Ladies! Hello and Welcome to Blossoming Mommy and Baby! Allow me to introduce myself (like you already don’t know 🙂 ). My name is Jennifer Blossom. I was born and raised in a small fishing town just south of Anchorage Alaska. After graduating high school, I left to complete my undergraduate degree from Boise State University, where I received my Bachelors’ in Health Science with a minor in Psychology. From there, I went on to grad school and completed my Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Creighton University.
During this time I STRUGGLED with extreme stress, anxiety, panic, fear, and poor eating/exercise habits. From laying on the floor due to thoughts of having a heart attack (which really were anxiety attacks), to nearly passing out while taking tests (due to stress), I knew something had to change. Ladies, this was just the beginning of my story.
It was during this time that I also found myself struggling with extreme eating and exercise habits. From exercise anorexia to binge eating disorder, I most definitely went through a season in my life of struggles and complete overwhelm.
Ironically, it was during this time, the time of my DARKEST and LOWEST moments, that Blossoming Mommy and Baby was born. I needed healing. I needed a safe place to document my journey. My health changes. My life story.
AND SO IT BEGAN.
Coming from Alaska (and still living here!), I was raised to work HARD. Chopping wood. Heating the house. Preparing for cold winters. Canning salmon… we do it y’all. And I am proud of that. But what I am most proud of today is to be able to share this tenacity with you. A story that started as a struggle, turned into an amazing blog for women and now a thriving international brand to SERVE YOU.
I have been in the trenches and know what it takes to get it out. My platform here is a safe place for you to find healing and education, community and support. I truly believe God causes all things to work together for HIS GOOD and above all, pray that my testimony is used to glorify HIS Kingdom.
Currently, my husband Brian and I are expecting our first baby (born January 21, 2018!) Our road to fertility is a story of itself and can be found on the site 🙂 It is my hope that you will feel my passion for mothers and children. Our staff is a team full of Momma Bears and we are SCRAPPY AS HECK. We’re committed to doing whatever it takes for YOU to be successful and healthy on your Momma Journey.
In addition to running Blossoming Mommy and Baby, I also work as an occupational therapist practitioner and as a certified infant massage instructor.
For now, sit back, relax, grab a cup of coffee or two and welcome to our family.
Health and Healing await you, sister!
Jennifer Blossom, OTD, OTR is the millennial expert of holistic living for mothers and children, worldwide. She’s a Doctor of occupational therapy and pediatric occupational therapist. Through her brand, Jennifer helps mommas get grounded and absolutely glowing during motherhood and beyond using healthy + holistic lifestyle practices through nutrition, fitness, emotional, and spiritual health.