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MEET A MOM—Jen Cippoletti

MEET A MOM—Jen Cippoletti

Meet Jen Cippoletti, a mother of three with two high-school kids and one middle schooler. A Wilton native, she and her husband are now raising their children in Darien. Jen is a consultant for Tips on Trips and Camps, and she connects families to overnight summer...

MEET A MOM—Courtney Olsen

MEET A MOM—Courtney Olsen

  In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we interviewed Courtney Olsen, a 10-year breast cancer survivor and Darien mom of two. Courtney, who is on the Board of Directors of the Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA), will serve as the organization’s President in April...

MEET A MOM—Laurie Ferris

MEET A MOM—Laurie Ferris

Laurie Ferris is a mother of two and blogger who "posts on curated, inspiring and affordable gift ideas" that she finds "uplifting and worth sharing to support small businesses" on her Instagram account @morning_laurie. She and her family moved to New Canaan four...

Meet a Mom – Beth Ladd

Meet a Mom – Beth Ladd

Meet Darien mom of two, Beth Ladd, who moved here from NYC shortly before having her second child. This former interior designer started Beth Ladd Collections, a jewelry and accessories company. She creates everything from beaded statement earrings to custom...

MEET A DAD: Mike Burkhart

MEET A DAD: Mike Burkhart

Meet Darien native Mike Burkhart, a father of three who, with the exception of college, has lived here his whole life. As Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Ring’s End, a family-owned building materials supplier, he loves working with customers and...

MEET A MOM: Sunny Gill

MEET A MOM: Sunny Gill

Meet Sunny! This local mom is raising her two children in her hometown of Norwalk. She started creating sensory boxes for her son during the pandemic, and they became so popular that she's now selling them on her Etsy shop. Find out more about Sunny, the benefits of...

Meet Carole!

Meet Carole!

Both a Westport mom AND a grandmother, Carole’s interest in the law began at an early age given her large personality and willingness to express her opinions on a variety of topics! After time spent in Boston as an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting serious felony cases, Carole moved into Family Law, and for 16 years has been the Co-Founder and a Partner at Broder, Orland, Murray & Demattie LLC located in Westport and Greenwich! Carole’s passion for what she does is her greatest strength, but also means she rarely sleeps, despite never having a cup of coffee in her life! She loves summers in Nantucket with her family, really good ice cream, cheering her grandchildren on at soccer games, and in another life may have been a political journalist or interior decorator! Carole understands people and the law as well as anyone, which makes her a force in the field.

Meet a Mom: Cindi Bigelow, CEO of Bigelow Tea!

Meet a Mom: Cindi Bigelow, CEO of Bigelow Tea!

This week’s Meet a Mom interview is with Cindi Bigelow, the third generation president and CEO of Bigelow Tea! She’s been working at her family’s business full-time since 1986, and assumed the role of CEO in 2005. In addition to helming Bigelow Tea, she also is Mom to...

MEET A MOM: Beth Williams

MEET A MOM: Beth Williams

Today’s Meet a Mom is Beth Williams, a Darien mom of three and the Director of College Success for Future Five. Through her role, she helps under-resourced high school students reach their potential. She ensures that students “attend college on purpose or with a plan...

MEET A MOM: Christy Hahn

MEET A MOM: Christy Hahn

We’re thrilled to introduce our latest Meet a Mom: Christy Hahn, a New Canaan native and mother of three. After living in New York City and working on Wall Street, Christy returned to her hometown and is raising her family in the house she grew up in. Fun Fact: Her...

MEET A MOM—Yllka Gashi

MEET A MOM—Yllka Gashi

Meet the inspiring Yllka Gashi, a Darien mom and actress getting rave reviews for her lead role in HIVE. The film, which received the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival, is a true story about a single mother in post-war Kosovo struggling to raise...

Meet Lila Limon of Squeeze de Citron!

Meet Lila Limon of Squeeze de Citron!

Meet Lila Limon, founder and creative director of Squeeze de Citron, a colorful line of bags handmade by Mexican artisans. After graduating with her bachelors degree in business in Mexico, she moved to New York City to continue her studies, studying Fashion...

MEET A MOM: Kate Simone

MEET A MOM: Kate Simone

Meet New Canaan native Kate Simone, an actress and mother of two who graduated from NCHS in 2005. She moved to town four years ago with her family, and she loves raising her children in her hometown. Kate was hired by her alma mater to direct their winter...

MEET A MOM: Rebecca Nardi

MEET A MOM: Rebecca Nardi

Meet Rebecca Nardi, a breast cancer survivor and local mom who is active in the Breast Cancer Alliance. This Darien mother of three moved to town with her family from NYC almost four years ago. Rebecca is excited to support the Breast Cancer Alliance’s Family Game...

MEET A MOM: Jen Russey

MEET A MOM: Jen Russey

We're thrilled to introduce Jen Russey—Director of Communications for YWCA Darien/Norwalk and a New Canaan mom of two busy teenagers. In addition to her role at the YWCA, Jen has been very involved with organizations like the Newcomers Club and NCHS Theatre...

Meet Mom and Photographer, Corinne Parker

Meet Mom and Photographer, Corinne Parker

Local New Canaan Mom, Corinne Parker, is a talented photographer who is originally from Sydney, Australia.  We loved finding about her favorite spots in town and how she developed her interest in photography that led her to start Piccolo Pictures.  Read our complete...

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