Amazing Women

Mompreneur – Kirsten Bischoff, Co-Founder of HatchedIt!

Mompreneur – Kirsten Bischoff, Co-Founder of HatchedIt!

Tell us about your kids and family.  I am very lucky because my family lives very close to me (my parents and my brother and sister and their families), and we support each other a great deal.  As a single mom that’s a really amazing thing, because I never feel like I am doing anything(…)

Meet Suzanne Brock – Jazzercise Fitness Studio Owner and Doctoral Candidate

Meet Suzanne Brock – Jazzercise Fitness Studio Owner and Doctoral Candidate

What is Jazzercise and how did you get started? Jazzercise is a dance fitness program that incorporates current dance moves, resistance training and stretching into a fun-filled workout set to the latest music.  Jazzercise was started in 1969, however I started Jazzercising back in the early 1990s not long after I got my first job(…)

Mompreneur:  Stephanie Arnold with Tag-a-Long-Kids

Mompreneur: Stephanie Arnold with Tag-a-Long-Kids

Tell us about your kids and family. We have three boys, 6, 4, and 1. It’s wild but we love it. I am married to a Toy Designer who has been a large help in the creation of the tag*a*long. What inspired you to create your tagalong kids product? It actually started before we even(…)

Mompreneur:  Chrysti Carol – Monkeez Make a Difference

Mompreneur: Chrysti Carol – Monkeez Make a Difference

What was your inspiration for Monkeez Makes a Difference? I have always loved children and loved my role as an elementary school teacher. As a teacher, I felt it was my job to educate the whole child so when my students left the classroom, they were not only smarter but also more compassionate, more aware(…)

Fearless, An Interview with Maimah Karmo – Part II

Fearless, An Interview with Maimah Karmo – Part II

Maimah Karmo is a breast-cancer survivor and the founder of the Tigerlily Foundation, an organization that educates, empowers and advocates for young women affected by breast cancer. The idea was born after her second chemotherapy treatment, and when she appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show to tell her story, Oprah’s advice was emphatic: Maimah must(…)

Fearless, An Interview with Maimah Karmo – Part I

Fearless, An Interview with Maimah Karmo – Part I

Maimah is a mother, Liberian refugee, breast cancer survivor, and hero. On February 28, 2006, at 4:45 p.m., Maimah was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer.   She was 32 years old.   She had a 3-year-old at the time, and her fiancé walked away days after her breast surgery. Life fell apart. While undergoing her second(…)