What parent doesn’t want a more restful night’s sleep? And yet many of us are struggling to fall and stay asleep. According to statistics from the CDC, one in three individuals in the U.S. doesn’t get the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep each night they’re supposed to. There are quite a few common misconceptions that could be messing with your sleep. Learn more!
Halloween is almost here and we’re adding this Spooky Snack Mix from The BakerMama to our shortlist of fun treats to make. It has all the things we love in a holiday snack—sweet, salty, festive and a healthy dose of nostalgia.
A huge thanks once again to Dr. Robin Rose from Terrain Health for her insights shared on our Insta Live on Tuesday night! Terrain is offering WestportMoms a special offer for their “Immune Package” (see below), and Dr.Robin has shared some great links to supplements she likes which are included!
It’s the season of ghosts and goblins and we are thrilled to share our list of brand-new picture books along with some timeless favorites that are perfect for getting children excited for Halloween! We hope you enjoy these spooktacular booooks as much as we do!
Join St. Luke’s on campus for a discussion of the school’s distinct approach to these foundational years and learn about the magic of Middle School on Wednesday, October 20, at 9:15am (parents only).
The Westport Weston Family YMCA’s new Youth Basketball League (YBL) is open to boys and girls in Kindergarten through 4th Grade with guided instruction from former Weston HS star Mike Evans! Registration is currently open for Session 1 (11/6 – 12/18), spots are limited sign up now….!
If you love football (or are remotely curious about the obsession so many have!), and also love supporting great causes (this month’s is PINKAid!), you may enjoy following #AndiLovesFootball! What began as a Covid interest project for this passionate – and philanthropic – mom of three, has turned into an opportunity to take something she loves – football – and marry that with helping organizations who need It! While this last year plus has been challenging, her time with her family (in close quarters at times!) has been unforgettable, and she cherished every moment. In a next life, she’d have been an NFL (behind the scenes) reporter, has yet to miss an episode of Howard Stern, and credits her nanny for being her greatest inspiration in life. Enjoy this read, and #AndiLovesFootball; we could all use some lighter content these days!!!
Halloween Fun is HERE!
If you are wondering what steps to take in order to help your child learn to read (and have fun while they’re doing it), our friends at Vivvi have a virtual program for you. Learn more about “How Children Learn to Read” and register today!
As many of you may know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so we are interrupting our regular “meet a mom” interviews to feature a local mom (and celebrity!) in town – Corri Neckritz – the owner of Groove store for kids and women, who has so bravely shared her recent journey finding out she had breast cancer, taking proactive steps to keep herself strong – and sane – and the opportunity this experience has provided her to help her family – and others! Thank you Corri; you are an inspiration to us all.
Recently, we shared our favorite Back-to-School shopping secret weapon—Rockets of Awesome. This mom-founded kids brand is not only fun and fashionable, but their subscription and online shopping options make it super easy for busy moms to stay on top of wardrobe updates. Their new Winter collection is fantastic—bright, happy and full of pieces perfect for the holidays. Ready to try Rockets of Awesome? Use the code LOCALMOMS20 for 20% off your first purchase (both subscriptions and e-commerce)!
As we say goodbye to summer, we also say goodbye to the hydrating moisture levels in the air. That may not be such a bad thing, as many of us are happy not to deal with frizzy hair 😊 – but the impact on your skin from seasonal changes should not be ignored. WHAT SHOULD YOU DO? Here are 5 tips!
Meet Marco Vitiello, a father of two girls who loves sports and the outdoors. Marco spends most of his time in Westport through his job as a horticulturist and sales rep at Hoffman Landscapes. He loves working with Westport families and “improving the environment in which our customers live.” Read more about Marco HERE and find out all his favorite spots around town!
Did you use a Doula or are you pregnant and considering using one? Read our interview with Carrie Copeland, a Connecticut mom and owner of our new #partner Birth Partners, a full service birth and post-partum care business. We chatted with Carrie about the specific offerings of her business, as well as why pregnant women should consider a Doula.
If you are looking for some fall or holiday photos, or just someone to capture what this amazing local photographer calls “your love story,” Diana Haskell may be just who you are looking for. After starting her lifelong journey caring for animals at the Bronx and London Zoo, she got her MBA at Columbia and worked in the corporate world until Lyme disease and time in bed forced her to realize she had a deeper purpose and needed to serve the world in a more meaningful way. Mom to a 9 year old daughter, Diana captures your story. She loves the small moments, the animals of course, and just celebrating what matters to you. As a fun fact, she is also a martial artist and teaches Tai Chi, but behind the camera, she is truly at home.
Come join us for the 1st annual WestportMoms Fall Family Fun Festival THIS Saturday, October 2nd from 10AM-2PM at Greens Farms Academy. ALL ARE WELCOME! There will be activities for everyone, including a ninja course, bouncy house, pumpkin decorating, music, art, steam and more! We will have food trucks, RISE coffee, and other fun treats! See you Saturday!
Consulting with an attorney about a divorce case may seem overwhelming. If you have never been through the process, you may not know what questions to ask or what information may or may not be relevant. In addition, emotions are often high since it may feel like so much is at stake. For these reasons, it can be helpful to be prepared with specific questions during your first meeting with a divorce lawyer. Ferro & Battey LLC shares some great questions to ask….
This year marks the 20th anniversary of September 11th. For many of us, that tragic morning felt like a line drawn in the sand. You remember what you were doing, where you were—and who you were—before it happened. Then, the world—and your view of it—changed forever....
Local mom of two, and a highly respected pediatric speech-pathologist, Lisa Cloherty has ALWAYS loved reading and writing, and dreamed of being an author one day! She is launching her debut children’s book, Katie Spector the Art Collector, this month and will be hosting a reading an live event with art, music and reading on 9/25 at 1pm at Wakeman Town Farm! Lisa credits her daughter – and her experience with art in Kindergarten – for the idea behind her book! Lisa loves any book by Adam Rex, is ironically not artistic at all despite her first book being about art, and in a next life would love to own an independent book store. Huge congrats to Lisa for following her lifelong dream; we can’t wait to get our hands on this book!
Happy Holidays to anyone celebrating! This Roast Chicken with Thyme and Honey, from Leah Koenig’s The Jewish Cookbook, is one of those go-to meals that works as well for holiday dinners as it does for family meals all Fall long. Says Leah: “Flavored with sweet honey and an herbaceous hit of thyme, this roast chicken dish is simple enough to make for a weeknight, and special enough to sit center stage on your holiday table. Don’t sleep on all the veggies underneath – they get coated with savory chicken juices during cooking, and are truly delicious!”