Kidding Around

Lisa Mahar created Kid O a company dedicated to enriching the play and learning experiences of preschool children at home by providing families with the products, tools, and experiences they need to support their children’s journey toward becoming life-long learners and confident, independent adults.

Lisa Mahar

City / State
New York, NY

What was your big dream?
To create a line of products that respect and encourage a child’s independence, intelligence, and curiosity.

How did you accomplish it?
Working 24/7.

Where did you find inspiration to get started?
From my three boys.

What motivated you to keep going?
A desire to preserve and build upon the innate passion for learning that all children possess.

What’s your next Big Dream?
To have Kid O products in every home with children under 6.

When you were 5 what did you want to be when you grew up?
A veterinarian.

What about when you were 15?
A marine biologist.

Now, what do you want to be when you grow up?
Someone who provides children with the tools they need to become life-long learners and confident, independent adults.

What book is on your night stand?
The Hundred Languages of Children: The Reggio Emilia Approach Advanced Reflections edited by Carolyn Edwards.

What’s your Guilty Pleasure? (Grey’s Anatomy, Peppermint Mocha Lattes)
Not working on the weekends.

What song moves you?
Mozart’s Requiem

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