Meet Amanda! - Stamford Moms

How many kids do you have and what are their ages?
I have two daughters. Kinsley is 2 ½ and Harper is 10 months.

What do you love about living in Stamford?
I love how Stamford has it all! I can see a family of deer in my back yard and then drive 15 minutes and be in the middle of downtown with easy access to a beach. It’s also a great central location from my family on Long Island and my husband’s family in New Haven!
What’s your favorite restaurant and/or place to shop in Stamford?
My husband and I both love our coffee and one of our favorite coffee shops is Turning Point in downtown StamfordI love all the seasonal drinks and also love how it turns into a wine bar in the evening!
What’s your favorite thing to do when you need some “me time”?
Having two kids under the age of 3, I don’t have a lot of “me time”. In the rare chance I do get some uninterrupted time, I enjoy binge watching Neflix, take a spin class on the Peloton, or just talking a nice long shower. It’s the little things!
Tell us about your business.
Tiny Transformations provides private in home pediatric physical and occupation therapy. We develop the most appropriate and individualized plans of care to help achieve desired goals for children.
We also offer inschool assessments andindividual treatment, as well as educational classes on a variety of topics such as typical infant development.  I personally love specializing in early infant development, torticollis, and plagiocephaly (flattened head) management.
Why did you start your business?
My colleague Danielle started Tiny Transformations in 2014, after recognizing the need for private in home therapy. Initially, TT serviced Manhattan, Brooklyn & The Hamptons.
Over time that need has grown in the areas surrounding NYC and I am so excited to bring TT to the Fairfield & Westchester areas. As director of therapy services in this region, I see the benefits of bringing therapy to the family.
Treating a child in their own environment allows for growth in a setting they already know and trust. It allows our team to have a better understanding of the home set up and provide individualized recommendations that are realistic and achievable.
Being able to bring a sense of normalcy and comfort to an infant or child, rather than overwhelm them in a larger outpatient setting, has proven to be extremely effective and helpful in achieving family goals.
In addition, being part of Tiny Transformations also allows for a greater work and personal life balance.  Having the flexibility to have breakfast with my daughters or go for a walk during the day with them is priceless. 

What’s the best thing about your job?
There are so many reasons why I love my job! Every child is different and therefore what works for one may not work for another. As a pediatric physical therapist I love the challenge of adapting treatment plans and communication techniques to best fit the child and their family. Getting to play with cute babies all day is an added bonus.
What is your #1 tip for families who are looking for therapy services but may be hesitant because of the pandemic?
We get it! Being a mom of two, I fully understand the desire to shield and protect your children at any cost, especially during this uncertain time. With that said, children still need therapy. What sets Tiny Transformations apart from other therapy providers is that we come to you, therefore limiting the exposure to other people while indoors.
We follow all CDC guidelines and recommendations, including mask wearing, maintaining social distancing, and thorough hand washing.
How do you juggle work with mommyhood?
With help! My favorite job is being a mom, but there are times that are of course challenging! I’m extremely thankful for the loving and supportive group of close friends and family that I have to lean on.
I’m also lucky enough to have an extremely supportive husband and hands on dad. He is the best with the girls and keeps me sane during the crazy times!
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve gotten from another mom?
Mom guilt is a real thing and I never understood how true that was until after experiencing it with my own kids! The truth is, no one is perfect. Being a mom is amazing, but its not a walk in the park. Try your best, shower them with love and don’t be too hard on yourself. Moms are superheroes dressed in sweats and spit up!
Learn more about Tiny Transformations by visiting their website here, Instagram, Facebook or email [email protected].

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