Meet Miki, CEO of Kidbox, the newest subscription box for Kids Clothes which has taken moms by storm! We love that for every box kept, one is given to a child in need. Recently, The Local Moms Network had a chance to catch up with Miki Racine Berardelli, the CEO of KIDBOX, whose impressive resume includes executive roles at Tory Burch, Ralph Lauren and Chico’s. Here’s what this mother of two boys says about growing this groundbreaking brand.
With Valentines Day around the corner, what could be more important than a gift for YOU? Jen Goldberg, mom of two girls known by many in town for her strikingly beautiful family portraits, also does truly incredible Boudoir photography. Jen launched Private Portraits (an extension of Her business) four years ago, given her strong belief in empowering ALL women to embrace the unique beauty in them. As she says “take these pictures for you. If you choose to share the images, lucky them!” When she is not behind the camera, Jen loves family hikes with her husband, girls and their dog Luna, and dreams of being a backup dancer for PINK! Her work is truly unlike anything you’ve ever seen! Take a look, and consider treating yourself!
While the at-home fitness market has exploded with spin bikes, workout videos, and more, Weston mom, Julie Wald, and her husband were ahead of the curve when they launched Namaste New York, an in-home fitness and wellness business 17 years ago! Namaste matches you with the best in class practitioners in health and wellness for private in-home sessions (think massages, nutrition, personal training!). Outside of work, Julie loves weekend hikes with her 3 kids, particularly at Devil’s Den, family trips (most recently to Portugal and Spain), and in another life might have been a psycho-therapist. Julie’s work keeps her grounded and in the moment, and there is no question that in this crazy world we live in, all of us could benefit from a little Namaste!
Whether you are looking for a kick-start (food or exercise-wise) in the New Year, or just some new kid AND parent-friendly recipes, Robin is a mom not to miss! With degrees in Nutrition and Personal Fitness from Cornell and Columbia, Robin is incredibly talented, knowledgeable and no-nonsense. Growing up, her mom was very health-food focused, and this – combined with her many decades as a dancer – inspired her own desire to eat and live well. While Robin’s body is a temple, chasing after two young boys has helped her become a bit less of a perfectionist, and it is working with clients in NYC and CT on an individual and group basis that keeps her balanced. Robin loves vacationing in Vail and the Hamptons with her family, art and design, and though she hasn’t danced in awhile, her most recent performance was a surprise multi-song dance with her husband at 11pm on her wedding night! Robin’s belief is that healthy eating and living are about a lifestyle – and not a quick fix, and her programs teach each person how to do this. If you are interested her “Nourished for the New Year” program will be starting next week, so you can reach out anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank YOU for all of your support this year, and during Local Love! Enjoy some time with your families, and we will be back in January! XO, M&M
Meet Jenn! While some know Jenn as a local blogger with that “keep-you-guessing” hair style who is often sharing her favorite summer swimsuits or colors for fall on Facebook or her website – jennfalik.com – she is also a Westport Native and mom of two girls who like so many of us, is constantly trying to stay afloat in this crazy world of Motherhood. After years in PR, Jenn began creating on-air segments for national TV shows like Today, The View, E! News and more, and while she does It still, she loves being back in Westport, and living across the street from her childhood best friend! Jenn loves summer mornings at Elvira’s, is a major musical theatre geek (self-described!), and prides herself on keeping It real. Thank you Jenn for not being afraid to write, think, dress or live outside the box – and for putting down in words things so many of us are thinking, but don’t know how to express!