From Our Blog
Anyone else all about the Elf on the Shelf this time of year? Since 2004, The Elf on the Shelf brand has grown from a single children’s book, written by mother daughter team Chanda Bell and Carol Aebersold as a way to reconnect with each other and share a personal family tradition with readers, to a veritable industry of toys, clothes (yes, there is a “couture collection” for your temporary addition), pets and even a movie. Thirteen million books—and scout elves, as Chanda and family refer to them—have been sold. The Local Moms Network sat down with Chanda, who still runs the company with her mother and sister Christa Pitts, to talk about this incredible family (and female)-owned business.read more
You are invited to a Nordic Holiday Children’s Event at Eleish Van Breems Home –a new home furnishing and accessories store – located in historic Saugatuck near the Westport train station – on Saturday, December 15th! Discover the Swedish Gnomes...read more
This Thursday, December 13 from 4-7 PM kick your holiday spirit into high gear at the Westport Holiday Stroll in downtown Westport. Downtown merchants will be offering shoppers and visitors in-store Sips & Treats, and select stores will offer gift-wrapping, raffles, gift with purchase and other fun and festive activities.read more
Another busy weekend in Westport!read more
Meet A Mom
Meet Jenn! While some know Jenn as a local blogger with that “keep-you-guessing” hair style who is often sharing her favorite summer swimsuits or colors for fall on Facebook or her website – jennfalik.com – she is also a Westport Native and mom of two girls who like so many of us, is constantly trying to stay afloat in this crazy world of Motherhood. After years in PR, Jenn began creating on-air segments for national TV shows like Today, The View, E! News and more, and while she does It still, she loves being back in Westport, and living across the street from her childhood best friend! Jenn loves summer mornings at Elvira’s, is a major musical theatre geek (self-described!), and prides herself on keeping It real. Thank you Jenn for not being afraid to write, think, dress or live outside the box – and for putting down in words things so many of us are thinking, but don’t know how to express!