The team behind the screen

Designer Amalia McMahan and producer Leslie Keough have known each other for more than a decade and reunited as moms and neighbors in Montclair, NJ in 2015. With two children each and spouses who travel for work, they leaned on each other for both friendship and busy-overwhelmed-mom support. Sometimes they could manage all the favors for each other, but sometimes they had to ask additional friends to walk the dog, fetch medicine for a sick kid, or watch their house when traveling. Grateful for each other and the network of parent-friends they’d established in just a few short years, they wanted to pay that gratitude forward by creating a babysitting and everything-else-that-you-could-need-help-with co-op for moms and dads whether they’re new to the area and had not yet found their tribe, or are looking to deepen their own. With chats between drop-offs and meal prep, the site’s scope expanded to include pet care, house care and beyond just parents, to include anything anyone in the community might need help with. McMahan and Keough hope Montclair Care Share can be an online resource anyone in the area can use.
 
 

 

The team behind the screen

Designer Amalia McMahan and producer Leslie Keough have known each other for more than a decade and reunited as moms and neighbors in Montclair, NJ in 2015.

With two children each and spouses who travel for work, they leaned on each other for both friendship and busy-overwhelmed-mom support. Sometimes they could manage all the favors for each other, but sometimes they had to ask additional friends to walk the dog, fetch medicine for a sick kid, or watch their house when traveling.

Grateful for each other and the network of parent-friends they’d established in just a few short years, they wanted to pay that gratitude forward by creating a babysitting and everything-else-that-you-could-need-help-with co-op for moms and dads whether they’re new to the area and had not yet found their tribe, or are looking to deepen their own.

With chats between drop-offs and meal prep, the site’s scope expanded to include pet care, house care and beyond just parents, to include anything anyone in the community might need help with.
McMahan and Keough hope Montclair Care Share can be an online resource anyone in the area can use.