Meet a Mom: Jessica Perno | Hudson County Moms

How many children do you have and what are their age(s)?
1 child (Noelle) age 4 years old.

How long have you lived in Jersey City? What made you decide to live here?
We moved to JC from the upper east side in 2013. One time while walking in Battery Park, we looked across the river and wondered what on earth was behind the Colgate Clock. That’s when we decided to take our motorcycle on a little adventure outside of the city, discovered and fell in love with Paulus Hook. It was so quiet and felt like the best kept secret. We knew we wanted to start growing our family one day and I loved the amount of strollers and dogs we saw, the unobstructed views of the city and the convenience and pleasure of taking a ferry to / fro.

What’s your favorite family activity Jersey City?
We love riding our bikes around the neighborhood, especially in Liberty State Park.

Where’s your favorite place to eat and/or shop in your town?
My favorite place to eat is New Thanh Hoai. We are so lucky to have such amazing Vietnamese food and could have their soup every single day!

What’s one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I interned for Eliot Spitzer just before the scandal.

Anyone special you’d like to thank for helping you through parenthood?
I typically get most of my parenting advice from closest friends and family but also have heavily relied on FB mommy groups, who are always happy to help!

Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share!
In late 2019, after a tremendous amount of work from my team, we launched a Parent Day, a technology company that helps parents research day cares and preschools. With more than 75k searchable facilities across the US, each school is accompanied with in-depth profiles, infused with parent supplied intel, ratings and reviews.
In addition, we also provide a weekend experience where families book on-demand drop off services at licensed daycare centers.

How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
The community of moms in Jersey City are like none other!! I am overwhelmed by the amount of love and support that these women have shown me both personally and professionally as I launched my business. They are smart, confident, come in every variety, with equal parts sugar and spice!!

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