In 2004 Eugenia Chinsman moved to Norwalk, CT from Manhattan where she lived for 18 years. Her husband Dr. Babashola Chinsman who worked for the United Nations Development Program for 25 retired from the UNDP and they made a decision to move to Connecticut a State that is dear to their hearts.
A year later whilst trying to establish her Travel business she met Sophia Adade a mother of two girls and a son Eddie. During her conversation with Sophia she learned that Sophia left her Pharmaceutical Career to stay at home with Eddie her precious son with special needs. Eddie is an Autistic child.
Eddie had not uttered a word since he was born. It was through Sophia’s hard work and perseverance as a devoted, dedicated and caring mother that Eddie uttered his first word at age 10. Today Eddie can make lots of sentences and Sophia has continued to care for him in an amazing way. It was the outstanding strength in this “Ordinary Mother” that Eugenia saw that gave her the vision to start a “Sweet Mother” Event. The objective of the “Sweet Mother” event is to celebrate the outstanding strength in ordinary mothers like Sophia who within the confines of their homes have been successful in balancing motherhood with their business, their profession and in their community. Sophia Adade was the first Mother of the Year of the “Sweet mother Event”.
In the past 10 years, the Sweet mother event has honored 30 women in the following categories: Mother of the Year, Woman of Distinction, Outstanding Business Woman, Community Advocate. Renaissance Woman of the Year, Community Leader and Emerging Young Profession
The Awards ceremony is held annually at a Gala Dinner Dance at the Sheraton Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut.