My name is Dr. Cathy Subber and I am the owner of The Branch, a Naperville chiropractor, mom of 2 boys and overall positive thinker! I have had the honor of running Naperville Moms Network for the past 8 years and I am excited to share with you our new branding as we continue to grow! Don’t worry, not much will change in how we run things in each city/town, but our new website, events & resources will bring more content, stories, connections and smiles! Change can be weird, but it is also necessary for awesome things to happen!
Here is The Branch’s story! 19 years ago, I moved to Naperville and opened up my practice. A tree was my first logo and, to this day, my logo has leaves in it. Dr. Jonathan Howat, the doctor that helped my son eat when he was 4 1/2 years old and trained me in his cranial adjustment that has revolutionized my work, woke up with a dream about it.
9 years ago, Kelli Thompson, our Naperville Moms Network founder, had a dream every night that she was supposed to start an online community for local moms. She felt alone in her new journey of motherhood and hoped she could help connect, support & empower moms. That she did! In 2011, Kelli and her family were transferred to Austin, TX. With tears in her eyes, she asked me if I was willing to take over NMN to continue its mission.
2019 is now upon us and the social media/mom-world has changed quite a bit. People look to moms as a source of information and knowledge in a way they haven’t before. Naperville Moms Network has been called “better than Google!” for local recommendations and has grown to over 22,000 members in the past 9 years. Oswego Moms and Plainfield Moms groups are now a part of our community, as well!
I have been through periods of my life where I didn’t know where I fit in and was pretty lonely. It’s an awful feeling. My dream has always been to connect more moms, to help support them and make sure no one feels they are alone. I was unsure how to do this as just Naperville Moms Network.
Enter Klique Creative. Last year, I joined a co-working space Downtown Naperville. I met with the owners to discuss some graphic design work and as the meeting gets started, they tell me they had a dream.
A dream about The Branch.
It is about connection and friendship and lending a hand. It is the story of Naperville Moms Network and every town and every mom that needs someone to reach out to them….with a hand, with a heart, with a branch.
I listen to dreams and I know this is mine.
So, here we are. The Branch. The place I hope helps all moms feel like someone cares, they have a voice and that they will always have a home.
I hope you will join us because you are always invited.
Dr. Cathy Subber
Owner of The Branch & Advanced Health of Naperville