Alliance Tutoring has a staff of experienced educators and mentors drawn from elite private schools in New England with impressive academic backgrounds who can provide comprehensive support to young college or high school students in a variety of areas, with one primary goal: to help a new student thrive in the academic, extra-curricular and social forums of education. Learn more.
Summertime is the best time, but with fun days spent around pools, beaches and lakes, most moms are also concerned with water safety—and for good reason. We spoke to industry experts from the Red Cross and CDC, as well as a top swim school, to get the facts.
Need some ideas for your 4th of July menu? These options include something for everyone, from festive cocktails to savory sides. Hope everyone has a happy—and healthy—holiday this year.
Need a festive, easy recipe that the kids can get in on this 4th of July? Try these patriotic marshmallows! There are only 3 ingredients… and they’re super simple!
Westport mom of three grown kids, and a 3rd generation lawyer, Melissa knew at age 9 she wanted to be a lawyer when she sued the National Little League Association and the Town of Fairfield because she was not allowed to play baseball. As she says, “she has been fighting for her clients ever since!” As one of very few female Divorce and Family Law attorneys in the state of CT (maybe more valuable post Covid time than ever=)), Melissa founded and runs Needle|Cuda, a firm devoted to balancing the needs of its clients in difficult situations, and preserving the long-terms interests of the family. Melissa is known for her red hair, dedication to her clients, and her love of sports. Fun fact – she started a moms Fantasy Football League to help she and her mom peers connect with each other – and their teenage sons! She’s a rockstar mom and lawyer, and a force to be reckoned with!
Pinstripes is holding a Kids Art Contest where every child wins a meal and Bowling or Bocce session! Between now and July 10th any kid up to the age of 12 that creates a work of art inspired by their favorite memory of Pinstripes will receive a free child’s meal and bowling or Bocce for 4 ppl, and will qualify for a grand prize drawing on July 12th. It is easy to enter, just click the link in our bio for details on the Pinstripes art program — Where magic strikes!
Paella is a simple, one-pot crowd-pleaser that looks and tastes exotic. Toss up an arugula salad with a lemony vinaigrette and dinner is done! Make a vegetarian version by substituting extra firm tofu for the sausage and seafood. Enjoy this delicious recipe from nutritionist, Dana White!
When they say a Camp Director can make a camp, this couldn’t be more true when It comes to Steve Bloom, owner and director of Camp Playland in New Canaan! Started by his grandparents in the 1950s, Steve grew up on the Playland campus, and knew from an early age that running a camp one day was just part of his DNA! A proud dad to son, Albie, he and his wife have enjoyed this time with their son, seeing many “firsts” but is eagerly awaiting the return to “normal life!” This summer, Playland will run (beginning next week) with a modified – but incredibly safe – program (currently waitlist only), and can’t wait to welcome many new – and old – families back!!
As day camps continue to share updates on their programs during this unprecedented time, we will try to keep a running list here of what we know. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional updates! Thanks for your patience!
After spending so much time at home recently, is anyone else itching to get organized? That’s why we love Zipped Bags, durable, reusable clear bags that are designed and sewn in the USA. They each have colorful, chic accents, are more eco-friendly than disposable options, and can stand up to anything, from toddlers to travel. Learn more about the moms who invented them!
Meet Foti! Revered head of the Westport Police department, and often a town celebrity, Foti is truly a dad to celebrate and admire. After moving to Westport from Greece around 5th grade, he never left, and attributes much of his success to his early teachers and principal. Though he intended to be a lawyer early on, a post-college stint as a police officer got him hooked, and he never left! Foti shares with us how Covid and the weeks since George Floyd’s death have impacted our community, his team, and the choices hard (at times) he’s had to make. We are so lucky to have this amazing human – and dad – keeping us safe and reminding us that the hard times are often the ones that define us most. Thank you Foti for ALL you do!
We all want to make our home improvement projects personalized to fit our style! Lima Ceramic Tile is explaining how finding the right tile can help you change the design and style of any space in your home this summer season!
While Father’s Day this year may be a little different than in years past, there is no reason you still can’t splurge on your dad, husband, or another dad you want to celebrate. Check out some great local places that are looking to help you this week!
Westport MediSpa is offering a Botox Special! $199 for one area of Botox! Call (203)227-5437 to schedule your appointment! Westport MediSpa – Botox Special!
During this incredibly confusing and horrific time in our history, we wanted to share some terrific resources for thinking about all that is going on with our country at this time, and also some hopefully helpful resources for talking to your kids. We are happy to add others, so feel free to email us at email@example.com any time.
Looking to keep your kids safe from the sun this summer? The first thing to look for in a sunscreen is a physical (as opposed to chemical) formula. Safer ingredients include zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, while ones to avoid include avobenzone, oxybenzone, octocrylene and ecamsule. See the list here for the Environmental Working Groups top picks for kid’s sunscreens in 2020!
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.
Anyone else noticing everything they want to change about their house, now that they’re spending so much more time at home? If you’re seeing things you want to repair, update or refresh, the experts at Dibico can help! Click here to read more about how they can upgrade your outdoor spaces (from patios to pool homes) and indoor ones (from your kitchen to office).
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!
Happy Mother’s Day to you! Though you may not be doing all the things you normally do to celebrate, check out these local food, fashion and feel good special offers for YOU-and the moms you love!