Kelly for Kids OT

Helping overwhelmed, exhausted Catholic parents with their struggles raising kids ages 3-8, to becom

Operating as usual

Photos from Kelly for Kids OT's post 11/04/2022

Freaky Friday
Fun for you-

Can you find my basketball goal, trampoline & swing from these pics?

Whew! I’m finally able to breathe easy & settle my body now that the storms have passed. I tried various things all afternoon to be calm, A-ok, but I was still restless.
My mind couldn’t override my body being tense & alert for danger.

To say I don’t do well with threatening weather & possible tornadoes is an understatement. It’s been a while since Oct 2019, when a tornado hit our home & we sheltered inside in powder bathroom. Nobody was hurt, the repairs have been completed & logic & statistics say I won’t be in another tornado. So why do I go into alert mode?

I help parents in my membership & 1:1 coaching figure out their child’s misbehavior is often a sign of a child experiencing being on alert & that a child needs your help. If this could be your child…I can help you too.


Are you controlling or creating connection?

What is the cost of controlling our young kids? We'll discuss it today, on the live show at 10am CST.

Photos from Kelly for Kids OT's post 11/01/2022

Happy Halloween 👻 🎃

Photos from Kelly for Kids OT's post 10/31/2022

Happy Halloween!

Here’s a few pics from years past:)

Be safe out there tonight!!



The Heart of Parenting

Today, on the show, we're talking about your heart from an objective physical/science approach and understand how this plays in with so many moms I talk to and work with, feeling drained and exhausted. See you at 10am CST.


So true.....

Or if we all ARE lookin' good there's a small team that has helped us.

The same goes for Halloween...
It's hard to manage the kids costumes, decorate the house indoors and outdoors, carve the pumpkins, prepare and take treats for parties, and have a costume for myself!


Do these things excite you too?

Your favorite??🌟


which means you’re ON for the next 48 hrs!

I SEE you!!

Giving it your all!

All Day, every day!

Cheers to scheduling a little “me” time on Monday!!


Trouble Making SENSE of Your Child's Behavior?

Today, we're diving into the last sense in every person's sensory system, Interoception. This is the final episode in our Series on the senses. Come join at 10am CST.



Be present- right here. right now - it’s LIFE 😊


And then you do it all over again the next day!

Raise your hand if you've ever felt this way🙋‍♀️🙋🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️


You DO NOT have to keep guessing…about things like…

- is this an ok way to discipline my child?

- how is this my fourth child & is this behavior normal or should I be concerned?

- why are my 2 sons suddenly fighting all the time?

- why is this one thing in my child’s night time routine, tripping us up now?

- how or what do I respond to my child’s teacher about trouble my child is having in school?

I’ve been helping parents get rid of the guess work for over 20 yrs….that’s a looonnggg time & a lot of kids.

Reach out to me if you want relief & comfort:)


Anyone else? Do you wait to tell your kids? 🤣


Trouble Making Sense of Your Child's Behavior?

Today we're tackling the senses of taste and smell and how these could be contributing to your child's misbehavior. See you at 11am CST.


And says call Kelly!

Seriously though if you’re ready to throw in the towel on parenting - let me know! I can help!!


Have you taken my free quiz?!?

Pop over to and check it out!!


Ha! Do you need this washing machine?


I’m going live this Thursday at 10am and I’d LOVE for you to join me!!




Do you relate to this?


Do you encourage curiosity in your kiddos?






Trouble Making Sense of Your Child's Behavior? Touch/Tactile Sense

We're on part 5 of the series on the Sensory System. Today, we're talking about touch or tactile sense. Come join us!


You DON'T have to give of yourself until there's nothing left, to be a good mom.

In fact, you'll show up as a much better mom, when you have boundaries and balance for yourself.

I help moms with better balance and boundaries, everyday, and I can help you too!

You don't have to struggle!
You don't have to figure it out on your own!
You don't have to do it alone!


And the way to be present is to have the tools you need!

I’d love to talk with you about how things are going in your home!

Send me a DM!


Have you heard of the 1000 Hours Outside Challenge?

It’s a beautiful opportunity to encourage your kids to achieve a goal of 1000 hours outside in a year!!

Reconnect your little ones to the Earth! 🌎


Behavior is communication.

What your child is communicating to you through their strong-willed actions probably isn't disobedience. It's most likely your child is asking for something they don't have words for or simply aren't at an age where they know what's going on.

Do you feel like you understand your child’s behavior?


They really are!




Listen, I’ve been there - but I didn’t stay there you don’t have to either!

Book a call with me and let’s chat!


These are wonderful!

Great ideas to add kindness to your day!!!




Great reminder!!


Need a quick fun activity to keep your kids busy and working on gross motor?

Give your child a bowl and a paint brush and let them “paint” the driveway!

They can write letters, draw pictures, create an obstacle course or just paint!


These are great ideas!!


Every day with our children is an adventure!

What adventures are you doing this weekend?


Part 4: Trouble Making Sense of Your Child's Behavior?

Today, we're talking about the VESTIBULAR or MOVEMENT SENSE...
This is a sense that the majority of people know nothing about.
See you at 10am CST.


Do you have a kid labelled a Troublemaker?

Trouble maker is how your child is viewed?
Terrible parent is how you think others view you?
On today's show, we're in Part 3 of our series on a person's Sensory System and how impacts behavior. Every parent needs this information. See you at 10am CST.


Is your back to school backpack getting heavier & more burdensome than ever?

Most mamas I know, don’t have 6 or 7 things swirling around in their head…more like 60 or 70 things that make their backpack heeavvyyy!!

You aren’t meant to carry your backpack alone!

Let me say that again-
God never intended you to carry your burdens alone.

Galatians 6:2 tells us to
“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”

I can help with your burdens in 3 different ways..

1. A 1:1 call with me.
(One & Done)

2. Monthly Membership
( Weekly group coaching calls, lots of resources from me, support & community from other success driven moms like you.)

3. 3 Months of weekly 1:1 calls to support & guide your family with multiple kids, multiple struggles towards an easy, peaceful family life where everyone is thriving.

Lmk which one could make your life easier!!


What's your over-under?

No, not the betting, wager kind of over-under. On today's show we're continuing our discussion on making SENSE of your and your child's behavior. We're discussing ways our sensory system works...over, under or just right and how this has huge impact on a person's behavior.

Videos (show all)

Are you controlling or creating connection?
The Heart of Parenting
Trouble Making SENSE of Your Child's Behavior?
Trouble Making Sense of Your Child's Behavior?
Why you should allow your kids to be NAUGHTY.
How has Covid Effected Young Kids?
Parenting is like running a marathon....
How to use discipline effectively with your young kids..
Safe Kids-Part 2
Why should you join my NEW parent membership starting June 9?Is it worth the $49 to join? YES! Yes!! Yes!!!I’m going to ...
Safe Kids - Part 1 of a 2 part series.



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