Episode 24 with Dr. Meredith Ruden of The Feather Foundation
⭐️Why is Maplewood so important to me?
⭐️Talking about The Feather Foundation with Dr. Meredith Ruden, an organization that gives hope to parents with cancer.
⭐️SOOOO many events!
It was a delight to chat with Meredith Ruden, fellow Maplewoodian, who is doing so much to connect, collaborate and contribute to our community and beyond. She came on the podcast to talk about The Feather Foundation, an organization that she founded to help families. Our conversation is rich and we talk about the challenges of raising kids in general, and with the added stress of illness. Meredith also shared how our SOMA NJ businesses and friends have reached out to support the work she is doing.
You can find Dr. Meredith Ruden and The Feather Foundation at:
On instagram and Facebook - @thefeatherfoundation
This episode of SIP in SOMA is sponsored by Finlay + Gage Musical Instruments. You can find this amazing instrument shop that does rentals, sales and repairs of your string instruments. Sam Finlay and his staff are knowledgeable and fun. You can come in and get demonstrations, play the instruments and experience the joy of music.
COOL EVENTS COMING UP!
April - May
SOMA General Store Pop-Up Shop
Springfield Avenue, Maplewood NJ
Check out the amazing events, and #shoplocal - the creators, makers and designers of SOMA and the surrounding areas will be part of the latest pop-up venture focusing on kids, babies, and families.
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Episode 26 with Owls and Lions - a hot band playing at Maplewoodstock!
⭐️Happy Anniversary to SIP IN SOMA
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Episode 25 with Mark Murphy of Mark Murphy Music in South Orange, NJ
⭐️Let’s talk about music! Mark is a beloved music educator and has a beautiful, …
Episode 23 with Dr. Alissa Gardenhire of Best in Class Tutoring
⭐️Why do families seek tutoring?
⭐️Is our speedy culture killing the idea of …
Episode 22 with Jed Baker, PhD of The Social Skills Training Project
⭐️Talking about social skills groups for young people with autism, sensory and social challenges.
⭐️Jed shares strategies for families and educators to …
Episode 21 with Josi Stone, Floral Designer and owner of Wildly
⭐️Josi and I talked about her new studio space in South Orange.
⭐️We talk about her creative workshops and open house this Sunday.
⭐️Events Galore this …
Episode 20 with Nubia Duvall Wilson, Published Author
📚We had a soulful conversation about her book, the Survivor’s Club.
🤝Nubia shared her …
I sat down to chat with Lulu French about her life as the founder of Rocket Improv and her upcoming improv shows she is producing and taking part in …
Episode 18 is here!
🎂Happy Birthday to me!
💛Take the Cake Birthday Fundraiser and Interview Replay
🛍Let’s celebrate being a wonderful community …
Episode 17 is here!
🌟Holiday POP-Up Shop Prep
💛MEND NJ Reprise
🚗Electric Cars and Coffee and Jeopardy at South Next 2018!
I am really thrilled to …
“Get out the VOTE” Series Continues!
I chatted with Felisha George in early September before she dropped out of the School Board Candidate race. Our …
In these special “Get out the VOTE” episode, I chat with Bruno J. Navarro, school board candidate for the South Orange Maplewood School District.
In this special “Get out the VOTE” episode, I chat with Javier Farfan, a school board candidate for the South Orange Maplewood School District.
This week I share an interview with Aman Wilkerson, the founder and owner of OrderGrabbers. Aman shares his new business venture that supports local restaurants and his vision to support and grow young leaders at Seton …
Episode 14 is here! 🌟Burnout 💛Gratitude Attitude 📓Become an informed SOMA voter now! 💗YAY for South Orange & Maplewood peeps! Call to Action: Become an informed voter: If you have 5 minutes: 🍁Visit Village …
I have found a lot of camaraderie with Peggy Excell of Lotus Petals Floral Design - she shared some unexpected experiences about moving her business to Springfield Avenue. Her candor and joy about her business is …
Sharing my #MeToo story is about freedom from shame, helping others who are struggling and the solidarity I share with Dr. Ford and too many others. …
⭐️I spoke with leaders of the Community Coalition on Race in South Orange and Maplewood.
📓Getting involved in the School Board Election
Let’s Run! A New Episode of SIP in SOMA: 🏃🏽♀️I spoke with co-chairs of the Newstead 5K Fundraiser for the Achieve Foundation 🌟BE KIND without expectation. 💥Weekend events - Run, Play, and Shuck oh my!
An exciting NEW Episode of SIP in SOMA: 💥Kari Capone talks about entrepreneurship in SOMA and online! 🔥Call to action - get involved in the …
This week I interviewed a volunteer for Porchfest, Susan Williams, who shares what she loves about SOMA, music, and our wonderful community. …
Inspirational interview with the awesome band, Jane Lee Hooker - loved chatting with them about music, collaboration and inspiring young people!
Join Danielle Perrotta to hear and interview with Marry the Sea -an incredible local band that played at Maplewoodstock this summer! Danielle also gets personal and talks about depression and anxiety. Check out the …
This week I share a Maplewoodstock interview I had with Whitney J. Jackson, a phenomenal performer and artist. We talked about her growth as an artist and purpose in life. Special thanks to my guest co-host, Coobie …
This week’s interview with the founders of Take the Cake was illuminating and inspiring! Janine and Laura are providing Birthday parties for kids who …
This week I interviewed Coach Lisa Morgan, a CHS alum, who is running amazing track camps for the youth in our towns and neighboring areas. She talks about her LOVE of running and how proud she is of the runners she has …
We are talking abiut the unseen challenge of hunger and innovative ways that MEMD NJ is supporting 17 interfaith pantries in Essex County, NJ. Learn how YOU can help!
Maplewoodstock is HERE in Maplewood NJ this weekend, July 14-15th! I chat with band members of Amish Internet in this episode and learn so much about …
Where can you find great comedy in SOMA NJ? Check out my interview with Molly and Abby, performers and producers of the Chuckle Patch - a comedy show …
Check out the new podcast, SIP in SOMA