If I look back on life five or ten years ago I could never have imagined where I am today. It is hard to believe how much life can change in a relative short (less than a decade) amount of time. About four years ago I started STRONGTOTS as a means to foster a conversation with parents about toddlerhood and the early years of parenting after hearing from many families in my practice that they wished to continue learning beyond the scope of our work together with one or more of their children. At the same time I had two young boys of my own and was in the throws of navigating many of the same adventures I focused on in practice right in my very own home.
It has been an incredible journey building STRONGTOTS and I have been afforded some amazing opportunities as a result of this endeavor, but just as we have outgrown our physical house with the addition of a third boy I have also found myself needing a broader space to share the many aspects of life both in our own home and in practice. I continue to support families of children with special needs, both early in the identification process and throughout the school age experience. I remain focused on helping parents feel empowered with information so they can make informed decision and advocate for their child[ren], yet I needed a space that reflects the full breadth of my work as well as gave me an opportunity to share other areas of life (and passions) outside my practice.
I would like to welcome you to Simply Chrissy K! This space will be a place where I continue to foster a conversation about parenting, however, it will be expanded to share more about our new adventures. As I mentioned, we have outgrown our home and made the decision to build from the ground up. This decision was not made lightly and has been a process that started about a year and a half ago. The experience has become a full family effort with my husband undertaking the design work, and I am excited to share more about this undertaking and the decisions we have made along the way.
I have found that some of the most exciting opportunities in life happen unexpectedly. I am grateful for all the experiences that STRONGTOTS has brought me and I cannot wait to see what Simply Chrissy K brings!
ABOUT CHRISSY K
I am mom to three boys (one with several life-threatening food allergies) who will never own too many picture books or create Pinterest-worthy snacks. Simply Chrissy K is a place to find helpful tips on parenting that stem from my work with families and design ideas based on our adventures building a home from the ground up.