I’m a clinical psychologist. I received my B.A. in 2004 and M.A. in Psychological Assessment in 2006. I worked in Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist at my own clinic. Furthermore, a professor and a behavior consultant at various universities in Brazil. From everything I have studied, read and learned, the maternal and child study is what I love the most. The beginnings of life and child development are magical! Today, as an expat and job-seeker, I find myself immersed in this world that I always loved, 24/7 as stay-home mother with Alice.
Larisa is the proud mama to her firecracker 18 month old daughter, Ivy, and married to her college sweetheart, Mike. This California girl has been in NYC for 11 years and is a proud MINDR mama! As a “Jill of All Trades,” Larisa has been a marketing director, pilates instructor, choreographer, fitness studio manager, freelance writer, blogger, and business owner herself. She excels at being the right-hand woman to creative entrepreneurs who are changing the world. She currently works as Client Services Director at HEYMAMA.
Visual story-teller and advocate for educational equity. Producer of videos, commercials and 1 tiny human who goes by the name, Remi.
Brooke Desir is a Reggio Emilia inspired art educator with over twenty years of experience and an extreme passion for fostering the love of art and creativity in children. Brooke is also the founder of BeBox Kids, an art education company that brings meaningful creative experiences to children and their families. She is also a mom! Hustling to change the world, while hanging with an awesome 10 month old (who makes her want to hustle even harder and inspires her creatively every day.)
Nervana Gaballa is a board-certified and licensed Naturopathic Physician, with practices in both Connecticut and New York City. She specializes in women’s health, pediatrics, autoimmune disease, endocrine disorders, and diseases of the GI. Nervana was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and is the eldest of three children. Her parents grew up in Alexandria, Egypt before they immigrated to the United States in the 1980’s. She has a deep love for NYC and can’t seem to call any other place home.
Kate Hughes is a freelance writer and mother to two girls. After her tenure as Vogue's Senior Copy Director, she continues to craft modern stories that touch on fashion, beauty, technology and motherhood. Her work has also been featured in Into the Gloss, VICE, Vanity Fair, Forbes and Conde Nast Traveler. Read them in full at katehughesnyc.contently.com.
Amy Hull is an Associate Director at Standard Chartered Bank, New York, NY, where she is responsible for managing investigations into the potential circumvention of sanctions. Amy previously worked at Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase, and Citigroup where she was responsible for the OFAC Risk Assessment. Prior to working in financial services, she worked as a consultant and as a paralegal. Amy holds a Bachelors of Arts in Russian and Studio Art from the University of Georgia, and a Masters of Liberal Arts in Government from Harvard University.
Olivia Jones is the founding Managing Director of Manhattan-based arts fundraising consulting agency Art Seed, LLC. Working both On- and Off-Broadway, Art Seed, LLC draws on Olivia’s 8+ years international experience with leading arts organizations to fund client work in dance, arts education and theater. Olivia holds her Master of Arts Management from Melbourne University and sings with Manhattan’s foremost women’s choir, Melodia. She lives in New York with her husband Rob and daughter Amelie.
Erika has spent the last decade dedicated to the hospitality industry and is the Co-Founder of FB Hospitality Group which is home to Hudson Terrace, SideBAR and four Sushi by Bou locations in Manhattan. she cofounded cityMANI, which was acquired by Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa. She is an advocate for redefining the modern working mother and passionate about building communities for dynamic and entrepreneurial women. Follow her at @erikalondon_.
Sarah is the founder and CEO of Mindr, which hosts talks, workshops, classes and events led by global experts, where crying babies are welcome. Called the “TED talks of the parenting world,” Mindr’s speakers include Nobel laureates and leaders of the United Nations, Fortune 500s, innovative startups, gamechanging NGOs and elsewhere. Before Mindr, Sarah was a corporate lawyer and public policy advisor to the Australian government. Follow her at @mindrnyc.
A fashion model and full-time mother to her 7 month old daughter, Aria. Mara holds a double major in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Georgia. Upon graduating, she decided to pursue a career in modeling. Mara recently made international headlines at the Sports Illustrated fashion show in July when she decided to walk down the runway while breastfeeding Aria. Over the past two months, Mara has been a driving force in normalizing breastfeeding around the world along with promoting body positivity. Follow her at @_maramartin_.
Katie Poulin is a social worker and expert on issues affecting HIV-infected children and young adults. She worked as the Coordinator and then Director of the Program for Children, Youth and Families of the Institute for Advanced Medicine at Mt Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in NYC from 2007-2016. She also founded and led the Institute's’s Young Adult Program (YAP), a comprehensive psychosocial support program for HIV-infected young adults for the duration of her time. She lives in lower Manhattan with her two boys Silas and Asher (four and two years old).
After graduating in 2012, with a nine month old, I dived into the work force jumping from one job to the next in hopes of finding something that would offer the security and stability a new mom needs. Shortly before my son turned four I decided to explore my creative side. REUBINO + SEBAÇI is a young project developed and inspired by art, life’s experiences and all things spiritually uplifting. It’s the journey of an independent mind growing and discovering the meaning of it all as millennial, single mother and girl from Queens who loves to eat.
Audrey is an economist/investment researcher turned stay at home mom turned activist for diaper need, which refers to the lack of sufficient clean diapers to ensure infant health that is experienced by one in three US families. She and her four year old daughter Elizabeth have collected 25,000 diapers over the past two years from our neighbors across NYC to help families in need. She is a huge supporter of any and all moms looking to live their principles and make a difference in their communities whether big or small with their little ones by their sides!
Ionela Thomas is from Romania. She is a stay at home mom to Eric James who is 2 years two months old and she is expecting her second baby for February 1st, 2019! Her last job was as an Eligibility Associate at Oscar Health, a tech insurance company that is trying to fix healthcare using technology. The company is based in SoHo, New York. She stopped working there in July 2016 when she had her baby.Ionela, Eric senior, Eric Junior and future baby live on the Upper West Side in New York City.
Dahiana is a current SAHM living in the city with her 1 yr old daughter Daisy. She is an Industrial engineer and worked for the textile and tobacco industry back in her country Dominican Republic. Becoming a mom was a long and challenging road but it has been so worth it every minute of it.
Cara Zelas is an educator and kindness advocate from Sydney, Australia. Soon after moving to New York City, Cara became active with The Good Dog Foundation along with her dog, Little Dude. Cara and Little Dude trained to be a therapy team in order to visit hospitals and schools throughout New York City, where they deliver kindness and support to those in need. Through this experience, the Big World of Little Dude book series and curriculum was developed, to teach children social and emotional skills.