After embarking on my own path to becoming a mother, something in me shifted. My passions, my identity, my purpose all took on new meanings. I realized how lonely it can be for those without community, support, or someone in their corner to guide them. From that moment I realized I wanted to help women setting out in this chapter of their lives– whether they are struggling with infertility (as I did), pregnancy challenges, miscarriage or infant loss, life as a new mom, or all the spaces in between. I am particularly passionate about normalizing infertility, postpartum challenges, pressures associated with social media, breastfeeding and everyday struggles balancing life with infants and toddlers. I aim to add humor and my own personal reality to these and other parenting topics with the hope that it makes women understand they are not alone. I am in the trenches with you and we’re all just doing our best. My best, your best, is good enough.
I graduated from Skidmore College in 2001 and received my Masters in Social Work from New York University in 2004. I began creating a number of online support groups in 2015 after my own path to motherhood left me feeling isolated. Since then, I have launched many groups focused on supporting women who are struggling to become pregnant, to stay pregnant, and to survive the “fourth trimester” after giving birth. More recently, I have made these online communities even more inclusive, creating additional groups for women with other unique challenges. I encourage you to read more about these groups and to request to join any that might help you along your path.
After co-founding a business, Mom MeetUps, that provided New York City moms with social gatherings and online forums, I have now chosen to offer personalized, one-on-one support to individuals looking for a safe space, a sounding board, and a knowledgeable resource on the journey to and through motherhood.