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Meet A Mom

Meet Kristin Verhorevoort

Meet Kristin Verhorevoort

Kristin (32) is a local mom of 2 under 2, whose brand will stick in your head, literally! Learn more about her life in the Corridor and how she juggles work with mommyhood.

Meet Jennifer Pratt

Meet Jennifer Pratt

Jennifer (38) is a local mom to 4 boys, whom she and her husband adopted from Brazil. Learn more about her adoption journey and why she decided to adopt internationally.

Meet Elizabeth Schachter

Meet Elizabeth Schachter

Elizabeth (35) is a social worker and mom of 2, who became passionate about maternal support and mental health after having her first child. Learn why she decided to start a support group for first-time moms in the area after moving here from Los Angeles.

Meet Krystal McFadden

Meet Krystal McFadden

Krystal (38) is a local mom of 3, who started her own business in the midst of Covid crisis. Learn more about her unique natural dry shampoo and how she juggles starting a business with mommyhood.

Meet Becky Schmooke

Meet Becky Schmooke

Becky (34) is a local mom of 3, who created a cooking school that goes beyond cooking, where she shares her ideas of mindful living and parenting. Learn more about her mission and how she adjusted to the Covid-19 scenario by teaching online classes that have grown globally.

Meet Blessing Adesiyan of Mother Honestly

Meet Blessing Adesiyan of Mother Honestly

Blessing Adesiyan is the inspiring Founder & CEO of Mother Honestly, a global community for the modern mother. Blessing was born and raised in Nigeria, and lived all over the U.S. since moving here for college, and considers herself a global citizen. Read more about this badass entrepreneur mama!

Meet Candice Luter

Meet Candice Luter

Candice (37) is a local artisan, mom to a teenage daughter and step-mom to a 2-year-old. Find out how after 14 years working in sales she had the opportunity to turn her side business into a full-time job and employ other women during the coronavirus pandemic.

Meet Jessica Miles

Meet Jessica Miles

Jessy (38) is a Canadian mom of 3, who turned her hobby into a business during the coronavirus pandemic. Find out how after 10 years working as a Paramedic in Canada she opened not only one, but two different businesses after having her first child.

Meet Kathryn Kahn

Meet Kathryn Kahn

Kathy (42) is a Fitness Instructor and mother of 2. She is the General Manager at Thrive Gym and an advocate for personal development. Find out how after 12 years working at an office she had the opportunity to pursue her passion for fitness and wellness as a full time job.

Meet Melissa (Avenson) Gifford

Meet Melissa (Avenson) Gifford

Melissa (39) is a Hair Stylist and owner of Avenson Salon, in Iowa City. She has a 3 year-old boy and loves life in the Corridor. Find out her favorite things in the area and how she juggles work with mommyhood.

Meet Alex Schmidt

Meet Alex Schmidt

Alex (30) is a registered Dietitian and mother of 2, who lives in Iowa City. She works at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and also has her own private practice supporting moms in feeding their families in a way that promotes a good relationship with food.

Meet Angie Dao

Meet Angie Dao

Angie (57) is Vietnamese, mother to Hung and owner of local business Liberty View Wine & Spirits, in North Liberty. Find out more about her story and why she loves living in the Corridor Area.

Meet Lívia Woodcock

Meet Lívia Woodcock

I’m Lívia (36), the mom behind iowacitycedarrapids.com. I’m a Brazilian living in the US for the past 6 years and have opened my own party business months after having my daughter. Read about my story and why I’ve started this platform.

Meet Lorrie Crandall

Meet Lorrie Crandall

Lorrie (64) is a mother of 2 who receives visitors from all places in the area every year on Halloween and Christmas due to the amazing decoration work she and her husband do at their house. Read her story and see her amazing work!

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