Jade was born and raised in Monmouth County and now resides with her husband and 6 adorable children in Hazlet. That’s right…6 children! On top of raising her crew, she also somehow finds time to run her own business, Rope Drop Travel, a full service travel agency specializing in Disney destinations. This beauty continues to amaze all who know her as she makes being a mompreneur look easy. Read more about Jade below and make sure to book your next Disney trip with her! www.ropedroptravel.com
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town?
I am originally from Union Beach, New Jersey but settled with my husband in the town right next to my hometown in Hazlet. We love raising our children here.
Child(ren) and Age(s)?
We have six little ones.
Colton Avery, 8 years old
Scarlett Callahan, 6 years old
Vivien Clowe, 5 years old
Lorelai Nash, 3 years old
Brooks Thor, 2 years old
Aurora Hayes, 8 months old
Anyone special you’d like to thank for helping you through parenthood?
Of course, my mom and mother in law. They are both so supportive to me on my own journey as a Mom and I for sure wouldn’t be able to do everything I do without them. On the rare occasion I do have to leave my children I know they could be in no better hands than theirs and I am so thankful they love my children like they do.
My aunts and all the women in our family who treat our children as if they were their own. A birthday doesn’t go by in this house without one aunt dropping cookies on our porch first thing in the morning!
Parenthood is expensive…add six kids in to the mix and you can imagine how quickly it adds up! I am blessed to have girlfriends who always think of me when they have clothes, toys or books their own children have outgrown. After a heartfelt thank you to a friend one day for clothes she had sent over, her response was, “Us moms need to stick together.” Her words really touched me. I’m so grateful for this tribe of women I know.
Favorite things to do with your kids?
Of course, our trips to Disney! We start our countdown to our yearly July trip in January, cutting a ring off a chain we make every day in anticipation. We also love hitting Jenkinson’s boardwalk during the summer!
Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share!
I own Rope Drop Travel, a full-service travel agency that specializes in Disney destinations. I have the amazing job of getting to help clients with their dream Disney vacations….in my opinion, the best career in the world! There is something so wonderful about getting to see Disney through new eyes when families who have never been take their first Disney vacation. The magic comes alive for me all over again!
Our agency also has the pleasure of helping clients sail all cruise lines and visit destinations all over the world. The sky’s the limit in our ability to make vacation dreams a reality!
How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
They have been amazing! Word of mouth has for sure been my best advertising. I am so grateful for my community who have helped in letting their family and friends know we would love to be a part of their vacation planning. Rope Drop would not have the success we do without this community!
What is your favorite restaurant in Monmouth County?
Salt Creek Grille in Rumson! It’s always our go to spot for date nights!.
What is your favorite activity to do with your child(ren) in Monmouth County?
We love our local parks! My children love nothing more than just running and playing outdoors on a beautiful day.
What are your mom goals?
Short term, to be a better Mom than I was yesterday and tomorrow to be a better Mom than I was today. I love my children with my whole heart and want the absolute best for them. I know there’s no way I can be a perfect Mom, which is what they deserve, but I strive every day to be the absolute best Mom I can be for them. Long term, to raise happy, self-sufficient, amazing people who are above all else, kind.