I grew up in Manhattan and now reside in Hyde Park with my husband and two pre-teen girls. After spending 25+ years as a pre-school teacher and educator, I’ve decided to create a new path as a postpartum doula and an Occupational Therapist (currently getting my degree). When I’m not studying or spending time with my family, I can be found curled up on my bed surrounded by my two cats and two dogs reading, walking on never ending hiking trails, or baking. After the birth of my second child and experiencing postpartum depression, I came to realize how important it is for families to have support, guidance and a nurturing environment. Baby botanica was not yet open, but I am thrilled that I can now be part of such a nurturing space and offer recreational activities while parents recharge and connect with each other and their children.