I am an Ivy League educated stay-at-home mom.  Each month I write a check to pay back the loans that allowed me to attend the University of Pennsylvania and I think to myself, “What a waste!”  And then I come to my senses.  There is no more important job on this planet than raising babies.  They are the future after all.  But, just because I am home raising my totally delectable and scrumptious babies and not contributing to the household coffers in the traditional sense, does not mean I have to allow myself to succumb to Mommy Brain Atrophy.  And so, The Do-Gooder Mama, was conceived.

I studied Urban Studies and Education at Penn and launched a career in the non-profit sector, focusing on youth services.  I gave my heart and soul to ESF Dream Camp in Philadelphia, serving as a Program Director and Managing Director until my husband landed a sweet job in Fairfield County, CT.  We packed up a truck (well, movers did anyway) and landed in Fairfield, CT and I began my life as a “housewife.”  It was strange.  I had worked from the time I was 15 and here I was at 30 years old and unemployed for the first time.  Wow.  And then I was knocked up within months – planned, but again, wow.

Today I am 34 years old, raising two girls, Josie (3) and Lily (1), with my husband, Jay, whom I met while I was “working as a waitress in a cocktail bar” in the Old City section of Philly.  We have lived in five different homes together since we married in 2007, the latest being the house  in which I grew up in Riverside, NJ.  If I’ve learned anything, change happens.   It is how you manage the change that makes life exciting.

I hope you enjoy reading about my adventures in raising do-gooder children…And, when you get tired of reading about my kids, check out my pieces on Do-Gooder Companies.



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