About Gina

Gina Grothoff – Occupational Therapist & Mom

I was born on Peace Day, October 15, 1969 in Dover, NJ.  I have lived in NJ, Ohio and Pennsylvania.  I have been journaling since I was 10 years old- I still have all those journals.  I am a writer who was side tracked by a career in Occupational Therapy- a good career choice for me- I have been a part of many people’s lives and they in turn have enriched my life.

I began my adult life after graduating from Elizabethtown College, by moving -solo- in November of 1992 to  Charlotte, NC because an ad in an OT magazine said, “Shouldn’t you be in Charlotte?”  and once I arrived and interviewed at The Charlotte Rehab Hospital, part of Carolinas Medical Center, I knew this is where I belonged.  I have worked as an Occupational Therapist in adult and geriatric rehabilitation full-time, part-time, prn and with breaks as long as a year away from the profession to have more time with my children.

I met my soul mate and best friend, Don, in March of 1993. We got married in May of 1994 and we have been growing more in love and connection ever since.  We have three amazing, highly expressive, spirited teachers in our life, our children who span 11 years, joining our lives from 1997 to 2009. We enjoy learning and living alongside of them- in other words we are homeschoolers who follow more of an unschooling philosophy or learning through living as I like to call it- to keep it in the positive.

Being a mother is the most wonderful and powerful job I have ever had and ever will have.  It is my first priority.

Writing is my passion and making time for myself and my passions is very important for me as a parent both for myself and for my children.  Children learn by our example.  I am most passionate about writing about attachment parenting, and living and learning alongside my children.

I created a website for area homeschoolers in fall of 2008 and enjoy helping homeschoolers find information, resources and support. When I first became a mother, I never would have imagined that I would homeschool them!  I have learned so much from my children and am grateful that they are in my life as well as my husband, who came very close to leaving this life in May of 2011.  We are all glad he choose to stay here in this life.

I have been on the path of self empowerment and growth and give much credit to Neale Donald Walsch, author of the Conversations with God series of books and Tracy Liebmann of Transforming Family  for helping me to find my authentic self and voice and to express it.  My mission is consciousness raising.

Life continues to amaze me each and every day and I am grateful to be here now, and now developing this practice empowering other parents to find their own journey in parenting.