Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town?
My husband, Jeff, and I moved to Bernardsville six years ago from Greenwich, Connecticut. I grew up in New Jersey and after moving out of state for school and work, I never thought I would be back. After the birth of my daughter, I knew it was important to be closer to my family. As much as we miss living close to the water, I am so happy we found this community. We love it here!
Child(ren) and Age(s)?
My daughter, Emme, is 6 and my sons (Reid and Grady) are 4 and 1.
Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share!
In 2015, I took my love of personalized gifts and created The Monogram Corner. What started as a way to make special things for my family and friends has grown into a curated collection of custom gifts + accessories. I’ve always loved giving a personalized gift. There’s nothing better than knowing something was made just for you. As a mom of three young children, I cherish the monogrammed blankets and sweaters they received as babies. Now as they get older, they also appreciate how fun and special it is to know that extra thought was put into the gifts they love.
Anyone special you’d like to thank for helping you through parenthood?
It sure takes a village! As a stay at home mom/business owner, I have come to learn that balance is key. With the support of my amazing husband and parents, I’ve been able to pursue both of my dreams: motherhood and owning a business. I love that my children, especially my daughter, get to witness me doing something I am so passionate about while not missing a single moment of their lives.
Favorite things to do with your kids?
As our family moves past the “baby stage”, it’s great to be able to hop in the car and go! We love spending time at the beach, taking trips to the local library (luckily our kids are bookworms like us!), and visiting family and friends. Twice a year, we go out to Sag Harbor. It’s truly one of our favorite spots and so family friendly!
Our favorite local spots: The Claremont Tavern, Penguin Ice Cream, Bow Tie Cinemas, Harry Dunham Park, Bernardsville and Basking Ridge libraries, Middle Valley Farms, Turtle Back Zoo, Morris Museum