If you are looking for a truly spectacular fall family photographer – or someone whose presence just makes you feel calmer immediately- Jenae may be a perfect fit! Mom of two, and formerly a Creative Producer and Event Director, Jenae followed the creative itch she felt pushing her toward photography a few years ago, and never looked back! She loves the beach in Westport, wishes True Food would come here one day, and in another life (one where she was a morning person!), she might be a Today Show news anchor! For now, she is excited about capturing the beauty of fall, studying to be a spiritual director, and trying to make some artistic sense of the chaos that is today.
Trying to change up your Taco Tuesday routine? Try these salmon tacos from a mom who is crushing dinner time these days!!
Check out the details for Athleta’s Friends & Family Sale beginning September 10th!!
With the world a bit upside right now, our kids could all use some fun this fall! Many programs are operating outside with new protocols, or inside with many new restrictions to ensure they are being safe! If you are trying to figure out what to do with your kids this fall, here are some great things being offered!
For anyone with a child in the Westport school system, Candice (aka Candi) Savin has become a household name, and someone whose dedication to the Westport School System – and all things education – goes nearly unmatched. In addition to being a prominent and vocal member of the Board of Education (BOE) since 2016, Candi runs her own Real Estate Law Firm and just saw her oldest child graduate Staples in June! As a CT native, she loves beach nights followed by ice cream, is an avid paddle boarder – and skier – and would love to see a true “seafood shack” come to Westport! As we venture into the most unique school year yet, we are incredibly lucky to have Candi at the helm, and are so grateful for all she – and the BOE – does! Thank you, Thank you!
If you are looking to buy or sell a home (or know someone who is!), Jillian Klaff is a great resource for all things real estate! As we all know, Westport is as popular as ever, and finding the right person to navigate this process with is key! Thank you Jillian for all of this great info!
Get ready! On Saturday, September 12th from 10am – 4pm, the Westport Downtown Merchants Association is holding the first Fitness Expo on Main Street. Sign up for outdoor classes with JoyRide, RowHouse, Pure Barre and Athleta. Learn more, and sign up today!
There are many elements to design; with the ability to transform a space and evoke emotion, one could argue color is the most important and vital in creating a unique space. Enter Curator Paints.
With Music Together Fairfield online, your favorite music class will come right to your living room. Your whole family will have a blast singing, dancing, and jamming along to songs from our award winning curriculum during weekly live online/ interactive classes. Our program offers unlimited bonus and makeup classes; register for one class and attend as many extra classes a week, pending space availability. You also get 3 pre- recorded mini classes, weekly family fun activities, and a beautiful songbook, CD, and download code to use for at home play. Learn more today!
The Nurtury Montessori school has a new RYE BROOK location GRAND OPENING this FALL 2020!! Here at The Nurtury, we are committed to promoting quality Montessori child care for children from 6 weeks to 6 years old.
We’re thrilled to launch The Local Moms Book Club with Eliza Starts a Rumor! The book revolves around Eliza Hunt, a mom who created the Hudson Valley Ladies’ Bulletin board when her twins were in preschool. Cue the mom forum drama (a la today’s social media groups) and you have a funny story that reveals the power of moms coming together, which we of course love. Katie Couric called it “the perfect summer read” and we have to agree. We spoke to author Jane Rosen, herself a mom of three, about her inspiration, writing career and summer reading list.
In honor of Breastfeeding Awareness Month, we reached out to our friends at @theparentcollectivetpc for resources that will help get you off to a good start with breastfeeding.
None of the past few months makes much sense, and if you’re like us, you’re getting pretty darn tired. And not the kind of tired a solid 8 hours can fix (even though yes, that would be lovely anyway). It just isn’t normal to….
For locals in Fairfield County, the Long Island Sound can make summer feel like a vacation. Boating is even more popular these days, lending itself to the perfect social distancing activity. Waterfront restaurants are a lovely way to dine alfresco, with an added bonus of “dock and dine” options. We’ve put together a list of area restaurants where boating to dinner is part of the culinary experience. Don’t have a boat? No worries…you can also drive to these scenic spots!
Be sure to watch Shark Week on Thursday, August 13th at 9pm (Sharkadelic Summer – hosted by Snoop Dogg) to see local junior, Tyler Mace, who has been doing shark research for four years, including at Guadalupe Island with some of the largest great white sharks.
Do you need a reset when it comes to your Nutrition and eating habits? Are you sick of trying fad diets with so many rules and products? Then sign up TODAY for local mom and nutritionist, Robin Barrie’s, week-long program beginning Monday, August 10th! Learn more here!
If you’ve been wondering about the new hotspot in town, Franny’s Pharmacy, check out this great interview with it’s owner, Griff Conti. In March of this year, Conti continued his mission to educate consumers about the life-changing potential of cannabis that has been wrongly stigmatized and misunderstood for the last generation through his latest endeavor. Check out this interview with entrepreneur Griff Conti on how education, safety, and connection to community play a vital role in hemp-retail success.
Do your kids love to play games? If so, you will be happy to know that gaming can actually be good for them! In fact, gaming as a family can be a fun and constructive way to nurture your bond and create lasting memories with your little ones. Of course, too much of anything is also never a good idea. So, how can you balance family fun with health and safety? Using these expert-backed family gaming tips can get you off to the right start.
While this strange time has many of us feeling stuck or craving the return to “normal life,” mom of two and certified Occupational Therapist, Lindsay Yellin used these last 4 months to turn her dream of building a one-of-a-kind playspace for kids into launching an app – EPIC Play 365 – designed to help families have 30-minutes of daily intentional connectivity time together while enjoying an EPIC PLAY activity. Though It just launched in late July, the response has been tremendous! In her free time, Lindsay loves time at Compo beach, and shares the fun fact that she and her husband met on JDate (and were the company’s poster child couple for 6 months!) Her enthusiasm for what she is doing is contagious, and we look forward to watching this rockstar mom take the world by storm!!
Pinstripes has reimagined their venues to comply with all safety standards and provide a safe and fun visit experience. Their new bowling and bocce concierge services ensure a fun gaming experience, and their large patios and indoor venues provide worry-free dining.