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Meet a Mom: Jackie Figueiredo

Meet a Mom: Jackie Figueiredo

Meet Jackie Figueiredo, a Rowayton mother of two and the founder of Fig Nutrition & Wellness. As a Nutritionist, Holistic Health Practitioner and certified image consultant, Jackie “believes in developing tailored, individualized plans that encourage practical, sustainable goals that fit each person’s own goals and lifestyles.”

MEET A MOM: Dr. Dana Murphy

MEET A MOM: Dr. Dana Murphy

Meet Dr. Dana Murphy, a New Canaan mom of three who is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine. After practicing in a traditional primary care setting for over 13 years, Dr. Murphy recently joined forces with Dr. Larry Leibowitz at Matrix Personalized Medicine and is currently enrolling new patients in her concierge practice.

Meet a Mom: Elizabeth Ballantyne

Meet a Mom: Elizabeth Ballantyne

  Meet Elizabeth Ballantyne, the New Canaan mom of two behind Stories, Songs, and Senses. Her parent-child classes are for toddlers up to age four, and they involve "digging into various sensory bins—rice, slime, gooey mud, finger paint, water play." The groups...

Meet A Mom: Meghan Perazella

Meet A Mom: Meghan Perazella

Meet Meghan Perazella, a local mom, Connecticut native and one of the founders of The Hangout Spot in Norwalk. A former Special Education teacher and Behavior Analyst, she helped create The Hangout Spot as a “welcoming, inclusive space for kids to do just that—hangout with their friends and find their spot in our community.”

Meet a Mom: Dr. Corinna Franklin

Meet a Mom: Dr. Corinna Franklin

This week’s Meet a Mom interview is with Dr. Corinna Franklin, MD, AB, FAOA, chief of pediatric orthopedics at Yale School of Medicine. She has been an orthopedic surgeon for almost 11 years, with a focus on female pediatric and adolescent athletes. She sees...

MEET AN ARTIST: Tara Blackwell

MEET AN ARTIST: Tara Blackwell

      Meet local artist Tara Blackwell of BWell Studios located in Norwalk. This local mom, who was born and raised in the area, grew up in a household of artists.  After majoring in advertising, she became interested in pop culture and symbolism. Some...

MEET A MOM: Asli de Munnink

MEET A MOM: Asli de Munnink

Meet Asli de Munnink, a New Canaan mom of two who moved here last year from Istanbul. She works for Gartner and enjoys living in town because of “the sharing community of moms willing to shape the future of New Canaan.” This month, she is leading a fundraising...

Meet A Mom: Autumn Elmazi

Meet A Mom: Autumn Elmazi

Meet Autumn Elmazi, a local mom of three who stumbled upon a business idea after creating a summer activities calendar for her children. A friend saw a draft of the calendar and encouraged her to offer it to other families. Autumn’s friend told her, “This is a mom’s...

MEET A MOM: Casey McBride of The Depot Youth Center

MEET A MOM: Casey McBride of The Depot Youth Center

Meet Casey McBride, a mom of four boys who has been teaching yoga for 22 years. Very active in the community, she serves on the Board of Directors for The Depot Youth Center and is Event Chair for the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year, 80’s After Dark, which is coming up on March 25.

Meet a Mom: Kathleen Keady Walsh

Meet a Mom: Kathleen Keady Walsh

  Meet Kathleen Keady Walsh, one of the co-founders of the Harney Pender Keady Academy of Irish Dance, which has been serving the community for over 20 years. Kathleen is launching a new program called Little Jigz, a toddler class starting in March at the Darien...

Meet a Mom: Hayley Marcous

Meet a Mom: Hayley Marcous

Meet Hayley Marcous, the mother of two behind Darien After School. After volunteering for her children’s school to create enrichment activities, she was inspired to start a company with similar offerings that are “fun, easy, and accessible for the students and their...

Meet a Mom: Katharine Gray Bunoski

Meet a Mom: Katharine Gray Bunoski

Meet Katharine Gray Bunoski, a Darien native who moved back to town after getting married. She is a mom of two young children and a real estate agent at Douglas Elliman. A member of The Jennifer Leahy Team, Katharine loves sharing snippets of daily life in Darien,...

Meet A Mom: Haley Davidson of F45 Norwalk

Meet A Mom: Haley Davidson of F45 Norwalk

Meet Haley Davidson, a Norwalk mom and personal trainer who moved here from New York City. She started her health journey when she was getting in shape to pursue a dance career. Fitness became her “new passion,” so she got her personal training certification and...

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