This beautiful mom of two lives in Red Bank, NJ with her family. A Speech Language Pathologist, Violette owns Hello Speech and Language Services LLC, also in Red Bank! Fluent in three languages, Violette is incredibly passionate about her role treating children and adults with speech and language needs. Learn more about this amazing mama in our interview below, including her favorite Monmouth County spot to bring her young children, where she grew up, and whom she thanks most for supporting her through parenthood!
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town?
I was born in New Jersey then moved to England for a few years of my early childhood before returning. I moved to Red Bank, NJ in 2012.
Child(ren) and Age(s)?
My husband and I have 2 beautiful kids, a daughter who is 4, and a son who is 1.
One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
I speak 3 languages! My first language was French, which I speak fluently with my mom and extended family, and I learned English quickly after. I finally learned my grandmother’s language, Spanish, in high school, studied it in college, and have become near fluent. Of course now my primary language is English but I am very lucky to use French and Spanish with my work as well.
Anyone special you’d like to thank for helping you through parenthood?
My family and friends are my village! Having their support during this pandemic has been amazingly uplifting. My parents moved to our area from Manhattan at the very beginning of the pandemic. I was so fortunate to have them so close to help with my older child when school closed and my son was born. I am still so grateful to have them so close!
Favorite things to do with your kids?
We love the park and make sure to go to any of the local carnivals and events that come through the area! Pre- pandemic we traveled quite a bit, but things have changed and we stay pretty local now!
Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world?
I started Hello Speech and Language Services LLC after having my daughter, 4 years ago. Initially I only provided home-based services for my clients; however, 2022 is a really big year for Hello Speech and Language Services because we are now providing center based services in our office space! The new space is in Red Bank and is beautiful (and has so much parking!). Hello Speech and Language Services provides pediatric and adult services for speech, language, voice, fluency (stuttering), cognition, swallowing, accent reduction, and notably, I also provide services in Spanish and French. I will continue to provide concierge services in Monmouth County as well. I have been a Speech Language Pathologist for almost 11 years and still completely love my job! Call us at (732) 290-5158 to schedule an appointment! You can also find Hello Speech on Facebook, Instagram and Google.
How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
Monmouth Moms has been such a wonderful community. When I participated as a vendor in the Holiday Fest this past December I met so many of the wonderful moms here and had such a blast! I really can’t wait for the next event!
What is your favorite restaurant in Monmouth County?
Mi Lupita’s Kitchen is a Mexican restaurant that just opened in Red Bank, NJ and the food is phenomenal. You have to try them soon!
What is your favorite activity to do with your children in Monmouth County?
We love the beach playground in Sea Bright!
What are your Mom Goals?
Work/life balance and more me time! The first four years of motherhood have been amazing but also meant a lot of sacrifice, but I’m ready to take some time back for myself in 2022!