Jacqueline Jebian Garcia

Jacqueline Jebian Garcia
Jacqui is an old soul and finds joy in all things vintage. If she could live in this VW van while singing old tunes with her guitar, she would! She holds a bachelor’s degree in music and a master’s degree in speech language pathology. Through singing, she grew an interest in the relationship between music, language, and the brain. She is passionate about combining music and creativity into her multi-sensory approach in order to improve overall use of functional communication skills in a more hands-on way. She is even more passionate about her amazing husband of 10 years and their two children, Joshua and Jovi. She is a wife and a mama before being an SLP and social emotional coach; but, lately, she has found so much peace in the human ability to create herself to become the person she has always wanted to be at any given time, and accepting that that person will evolve time and time again. She is honest and transparent about all things motherhood, marriage, and mental health. She sparks her creativity frequently through singing, music, painting, writing, and creating as her therapeutic outlet. She invites you to follow along @createyourselfco (previously @diyspeechiemommy) on Instagram, Facebook, and Etsy to experience her journey of what was once only DIY, speech therapy, and motherhood to what has now become a more holistic approach-- how she has evolved by creating herself to become the person she has always wanted to be simply by CREATING; and how she has created programs to give parents the tools to create sensational connection with themselves, but also with their children. <3
Jackie pictured in a sensory-friendly space

Sensory-Friendly Room (or Corner): How to Create One at Home

A sensory room is a room that is dedicated to sensory experiences. This means that it’s a room constructed to give your child different sensory inputs than they usually get. It is a space...
Two children sitting together in a wagon

Sensory Overload: 4 Tips to Help You Manage It as a Mama

What Is Sensory Overload? When the sensory information that our brain is processing becomes too much for our brain to handle, we move past a state of sensory dysregulation, and into sensory overload. This is...
Jacqueline at a carnival with her children

Sensory Processing Differences in Motherhood

As a pediatric speech-language pathologist for 9 years, a mama of two under 5 years old, and someone who easily experiences sensory overwhelm, I am here to talk about our sensory system and the...
A postpartum mom wearing her newborn baby in a sling

Post-Partum Crisis: Is This a Thing?

You know, like a midlife crisis The definition of a midlife crisis is a period of transition in life where someone struggles with their identity and self-confidence. It happens anywhere from 40 years old to...
A woman writing in a journal that reads, "All brains are beautiful," a statement of support for neurodiversity

Neurodiversity and Motherhood

What is neurodiversity? And how does it impact your experiences in motherhood? Let’s discuss some terminology: Neurodiversity Neurodiversity is a term that means brain differences are naturally occurring variations in humans. The neurodiversity perspective sees brain differences...
Jacqueline posing with a rainbow t-shirt that reads, "You are enough."

Postpartum Mental Health Disorders: Let’s Break the Stigma

Besides that postpartum depression screening given before discharge at the hospital freshly after giving birth, postpartum mental health education is barely provided to mothers during and after pregnancy. So let’s take the time to...
Image: Jacqueline snuggling her toddler-aged daughter (Weaning My Toddler Cold Turkey & Facing My Fear Jacqueline Jebian Garcia Contributor Miami Mom Collective)

Weaning My Toddler Cold Turkey & Facing My Fear

My Breastfeeding Journey My breastfeeding journey with my second child lasted 19 months. And for that, I am grateful. After getting a bad cold, we had regressed significantly as she was asking to nurse almost all...
Jacqui with her son and daughter (PPD: Managing Feelings of Grief and Loss Jacqueline Jebian Garcia Contributor Miami Mom Collective)

Grief and Loss: Managing These Feelings Postpartum

"Change means loss; loss means grief; grief requires mourning"- Dr. Alan Wolfelt Grief is the constellation of internal thoughts and feelings you experience within you about loss. Grief has five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, sadness,...
Jacqui with her toddler and infant (Language Stimulation Techniques For a Mama Overcoming PPD Jacqueline Jebian Garcia Contributor Miami Mom Collective)

Language Stimulation Techniques For a Mama Overcoming PPD

As a mama of two, it has been difficult for me to accept that the language stimulation I have given my second child is much different than the language stimulation that I gave to...
Miami Lakes (Love Where You Live: Why I Love Living in Miami Lakes Jacqueline Jebian Garcia Contributor Miami Mom Collective)

Love Where You Live: Why I Love Living in Miami Lakes

I’ve lived in Bay Harbor, North Miami Beach, South Beach, Doral, on 8th Street, Kendall, Miramar, and honestly, Miami Lakes has been my favorite.  I can genuinely say that I love where I live. #iheartmiamilakes...