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Wondering how to keep your dog busy while you’re busy?

Wondering how to keep your dog busy while you’re busy?

Active Dog is here to help! How many times have you thought to yourself,  I wish I had a bigger yard for my dog to run around and play on, or I wish I had more time so I could get my pup out for some exercise and fresh air today? If you’re anything like us, you want the best of the best for your dog. We’re here to make sure your fur babies are getting their exercise, socialization, and training in a safe and fun way! Active Dog is a locally owned and operated dog hiking company that was founded in 2011. Since then, our team has hiked over 250,000 dogs.

Where to Begin Thinking about College Admissions: Test Prep Today

Where to Begin Thinking about College Admissions: Test Prep Today

This has been a challenging fall for high school juniors and seniors, as test schedules and cancellations made a chaotic spring feel even less predictable for many students. But that doesn’t mean juniors shouldn’t be gearing up for the SAT and looking toward the future. To help you and your student get the college search off the ground, Academic Approach offers one-on-one tutoring and free diagnostic tests and score review sessions to students and families. Learn more!

STAR Inc. Expands Services to help Even More Children

STAR Inc. Expands Services to help Even More Children

STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way recently launched an expanded, multi-lingual program for children experiencing, or at risk of, developmental delays. STAR now expands services from birth through age five, with additional service options for children up to age eight. The goal of the program is to assist families throughout the preschool years and beyond by strengthening the continuity of therapy and teaching.

Let Garelick & Herbs keep you going this Holiday Season!

Let Garelick & Herbs keep you going this Holiday Season!

You probably know that Garelick and Herbs is an easy, tasty place for a quick bite to-go or meet up with friends or colleagues on their beautiful patio and most of all a healthy way to feed our ever growing family that have moved back in. We love their diverse takeout menu (think: the best homemade muffins (perfect for breakfast with kids!), cranberry apple tuna salad, brown rice, kale salad dishes, and pot pies that make dinner time a snap!). Not to mention their catering is also among the very best in the area. We spoke to owner Paola Garelick about what they’re offering this holiday season. Order for Thanksgiving by this Sunday 11/22 – and if you spend $200 they’ll throw in a free pie!

Self Care is More Important Now Than Ever!

Self Care is More Important Now Than Ever!

Safe self-care during these uncertain times is more important than ever! At Adam Broderick making sure that you feel good about your hair or spa service at every visit is what they strive for. If you are thinking ahead to the upcoming holidays, be sure to book your appointments now & also get items crossed off your list by shopping their beautiful boutique for a range of giftables or a Gift Card! For every $175 in AB gift cards you purchase, receive an additional $25 gift card through December 31st.💳

How to Make your Move Stress-Free, even in the Middle of a Pandemic

How to Make your Move Stress-Free, even in the Middle of a Pandemic

Moving can be an overwhelming process. In a matter of days or weeks, you have to pack up the total of life’s belongings that you and your family have accumulated for decades. Let’s be real, we all have a tendency to collect far more than we will ever need for the rest of our lives. For those of you who find yourself in the middle of a move, or are planning to move, we have some life-saving tips to make the project stress free.

Meet Sara Goff

Meet Sara Goff

If there was ever a time to know about the amazing work Sara Goff is doing, now is that time! Mom to two boys (6 and almost 12), Sara left the world of fashion in her late twenties to pursue two passions – writing and making a difference in the world. She has not only written a novel, but in 2019 she founded Bridging Minds Collective (BMC), an online, women-led organization that promotes political communication between ALL people. With a following of nearly 40,000, they are calling for unity today and now, and we are so grateful to Sara for creating such a necessary platform! In her spare time, Sara loves skiing and paddle boarding with her family, and would love to see a hip French Brasserie come to Westport! Thank you Sara for all you are doing – we look forward to all that’s ahead!

How Children Learn Best…

How Children Learn Best…

The early months of pandemic living reinforced one important truth.  Children thrive on consistency, routines and relationships. The predictability of these elements provides a sense of safety and security.  When we feel safe and secure, we are open to learning. See what Landmark School Westport recommends for helping your children learn best during this trying time!

Coastal Orthopedics is Here for YOU and has some New Team Members!!

Coastal Orthopedics is Here for YOU and has some New Team Members!!

Coastal Orthopedics is Here To Keep You Moving! Our team of experienced specialists are here for all of you and your family’s urgent and non-urgent orthopedic needs. We are currently offering both in-person and telemedicine appointments. And some exciting news –  we have two new accomplished doctors who have joined our team, Dr. Randolph Sealey and Dr. Brandon Shulman! These two board-certified specialists are here to provide the highest quality of orthopedic care to each and every patient they see.

Meet Haley Lieberman

Meet Haley Lieberman

Meet Haley Lieberman! Mom of three year old boy-girl twins, this momma lives and breathes her values day in and day out. A long time lover of all things fashion, an entrepreneur at heart, and a rockstar woman with a strong belief in sustainability and problem solving, Haley launched her own company – Shop Tomorrows – a parent-to-parent marketplace for getting top-notch preloved kids stuff this past summer. After years spent in costume design and styling on Broadway and with many celebrities, Haley was amazed by the tremendous waste when It came to apparel, and after having kids, saw an opportunity for reusing clothing there more than ever. She has now created a platform that is not only valuable, but clever, fun to use, and relatable to all moms out there! In her free time, her family loves taking hikes and playing with animals (in another life she may have been a farmer!), she can’t wait for a vintage store to come to Westport, and she is continually amazed by the next generation of kids so intent on changing the world for the better. Like them, she seeks to make positive change in the world, and is doing it in a way only superwoman Haley knows how!

Mom Hack: Make Frozen Cookie Dough from Your Halloween Candy!

Mom Hack: Make Frozen Cookie Dough from Your Halloween Candy!

Now that Halloween has passed, you’re probably ready to get your kids’ candy out of the house. There are lots of good places to donate, from shelters to toy stores (think The Toy Post for a $5 gift card!) to dentists’ offices to the military, but we stumbled upon this smart idea from The Baker Mama and wanted to share it. This freezable dough uses up your Halloween candy, and you’re ready for any last minute bake sale request from school – win-win!

Squash Toast – Cold Weather YUMMMMMMMINESS!

Squash Toast – Cold Weather YUMMMMMMMINESS!

As the colder weather sets in, we wanted to share this Butternut Squash Toast from local mom and nutritionist, Robin Barrie! (We know that avocado gets the most glory on a regular basis.) Toast is a blank canvas that can be topped with a variety of items.  Plus, it’s a warm alternative to a cold sandwich or salad this time of year.  Butternut squash is in season and delish right now. It is a great source of carotenoids, which benefit healthy eyes and smooth skin….yummmmm!

Register Today for the Learning Pods at MOCA with Special WestportMoms Discount

Register Today for the Learning Pods at MOCA with Special WestportMoms Discount

MoCA Westport’s POD Learning Program features small group tutoring, robust arts enrichment, and certified academic teachers and art instructors. ENROLLMENT IS OPEN AND ONGOING for the next POD Learning session beginning Nov 9, including a new afternoon kindergarten POD. LIMITED TIME OFFER: Receive a $150 credit toward MoCA Westport’s POD Learning program if you apply online before November 9 and use coupon code WESTPORTMOMS.

Exciting News! STAR, Inc offering Expanded Services!

Exciting News! STAR, Inc offering Expanded Services!

STAR, Inc., is a not–for-profit organization serving individuals of all ages who have developmental disabilities, as well as providing support services to their families. Expanded Birth through Early Childhood Intervention. As of September 1st, they began offering expanded services to children ages 6-8. This includes direct intervention with a coaching approach by licensed Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists, Behavioral Therapists and Special Education Teachers. Learn more today!

Considering that next Home Improvement Project?

Considering that next Home Improvement Project?

Ring’s End is a local resource you can trust when you need help with a home improvement project. Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen, searching for the perfect color paint, creating a backyard oasis with a new deck, replacing your windows, or even changing small details like cabinet and door hardware, Ring’s End is your one-stop-shop. With unparalleled customer service, and 19 convenient locations in Connecticut and New York, Ring’s End is the partner you can trust to bring your inspiration to life.

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