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The Elf on The Shelf Interview: Behind The Book & Brand

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.

You are Invited! Nordic Holiday Children’s Event this Saturday, 12/15 at Eleish Van Breems Home!

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...

Westport Holiday Stroll THIS Thursday!

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.

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The Elf on The Shelf Interview: Behind The Book & Brand

The Elf on The Shelf Interview: Behind The Book & Brand

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.

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Westport Holiday Stroll THIS Thursday!

Westport Holiday Stroll THIS Thursday!

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.

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Happening Now

  • November 8, 2018 10:30 amTigger's Tiny Tales @ Weston Public Library Age 1-3
  • December 16, 2018 10:30 amBehind-the-Scenes: Shark Feeding Demonstration @ Maritime Aquarium
  • December 16, 2018 10:45 amPublic Shark Feeding @ Maritime Aquarium
  • December 16, 2018 12:15 pmShark Diving Santa @ Maritime Aquarium
  • December 16, 2018 5:00 pmWorldwide Community Lights Celebration @ Stepping Stones
  • December 17, 2018 9:30 amBaby Mother Goose: Pre-Walkers to 2 Years @ Westport Public Library
  • December 17, 2018 10:00 amLife After Birth Postpartum Support Group @ HypnoBirthing of CT
  • December 17, 2018 2:30 pmRoo's Rock n' Read @ Weston Public Library
  • December 17, 2018 5:00 pmWorldwide Community Lights Celebration @ Stepping Stones
  • December 18, 2018Farm Table Cooking 101 Grades 5-8 @ Wakeman Town Farm
  • December 18, 2018 9:45 amEeyore's Eensie Weensies @ Weston Public Library
  • December 18, 2018 10:45 amPublic Shark Feeding @ Maritime Aquarium
  • December 18, 2018 11:30 amFitness Fun @ Stepping Stones Museum
  • December 18, 2018 5:00 pmWorldwide Community Lights Celebration @ Stepping Stones
  • December 19, 2018 9:30 amStorytellers: Toddler Tales @ Stepping Stones Museum
  • December 19, 2018 10:30 amStorytellers: Toddler Tales @ Stepping Stones Museum
  • December 19, 2018 10:30 amWinnie's Wiggleworms @ Weston Public Library
  • December 19, 2018 2:30 pmFitness Fun @ Stepping Stones Museum
  • December 19, 2018 3:30 pmCooking Around the Globe Grades 5-8 @ Wakeman Town Farm
  • December 19, 2018 5:00 pmWorldwide Community Lights Celebration @ Stepping Stones
  • December 20, 2018 10:30 amStorytellers: Toddler Tales @ Stepping Stones Museum
  • December 20, 2018 10:45 amPublic Shark Feeding @ Maritime Aquarium
  • December 20, 2018 11:00 amRabbit's Readers @ Weston Public Library Age 3-5
  • December 20, 2018 12:15 pmShark Diving Santa @ Maritime Aquarium
  • December 20, 2018 12:30 pmStorytellers: Toddler Tales @ Stepping Stones Museum
  • December 20, 2018 2:30 pmFitness Fun @ Stepping Stones Museum
  • December 20, 2018 5:00 pmWorldwide Community Lights Celebration @ Stepping Stones
  • December 21, 2018 10:15 amFish Tales: Storytime @ Maritime Aquarium
  • December 21, 2018 10:30 amStorytellers: StoryTime! @ Stepping Stones Museum
  • December 21, 2018 2:30 pmFitness Fun @ Stepping Stones Museum
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Meet Jenn!

Meet Jenn!

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!

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