Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town?

I am actually from Milton – I grew up on Hinckley Road and moved back here from Somerville
10 years ago when I was thinking about starting a family. It was fun being a kid in Milton, and I
have a pretty good free babysitter a few streets away, so moving back appealed to me and my
husband, who grew up here as well.

 

Child(ren) and Age(s)?

Sophie (9) and Joe (7)

 

One thing people would be surprised to know about you…

I am such an oversharer that I don’t think anyone would be surprised by much. I’ve probably
already told them!

 

 

What is your favorite thing about living in the area?

We have it all – the trolley to Boston, newish restaurants, the Blue Hills, a locally run grocer, a
great library…there is a lot going on. I’m also crazy about Glover School and Turner’s Pond.
And, of course, Porchfest – it connects so many music lovers and people interested in just
spending an afternoon outside, wandering around. I’ve made a lot of great connections through
this event. Plus, my neighborhood is one of those places where kids still play in the street until
dark and roam around like it is 1980. I think we have a lot of neighborhoods like that here.

 

 

What is your favorite thing to do with your kids around town?

We like walking around the pond and on the bike path, and have just discovered geocaching
thanks to a Milton Neighbors post by a new friend. It brought us to a part of the Neponset I
hadn’t been to before and also sent us to interesting parts of Ponkapoag Pond in Canton.

 

 

Favorite restaurant or spot for drinks?

My kitchen. My friend’s porch. Steel & Rye, but I don’t get there enough. Loved the drinks at the
Yellow Door the one time I made it there.

 

 

What is your go to meal for your family?

Chicken piccata and broccoli makes everyone mostly happy.

 

 

Anyone special you would like to thank for helping you through this journey of parenthood?

My mother in particular is there to help basically whenever I ask her to, and my kids cannot get
enough of her or her cookies. My husband’s family is also wonderful and supportive, and always
backing us up and buoying us. Also, it was hard to make friends as an adult, but I luckily found
some really solid ones, and I think we probably keep each other sane, particularly since our kids
love each other so much. Oh, and Glover’s incredible teachers and principal. They’re our
partners in parenting, sort of, once the kids end up in their hands.

 

 

Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share!

Porchfest – each year we do it, and we can’t do it without everyone who volunteers to host,
play, and help!
Glover’s Outdoor Classroom – I help organize and run this, which is my contribution to Glover.
We have amazing things going on in there beyond the ducks!

 

 

How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?

I literally came from here and came back to here. I am invested in making the town as awesome
as it should be, which dictates the things I spend my time doing.

 

 

What is the best piece of mom advice you ever received?

Don’t hover or put them in a figurative cocoon.

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