About Us

The Mother Company is a family-focused media company that creates premium cross-platform content and offers expert resources to help support parents. Founded, funded and run by moms, The Mother Company is guided by the mission to “Help Parents Raise Good People.”


Our multiple award-winning shows and books not only engage and entertain children from toddlers to teens, but also nurture the social and emotional skills essential to become kind, communicative, and compassionate citizens of the world.  Our Emmy award-winning show, Ruby’s Studio, currently streams on Amazon, is distributed internationally by 9 Story Media Group, with multiple segments from our shows found on their Youtube channel. The full series previously aired on PBS affiliates and Netflix.  We have partnered on projects with Entertainment One, Nickelodeon and A&E Studios to develop and produce meaningful content for teens, tweens, and the entire family and have several preschool animated series in the works with major broadcasters.  In addition, our 11 children’s picture books are distributed around the globe by Ingram Publishing.


As part of our live zoom series, Parenting in a Pandemic, we have been providing weekly expert talks for parents and educators who have repeatedly tuned in to get questions answered from experts, connect with our community, normalize their experience, gain support, and learn skills to help them manage their stress and anxiety as well as the stress and anxiety of the children in their lives. We also offer small group and individual coaching, as well as hundreds of world-renowned expert articles on this site about the many challenges we all face as parents.

Now more than ever, our world needs parents to maintain hope and foster compassion for themselves and their children. We’re here to help.

Abbie Schiller and Samantha Kurtzman-Counter are Mamas on a Mission to “Help Parents Raise Good People.” The two high school friends reunited in 2010 with the common goal to redefine screentime: to create media for kids that would benefit them and help promote lessons that lay the social-emotional foundation essential for a happy, healthy life.

Meet the Mothers...

Abbie Schiller, CEO & Founder

Abbie Schiller is founder and CEO of The Mother Company, a multi-media organization created to “Help Parents Raise Good People.” Since The Mother Company’s creation ten years ago, Abbie and her partner Samantha Kurtzman-Counter, have created and produced an Emmy award-winning children’s series called “Ruby’s Studio” which helps young children understand feelings, friendship, safety and siblings. The read more

Samantha Kurtzman-Counter, President

Samantha Kurtzman-Counter is President of The Mother Company. Sam is a seasoned film and TV Director/Producer.  At The Mother Company, she runs the production side, focused on family-facing content that is engaging, entertaining, and does good in the world.  She produced and directed their Emmy-winning children’s TV series, “Ruby’s Studio,” which aired on PBS Stations and read more