"Our Village Naperville wouldn’t be the same without Elizabeth! She’s a rockstar mom to two sweet girls, Ella (3) and Grace (1), our village playgroup captain, tutor, teacher, wife, and above all, an amazing friend! She’s fun, outgoing, always up for a good time, dedicated, funny and brings her love of learning wherever she goes! She has been our Naperville Stroller Strides playgroup captain for over a year now and she has helped bring so many more amazing moms to our village. She loves a good theme, dressing up, celebrating the holidays and is always designing playgroups for all ages! From bringing in sensory activities, keepsake crafts, and educational activities to planning a Winter Wonderland fest, our annual 4th of July Family class, setting up field trips and even planning memorable mom’s night out- she does it all and makes sure everyone is happy! She always greets everyone with a smile and makes us all feel at home. When she’s not planning amazing activities for our village, she can be found tutoring elementary aged kiddos in reading and math three nights a week and substitute teaching!! She can do it all! You can always see the teacher at heart in her. Our village loves Elizabeth! She is so deserving of this award! She is my right-hand (wo)man, and I don’t know what I would do it without her! I am grateful for all she does for us (and me) but mostly grateful for her friendship! YOU ROCK ELIZABETH!!"
~ Lauren P., Body Back and Stroller Strides Instructor
What are three of your favorite things (besides your family)?
I love the beach, the color turquoise, and dogs!
What is your favorite beverage?
I enjoy sparking water by day, wine by night :)
Favorite app(s) or website(s)?
I like looking at pictures on Instagram and I turn to Pinterest for inspiration for many things in life.
What is your favorite family activity?
My daughters love to swim, so we enjoy going to the pool when we can. We also like to go on family walks with our two dogs.
What has been your proudest mommy moment so far?
My girls (Ella 3, Grace 1) are 21 months apart in age, and recently they have started to play together and really develop a close relationship as sisters. I’m always proud to see big sister Ella help her sister Grace and teach her new things.
What advice would you give a new mom?
No two kids are the same. Once you have two or more it’s hard not to compare siblings, but remember they might be total opposites- and that’s okay!
What is something that has surprised you about motherhood?
One thing that surprised me was how many emotions (good and bad) you can have for a tiny human in one day. It’s amazing and frustrating at the same time.
List three current obsessions:
- Netflix - amazon prime - coffee
How has becoming a mother changed you?
It really makes you evaluate what is important in life. You learn to prioritize and put the needs of others before your own. You also learn to appreciate family, time alone, and your spouse so much more!
Favorite FIT4MOM exercise?
Burpees- I like a challenge
Least favorite FIT4MOM exercise?
Lunge jumps - they get me every time