Meet a Mom: Audrey | Stamford Moms

How many kids do you have and what are their ages?
I have two happy, fun-loving children. My daughter, Tory will be 4 in November and my son, Maxon who will be turning 2 very soon!

How long have you lived in Stamford? What made you decide to live here?
My husband and I have lived in Connecticut since 2007. We both received job opportunities in White Plains, NY in 2010. We visited Stamford on a few occasions and fell in love with the city so we made the decision to relocate from New Haven County in 2010. What also attracted us to Stamford is the proximity to NYC and the diversity the city offers.

What’s your favorite family activity in Stamford?
In the summertime we look forward to touring the Stamford Art in Public Places. The kids love it, especially my oldest! We also really enjoy the boardwalk at Harbor Point, trying out the new restaurants in the area, shopping at the farmer’s market and the playground and park areas by the water.

Where’s your favorite place to eat in Stamford?
If we are lucky to have time to ourselves for a date night, my husband and I love going to Mexicue. The grilled cornbread is truly a slice of heaven! A family favorite for us is Lucky’s Classic on Bedford Street. They have great food options for the kids!

What’s been your favorite “mommy moment” so far?
As my son comes into his own personality and begins to verbalize more, seeing the growing bond and connection between him and his sister has been the best mommy experience. She loves being a big sister and helping her little brother with his shoes, toys and coloring. He in turn mimics everything she does, good or bad! There’s never a dull moment with the two of them and they keep me on my toes and I love it!

What’s your favorite thing to do when you need some “me time”?
Having true quiet time to relax my body and mind. The best way I achieve this is by having a glass of my favorite white wine after the kids have gone to bed or a quick visit to the nail salon. I’ve recently enrolled in spinning classes twice a week which leaves me feeling energized.

Tell us about your business.
I’m the Co-Founder of Solace Care. My company is a home care staffing agency specializing in in-home concierge care for older adults, seniors, those with specialized and advanced conditions such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease, those recovering post-surgery who need live-in or hourly assistance with their activities of daily living. We hire Certified Nursing Assistants and Certified Home Health Aides to help our clients thrive in the comfort of their own home. We work with the client and family members to customize a plan of care with their interests, preferences and lifestyle in mind.

How did you get started?
My husband and I come from a family of caregivers who have migrated to the United States from Ghana, West Africa and have dedicated their lives to providing exceptional compassionate care to families. My mother-in-law has been a caregiver for 25+ years and was a source of inspiration for us when we launched our home care business in 2017. My husband and I combined our corporate experience along with my mother-in-law’s healthcare experience and we took the leap of faith and jumped! Our dream is to build a company that empowers women in the field of caregiving and offers high quality home care services to clients of Fairfield County and surrounding areas.

How do you balance career & mommyhood?
It is a constant balancing act and I don’t know if I will ever achieve the perfect balance! What I absolutely believe helps me in keeping everything moving as smooth as possible is the support of my husband. He’s been very supportive of my decisions and we work as a team in juggling all the moving parts of life. He’s my rock!

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve gotten from another mom?
To be your child’s number #1 cheerleader! The career decisions I’ve made most recently have allowed me the freedom to be more involved with my children’s activities. I want to be present, supportive and savor these fleeting moments with my children!


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