About Us

Babylon Moms is the go-to resource for what’s happening around town!

Hi, I’m Melissa Murphy. The Editor of Babylon Moms, part of the Local Moms Network. I’m a single mother of a teenager daughter and longtime Babylon resident. I have amazing memories of growing up in Babylon from my early days attending St. Joseph’s Elementary school, to learning how to horseback ride at Babylon Riding Academy, to cheerleading competitions, Blue & Gold, and my very first job as a receptionist at Babylon Honda. I moved away a few times to pursue my career goals and explore new places and cultures, but we’re back now and I couldn’t be happier to call Babylon my home.

Melissa and Kirra Murphy at beach

I studied Advertising & Marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology and have worked in the Marketing industry for over 20 years. I have worked both in-house and at top agencies in New York & Miami. I have worked with a diverse range of brands including PepsiCo, Toyota, MTV and Zola. My experience spans across Advertising, PR, Digital & Special Events. I currently run my own practice, Pop Press Company, representing clients in the parenting and wellness space. 

My professional marketing experience makes me uniquing qualified to grow the Babylon Moms community. I look forward to cultivating a place where moms come to find the latest information, trusted and valued recommendations, and hear it straight from a mom who has been through it already. I’m also excited to work with our local businesses to help them reach a new audience, share their stories, and continue to celebrate our amazing community and everything it has to offer. 

Melissa and Kirra Standing at the beach

Why Babylon?

‘When I tell people that I live in Babylon and they don’t know it from the LIRR, then I always tell them it’s on the south shore of Long Island- half way between NYC & the Hamptons.

It’s probably not the most accurate geography wise, but it gets the point across. Babylon is the best of both worlds. We are close enough to NYC, that many of us, until recently, commuted to the City regularly for work and are still able to enjoy the luxuries of suburban life on the water, and always close to the beach.

Supporting New Moms

 

I’m also the founder of Boho Birthing. As a birth and postpartum doula, my job is to support, educate, and empower new mom and families as they embark on their new journey towards Motherhood.

I plan to use this platform to continue that mission. Along the way, I’ll be sure to share my tips and tricks for prenatal and postpartum care and I’ll always be available to answer your questions and provide referrals.

If you have any new motherhood topics that you would like me to cover, please don’t hesitate to reach out and follow along on my Boho Birthing account!

Kirra on Beach

Some Of My Favorite Places

Babylon is home to many amazing small businesses. Here are a few of my favorites!

Hitch 

Green Fork

Bubble Boutique

Swell Taco

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