How many kids do you each have and what are their ages?
We have one daughter, Skylar Anne. She is 3 years old.
What are your favorite family activities in Stamford?
We are hard core boaters. We spend more time on our boat in Long Island Sound than we do at home in the summertime. We enjoy the beaches in town, walks around Harbor Point, lunches at Ponus Yacht Club, going for hikes at the Nature Center and getting ice-cream at Gofer’s.
What do you love about Stamford?
I love that there is always something fun for the entire family to do. The people are just so wonderful. We moved to Stamford from Harrison, NY about 4 years ago and everyone has been so welcoming. I love the fact that we can go to the beach one day, and the next day go for a hike, or downtown and it is all within 10 minutes apart.
Tell us about your new company, Snuggles n Cuddles Boutique.
Snuggles n Cuddles is a luxe baby and kids boutique. Everything in my store is hypo-allergenic which is ideal for babies and children’s sensitive skin. Everything in my store is 100% natural. All the garments are pure organic Peruvian pima cotton and the slippers are made of baby alpaca fiber, they are the world’s softest slippers.
What inspired you to open Snuggles n Cuddles Boutique?
My daughter, Skylar. When she was a baby, between diaper changes and feedings, I started sketching, trying to create better quality garments. I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for the past 3 years. She recently started school, so I decided to bring my idea to live now that I have a little more time in my hands. Moms want to dress their children in the most organic pieces of clothing, so Snuggle n Cuddles will help them do so. It doesn’t get any more natural that this collection.
What is your favorite item in the shop right now?
I have so many favorite pieces but the one that stands the most is my baby alpaca fiber slippers. They are so adorable, extremely soft and super warm. My daughter absolutely LOVES them. She wears them all day long. You wouldn’t find anything like it anywhere else.
How do you juggle work and mommyhood?
I work in the mornings. My days usually start very early and by the time I drop my daughter off to school, my workdays begin and it usually ends when I pick her up. I give her all my time and attention as soon as she gets home.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve gotten from another mom?
I’ve gotten so much wonderful advice. I have a wonderful group of mom friends.
*Even if you feel like you are having a bad day, in your child’s eyes, you are doing great.
*Let go of the things you can’t control. Your house doesn’t have to be clean all the time, you don’t have to pick up toys all they long. Enjoy the mess, because one day, they will be off to college and you will miss the mess.