Hi. My name is Meg. I’m mom to my curious little girl, Holden, and my handsome little man, Gatsby (I was an English major).

oh, bother. was created out of my struggle as a working mom in a Pinterest world. I’m a DIYer wannabe and creative design appreciator, but I usually find myself falling a bit short in the execution. You’ll see.

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play therapy

play therapy

If you have a kid with some special needs, you’re probably familiar with the rigamarole that is finding great behavioral health care.

After several years of family counseling through our local health system that I really didn’t feel was making much of a difference, I was thrilled to find The Center for Creative Arts & Play Therapy.

Holdy, as you’re probably aware by now, is a super creative kid who loves art, making, destroying, and all things imagination. I felt very strongly that this was going to be a good fit. So I joined the waiting list… for 6 months (have I mentioned it’s not easy finding great behavioral health care?)

In April, we were finally able to start. As soon as I walked into Holdy’s therapy room, I knew we had made a great choice.

So calming. So pretty. So. Much. Stuff.

Admittedly, we’re off to a slow start. Holdy is generally slow to open up in any sort of doctoral situation; even for her annual physical. It’s my hope that The Center will be Holdy’s safe space where she can verbalize the emotions she’s having; can explore the things that “get stuck in her head”; and can find her joy and peace through art.

When you’re a parent of a kid with a diagnosis like Holdy’s, you’re willing to try anything… and just hope you aren’t screwing them up too bad in the process.

Dos Shoes Doe

Dos Shoes Doe

The oh bother origin story

The oh bother origin story