How old are your kids and how long have you lived in Westport? My triplets are 28 and I have an older son who is 30 years old. I have lived in the Westport area for 30 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? I started working as a school social worker after having 4 kids in 20 months. I really wanted to go back to work while still being a fulltime mom. I went back to working at a preschool, conducting parent support groups. When the group ended at the school, the parents still wanted to continue so I started hosting groups at my home. These then branched out to more preschools in CT and Westchester. From preschool referrals and word of mouth, I now meet with families in their homes who need parenting advice and support. I specialize in potty training, sleep, nutrition, anxiety and discipline strategies in young children. Many people call me “Nanny 911.” To reach Susan, you can email her anytime at [email protected]
What was your best memory from 2021, a strange year we know…
Finally having time to connect with old friends, and finally getting a family dog!
What are you most looking forward to in 2022? My children are getting married!
What is the best show you have recently (binge) watched? AND/OR what is the last book you read? The best show I watched was Dopesick on Hulu and Tara Road by Maeve Binchy
What is one food you could not live without? Chicken Parm
Which talent would you most like to have? Playing a musical instrument
Which words or phrases do you most overuse? Let me think about it
What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you? I’m a perfectionist
If you weren’t doing what you are today, what might your career path might have been? A Lawyer
If you could live somewhere other than where you do, where would it be? Nantucket
If you had 24 hours to do whatever you wanted to do, what would it be? Read a good book
Are you a morning person, or a night owl? How does sleep fit into your life? I have four kids; I don’t sleep.
What is the first thing you do when you walk in the door after a long day? Say hi to my dog
QUICK THIS OR THAT:
At a movie: Candy or Popcorn? Popcorn
Cook or order in? Cook
Cake or Ice Cream? Ice cream
Iced Coffee or Hot Coffee? Hot Coffee
Beach or Mountains? Beach
Puzzle or Board Game? Neither
Wine or a Cocktail (if cocktail, which one?) Wine
Reading or writing? Reading
Before bed: Social media or book/TV? TV
Watch or play sports? Watch
Stay in or go out? Stay in
Comedy or Drama? Drama
Susan OBrien, LCSW, loves working with families; you can email her anytime at [email protected].