We came together at different points in our lives, raising teens, having babies and combatting the Terrible 2’s. Our prior experiences were all different as well – an accomplished artist and money manager on the side, a Hedge Fund investor and a Marketing professional in the Innovation space. The common thread that we were unified on was parenting, motherhood and life in the suburbs.
Committed to Giving Moms the Gift of Time, The Local Moms Network was founded to deliver hyper-local resources and community connections to moms in suburbs across the country. Our first location was launched in Greenwich, CT over 3 years ago and by 2020, we plan to be in over 100 suburbs in 26 states across the country.
The Local Moms Network is 100% created for moms by moms and provides a user-friendly connection in local communities via online content features and comprehensive resources, social media engagement, community inclusive event monthly newsletters and time-saving guides. We have provided over a hundred talented women entrepreneurial opportunities to join our growing team and launch their own business in their communities. We believe wholeheartedly in providing moms opportunities to work from home and around their kid’s schedules.
Please join us on our journey to make #momlife easier and stay connected with us through our many touchpoints — @thelocalmomsnetwork, www.thelocalmomsnetwork and find your local suburb to follow as well!
Layla, Megan & Jessica
Co-Founders, The Local Moms Network
Layla Lisiewski, Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer, launched our first site, Greenwich Moms in 2015. A graduate of Brown University, she spent six successful years at Merrill Lynch in NYC before entering the exciting world of parenthood. Upon returning to her hometown, Layla was eager to connect and share resources with other moms and create a sense of community for herself, driven by a love for the town she lived in. The Local Moms Network has established a national brand that is recognized as a parent’s modern-day connection to their community that is enjoyable to reference.
Megan Sullivan, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, heads our strategic partnership initiatives and operations. A graduate of Indiana University, she spent over 10 years in financial services, most previously Managing Director of Investor Relations & Marketing at a Hedge Fund in New York City. Megan moved to the suburbs to begin her family in Greenwich, CT and keeps herself busy raising three energetic boys.
Jessica Blouin, Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer, leads our marketing initiatives and national partnerships for The Local Moms Network. A graduate of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, Jessica spent over 10 years in product marketing positions in the innovation and emerging technology space. After a hiatus to spend time with her two children, Jessica was craving an entrepreneurial opportunity and joined The Local Moms Network to help develop a national strategy.
Amy Levin-Epstein, Editor-in-Chief for The Local Moms Network, leads our editorial direction. Since joining the team in October 2018, she has revamped our editorial strategy, including landing interviews with notable moms like Emma Heming Willis, Denise Richards, Lake Bell, Kristin Cavallari, and Whole 30 founder Melissa Hartwig. A seasoned journalist with almost 20 years of experience, she has held staff positions at Men’s Health, The New York Post, The Knot and Serendipity. On a freelance basis, she has penned thousands of articles for print and digital media, on the topics of parenting, health, lifestyle, career and more. She graduated from Oberlin College and earned a masters degree from the University of Sydney.
Stefanie Horn is the Community Manager at The Local Moms Network and manages Stamford Moms. She began Stamford Moms in June 2018 when looking for a creative, flexible job that would also allow her to connect to the community. She loves that her job allows her to support and connect with moms from across the country! Previously she worked in television, most recently as a Coordinating Producer at NBC Universal. After graduating from Tufts University, she was a reporter, anchor and News Director at the NBC affiliate in Columbus, Georgia. Stefanie lives in Stamford, CT with her husband and almost 2-year-old son. They’re excited to be expecting a baby girl in November.