Name: Hannah Berman
What do you do at Close to the Heart?
I’m a General Manager focused on the people side of our business.
What is your favorite thing about working at Close to the Heart?
Meeting other mothers and having the opportunity to empower moms in our community. Also working and hanging out with some awesome b****es!
Do you have kids? How many?
I have two beautiful daughters - Josephine who is 5.5 and Marilyn (Midge) who is just about to turn 2. I also have two fur babies: Scooter and Shoshi, our kitties who are both about to turn 12.
How do you take time for yourself?
I am very focused on my physical and emotional health. I workout daily and try to eat right; though I’ll admit that my favorite food is a toss up between tacos and a cheeseburger and fries. Oh, and I puzzle - a lot!
What has motherhood taught you?
I feel like I’ve learned so much, but probably the most important thing I have learned (so far) is that there are a lot of different ways to be an amazing mom, and there is no “right” way other than the one that works for you. I may not be the “fun” mom, but I am good at helping my daughters be compassionate, independent, confident and resilient individuals.
Favorite quick meal?
Anything from Door Dash? Kind of kidding, kind of serious. But if I’m cooking my easy go-to is cheesy ziti! It’s basically lasagna with pasta rather than lasagna noodles. It has 5 ingredients (3 of which are cheese) and is as easy as boiling water. Also, it’s always a hit with my whole family!