I am a Hudson Valley Parent profiles:



Biographies of local moms and dads who are making a difference

i am a hudson valley parent

Each month, we profile a parent in the region who is making a difference in the community. You can read all of their stories by clicking on the photos below
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Do you know a parent who is making an impact in his or her community, either through business, politics, volunteer work or grassroots advocacy? If you have someone you’d like to nominate, email our editor!


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  • I am a Hudson Valley Parent: Sarah Omura

    A momtrepreneur in a community of makers

    Sarah Omura used her creativity to turn her son's handmade play mats into a business that kids love and parents appreciate. read more »
  • I am a Hudson Valley Parent: Pastor Jeromey Howard

    Drawing inspiration from parenting

    Pastor Jeromey Howard is making a new home for himself in Orange County and a family within his congregation at First Presbyterian Church in Montgomery. He turns to his young daughter when he needs inspiration and to get a glimpse of how humanity should be. read more »
  • I am a Hudson Valley Parent: Melissa Banks

    Making every day like Christmas

    Melissa Banks's generosity spreads to families throughout Ulster County each year through her organization Christmas Wishes. See how she turned hardship into an opportunity to give back. read more »
  • I am a Hudson Valley Parent: Allison Conti

    Advocating for families with special needs

    Dutchess County mom Allison Conti has always been an advocate for her own family's special needs. Now, she is known as an advocate for other families and stands with those in her community and beyond. read more »
  • I am a Hudson Valley Parent: Dan Hoffman

    Parenting with a 24/7 career

    Dutchess County dad and New York State Trooper Dan Hoffman makes sure his children know that police work never stops. He is lucky to have a supportive wife and a troop of officers beside him that can be there for his family when he is working. read more »
  • I am a Hudson Valley Parent: Amal Ishak

    Turning sweet dreams into reality

    Orange County mom Amal Ishak turned daydreams of a trendy boutique into a successful business that brings flare to the city that she loves. She counts on her "Liberty Street family" as a support system. read more »
  • I am a Hudson Valley Parent: Randi Zinn

    Going beyond being a mom to start a movement

    Randi Zinn is the author and founder of Beyond Mom. Her book has turned into a movement that helps other moms push themselves to live fully and drop the mommy guilt. read more »
  • I am a Hudson Valley Parent: Chris Hewitt

    Learning from the land and raising happy teens

    With a newspaper, a regional currency and an estate caretaking business, how does Chris Hewitt find time to raise two teenagers? read more »
  • I am a Hudson Valley Parent: Amy Dooley

    Finding a balance as a family

    Amy Dooley is a mom above everything. She balances going back to school and starting her own business while still making time for her daughters and their artistic interests read more »
  • I am a Hudson Valley Parent: Kristen Brown

    Raising her family on the farm

    Family farming has always been a part of Kristen Brown's life. The Orange County mom now shares her love of cows and agriculture with her growing family and with her community. read more »