Originally from Florida, Miwa and her family moved to Little Silver, NJ three years ago. Enjoying local adventures and exploring the area has become a favorite thing to do for Miwa and her family. This beautiful mama is also a Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway and runs local lifestyle brand, @livingmonmouthcounty! Learn more about Miwa and her life here in Monmouth County in our interview below, including who she says has helped her through parenthood, some of her favorite things to eat in the area, and some pretty incredible mom goals!
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town?
I am from Jacksonville Beach, Florida originally and we’ve been here going on three years now.
Children and Age(s)?
Violet age 9 and Kazu age 7
One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
Hmm… this one is tough because I’m an open book with my people, but one thing that not everyone knows is that I’ve been a lifelong painter and I write children’s books. I go through phases with art, but I always go back to it.
Anyone special you’d like to thank for helping you through parenthood?
ALL my sisters in parenting. I could not do motherhood without the friendship and support of so many incredible women in my life. I belong to a special tribe of women that is ready to be there for each other and cheer each other on and I never take that for granted.
Favorite things to do with your kids?
We like to keep things simple. I love to see them enjoying anything outside and a good meal, but we do love our “adventures.” We like to hop in the car and go explore!
Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share!
I am a Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway so I LOVE helping people move to our area and start enjoying all that Monmouth County has to offer! I also run a local lifestyle brand called Living Monmouth County. @livingmonmouthcounty
How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
The first people I met when we moved here were the moms of special needs kiddos in the area. I was blown away with how welcomed we were to our new home and supported in our move to New Jersey. This community embraced us and I am FOREVER grateful for that.
What is your favorite restaurant in Monmouth County?
Oh my gosh- this is tough because there are SO many good restaurants in Monmouth. Let’s just say I never want for good pizza, subs, or carbs in general and I am happy with the many spots to grab a matcha!
What is your favorite activity to do with your children in Monmouth County?
We love a little day trip to Asbury park or any outing to a local event! Food is always part of the fun for us!!
What are your Mom Goals?
Well, my son is autistic and my daughter is the sweetest big sister. My goals for both our children is to give them the resources and skills to pursue what matters to them in life and teach them about the things that schools aren’t equipped to. I want them to understand how to use money, how to be a good friend, and how to work hard at whatever they do. And, I’d like to do that in a way that means we’ll be close throughout our lives.
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