About Us

The Mother Company is a family-focused media company that creates premium cross-platform content and offers expert-led 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 young children, from preschool to teens, but also nurtures 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 airs on Amazon and is distributed internationally by 9 Story and can be found on their Youtube channel. The show previously aired on PBS affiliates and Netflix.  We are partnered with eOne to develop meaningful content for teens and tweens.  We also have several preschool animated series in the works.


As part of our series, Parenting in a Pandemic, we have been providing weekly parenting talks to 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.

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





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