About | Shiny New Parent Blog

About | Shiny New Parent Blog

Greetings! I’m Gussi, and the Shiny New Parent blog is a place for baby and toddler parents to gather and navigate those amazing but challenging early childhood years.

I share all about my experiences with parenting challenges, early childhood development, recipes and fun activities for babies and toddlers!

Becoming a Mom

Prior to my son’s birth, I knew very little about babies. I never dreamed of being a mom as a little girl, and even into adulthood wasn’t really sure if I would have kids.

After walking on this earth for 30+ years though, I realized I actually really wanted to bring a child into the world. And when I fell into a wonderful relationship with my now husband, I knew I was ready.

So the journey of parenthood began! I am now a stay at home mom and am learning and growing in ways I could have never imagined. 

The Birth of the Shiny New Parent Blog

After my first child was born, I was always worried I was never doing it “right”. So you can imagine the incessant googling and experimenting that became my life. And to organize all of my gathered information and to commemorate all my experiences, I decided to start this new parent blog. 

I love sharing everything that I am learning as a parent, and my hope is that by sharing this blog I can make other new parents’ lives easier and more joyful during these exciting, exhausting and memorable years!  


Education: BA Psychology, MA Art Therapy & Counseling
Work Experience: Licensed Massage Therapist, Child & Family Therapist, Residential Trainer


  • Gussi Ochi

    Just another mom learning and growing in motherhood everyday! | BA in psychology, MA in art therapy & counseling, former licensed massage therapist

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