If like us, getting your kids swim lessons before summer gets here is on your mind, you might be interested to learn more about Children of the Sound (COTS), and it’s co-founder (and also Weston mom!), Courtney Kilc! Courtney spent her career before COTS in restaurant consulting and startups, and found her real passion running this incredible local swim program focused on a firm but loving approach to the sport with her husband who was a world-class swimmer and record-setter. In her free time, Courtney loves staying active, raves about a recent trip to Majorca with her family, and loves Osteria Romana in Norwalk for family dinners! Thanks to Courtney and the amazing COTS program, many local kids may be swimming very soon!
If you are looking for artwork or need some interior design help, you can thank us now; Kerri Rosenthal is the real deal! Westport mom of three, Kerri has always been creative, but after a career in the fashion industry, she began painting post-kids, and never looked back. She recently opened her largest store yet in Sconset Square which combines all of her passions – and talents – for art, fashion, and interiors. Her favorite local restaurant is Le Penguin, she loves family trips to Sun Reflexology for foot massages, and collects cookbooks, despite claiming to be a terrible cook. Kerri shares that fear held her back from pursuing her passions for too long, and urges people to not wait! Kerri is not only talented, but warm, approachable, and values family above all else; we are lucky to have her in this community!
Laura is one of those amazing people who makes motherhood and running a company look effortless. She has 5 kids, ranging from 4 to 16, and moved to Weston from Kansas less than 5 years ago. On a 3 week trip to India last year with her best friend from college, their interest was piqued in the centuries-old Indian handicraft of wood block printing, and from that emerged their new company, Nani Pani. Nani Pani offers everything from scarves to dresses, and is unique and authentic, much like Laura. Laura’s favorite holiday is April Fool’s Day (not surprisingly, she values a good sense of humor tremendously in friends), loves the daily NY Times mini-crossword app, and is the youngest of 12 children which made for some pretty embarrassing moments as a child. Keep an eye out for Laura; she is the real deal, and visit Terrain anytime after January 22nd to check out Nani Pani’s newest line of hand block printed bandanas, designed exclusively for Terrain!
For anyone looking to start 2018 off right, Heather is your girl! A Westport mom of three (including twins!) who loves skiing, sailing, and all things running, Heather started her own Food and Nutrition program, The Food Fix, which helps people with a variety of goals learn how to take control of their diet and body – for the long-term. If taking only three weeks of maternity leave with each child is any indication of her passion for her work, you might also be interested to know Heather runs marathons (mostly) for fun (she’s at 10 now!), swears by R+F lash boost and the Health App by Apple. Despite her passion for her work, she values nothing more than family time, and aims for at least three technology-free family dinners a week to keep everyone connected! This mom’s got it all together, and she’s even offering a special offer for WestportMoms interested in trying her DIY or group program; thank you Heather for helping us kick off the New Year right!
During the holiday season, when so many of us are looking to give to others less fortunate, or instill in our kids the importance of helping others, Jimeale Heade’s name often comes up. Jimeale is a Fairfield mom with 3 kids (5, 4, and 2) who had a life changing moment when she was volunteering in a Bridgeport school a few years back, and was told there weren’t enough pencils for all of the kids in the class. She took it upon herself to start the Brighter Lives for Kids Foundation, which runs programming in Bridgeport ranging from backpack school supply and toy drives to setting up soccer programs and libraries for those who never had exposure to things so many of us take for granted. In her spare time, she loves skiing, Bonda restaurant and swears by La Mer Cleanser. She also reads the last chapter of every book before the first! Thank you Jimeale for inspiring so many of us to do more in this world!
If you don’t know Dori, founder of Hands on at Home Physical Therapy, she is one not to miss! With an unrivalled knowledge about anatomy and the human body, Dori is one of Fairfield County’s most beloved physical therapists, who uniquely delivers her care in the comfort of patients’ homes. She is also a Westport mom of two daughters, who loves Compo, The Whelk, and surprisingly to many who know her – sleep! She swears by the perfume she’s been wearing since college and treasures her family vacations in Cape Cod, though admits she sometimes wishes she’d gone for baby #3! Dori has made a positive difference in so many people’s lives, and absolutely loves what she does! Thank you Dori for all you do for our community!