We all know being a lawyer is a very intense, time consuming job, and doing It with three young children is truly a feat! Janet – partner at Ferro Battey, LLC – a local family and divorce law firm, somehow does It all! From the time she finished law school, she knew she wanted to be in Court, and one of her earliest opportunities after school was at a family law firm, and she never looked back! In another life, she may have been a teacher, but in this life, she survives with lots of coffee, very little sleep, and lots of hugs from her kids when she gets home! As one of seven children, she really understands family dynamics, and loves the work she does! In addition, Janet is also the president of her preschool (St. Paul’s) and President of the Westport Young Women’s League; while we thought WE didn’t sleep, Janet may have us beat!
Local moms are always looking for resources to save time, money and headaches. With that said, we’re excited to introduce you to Humming Homes! Humming Homes is more than just an application and more than just a service: it’s peace of mind knowing that your most important asset is taken care of by the experts. Humming Homes manages a home top-to-bottom and in-and-out. They pair you with a dedicated home coordinator, on-the-ground expertise, and a network of pre-vetted vendors.
The school community came together to honor staff member Nathan Kelly.
Stay informed and call Mosquito Squad today for help staying protected in your own backyard. Did you know that May is Lyme Disease Awareness month? Here we offers some resources and tips related to this tick-borne illness, and start protecting yourself now by implementing our 6 Cs of tick control.
While many people in our community know and rave about “Dr. Nikki” from Village Pediatrics, what many may not realize is that she recently established – and is now the CEO of Westport Medical and Wellness Center, a membership-based care model where patients pay a flat fee directly for unlimited access to primary and preventative services. The wellness center is the result of Nikki’s belief that a better adult primary care model was needed in our community! Nikki’s passion for taking care of others started as a young child, and her love for travel most recently enabled her to spend time in Africa helping people there, a lifelong dream of hers. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her three children, in another life she might have been a writer, and fun fact – her real first name is Carol! Nikki has now started four unique medical practices over her career, and continues to find ways to provide kids (and now adults) with the health and wellness support they need. Westport is so lucky to have Nikki – and we look forward to all that’s ahead!
The Russian School of Mathematics (RSM) is an award-winning, after-school math program for K-12 students. Learn more about the program and upcoming sessions here!
For many years now, Kerri Rosenthal has been disrupting the art world – and winning over the Westport community – with her unique paintings full of vibrant color, but many may not know she runs her business side by side with her daughter, Ali! After having her children, Kerri was itching to go back to work, and was inspired by some art she saw at a restaurant to begin painting again. After creating her first small collection, clients began buying art off the walls of her home, and strangers began commissioning pieces. Shortly after graduating and spending some time in the fashion industry, Ali joined her mom, and they have watched their business explode with a foundation of mutual respect, and love for colors and creating beautiful spaces. Just six years after opening the Kerri Rosenthal concept shop, the business has expanded into a mix of Retail/ Ecomm, Trade, Wholesale and Interiors. Together with Ali, they get to create, enjoy time together, and value family time more than anything. Their recent collaboration with Roberta Roller Rabbit (where their art was on PJs) sold out across all channels in under an hour, showing how truly beloved their work has become! This Mother’s Day, we wanted to share their story, and hope you enjoy learning more about this dynamic duo!
Dogs tell us how they feel through body language, and Active Dog has some great tips on how to interpret It!
Choosing the right diaper for your family can feel like a daunting task— We asked you to share your most pressing questions on Instagram, then tapped the experts at our personal favorite diaper brand, Coterie, to help us make sense of it all.
Do you know a kiddo that loves to act, dance, write, and make the world a better place? Westport Country Playhouse CampWCP is for 6–8th grade students who love putting on a show and inspiring others to make the world a better place. Whether they’ve participated in theater programs, are curious about the power of storytelling, or they are the kid who is passionate about organizing the neighborhood behind a worthy cause, CampWCP is for them; six weeks with a focus, a goal, and the chance to meet artists and community leaders.
Happy Mothers Day from East Coast Nanny Agency! Moms, this month is all about you. Let East Coast Nanny Agency take some of the weight off your shoulders by helping your family find the perfect nanny for your childcare dilemma. Whether you need full time, part time, or summertime help.. our team is ready to help match you with one of our expert nannies. Book with us now through the end of the May and receive $75 off your placement, because you deserve it, Mom!
SAVE THE DATE! Join STAR on Sunday, May 1 at Sherwood Island Pavilion in Westport, CT from 9 a.m. to Noon. Enjoy face painting, arts and crafts, DJ Joe dance party, outdoor games, t-shirts, food trucks and more. All money raised will benefit @star_inc . STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way is a not–for-profit organization serving individuals of all ages who have Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD), as well as providing support services to their families in Fairfield County since 1952. They create opportunities for individuals to live full lives with independence, freedom of choice and personal growth by providing support, services and advocacy. They are truly an amazing organization so hopefully you will support this family fun day!
Mom to three, and one of six, Stephanie has always loved and valued the importance of the home and ensuring It is a space for people to eat, play and live well. While working in advertising in New York, she knew she needed both a change in lifestyle and a creative outlet, so she went to design school at Parsons School of Design to pursue interior design as a passion, but also as a serious career. For many years, Stephanie has loved working with clients who are inspired by fashion and edgier styles, and appreciate how custom design can elevate their lifestyle! Born and raised Italian, Stephanie couldn’t live without pasta, often can be heard using the word “chic,” and in another life would love to be a singer (she is currently amazed at how off tune she actually is!) Growing up in a big family and raising one has shown Stephanie how important It is to listen to others, to have a living space (especially a kitchen!) conducive to a family’s lifestyle, and to feel inspired in your own home.
Calling all moms and kids!! This is the moment we’ve been waiting for. Rowan is now offering helix piercings by licensed Nurses. AND now you can also get needle piercings. Needle piercing appointments are available on select days. Please check heyrowan.com for availability.
As moms, we’re usually behind the camera instead of in front of it. While that means that our phones are full of fun photos and memories of our families, we unfortunately aren’t *in* any of those photos. Shoott, a female-run company making professional photography accessible to everyone, can help us all change that, without making a big commitment of time or money. Curious to try? Go to Shoott.com to find a location close to you, and take advantage of our code, LOCALMOMS, for 15% off 5+ photos.
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If you have a child going to camp this summer, Name Bubblesis a mom-founded brand that can help you stay organized! These Made in the USA custom name labels were created in Michelle Brandriss’s basement when her son Cooper was starting daycare. Cooper is now 15, and Name Bubbles is a team of twenty working on orders that ship to all 50 states and around the world, with labels for everyone from babies to teens! Want to buy some Name Bubbles labels for camp? Head to namebubbles.com and use code CAMPMOM15 for 15% off all products!
We’re so excited to introduce you to Nicole Hendelman Dersovitz, the mompreneur and founder of @nicolehdjewelry ! 💎 Check out our latest feature to learn more about her and her fine jewelry business that’s shaking up the jewelry industry! Plus use our exclusive discount for 10% off your first order with code: MOMS10!
Whether divorce or other circumstances – such as illness or death – leave you to independently manage your finances, knowing your family’s finances now will provide you with protection in the future. Depending on the dynamics in your family around financial matters, it may be a difficult conversation to initiate. So, before you get into it, consider the topics shared here by family law firm, Broder, Orland, Murray & DeMattie LLC as an introduction to a discussion with your spouse.
Founder and medical director of Westport Medispa, Dr. Dana Brownell is a board-certified physician, with a sole focus on Aesthetic Medicine, specializing in nonsurgical cosmetic treatments. She has two daughters (10 and 12), and shares she was inspired at a young age by the mantra: “take care of your skin, take care of you” which led her on her career journey to where she is today! She loves the ability to combine artistry with science, and to customize each patient’s outcome! Outside the office, Dana loves to travel, enjoys her husbands cooking (she herself has set her microwave on fire=)), and swears by chocolate! She was born in Israel (despite having no accent!), will be a hard core drummer in another life, and enjoys dressing up when she’s not in scrubs! Dana has built an impressive business with the goal of helping people look and feel their best, and loves being part of this community!