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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 called Tomte and gather round the fireplace at 11am and 2pm for story time and the appearance of Santa Lucia, the magical bearer of light. Participate in a drawing to win a giant Steiff Arco Polar Bear! Hot cocoa and Cider will be served. We look forward to seeing you!...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
Local Love cards are available NOW! From Friday, 11/30-12/9, use your Local Love card to shop local, and to support the 100+ amazing businesses (retailers, spas, salons, fitness, and restaurants!) participating in this initiative!read more
As the holidays – and giving season – continues, It can never hurt to do random acts of kindness and/or to encourage our children to do so! Here is an idea for each day of December!read more
With food allergies more prevalent today than ever, this incredible story from Michelle Kresser, a Fairfield mom, should be an inspiration to many out there as she found a way to help her son, John Henry, overcome his severe food allergies. She is now a trained A.R.T practitioner, dedicated to helping others in Connecticut conquer their allergies as he did! Here is her incredible story!read more
Myx Fitness, a dynamic new wellness brand, is partnering with The Local Mom’s Network to host a festive holiday event celebrating all things motherhood while connecting moms with great brands and each other. The event will be held on Thursday, December 6 from 11am-8pm in their Greenwichcboutique studio.read more