoming intentional about bringing diversity into their everyday experiences. DISCLAIMER: I…

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    Motherhood

    The 3-day Potty Training Method

    Let’s face it, potty training is one of the dreaded parts of parenting. It takes patience, persistence and commitment for both parents and the child. I knew I wanted to do the quick, but intense, 3-day potty training, since I’m never one to drag things out. Don’t get it twisted, I am not a potty expert by any stretch of the imagination…but when I read and implement a strategy that works, I love to share our experiences that may be of help to other parents. This is our second child to potty-train and soon to do it again in a year with our third son Camden.  I’m sharing what has…

  • Motherhood

    Mommy Rage: What it is, Why it happens, What you can do

    “Mommy Rage” sounds like a made up term, and in a way it is, but has become an official label for a very common phenomenon among mothers. As with most topics of maternal mental health, it has often been swept under the rug and not discussed. Well, it’s time to discuss it, because other moms need to be able to label their emotions and find ways to cope with mommy rage. It’s how we grow and become better moms. I was extremely hesitant to post about it, in fear of possible judgement, concern for my well-being or other negative responses. However, that is the very reason why maternal mental health…

  • Uncategorized

    Traveling With Little Ones Part II

    Traveling with little ones is no easy feat, so taking all three of them on a plane to Jamaica for five days was going to be the biggest challenge yet.  Granted, we did bring another person with us to help with the kids, but it still took a lot of planning and coordination to pack, prepare and execute. For anyone who might be traveling via plane to a vacation destination with toddlers or babies, I figured I would share some tips and products that made the trip a bit easier. *Therapeutic Miles participates in Amazon Associates Program, so any purchases made through affiliate links gives me a small percentage of…

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    Motherhood

    Traveling with Little Ones

    It has been a long time since I’ve posted on TherapeuticMiles. Life has gotten so busy!! BUT I wanted to put this out here just in time for the holidays and busy travel season for most families. Traveling with kids is no easy feat, and when you have a preschooler, toddler and an infant…it can be overwhelming. I put together a guide of mom hacks and products that have made traveling easier for us as a family of three adults and three little ones. Some applies to general travel/packing, some just if you’re driving to/from your destination. Again, if you want to see my IG videos of everything mentioned above,…

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    Home Life & DIY

    White Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Renovation

    For many families, the kitchen is the main area to not only cook, but gather and share time together. We had been thinking about renovating our kitchen, but it wasn’t until I was 7 months pregnant (and in total nesting mode), that we decided to pull the trigger on this project. Five months later and I’m revealing the before and after of our white modern farmhouse kitchen renovation. Our kitchen has “great bones”, as they say, meaning the foundation and structure is strong and manageable. The previous owners that updated it about 10 years prior with new white cabinets, tile flooring and countertops. My decor style is best described as…

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    Maternity,  Motherhood

    3 Breastfeeding Products and Tips

    Breastfeeding can be the most beautiful thing, and the hardest thing for a mom. It is a 24/7 commitment, which requires persistence, dedication and endurance. There is a steep learning curve, and for some, it brings frustration and pain in the initial stage. As a third time breastfeeding mama and postpartum care specialist, I wanted to bring you 3 breastfeeding products and tips to make the journey a little easier for you. BTW, this is not a sponsored post, just products I love! It does contain affiliate links. What to Use Lansinoh Therapearls 3-in-1 breast therapy I will be 100% honest with you. The initial stages of breastfeeding are uncomfortable…scratch…

  • My OT tips

    Happy Occupational Therapy Month!

    April is occupational therapy month when we get to celebrate our profession and also bring awareness to this special field of healthcare. You already know by now that I’ve recently transitioned out of acute care setting in the hospital to my private practice, Postpartum Living, specializing in women’s heath.  But enough about me! I’m dedicating this blog post to talk about what OT is and also share 4 amazing OT’s who are working in very unique areas of practice! What is Occupational Therapy? As occupational therapists, we become very accustomed to explaining our profession to people, almost on a daily basis. No, it’s not the same as PT. No, OT…

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    Motherhood

    3 Weeks of 3 Boys 3 and Under

    It’s been a little over three weeks since we’ve brought home our little bean, Mr. Camden Roc. We’ve been asked a lot what life is like with three boys three and under so I figured I would give a family update here on the blog. To say it’s been an easy transition would be a lie, but we’re staying afloat and adjusting to our new norm. I first must give a big shout out to our supportive tribe of family and friends, especially our parents who have come in to help us during this transition. My parents are graciously staying with us until July, with my husbands mom coming to…