Connie and Matt Hoag, Ambler parents, highlighted by The Inquirer

Connie Hoag, 29, and Matt Hoag, 32, of Ambler were recently highlighted by The Philadelphia Inquirer for their parenting efforts with children Samuel Matthew, 3, and Lincoln John, born Dec. 2, 2022.

The article also describes their relationship: “The couple both grew up in Ambler, just a block apart, and attended the same high school. But they didn’t really connect until 2012, while working their way through college at a YMCA.”

They married in September 2017, and the couple, both of whom are teachers, began their family just a few years later.

From the article:

One of the reasons Connie wanted to have kids was to “raise good people.” So she felt gratified one day when she watched Sammy playing with four toys — each represented someone in their family, and he was making them talk to one another, even the two brothers, in a sweet and loving way.

Despite her lifelong experience with children and her years of work as a teacher, the relentlessness of parenthood took Connie by surprise. “You know you’re not going to give the kid back at the end of the day,” she says. “But your time is not really your own anymore. Even my thoughts. I dream about my kids. It’s all-encompassing.”

Photo courtesy of Connie’s Facebook page