Mother of the Year Update

Remember Stacy Kessler?

Florida banker’s wife left family to join Wall Street protesters

A married mother of four from Florida ditched her family to become part of the raggedy mob in Zuccotti Park — keeping the park clean by day and keeping herself warm at night with the help of a young waiter from Brooklyn.

“I’m not planning on going home,” an unapologetic Stacey Hessler, 38, told The Post yesterday.

“I have no idea what the future holds, but I’m here indefinitely. Forever,” said Hessler, whose home in DeLand sits 911 miles from the tarp she’s been sleeping under.

Hessler — who ironically is married to a banker — arrived 12 days ago and planned to stay for a week, but changed her plans after cozying up to some like-minded radicals, including Rami Shamir, 30, a waiter at a French bistro in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.

She swears she’s not romantically involved with her new friend.

She’s back in the news:

Runaway mom dreadlocked up

Here’s your mom, kids. Proud?

The hippie Florida mother of four who ditched her children and banker husband to sleep in Zuccotti Park’s squalor hit rock bottom yesterday when she was hauled off in handcuffs, her dreadlocks flying wildly in every direction, for blocking a street near the New York Stock Exchange.

Stacey Hessler, 38, was lifted off the pavement in the center of Broad Street by three cops who slapped plastic bracelets on her wrists and dragged her away kicking and screaming.

“What did I do? What did I do?” she kept shouting.

She was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct after she blocked “vehicular and pedestrian traffic” and refused orders to move, cops said.

How do you make fun of something like that?

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32 Responses to Mother of the Year Update

  1. Mary says:

    “What did I do?”

    You didn’t stay on the sidewalks, dummy, like you were politely requested to do by the police. You blocked traffic in the street, which you were expressly told NOT to do.

    Frikkin idiot drama queens. Waaaah.

  2. yttik says:

    “How do you make fun of something like that?”

    We’ll find a way : )

  3. votermom says:

    She’s still just Runner-up Mother of the Year. Human-shield mom still holds the Crown.

  4. votermom says:

    But how did hair change color just by getting dreads?

    • Lulu says:

      Bleached it first? Added fuzzy extensions if it was not thick enough. You have to have a lot of hair for dreads.

  5. murphy says:

    This is what a REAL outpouring of support looks like:

    of course it’s a buncha nutty islamists in Egypt protesting secular, military rule. Ah, Tahrir Square. How inspirational!

  6. Jeffhas says:

    This is just the saddest story of the day…. what lies in store for those kids? Troubles? Drugs? Therapy? – those things can happen under ‘normal’ circumstances… but why heighten the possilities?

    She is the Poster Child for the new Generation S.


  7. Dave says:

    How do you make fun of that? It’s really easy. She’s just tossing up one softball after another.

    “What did I do?” There’s a question with an endless answer. Her family is better off with her squatting in Zuccotti Park.

  8. votermom says:

    But I don’t wanna be an occuparent!

  9. yttik says:

    Occupy Seattle is really losing support in one of the most liberal cities in the country. The cops allowed them to shut down the bridge during rush hour and thousands of people trying to get home got snarled in traffic. The college has had to shut down their daycare for students. People are having their hours cut because the protesters are making it hard for people to shop downtown. Rather than convincing working class people to identify with the OWSies, they’re making people resentful.

  10. murphy says:

    I guess I feel bad for her kids. They are either now or will be reading stuff like this (and much much worse) on the internet about her.

    The NY Post can sit on it. Who gives a crap what her hair looks like? How many doods are out there ignoring their wives and families? It’s always a big pile on as soon as the doods find an appropriate girl scapegoat.

    • yttik says:

      It’s true, there’s a huge double standard. Fathers abandon their kids all the time and it’s just business as usual. But a mother doing the same, that’s downright criminal and irresponsible.

      • votermom says:

        That is a great point.

        It’s the parent using her toddlers as human shields in riots that I can’t wrap my head around. Mom or Dad, that is just insane.

      • Lola-at-Large says:

        The double standard starts at birth. A man doesn’t even have to show up at the hospital, but if a woman leaves the hospital after giving birth without signing over her kid, she’ll go to jail. I think there ought to be tax penalties, over and above child support, for any father who doesn’t spend time with his kids. Do that and enforce and watch how fast dudes glove up before hitting the sack.

        • Lola-at-Large says:

          Correction: for any parent. But it will hit sperm-pushers the hardest.

        • murphy says:

          glove up, lol.

          I like that idea a lot Lola.

          Not saying hippie mom isnt being irresponsible, of course she IS. But it seems like a sad, private matter for a confused/conflicted woman and her children. The kids REALLY deserve their privacy. ridiculing the woman across the internet, using her full name and home town, feels like an invasion of privacy to me.

    • Lola-at-Large says:


  11. Lulu says: Quote from Arthur Davis
    “Two other gripes with OWS: first, every modern progressive movement has derived its moral authority from its efforts to elevate some marginalized class of Americans. This is the first left leaning movement whose rhetorical goal is to pull one class of Americans down to size. It is self-consciously divisive in a way that blacks, women and gays never were.

    Finally, while the 99 percent is a glib, clever phrase, it literally links the interest of a hungry child in the Mississippi Delta to those of a six figure accountant whose mortgage is underwater. If you are going to mimic the symbols of Dr. King’s Poor Peoples Campaign, at least have the depth to say something specific about poor people.”

    I think Mr. Davis sums it up for me and I could not agree more with him.

  12. HELENK says:

    I loved this video
    Questions you do not have to ask teapartiers

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