Meet A Mom
We’re so excited to introduce Nicole Hendelman-Dersovitz, a mompreneur and the founder of NicoleHD Jewelry. Nicole has been in the jewelry industry her entire life and over the past 3 decades, she’s become an icon, shaking-up the fine jewelry industry by creating a direct-to-consumer fine jewelry brand that is more accessible than other fine jewelry companies with unnecessarily large markups.
This weeks meet-a- mom is Jennifer Levi. Jennifer is a local mom that runs Wheee Get Fit+Play, LLC . Jennifer’s passion is working with both pregnant and postpartum moms on their journey to be the very best version of themselves. Read more on Jennifer’s interview below.
This week’s Meet a Mom interview is with New York City-based actress and mom of four Lois Robbins! Over her career, she has built a rich resume of credits on the big screen (most recently The Aspern Papers with Jonathan Rhys Meyers), small screen (One Life to Live, All My Children, Sex and the City, Law & Order) and off-Broadway (including her one-woman play L.O.V.E.R.). But recently, she decided to launch The LoDown, an Instagram Live show that is already reaching 100,000 viewers per episode, and featuring celebrities like Kristin Chenoweth, Brooke Shields, Kelly Rutherford and others.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was one of the most iconic sitcoms of the 90s, and launched Will Smith’s career, pre-Men in Black. On Super Bowl Sunday, with Smith as Executive Producer, the show returned as a modern drama, Bel-Air, on the Peacock Network. (Watch the trailer here.). This more nuanced show dives deeper into the familiar characters, young Will, Hilary, Ashley and Carlton, and of course, Geoffrey the Butler and Uncle Phil. Cassandra (Cassie) Freeman plays Aunt Viv.
This week’s Meet a Mom interview is with The Push author Ashley Audrain! This Toronto-based writer’s debut novel was a New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller, as well as a Good Morning America book club pick. An addictive, dark read, it follows Blythe, a woman for whom motherhood is fraught with anxiety and self-doubt, as well as serious concerns about her daughter—and nothing like the experience she thought it would be. This buzzed about book is one all moms can relate to—even if the exact circumstances are unrecognizable. We spoke to Ashley, mom to a 4-year-old daughter and six-year-old son, about the inspiration for The Push, its success, and what advice she gives moms interested in writing.
Meet Stacey Fink, an amazing mother, nurse, and lactation consultant. Read all about how she has taken her love for her job as a nurse and turned it into something beautiful by starting her own business helping moms on their special journey of breastfeeding.
Brooke Shields is one of those rare celebrities who has this innate ability to inspire women decade after decade, with her resilience, intelligence, and of course, natural beauty. Her career has endless highlights, from the 1980s hit Blue Lagoon to Suddenly Susan, which she received two Golden Globe nominations for during its 1996-2000 run. She’s conquered Broadway, in Grease, Cabaret, Wonderful Town, Chicago and, most recently, The Addams Family. But what has truly distinguished her was her courage to be one of the first celebrities to bring postpartum depression to light.
Meet Colleen Tola Dopkin Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town? I grew up in Hamilton Square, NJ and lived there until college. I moved to Manahawkin in 2011. Child(ren) and Age(s)? I have two amazing sons: Jamison (8) and Lukas...
Heather is a local mom from Bayville. Not only is she an amazing mom and pet owner, but also a “mompreneur”. Heather took her skills of being a nurse to the next level. Read all about how she started this amazing business!
This week’s Meet a Mom is Kelly Krzeczkowski. Kelly is a mom of two and brings every bit of heart and soul in everything she does. Kelly is the definition of survivor, warrior and faith. This mom has a story worth reading and a business worth supporting. She’s been a nurturer her whole life, from working with the elderly to her new philanthropy work. Learn how Kelly turned an extremely hard time in her life, surviving domestic abuse and leaning on God to bring her joy back. Kelly took the most difficult time in her life and is now using it to help others through Boho Bites Food Truck. We are so honored to share Kelly’s story of strength, determination and hope!
This week’s Meet a Mom interview is with Cheryl Granito, the amazing mom behind the Denville Moms, part of The Local Moms Network. She is a former Special Education teacher, a girl mom of three (Harper,10, Kayla, 5, and Ellie, 2), and a metastatic breast cancer warrior. We spoke to her about being dismissed by doctors before her diagnosis, advocating for herself (and now other woman), what she wants newly diagnosed women to know, what is helping her feel strong today, and more.
This week’s Meet a Mom is one of the newest additions to The Local Moms Network (TLMN), Lindsey Harrison, who is one of the New Canaan-Darien Moms. She and her husband and daughter Wesleigh (3.5) live in the beach community of Rowayton, in Norwalk, CT. In addition to joining our team last winter, Lindsey also runs the popular blog, Home With The Harrisons, and recently launched her own interior design firm, Dear Elizabeth Interiors! We caught up with this busy toddler mom to ask her about joining our network, her new business and balancing all these fantastic projects.
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town? Hazlet Child(ren) and Age(s)? Brian Bohlin (25) Alex Bohlin (22) One thing people would be surprised to know about you. I lived in South Africa for ten years. Anyone special you'd like to thank for...
In 2009, Alex Morgan joined the US Women’s soccer team, making history as the team’s youngest player, at just 22. Today, at 32, she’s a three-time Olympian, having taken home gold in London in 2012 and bronze this past summer in Tokyo. She helped the US win the World Cup in 2015. But 17 months ago she added a different role—Mom—to her impressive resume, when she gave birth to daughter Charlie. We spoke to Alex about how becoming a mother has influenced her career, her thoughts on raising an athlete (and her Fun Comes First campaign with GoGo squeeZ), her commit to gender equality in sports, and more.
This week’s Meet a Mom interview is with Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles’ Tracy Tutor! Over the past 22 years, Tracy has built an incredible career in Los Angeles real estate, specializing in finding buyers for celebrity architect-built homes, including ones by Frank Gehry, Pierre Koenig and John Lautner. She’s become most recognizable, however, by joining Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, and has been the lone female Realtor on the show for the past four years.
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town? I've lived in Toms River my entire life (33 years) Child(ren) and Age(s)? 2 kids: Juvia 4, Ezra 1 One thing people would be surprised to know about you. It might not be that surprising to people that...
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town? Went to Jackson Memorial when there was only 1 HS 🙂 Child(ren) and Age(s)? 2 Children - Olivia Sara 9yrs. & Danny Jr. 12 One thing people would be surprised to know about you....
Meet one of our favorite moms, Kelly Coyle Crivelli. Kelly is the owner of The Little Point Bookshop, in Point Pleasant Beach and one of our favorite moms. Her love for books is inspiring and we can’t wait for you to meet her. Check out her social media pages, website and stop by the shop better yet, join us at her fantastic bookclub!
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town? Sayreville, NJ, but moved to Ocean County almost 8 years ago. Child(ren) and Age(s)? Parker- 5, Easton-3, Max- 1 One thing people would be surprised to know about you. After I graduated college I...
Jackie Anderson, MS CCC-SLP is a certified speech-language pathologist and Owner of Ascend Speech Therapy. Jackie provides in-home speech-language evaluations and speech therapy for children in Ocean and Monmouth Counties, and Teletherapy for all of NJ! Jackie has worked extensively with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and considers this an area of specialty. Other areas of experience include Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder, Pragmatic Language Disorder, ADHD, Learning Disability, Developmental Delay, Sensory Processing Disorder, Speech Sound/Phonological Disorders, Alternative-Augmentative Communication (AAC,) and more! The mission of Ascend Speech Therapy is to provide engaging, research-based therapy that is functional in your child’s life. “Together, We Rise!”