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Meet Bun Norris, Director of Naples Swim School!

Meet Bun Norris, Director of Naples Swim School!

Swimming since the age of four, this local Mom decided to move back to Naples to join forces back with the swim school she helped get off its feet. Now the Director and Coach, Bun caters to swimmers ages 3 and up year round, teaching the skills necessary for a lifetime of safety, fun, and love for the water. Read more in our latest interview here!

Meet Lydia Thibodeau of Sommet Nannies!

Meet Lydia Thibodeau of Sommet Nannies!

Jumping from nanny to nanny can be stressful for both parents and kids, so finding the right person without a lot of trial and error is crucial. Sommet Nannies has helped hundreds of families find their own childcare unicorn since 2015, through thorough vetting, extensive communication and best-in-class providers. Lydia, who lives in Boston with her husband and two young kids (1.5 and 3 years old) shares about her journey from finance to entrepreneurship, what separates Sommet Nannies from other agencies, and more!

Meet Maria Ellis Nave, Owner, Dance Arts by Maria, Inc.

Meet Maria Ellis Nave, Owner, Dance Arts by Maria, Inc.

This Mom of two moved to Naples 21 years ago and made it her forever home. She had a love of dance since childhood and decided she wanted to make it her career as well, creating a space where you child can feel comfortable, confident and can grow. Read about Maria’s journey, her favorite local spots and her best advice for fellow Mom Entrepreneurs in our latest interview!

Meet the Moms Behind Habitual Hostess!

Meet the Moms Behind Habitual Hostess!

This week’s Meet a Mom interview is with Alston Calabrese and Leigh Hansen, the friends (and moms!) behind Habitual Hostess, a gorgeous Instagram and website, both filled with beautifully photographed recipes, and the stories behind them. Their content is all about making delicious food, creating memories and planning enjoyable, stress-free meals for family and friends. “We always tell our kids, life is boring, it’s your job to make it fun, and those are words we live by!” says Alston. In addition to gaining over 12,000 followers on Instagram alone in about a year, they’ve partnered with brands like J.McLaughlin, Dudley Stephens and Monogram Mary while hosting events and offering local seasonal gift boxes that have been selling out in days. Read our interview from both of these talented, stylish and busy moms!

Meet Laura D. Wu of Bella Diva Fitness!

Meet Laura D. Wu of Bella Diva Fitness!

This Mom of 2 is a Nutrition Coach & Personal Trainer specializing in Women’s Health and helping her clients meet their goals. She even offers healthy cooking classes so you can stay on track in the kitchen as well. Read our full interview with Laura here including her favorite local spots around town!

Meet Destiny Perez, Stylist at The House of Blondes!

Meet Destiny Perez, Stylist at The House of Blondes!

This boy mom is Board Certified Colorist, Blonde Specialist, IBE® Elite/Master Technician Artist and Stylist at The House of Blondes. Learn her advice for getting started with extensions, how she loves connecting with her clients to help build their confidence, and her advice for fellow Mom Entrepreneurs!

Meet Dr. Vicki Hemmett of ChiroQueen Concierge!

Meet Dr. Vicki Hemmett of ChiroQueen Concierge!

This Mom of THREE moved from Vermont to Naples in 2021 to open her own Concierge Chiropractic practice specializing in Women’s Health. As a career chiropractor, Vicki was determined to create an effective solution to reducing pain and empowering women to truly love and thrive during their pregnancy. Learn about her practice, her advice for fellow Mom Entrepreneurs and her favorite local spots in our interview here!

Meet Teresa Lantin, MD of Body Morph MD!

Meet Teresa Lantin, MD of Body Morph MD!

This Mom of 3, is a former pediatrician, who decided to take her love of health and nutrition and her passion for listening and understanding and turn it into a way to guide people into achieving their weight loss goals. She is there every step of her patients journeys helping them not only achieve their goal weight, but learn how to maintain it through a health active lifestyle. Read our interview here plus learn about Teresa’s favorite local spots around town!

Meet Jillian Michaels!

Meet Jillian Michaels!

This Emmy-nominated mom of two has left reality TV behind and continued her career as an internationally renowned health and wellness expert. She is the author of 8 New York Times bestselling books, Podcast Host and Creator of The Fitness App, a podcast Keeping It Real, and developed her own line of Jillian Michaels iTOUCH Wearables. Read our interview where we asked Jillian about her life as a working mom, her goals for 2023 and more!

Meet A Mom -Blue Mimi

Meet A Mom -Blue Mimi

                                    How many kids do you have and what are their ages?  I have two kids, Mia is 9 years old and Liam is 4 years old. What do you love about living in the Sarasota area? I love living in the Sarasota area because it attracts people from...

Meet Michelle

Meet Michelle

Meet Michelle who was born and raised in Naples! Michelle is a Mom who has multiple talents including owning Tritone Triple Barre Fitness in downtown Naples. Michelle is a busy entrepreneur who started from the very bottom and worked her way to the top.  How many kids...

Meet a Mom: The Affair’s Brooke Lyons

Meet a Mom: The Affair’s Brooke Lyons

This week, meet actress Brooke Lyons. Like all of us, Brooke wears several hats—she’s Mom to 18-month-old Sebastian (“Bash”) as well as a 10-year-old Shih Tzu, Lucy. She’s a wife, married to producer Max Osswald. She’s also a working actress—currently, you can see her...

Ali Fedotowsky Manno: Bachelorette Turned Blogger

Ali Fedotowsky Manno: Bachelorette Turned Blogger

Ali Fedotowsky Manno is known as a reality TV sweetheart, having earned fans around the world with starring roles on Season 14 of The Bachelor and Season Six of The Bachelorette. In the almost decade since she appeared on these shows, she says they’ve changed with the...

Emma Heming Willis On Motherhood, Marriage and More!

Emma Heming Willis On Motherhood, Marriage and More!

Emma Heming Willis leads a charmed life, for sure. Married to Bruce Willis (yes, Mr. Die Hard), with whom she lives in Westchester, NY, she’s mom to two beautiful little girls (Mabel is 6 and Evelyn is 4). She’s also an entrepreneur, with an organic pregnancy skincare...

Meet Betsy

Meet Betsy

Local mom Besty created Besty’s Best with the idea to make nut and seed butters nutritional, delicious and a treat to eat. After her daughter fell in love with her homemade peanut butter Betsy decided to sell at local Famers Markets. Now Betsy has over 200 recipes and is located in stores across the country.

Melissa Joan Hart’s Holiday Plans

Melissa Joan Hart’s Holiday Plans

Actress Melissa Joan Hart is best known for her memorable leading roles on Clarissa Explains It All and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. But to her family and friends, she’s also known for being something of a Christmas nut. “I’ve always been really into the...

Meet Charla

Meet Charla

Charla is a busy mom of 3 boys who owns Cycle Guroo. Charla is originally from Immokalee and feels Cycle Guroo is a unique 100% judgement free zone. It does not matter what you do, it matters that you show up and stay on the bike! Read more to learn about Charla in our interview.

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