Sharon Somekh, MD

Chief Parenting Advisor

“There is nothing that I am more passionate about than helping parents survive the trials and tribulations of parenthood. For its commitment to working parents everywhere, I am proud to be a part of MommaWork.”

Dr. Sharon Somekh is Chief Parenting Advisor to MommaWork and the CEO and Founder of Raiseology, an online parenting support system that offers virtual parenting courses and direct access to Dr. Somekh and her weekly parenting podcast. Dr. Somekh is also a pediatrician and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

During her decade of practicing pediatrics, Dr. Somekh genuinely enjoyed her interactions with parents: answering their questions; calming their fears; and supporting them through some tougher moments. Dr. Somekh has recently taken all of that experience, the years of questions and conversations and re-oriented her career to work directly with parents. Her focus now is on teaching parents to be less fearful and more engaged, while empowering them to raise independent and resilient children in a society that seems to have somehow gotten away from that in its parenting. In sharing her philosophy, her goal is to help parents enjoy parenting more, while simultaneously preparing their children for the future with a focus on helping them develop into the adults they would like to one day see in front of them.

Dr. Somekh graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Psychobiology from the State University of New York at Binghamton. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, where she also completed her pediatric residency. Dr. Somekh is the mother of four amazing daughters, ages 3, 6, 9 and 12.

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