All posts by Phoebe Samuel Rapp

The Origin Story of a Local HER-o

Visionary mom shares her odyssey Toledo mom, Lexi Hayman-Staples, is busy making Toledo even more awesome. Toledo’s art and LGBTQIA+ community knows that without Hayman-Staples, there might not be a thriving art center, and there certainly would not be a robust Toledo Pride celebration. Lexi is the Artistic Director for the Collingwood Art Center and

West Side Mother and Head of School Illuminates a Unique Educational Environment

Jenn Schoepf, West Side Montessori (WSM) Head of School, always knew she wanted to be a teacher. Twenty-five years ago, with a newly acquired Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, Schoepf walked into WSM seeking her first teaching job. Finding that the Montessori method embodied her passion for education, Schoepf went on to earn her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education with Montessori emphasis.

Providing a fitness community for local moms

In order to best care for those you love, you must also take care of yourself. As a health consultant, Jenna Lento, co-owner of Fit Mamas, saw many clients putting themselves last on the priority list. The physical and mental ramifications were unmistakable and she knew she needed to do things differently when she became a mother.