30 Secs With Jenn LeFlore
Name: Jenn LeFlore
Job Title: Stay At Home Mama; Founder of Mama Fresh
Location: Bronzeville Neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois
If we only had 30 secs to get to know you. What would you want us to know?
I am a daughter of Chicago. I was born, nurtured, met my husband and now raising my son here. For 15 years I was a mover and shaker in Chicago's retail and fashion world. I have managed some of your favorite stores, from Michigan Ave to boutiques in the trendiest neighborhoods. I loved working for small brands and learning as much as I could from enterprising businesswomen. All of that studying paid off this year as I launched my personal project: Mama Fresh. Mama Fresh Chicago was born out of a need of community and resources at your fingertips. As a new mom, I spent hours combing various social media pages, websites and new-mom group texts to find activities for me and my son ObieQ. Mama Fresh is for "women about town". Before we became Mamas we were brunching on rooftops, attending a speaking engagement of our favorite author, dancing in the front row at a concert. We don’t want our lives to change, just evolve! After having your baby, you don't have to go into hiding and we are here to help you. We are creating a movement! We are building a community!
Education: University of Missouri-Columbia
My favorite thing to do is explore the city with my husband and 9mo son, ObieQ. Seeing the city through his eyes brings a smile to my face every time. You can often find us at the Garfield Park Conservatory or our local bookstore 57th Street Books.
Mama Fresh has an exciting summer full of activities planned. We are hosting a pajama storytime, Mamas and little ones in their PJs with stories and songs to start your day. Every Tuesday we have a Stroller Strides Series in Hyde Park. This is a fabulous time to meet other Mamas and get your workout on. Our Mama & Me Yoga event was such a hit we are bringing it back for July. Also, look out for deets for a dance party and end of summer bash!
Where can we find out more about you:
Facebook: Mama Fresh Chi