How many children do you have and what are their age(s)?
I have two daughters. My first born is four and second is 2 months.
How long have you lived in Your Town/Hudson County? What made you decide to live here?
I was born and raised in Jersey City. My family briefly moved out of Jersey City when I was in my teens so I moved away for high school and college. However I moved back to Jersey City and have been here for the past 10 years.
What’s your favorite family activity in Hudson County (or your city)?
I love how Jersey City has always been family friendly. We absolutely love frequenting all of the parks Jersey City has to offer. Some of them are quite beautiful and scenic as well.
Where’s your favorite place to eat and/or shop in your town?
My absolute favorite place to eat is Razza Pizza and my favorite place to shop is Newport Mall!
What’s one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I think the one big shocker is that I left my career as a police officer with the federal government to own and operate an online e-learning business with my husband. Being a police officer and having gone through that experience was the most challenging but enriching experiencence of my life. It was definitely a dream come true for me but I also find my current job fulfilling.
What are you doing to stay sane during Covid for yourself?
I think it’s really important to find the time to do something you enjoy. For me I take the time for personal care and I also manage a growing instagram fashion and beauty account which is my little escape! @_binabhatt
Any tips or recommendations for parents to entertain/educate their children during this time?
I think having a bunch of inexpensive arts and crafts handy in your closet is a good way to ensure you have something to keep them entertained. Even something as simple as painting has helped me keep my daughter busy. For education, I have purchased a few activity books from Target which have been a huge help in keeping her on schedule with what Preschool would have been teaching. It’s a great way to supplement school work.
Anyone special you’d like to thank for helping you through parenthood?
My husband and I have been each other’s backbone through parenting struggles and hurdles and I am truly grateful to have someone to tag team with!
Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share!
I currently operate two e-learning businesses DebtorCC and DriveSafeToday. DriveSafeToday is a nationwide provider of online defensive driving courses. DebtorCC is the provider of an online bankruptcy education course geared towards helping people currently filing for bankruptcy make better financial decisions. The course teaches budgeting and money management principles. www.drivesafetoday.comwww.debtorcc.org
I also help manage my husband’s law firm, the Bhatt Law Group, which is a local Hudson County (Jersey City) law firm specializing in criminal defense, personal injury and family law. www.bhattlawgroup.com
How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
Overall growing up in a diverse community in Hudson County has helped me with all aspects of my life in being more knowledgeable, relatable and compassionate. I have also found the various motherhood related communities such as the Hudson County Moms Network to be an excellent resource that has helped me in aspects relating to parenthood.