Hey there! I’m Andrea and I am the mom behind InwoodMomma. Before I became a momma to my 2 beautiful sons, I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Child Psychology from Alfred University and my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University. I have had the pleasure of working with families in the NYC area as a NY state licensed therapist, school social worker, and ABA therapist.
When I first started blogging in 2012 my life was a mess and I wanted the blog to be somewhat of a relief and a way for me to connect with others experiencing the same. I was nursing and losing my supply due to the stress of life and the fact that I had a job that was no longer fulfilling personally or professionally and I needed to make a change. With so much going on I just stopped blogging.
Fast forward 7 years and 3 jobs and life is looking a little different. My life is in no way perfect but what is exponentially different is my awareness of self as I stand in this world. As I type this I am struggling through tons of my own anxiety and pushing past tons of negative self-talk because even though I am very effective in helping people with their own vulnerability, trauma’s, and mental health; I myself am not at all good with my own vulnerability, trauma, and mental health. I am striving for progress each day, but not perfection because I am slowly learning that there is no such thing.
I am currently a full-time mom working part-time as an ABA therapist, and aspiring blogger, living in Inwood, NYC. Through sharing my personal and professional experiences, my hope is to help other parents feel empowered to embrace their imperfections in this “perfect” digital world, and find the joy in parenting while taking care of their mental health as well as their families.
It is my joy to share my experiences with motherhood, mental health, and raising children with special needs, while balancing life as a mental health professional. It takes a village and my hope with InwoodMomma is to create a safe community and share our experiences so that we can all become better parents, but most importantly emotionally intelligent and mentally healthy people.
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