Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town?
Originally from Northern NJ, but I grew up in Florida before moving to Somerville in 2007.
Child(ren) and Age(s)?
I have two daughters: September aged 5 and Aria aged 3.
One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
I have a HUGE family: My mom has 9 siblings and I have 23 cousins. That’s probably why I’ve always been so good at taking care of kids and throwing parties; there were so many of us!
Anyone special you’d like to thank for helping you through parenthood?
Definitely my mom. She’s been there with me and for me every step of the way. She’s my best friend and mentor on all things.
Favorite things to do with your kids?
Saturdays. My girls are both very affectionate and their favorite thing to do is sneak into bed with us on Saturday morning and do family snuggles…which quickly turns to complete chaos: tickle fights, dance parties, karate contests and, finally, family breakfast.
Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share!
Yes! My little business is called Another Mother and we basically provide services to local families that don’t have the time to do all the planning and organizing that they would like to make their lives run smoother. We plan vacations and parties, do maternity concierge, bake custom cakes, do personal shopping for the holidays, you name it! Anything that you’ve thought would require two of you to get done – we’ll be that second you!
How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
While I am not involved in any official organizations, I still have to point out that the community of local moms has been pivotal in getting my business of the ground. Word of mouth has thus far been my main source of advertising and they have really come through for me!
Be sure to follow Shannon along on social media too!