Community Highlights | New Canaan & Darien Moms
MEET A MOM: Victoria Linnartz

MEET A MOM: Victoria Linnartz

Meet Victoria Linnartz, a New Canaan mom of two. An interior designer by trade, she is making her debut as an author. She wrote Olivia’s Gift to share her story of having two dyslexic children and how “each child foraged their learning journey.”

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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.”

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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.

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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...

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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.”

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Meet a Mom, Chrissy Khachane of Gowan Placement! 

Meet a Mom, Chrissy Khachane of Gowan Placement! 

Meet a Mom, Chrissy Khachane, is a career-long educator, and part of Gowan Placement, an innovative Independent School consulting firm composed of former school leaders–people who have taught classes, coached teams, advised students and parents and as such know young people. 

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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...

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MEET A MOM: Tiffany Florio

MEET A MOM: Tiffany Florio

Meet Tiffany Florio, a Darien mom of three girls. A breathwork practitioner, Tiffany focuses on “connecting the soma (body) and psyche (mind) back together.”

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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...

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MEET A MOM: Ariane Triay of La French Goose

MEET A MOM: Ariane Triay of La French Goose

Meet Ariane Triay, a local mom and the interior designer behind La French Goose in New Canaan. As a designer, she considers herself “a godmother for your house that you never knew you needed.” Learn more about Ariane and some of her favorite design tricks.

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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...

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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...

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