It has been an absolute pleasure (and whirlwind) building this platform and creating this community for the last five years. While running The South Shore Moms, I have met fabulous business owners, entrepreneurs and mothers along the way. It has been my creative outlet while raising babies at home. My babies are not so little anymore and after some time and thought, I’ve decided to pass the torch. I am excited to share that Kara and Cindy, two amazing local moms who I have worked alongside with for some time now, will continue bringing you the latest and greatest happenings around the south shore, and more!
I will be following along and cheering them on!
Thank you to our readers and followers, it’s been a joy.
◇ What is the hardest part about leaving TSSM?
Oh, that is a tough one. The creativity and flexibility! The people you get to meet over coffee. The local businesses you help grow and promote.
◇ What is some of the best advice you have received as a mom?
This too shall pass… I say it to myself quite often.
◇ What is the best advice you would like to give to a new mom?
Take care of yourself. Go for a walk. Get together with friends. Make plans. Go out and have fun, or don’t, but make the time. We call them couch nights. Most times we laugh and drink wine, other times it’s more of a tea and tissue type of night. You need your friends. Choose them wisely.
◇ What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
I am a sneaky introvert.
◇ What surprises you most about motherhood?
How much you actually learn from your children.
◇ Most requested song in your home or car?
Biscuits by Kacey Musgraves.
◇ Favorite Fall activity in this area?
Apple Picking and Walks at World’s End. It is so beautiful this time of year.
◇ South Shore spot that you frequent?
Oh, that is an easy one! The Daily Press in Cohasset.
◇ Client turned friend you are so happy you met through TSSM?
The lovely and ever so wise, Joanna Dutra of The Creative Confidant
She is brilliant, eloquent, funny and so kind. You can get lost in conversation with her for hours!
◇ Favorite memory working for TSSM?
Interviewing Elin Hilderbrand!
I also very much enjoyed getting to know Maureen Ford of Maureen Ford Photography. She reached out to TSSM years ago and we had our first coffee date at Lucky Finn and totally hit it off. I love the memories she has captured for me and my family. In fact, I need to give her credit for the photos in this post. If you’re looking for a local photographer who is amazing with kids, and makes you feel comfortable and confident, she’s your gal!
◇ Advice for a mompreneur?
Trust your gut! Stay true to yourself and your vision.
◇ So, what is next for you?
I actually don’t know! I am taking time to figure that out. Enjoying this free time that I have not had in quite some time. I am going to take it one day at a time before I figure out my next steps. I loved the flexibility of working for myself and on a local level, but we will see where the wind blows. Always open to ideas!
◇ Anything else you’d love to share with our readers before your final send off?
I’m so thankful for these last five years. Always will be grateful for the people who worked alongside me to help build and grow TSSM. Rachael from The Collective Co who before creating that beautiful space helped me launch TSSM and is to credit for its beauty as she has a true knack for design. The interns we have had, especially Soli and Mio who impressed me daily. Sarah, who kept me organized and brought fresh ideas to the table. The clients who believed in me and trusted me, and all the people I have met along the way. I’ve seen quite a few businesses go from an idea to a total success. It’s been incredible. I’ve been inspired by the creativity, the drive and the strong support from women and mothers in this community. And to Kara and Cindy, who are enthusiastic and excited about this next chapter for TSSM! You’ve got this, mamas!
And while I never shared much of myself or my family on the site or social media, if you see me in the wild, please say hello!