Meet-A-Mom: Sandra Nam Cioffi | Scarsdale Moms

Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share!  Yes, I co-founded Plant Me A Rainbow. My business partner and I are both licensed landscape architects and we provide a simple and low maintenance way to add beauty to one’s home landscape. Imagine Martha Stewart or Joanna Gaines just showed up and told you exactly what to do and gave you all the right plants to just go ahead and poof, you have an instant garden! We’re totally into this creative new jaunt because somehow gardening got really stodgy and complicated. We want to make it easy and fun to do, like wearing a dress in spring.

How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?  I think about growing up here and the friends and their moms that I still consider as family. If it weren’t for these connections, then I wouldn’t have returned. In addition, the schools and the school culture that I grew up with were instrumental in helping me think creatively, chart new paths, and add a little more honest beauty to the world.

Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town?  I was born in the Bronx and then moved up to Scarsdale at the age of seven. I lived here until I went to college in Chicago, and only recently moved back to Westchester at the end of 2017 after living in Washington, D.C. and Charlottesville, Virginia.

Child(ren) and Age(s)My daughter Sienna is 4 and a half years old, and my son Hudson is turning three in a few weeks.

One thing people would be surprised to know about you…  I was a competitive lacrosse player in high school and college, and a total tree hugger at the same time!

Anyone special you’d like to thank for helping you through parenthood?  My own mother of course, and many of my female colleagues who were there for me when I needed them most, both personally and professionally.

Favorite things to do with your kidsGosh so many things I love to do with them when they’re not asking for food. We love going out to explore places, towns, cities – just getting out there and creating a new adventure for the day!

I started doing a daily art project with my daughter in this watercolor book. Each day we start a new page and start drawing or painting about whatever comes to mind. It’s become this beautiful diary to document a moment in each day together, and it helps me both see and capture what is going through her mind at such a young age.


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