The most popular posts on this website are the Meet a Mom Interviews, featuring local moms. One thing that many of these interviews have in common (besides providing insight into mom life on the North Shore) is that they typically feature a small business owner. Small business owners are a group that we all know are having a particularly difficult time right now. For that reason we are recapping the moms that have been interviewed in the past, along with ways you can currently support their businesses.

Later this week we will be switching this series over to a new title: Meet a Small Business Owner. Our first interview will post tomorrow, featuring Allison Camire, owner of North Shore Acupuncture and Natural Medicine.

These interviews are normally posted on Mondays, but we hope to publish them more often right now. If you know a small business owner that has been impacted by the COVID-19 shutdowns you can nominate them by sending their name, email address and business name to info@thenorthshoremoms.com.

Now please enjoy some past Meet a Mom interviews and if you are able, show these businesses some love. 

Meet Michelle O’Connor – Michelle is the owner and founder of Fit Revolution in North Reading and Lynnfield. Both studios are currently closed but offering online workouts for members. Contact them to join now and enjoy their virtual community and classes.

Meet Sabrina Carr – Sabrina is a realtor serving the North Shore and Greater Boston areas. If you’re thinking of listing your home for sale this year, contact Sabrina to talk about how sales are being impacted by COVID-19 and what projects you could use this time at home to complete.

Meet Kristen Litka – Kristen sells her signature blend of milk paint online at her website Shackteau Interiors. Buy some now and use it to refinish any old furniture you have lying around at home!

Meet Corey Fealtman – Corey is the owner of the Manchester-by-the-Sea small business Michelle James Salon. Consider purchasing a gift certificate to the salon for a future cut, color or Oribe hair products.

Meet Carole Finn-Weidman – Book Carole today for a future birthday party! She has been running her business, Parties by Carole, for 22 years and is able to perform almost 20 characters, to the delight of children everywhere!

Meet Emily Mehta –  Emily and her father, Nazir Shamsuddin, own and operate Nazir’s Fine Jewelry in Wenham. They are currently closed, but offering private appointments, personalized shopping and delivery on the North Shore. Call Emily at 978-314-4249 or email her at emily.nazirsfinejewelry@gmail.com to set something up.

Meet Megan O’Neill – Megan O’Neill is a restorative yoga instructor. healer, reiki practitioner, lactation counselor, childbirth educator and owner of new small business Meg O’Neill Healing and Wellness. Need some support during these anxious times? Follow her instagram or reach out to her at meg@megoneillhealingandwellness.com.

Meet Julianna Curtis – Julianna is the owner of The Energy Barre with 4 area locations. Find all of their classes online at The Energy Channel and sign up for a discounted monthly membership of $24.99 (regularly $34.99). Access included for existing members.

Meet Cindy Solomon & Stephanie Keohan – These two moms are the owners of A Mom’s Village in West Peabody. They are offering an amazing, daily, online music class for little ones (we tuned in last week and had a blast!) for $49/month. Village members can also find online workouts in their member Facebook group and non-members can take a free Kick Class today (3/23) at 9 am. More virtual workout options for members and non-members are coming this week.

Meet Angela Arena – Angela is the owner of Kind Lab, a gorgeous boutique in Beverly stocked with CBD-rich hemp products. While her store is closed she is offering free US shipping plus free local delivery to Beverly, Salem, Swampscott and Marblehead. Call 978-969-3402 to set up.

Meet Jessica Kaloutas – Jessica runs the Mrs. Claus Project during the holidays and is also the owner of North Shore Myofascial Release in Peabody. Follow her Facebook page for guided meditations and grounding exercises during this challenging time.

Meet Rachel Rothe – Rachel is the owner of Rachel Rothe Consulting, a one-woman creative agency doing everything from redesigning websites for clients, to copywriting, to managing social media accounts.

Meer Laura Bitler – Laura is the Director of Advancement for Waring School. Laura was also named Mrs. Essex County 2019 and is always thinking of her community. A big thank you to Laura for sending in lots of recommendations to the North Shore Moms for our ongoing list of local businesses now offering delivery!

Meet Jen Migonis – Jen is the blogger behind Migonis Home, featuring posts on family, lifestyle and decor. Follow her at @migonishome to see how she and her family are making quarantine fun.

Meet Maggie Kopnisky – Maggie is the owner of Pink Parkway and Southern Tide at MarketStreet Lynnfield. Both of her stores are now closed, but offering virtual shopping appointments, free shipping, and curbside pickup. Southern Tide is also offering 15% off all orders. Email pinkparkway@gmail.com or southerntidelynnfield@gmail.com for more details or to place your order.

Meet Lauren Dalis – Lauren is the Area Director of Marketing for three Simon Malls: Northshore MallLiberty Tree Mall and Square One Mall. All three of these malls are now closed, but essential retailers such as pharmacies and food delivery/take-out may be available at each location.

Meet Christina Vieira – Christina is a travel advisor who owns travel planning business, Showcase the World. As you can imagine, Christina’s business has been especially hard hit. In a recent post on her Instagram account @showcasetheworldtravel, she reached out for help, asking followers to engage with her social media posts (comment, tag & share), join her email list, pin her incredibly helpful blog posts on Disney World travel (and more) to your Pinterest account and watch her YouTube Channel.

Meet Jessica Haley – This mom of 1 is the owner of Miss Jessica’s Home Montessori school in Ipswich. Follow her instagram account, @miss_jessica_montessori for in-home Montessori learning ideas. And read her interview for a homemade play dough recipe!

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