Home base: Frederick, MD
Hometown “Must Do’s”: The painted bridge on Carroll Creek, Cunningham Falls, and of course The Kitchenette! 🙂 (Editors note: Marién is the owner of this lovely shop in Downtown Frederick)
Meet the Family: Husband (Tom), daughter (Clara – 17), son (Neil – 13), dog (Rita – 8)
Passions & Interests: running (marathons and half-marathons), blogging, cooking, baseball
Most Controversial Thing About You: I’m not very controversial – I’m actually pretty chill. But if you want to think that owning a retail business despite being legally blind is “controversial,” then I guess I’m guilty of being controversial!
Biggest Pet Peeve: When people are surprised that I’m Hispanic because I don’t have an accent or “look” Hispanic.
One Major Goal You’re Striving For: Getting my two kids successfully through college; continuing to run a successful business
Check out Marien’s website: The Kitchenette
Best Advice You’ve Ever Received: Always have a frozen lasagna in the freezer for those days when you don’t feel like cooking.
Favorite Book: “Watership Down” by Richard Adams. Currently reading trade magazines.
Favorite Kid Friendly Restaurant: Family Meal in Frederick because they have the best kids’ meals; Los Toltecos in the Frederick Shopping Center because their prices are reasonable, service is fast, and my kids really like it there.
Go-To Family Dinner: bacon risotto, baked ziti, rice & beans, tacos
What types of activities for you like to do as a family? Mini golf, volunteering at the soup kitchen, going to church.
WHat do you do when you have some alone time away from the kids? Drinks and appetizers with my husband, go for a run, go to auctions/antique shops with my husband.
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About Dani Gurrie
Dani Gurrie is the founder of Tots2Tweens, a wife to Ashley and mom to Cooper and Brodie. She spends most of her days trying to find the ultimate kids-related thing that mom's will love...just to share it with her world.