How many kids do you have and what town do you reside in?
2 children, Arya and Kalyan. I live in Cos Cob.
Our motto is “giving moms the gift of time.” With managing a full household and a strong campaign, do you have any time saving tips or tricks that you’d be willing to share?
I like to block out time for each of my kids individually — this way they each have their own ‘mom time’ doing an activity they enjoy, that we can also enjoy together. I also try to bring them to as many age appropriate campaign events as I can, so they can see what mom is doing, and learn about the democratic process. It’s important to me that my children have a good example set for them, from a parenting perspective, and from a practical one.
One thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Well most people know by now, I play the drums. But I also practice karate, and martial arts. It’s a fun activity — my husband and I do it together and it’s nice to spend time with him doing something athletic.
Anyone special you’d like to thank for helping you through parenthood?
My husband Dan is a great partner, and has been so supportive of my run for office. My mom has also been incredibly helpful and I couldn’t do it without them.
Favorite things to do with your kids?
Every Sunday we hop on the couch, cuddle under blankets and watch movies. It’s one of my favorite things to do! We also like to play charades!
What inspired you to get involved in politics?
As a working mom who had access to family friendly policies in the workplace, I was really motivated to help those who didn’t have the same. So I started a non-profit to advocate for paid family leave and policies that support family friendly policies. I realized that the best way to help influence policy was by running for office myself.