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Meet a Mom: Paralympian Lora Webster!

Meet a Mom: Paralympian Lora Webster!

Lora Webster is a 5-time Paralympic volleyball player, and a mom of three—with one on the way. That’s right, Lora is competing in Tokyo pregnant.

Meet Rebecca MacPherson with HP Comics

Meet Rebecca MacPherson with HP Comics

This month’s local Meet a Mom is all about Rebecca MacPherson with HP Comics.  Rebecca is a stepmom to three amazing boys. Here’s a bit more about Rebecca, HP Comics, what she does, local favorites, and more

Meet A Mom: Softball Star Cat Osterman

Meet A Mom: Softball Star Cat Osterman

When softball star Cat Osterman competed at Athens in 2004, she was the youngest athlete to win a gold medal for Team USA—in fact, she was still a student-athlete at the University of Texas. The pitcher won a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and she came out of retirement at age 38 to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Meet a Mom: Kate Messner, author of a new kids book on Dr. Fauci

Meet a Mom: Kate Messner, author of a new kids book on Dr. Fauci

Author Kate Messner, who lives on Lake Champlain in Vermont, and has two grown kids, wrote Dr. Fauci: How a Boy From Brooklyn Became America’s Doctor.  She says the opportunity to write about Dr. Fauci came about why she was working on a different book during the spring of 2020 as COVID hit the United States.

Meet a Mom: Social Media Marketing Pro – Amy Shoenthal

Meet a Mom: Social Media Marketing Pro – Amy Shoenthal

This week, our Meet a Mom interview is with NYC-based mom Amy Shoenthal. She’s a social media marketing pro who also writes a column for Forbes—including the recent spotlight on The Local Moms Network! We spoke to Amy, whose daughter is 2.5, about her career (including the biggest misconception about social media management as a job!), what she’s learned from interviewing successful entrepreneurs, her working mom strategies and more!

Meet a Mom: Lindsay Rechler of Good Morning Zoom

Meet a Mom: Lindsay Rechler of Good Morning Zoom

Lindsay Rechler is a NYC-based mom of two, a Managing Director at a global investment bank and most recently, a published author. Her first book, Good Morning Zoom, came about while explaining the pandemic to her young kids and was featured in the New York Post and The Kelly Clarkson Show

Meet A Dad: Mauricio Umansky, the founder and CEO of The Agency

Meet A Dad: Mauricio Umansky, the founder and CEO of The Agency

Mauricio Umansky is the founder and CEO of The Agency, a luxury real estate firm with more than 40 offices worldwide. We spoke to Mauricio about his latest news—including launching an office in New Canaan, CT, with Cliff Smith and Todd David Miller.

Meet an Adoptive Mom: Jennifer Pratt

Meet an Adoptive Mom: Jennifer Pratt

Jennifer Pratt is an Iowa-based mom of four who adopted four boys from Brazilian after battling infertility. Read on for this inspiring mom’s journey, from how she decided to adopt from Brazil to her best advice for adoptive parents.

Meet a Dad: Garfield Wilson

Meet a Dad: Garfield Wilson

We spoke to Garfield, who is a dedicated dad of three, about his career, parenting during a pandemic, and more.

Meet the Mom Duo Behind Miss O and Friends

Meet the Mom Duo Behind Miss O and Friends

We’ve all heard the saying, “Little kids, little problems…Big kids, big problems.” As our kids move from toddlerhood to school age and into the tween years, self-esteem and safety become primary concerns—especially in the era of social media.

Meet a Dad: Diary of a Wimpy Kid’s Jeff Kinney

Meet a Dad: Diary of a Wimpy Kid’s Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid has sold over 150 million copies, making it one of the bestselling children’s series of all times. Author Jeff Kinney is a verified celebrity in the genre, and was even named one of Time magazine’s Most Influential People.  This week, we’re...

Meet Lila Limon of Squeeze de Citron!

Meet Lila Limon of Squeeze de Citron!

In this week’s Meet a Mom interview, learn more about Lila, her commitment to creating a fair trade and sustainable line, her life as a working mom, and more.

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