How many kids do you have and what are their age(s)?
Just 1, Dylan and she’s 18 months old
How long have you lived in Stamford? What made you decide to live here?
Both my husband and I grew up in Stamford. I went to Westhill and he went to Stamford High. After college we lived in NYC for 13 years and then decided to move back after Dylan was born for the typical “need more space, our apartment is too small” reasons. It was a bonus that my family was nearby and able to help which was amazing.
What’s your favorite family activity in Stamford?
We commute to NYC everyday, so we honestly just love long walks near our home in Shippan. There’s nothing better than getting outside and letting Dylan just run around near the beach.
Where’s your favorite place to shop in Stamford?
The truth is I frequent Fairway most often. Is it my favorite place? Well no… but with the busy week running around I sort of love the suburban super market.
What are your diaper bag must haves when you leave the house?
Snacks, snacks and more snacks. I learned a hard lesson early on so never leave home without multiple options.
What’s been your favorite “mommy moment” so far?
Seeing Dylan’s face when I walk in the door every night. I live for it and there’s nothing else like it!
What’s your favorite thing to do when you need some “me time”?
Sweat it out… a good workout always makes me feel better and a casual lunch with my girlfriends who are so hard to see these days.
Tell us about your career?
I’ve worked in the retail industry for 13 years in marketing and digital roles at Club Monaco, Ralph Lauren, Conde Nast and Rebecca Taylor. Earlier this year I joined KIDBOX as the VP of Marketing.
How does Kidbox work?
KIDBOX is a box with a heart. It’s the only kids style box that offers premier brands, amazing savings and a mission to clothe children in need with new clothing. The parent and child (if old enough) fill out our style profile, selecting their likes, dislikes and style preferences. Our proprietary algorithm then suggests items for your box which are then reviewed and perfected by a personal stylist. A KIDBOX (sizes 2T – 14) contains 6-7 styles and costs $98. A Baby by KIDBOX (newborn – 24 months) contains 5-6 items and costs $68. When you keep your entire box you get the exclusive KIDBOX price and we donate a new item of clothing to a child in need through our partnership with Delivering Good. When you keep your box, you and your child get to select the charity together which is a great way to start the conversation about the importance of giving back.
The mission is at the core of everything we do. We believe that new clothes help provide a child with confidence, comfort and pride and while a single shirt cannot alter the course of a life, we have the power to help.
How do you balance career & mommyhood?
I don’t. Finding the right balance is the impossible challenge of my life because I always feel like I’m not quite there you know? At the end of the day, I’m doing everything I can to be the best version of myself wherever I am. When I try to do it all I fail. So I’ve learned to lean on my village, ask for help and let some things go.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve gotten from another mom?
Let it go!