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Camp during Covid – Some Important FAQs

Camp during Covid – Some Important FAQs

As our Spring of homeschooling comes to a close and Summer gets underway, camps nationwide are facing a decision about whether or not to open—and parents are making their own decisions about how to spend their summer. There are so many considerations surrounding camp this year, so we turned to Susie Lupert, Executive Director of the American Camp Association, NY and NJ, to answer some of our questions.

Weeknight Mexican Tacos – YUM!

Weeknight Mexican Tacos – YUM!

We may be missing our favorite margs at our favorite Mexican spot, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate our favorite foodie holiday at home! We’ve rounded up some yummy taco, enchilada, veggie sides, guac, dessert—and yes, margarita—recipes from around the web. And most of them use ingredients that are hopefully already in your fridge and pantry. Enjoy and don’t forget to buy gift certificates to your favorite restaurants (Mexican or not!) to support your local businesses during this time!

Meet Frontline Hero Larissa

Meet Frontline Hero Larissa

Weston mom of two girls, Larissa is a real life hero on the front lines of this pandemic as a physician’s assistant at St.Vincent’s Medical Center. While her focus is typically caring for orthopedic, neurosurgery and trauma surgical patients, her new reality is temperature checks when walking into work, PPE of all sorts, supporting patients whose families can not be with them, and the ups and downs of a job where risking one’s own life to save others is part of the everyday.

Meet the Moms behind Food for the Front Lines

Meet the Moms behind Food for the Front Lines

Local heroes come in many forms, especially during times like these. Superstar moms Nicole Straight (local site director for Food Rescue US) and Stephanie Webster (Founder and Editor of CTbites.com) teamed together in mid-March to keep local restaurants afloat and front line workers fed, and have raised over $100K doing so! Motivated solely by a desire to help – and a deep understanding of the role food and restaurants could play during this time, they collaborated and began one of the most remarkable fundraising efforts of this pandemic. Westport is lucky to call them our own! Donate today as they still need help – let’s keep these restaurants and our medical professionals on their feet!

Cheers to Moms – some delicious recipes presented by NuKitchens!

Cheers to Moms – some delicious recipes presented by NuKitchens!

This Mother’s Day, lets raise a glass to all of the Mom’s out there, including us! We’ve become teacher’s, entertainers, chef’s, house cleaners and everything else our families have needed during this quarantine. Treat yourself with this tasty drink (and maybe breakfast in bed with these pancakes!) from NuKitchens, a local family-owned kitchen design company that knows how important a mom and her kitchen truly are!

Choose Love – One Mom’s Story…

Choose Love – One Mom’s Story…

This week we are featuring the truly remarkable Scarlett Lewis, Chief Movement Officer of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement who lost her son Jesse in the tragic Sandy Hook shooting in 2012. Shortly after, she formed this non-profit organization whose inspiring mission is to create safer schools through programs that teach young people how to be happier and make decisions out of love—not hate, and during this crazy time the organization is doing more work than ever!

FAQs from Divorce Attorney, Melissa Needle, for Single/Divorcing Parents

FAQs from Divorce Attorney, Melissa Needle, for Single/Divorcing Parents

With this unprecedented time keeping us all at home, there is no question relationships are being tested in many ways. Whether you are married, divorced, or are just in need of some advice, Westport mom and renowned Family Law Attorney, Melissa Needle, shares some great information on the court status during this time, and other questions related to custody, domestic violence, and general relationship challenges. 

What's HOT for Spring Exteriors? Hoffman Landscapes' 2020 Look Book. Get Inspired!

What's HOT for Spring Exteriors? Hoffman Landscapes' 2020 Look Book. Get Inspired!

After being stuck inside, it’s nice to focus on the warmer months ahead! Make the most of outdoor space and transform your backyard into a family oasis. Hoffman Landscapes can help with privacy plantings, seasonal blooms, pool construction, fire pits and masonry—as well as overall maintenance and design. To adhere to social distancing, Hoffman Landscapes will offer phone or video call consultations. They can assess your property alone and connect virtually, by phone or via email and follow up with a proposal. Spring is here!

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