Family Friendly Hudson Valley has always been a resource created by local parents, for local parents. Our writers are busy raising their families in the Hudson Valley while contributing their valuable expertise and opinions to others through FFHV. Get to know us!
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Sarah Coppola, Founder of Family Friendly Hudson Valley
Sarah is a Wife, Mom of three and a Hudson Valley native. Though her B.S. Degree is in Accounting, Sarah has dabbled in a variety of gigs including childcare, tax prep, freelance writing, and creating her own website (or three). She gets excited about Tetris, dark chocolate and a great small business start-up story. When she’s not playing super heroes with her two-year-old son, you can probably find her gardening or chatting it up in the Hudson Valley Moms Group.
Tami Reichert BSN, RN, CPN
Tami is a California native who ended up in New York as a travel Nurse and decided to stay, get married, and have a baby. She always wanted to be a Pediatric nurse to care for the youngest patients and make a difference. Moving to the Hudson Valley with her family, they have fallen in love with the diversity of people, the local farms, support for small businesses, and the sense of community. She loves to learn about diverse approaches to healthcare as well as share the knowledge she has with others.
Allison Daly – Mother Teacher Dreamer
Allison is a mother to a beautiful two year old daughter and is married to her wonderful husband of 11 years. She is a middle school teacher and a Hudson Valley Resident. Allison’s passion is to help bring kindness and joy to world. She loves to spend her weekends and summers exploring all the Hudson Valley has to offer. She loves reading, writing, cooking and coloring with her daughter. Allison is the creator of Mother Teacher Dreamer where she blogs about her work at home and at school.
Michelle Casey – Mangia Michelle
Michelle Casey is a middle school social studies teacher in Westchester County. She is also the recipe writer, photographer, and cook for her food blog Mangia Michelle. Michelle was born and raised in Westchester County and lives there today with her husband and two children. She loves raising her children in the Hudson Valley and plans to stay here. Follow her on Facebook to get all of her latest recipes.
Debbie Walker – Debbie Walker Designs
Debbie is a Hudson Valley native with two children, an eight year old daughter and a six year old son. She grew up in the area but moved after graduating college to just outside of Philadelphia, where she lived for 10 years before moving back here recently with her family. She is a work-at-home-mom, spending her days while her children are in school working on graphic design, web design and social media. She enjoys taking karate with her children and finding new things to do in the area. Visit Debbie’s website or follow her on Facebook.
Lauren Rossman is a social worker who turned into a stay-at-home mom 5 years ago when her son was born. His sister was born 19 months later. Writing became a fun pastime for Lauren as a child when she’d spend hours writing adventure stories. As an adult, she enjoys writing about topics she’s passionate about or just for fun as an outlet from doing dishes, laundry, or cleaning random food off the walls. Lauren moved to Poughkeepsie, NY from Arizona in 2015 when her husband became the pastor of a new local church. She enjoys exploring the Hudson Valley, finding mom connections, and since moving here has become a big fan of New York Pizza!