Our fearless leader, Monira, founded reBlossom in 2010 after her daughters Miriam (11.5) & Nadine (9.5) were born. She was a photojournalist turned ESOL teacher, so why not start a business dedicated to families making the transition to parenthood? In 2021, Monira founded a non-profit to support parents' optimum mental health, Athens Parent Wellbeing.
The Silks love to travel, explore nature and play dress-up with their dog, Sweet Pete, and their chatty cat, Gabby. True story: the first words her husband ever said to her were, "Will you marry me" in Arabic!
Amy has always enjoyed working with children birth to 6. She started as a camp counselor, then mom to two boys followed by a 25 year career as an early childhood educator. At the store she loves helping families pick out their child’s first pair of shoes. She is the Vice President and a founding board member of the Athens Area Diaper Bank. You may see her mixed media art work in shows around Athens. She also loves walking in the botanical garden, yoga and reading.
Lali first came to reBlossom for breastfeeding help when her daughter Lea Marie was born, since then she's found reBlossom to be her home away from home. She loves meeting new moms, getting to know their kiddos and for some reason finds birthing stories very interesting. She's very passionate about breastfeeding and can tell you about all the products that worked for her. Lali can teach you about carriers and loves babywearing because it has made her life so much easier!
Theresa is an Athens native and was happy to make her way back to Athens after graduating from Michigan State with a BA in Human Development and Family Studies. She is a mom to two fiery little girls, Evelyn and Liliana. After two difficult pregnancies, medical complications after her second delivery, and her own journey through PPD and PPA, she felt a pull to work with and support other parents in the Athens area. She is also a part time preschool teacher and teach dance at a local studio. Theresa says she is excited to be a part of this wonderful team and work in her favorite shop in Athens! In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family playing and watching soccer.
Whitney is a mom to a few little minions. (Stepdaughter, Mollie, stepson, Jacob, and youngest son, Dean keep her busy most of the time). She was an art teacher and Photo Booth owner in a previous life, but currently stays home with Dean. She enjoys making things, getting outside, eating, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and being involved in Athens Parent Wellbeing.
She and Dean have always loved visiting reBlossom together for everything from breastfeeding help to Halloween parties! It’s definitely a safe space for her and she’s made so many great mama friends here over the years.
On a mission trip to Nicaragua when she was a teen, Elizabeth was told by one of the leaders that love and service are the most important things. Since then, she has been guided by those words to give back to those who have loved her in her lifetime, including the team at reBlossom when she was pregnant with her son Clark (2) and then Judah (5 mo). She has an Environmental Health Science degree from UGA and loves all the eco-friendly and fair trade products reBlossom offers! A native of the Swiss Alps, she enjoys doing things outdoors with her family, gardening, and listening to interesting stories.
Elizabeth's secret favorite product is ThinkBaby Sunscreen. She was so glad to find reBlossom carried a vegan & safe sunscreen option for babies that she didn't have to research for and it smells amazing.
Kelsey is mama to not one, but two pandemic babies, having had her first in March 2020. She spends her days rocking motherhood with her brilliant and chatty daughter, Mary June, and her younger snuggle brother, Ben. Kelsey is an old soul, a trained occupational therapy assistant, who has worked with elders overcoming great hurdles in their lives. Her patience and reassuring nature was honed while caring for them and her horse, Kramer, who she rode & showed throughout her childhood and young adult life. She is married to Alan, nuclear engineer, camping enthusiast and puzzler extraordinaire. She enjoys walking with her family and three dogs and hosting surprise parties at their home in Pemberville, Ohio. Fun fact: she's also Monira's niece!
Naomi co-founded reBlossom with her daughter Monira. More than anything, she cherishes her close-knit family, which includes five grandchildren, plus two great-grandchildren!
Naomi is an artist who is from Ohio, but has lived in New York, Kuwait, and London. Her favorite thing about reBlossom is meeting all the wonderful mamas, grandmamas and babies who visit, and knowing that reBlossom is making a difference in the Athens community.