Meet Deb Mogelof! - Westport Moms

How old are your kids and how long have you lived in Westport? I have 2 daughters – ages 15 and 13. We’ve been in Westport 15 years.

How did you end up where you are now in terms of your job, or whatever passion project it is you might be doing? There has been a huge growth in the travel industry post pandemic and people highly value their time away from home. The volume at Westport Urgent Care goes up around high travel times with people wanting to be seen both right before and after travel to ensure their health. Safe Travels grew out of my understanding that vacations are sacred and hard earned. My goal is to keep people healthy so they can enjoy their time away (even when it is for business and not pleasure).

What is the best show you have recently (binge) watched? I just finished Beef. Highly recommend! Makes you think twice about how you react to rude drivers (aka – think before you give the finger!).

What is one food you could not live without? BREAD!!!! I can’t live without a good loaf of carbohydrates.

What is your greatest indulgence?  My running sneakers

Which talent would you most like to have? Being a good public speaker and someone who can speak spontaneously in front of a crowd (and be funny at the same time). I’m so jealous of people who can do that.

What is your favorite family tradition? Our big thanksgiving dinners. My parents always host a lot of extended family. It’s the one time of year we are all together. I always look forward to it.

What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you? I played college tennis. Tennis was a huge part of my life growing up and now I don’t play at all. There are days I miss it.

Are you a morning person, or a night owl? How does sleep fit into your life?  Definitely a morning person. If I’m not in bed by 9:00, my kids remind me that it’s past my bedtime.

What is the first thing you do when you walk in the door after a long day? Get out of scrubs and into PJ’s.

Who is your favorite hero of fiction? Who are your heroes in real life? My favorite hero of fiction since I was super young was Little Orphan Annie. She was tough and stood up to bullies and when she goes to live with Daddy Warbucks she doesn’t forget her friends at the orphanage.

My heroes in real life are my kids (and all kids today) who are navigating this complicated and often unkind world with social media and pressures that us adults didn’t have to deal with as a child. It’s not easy to be a kid these days and kudos to all of them.

Movie candy or popcorn? – Candy (apologies to my dentist husband)
Cook or order in? – Order in! (My cooking skills are comical and a longstanding joke in my family)
Beach or Mountains? – Beach (I’ll take warm weather and sun any day)
Sauce on the Side or Sauce on Top? – On the side always!

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