Where are you from originally?
Short Hills, NJ
What made you choose New Canaan or Darien over other towns in the area? How long have you lived in your town?
My family and I have lived here for three years. We love that it’s a small town. New Canaan is extremely family friendly. Everyone is very supportive of each other and the community as a whole. New Canaan’s charming downtown is wonderful and the restaurants are fabulous.
How many kids do you have and what are their age(s)
Connor is 2, Lucy is 1. I also have three stepkids… 14, 17 &19.
What are your favorite things to do with your kids in general or in town? Include something fun that pertains to the season your post will go live during.
We love going to Mead Park. I’m so excited to see the new playground that’s being built right now!
What are your favorite events or favorite season in New Canaan or Darien and why?
Fall! The Halloween Parade in town is a blast. Also, once school starts in the fall the New Canaan town pride kicks into high gear… red & black t-shirts and hats all over town!
Three things in New Canaan that you can’t live without:
The Eggs Benedict at Baldanza… actually everything at Baldanza! Angela & her team know how to do it right!
New Canaan Healthfare… Owners Jim & Margaret are extremely knowledgeable.
Elm Street Books – A gem of a store!
What is your favorite kid-friendly recipe?
I sneak a lot of vegetables into every day food. I blend beets and carrots with a little applesauce and use that for the jelly in PB&J’s.
What are a few of the most recent things you’ve pinned on Pinterest and/or who do you follow on Instagram?
@newcanaannewcomers – We are lucky to have one of the most vibrant newcomer clubs in the nation!
@ncbuyslocal – I try to keep my shopping local to help our downtown thrive. This page keeps me informed of town events and special happenings.
@new_canaan_historical_society – If you haven’t already been to the New Canaan Historical Society you need to check it out! They give tours and the history of our town is incredible. The Cody Pharmacy is my favorite spot on the tour… it’s like stepping back in time.
What has been the most difficult age with your children to date? What helped you overcome the challenges at that time?
The sleepless nights in the early months. They are hard but special and wonderful all at the same time. My mom came out to help A LOT.
What is one piece of advice you would pass along to other moms? What was the best advice your mom gave you?
My mom’s reminder of “this is only a stage” has been very helpful on difficult days.
What was your career before having children?
I sold pathology laboratory services for 12 years.
Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share!
Yes, I’m currently President of the New Canaan Newcomers Club. We are a non-profit, social club dedicated to making the transition to life in New Canaan easier by providing opportunities for new friendships through a variety of activities. Joining the Newcomers Club when I first moved here made it so easy and fun to find friends and learn about the community.
One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
I got engaged at The Roger Sherman Inn… years before moving to New Canaan.
#momgoals – To finish my kids baby books before they head off to college. I have some pages done in the first book, but the second book is starting to collect dust!