Welcome to Monday! We are thrilled for today’s Meet A Mom because we get to introduce you to the newest member of The South Shore Moms team, Nicole Gordon! Nicole bring to us her passion for business and vast experience in sales, marketing and real estate. She is smart, creative and has an incredible skill set that includes photography and personal training! Nicole is most excited to explore more of the South Shore and get to know our amazing community and the place we call home. Let’s meet Nicole!
Where are you from originally?
I was born and raised in South Kingstown/Narragansett, RI. I went to South Kingstown High
School and The University of Rhode Island where I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in
Business Management & Marketing.
Where do you call home now? What brought you there and how long have you lived there?
Today I live in North Pembroke, MA with my husband Alex, our seven-year-old daughter Gianna
and our 2 sibling Goldendoodles, Chloe and Cody.
What is your favorite thing about living here?
What I tell friends and family when they ask is, “when you live on the South Shore you just can’t
ask for anything more”. In my eyes, the South Shore has always been the most ideal location to
raise a family. It just has so much. The beauty is breathtaking, the ocean is expansive and
inviting. Boston is a short car ride from any of the towns, which opens up endless opportunities
for growth in all areas. The school systems are in the top percentile for this region and the
community is supportive and all around involved. You can get in your car any day and take a
leisurely drive down old windy roads with horses on one side and rolling pastures on the other.
Five minutes later you’re parked at the beach overlooking sand dunes and crashing waves.
What do you enjoy most in your free time?
I have always been involved in the health and wellness industry. Fitness and nutrition have been
my passion since the beginning of college and a large part of my life. I became a personal trainer
and nutritional wellness coach at the age of 21, which has formed who I am as a person. I enjoy
educating and motivating people to be the best person they can be inside and out. Although it
seems harder to find any significant free time now with careers and family, I still try to take at
least an hour a day to unwind and clear my head at the gym. It is essential to my overall outlook.
I’m excited to go hiking and explore the gorgeous scenery with my dogs once the weather takes a
turn in the spring. This will be our first turn of the seasons living on the South Shore and we plan
to utilize everything it has to offer. There are countless family-based activities that really anyone
can take advantage of all over this area. We love to bring Gianna to as many of these different
activities as we can with any free time we can gather as a family. We feel lucky to live here
because any chance we get there is always a family-friendly event of some sort.
What is your favorite part about the work you do?
I have held many roles in my career since graduating college, but they all seem to point towards
the same thing, helping people. Be it with health and wellness, as a realtor helping clients buy or
sell a home, or simply helping businesses grow and expand with advertising. In the end, it all
comes down to that one thing. I need to feel fulfilled in my career, and for me, that fulfillment is
helping other people find success and happiness and observing it from afar.
What do you find to be the toughest part about being a working mom and balancing it all?
I have always been a perfectionist in all I do. No matter what I take on, I try to do it to the best of
my ability. This makes juggling work life and family life challenging at times. I want to give my all
to my daughter, husband and animals, as well as my complete dedication to the clients I serve. I must remind myself sometimes that I am only one person and I must make myself important as well. We juggle a lot as working moms but keeping the right mindset is key.
What is the best advice you have received as a mom?
I think it started with my husband trying to make me see a bigger picture. He is always reminding
me to be present and that I don’t have to be Wonder Woman all the time. He helped me break the
‘perfectionist’ mentality, which I thought was the only way to do things. I’ve learned it’s okay if everything does
not get done like you had envisioned. It’s more important to relish in the moment, to
drink in the antics of a rambling seven-year-old or to appreciate the madness, chaos, and the
mess. To appreciate all the little moments that are way more important than a perfect house, the
perfectly kept rules, the perfect appearance. I don’t think I will ever stop striving for that
perfection. Yet, I know when it all comes down to it…years from now when the house is quiet and clean, our daughter is an adult and the animals are old and too tired to want to always play…the dirty laundry was
never that important. All the moments, the laughter, the love will all be just memories.
Quote or mantra you live by?
The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on
her; but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those
hardships to dictate her and who she becomes. — C. JoyBell C.
What excites you most about joining the South Shore Moms team?
This position working with The South Shore Moms provides the perfect opportunity for balance. Not
only will I be helping the community in many aspects, I look forward to the opportunity to connect
and relate with my tribe of fellow moms. I feel like I can get to know my community better, help
them get the word out about themselves and what they have to offer. At the same time, I’m
uncovering and exploring the hyper-local aspect of the South Shore and all it has to offer its
residents. I am so excited to be part of the South Shore Moms Team, it feels like the perfect fit.
We think it’s the perfect fit, too! You can connect with Nicole at [email protected]