Health & Beauty
Looking to get fitter in 2022, but not sure where to start or if you have the time? Send Me a Trainer (with mom-owned locations in Northern and Southern Fairfield County) is an innovative fitness app that helps you quickly book vetted trainers for at-home (or live virtual) workouts. Use code CTMOM1 for a 20% discount for any 4-month, 8-month or 12-month program!
If you know – and follow – Katie Sturino, you are psyched right now! If you don’t, you are welcome; she is a legend!!:) In addition to creating a safe, open, and beautiful space – for juicy discussions about boob sweat and leg chafing=), she has helped SO many women – teens, adults, and moms – learn about the importance of body acceptance and size inclusivity, as well as embracing who you are! As 2022 kicks off with many unprecedented challenges, we could all use some positive vibes and thinking right now, so we chatted with Katie, and as always, she didn’t disappoint!!
With the New Year – and many of us looking to eat healthier, exercise more, and just feel stronger, Andrea is someone to know! After a career in events and fashion, Andrea unexpectedly fell into the world of fitness after becoming a mom to three amazing kiddos, and finding herself on a path to feel more confidence and strength- physically and emotionally. She is now a personal trainer, health and fitness coach, and instructor at [solidcore]. Fun Facts: she is up at 430am (by choice!), was once the mascot for a minor league baseball team, and would love to be able to sing and dance like JLo in a next life! Andrea is motivating, strong, and a rockstar momma, and such a great example that when life doesn’t go as planned, there is always a way to make It better by taking matters into your own hands! Thank you Andrea!
Yep, it’s that time of year again: January when everyone wants to crash diet to drop the extra pounds gained over the holiday season. In the case of 2022, perhaps you’re looking to rid all the extra Covid weight. Instead of following the latest fad, try incorporating a couple new simple healthy recipes into your week. The Eggplant Parmesan and Penne a la Vodka recipes are lighter versions of old favorite and salmon is a perfect light, but nutrient-dense resolution-worthy dinner. ENJOY!
With winter in full effect – and both indoor and outdoor sports such a big part of our kid’s lives right now – learn from Coastal Orthopedics 3 tips for keeping your children safe this season, while enjoying all of their favorite activities & sports!
With the New Year here, Minimize Your Child’s Risk of Injury This Winter Season with these tips from Coastal Orthopedics & get the 101 on Scoliosis Screenings from the experts who know just what to look for!
What’s Up and Coming at Coastal Orthopedics: Stop Ignoring Your Hand Pain in Time For Holiday Festivities!
The holiday season has officially started, which means lots of hands-on festivities such as baking, shopping, and decorating. It can be a stressful time and more often than not our pain is set aside. Don’t ignore your hand, wrist, or elbow pain this holiday season – visit the Hand Center at Coastal Orthopedics.
Like many of us, British super chef Jamie Oliver needed a quarantine project to keep him busy—so he whipped up a new cookbook, Together, as well as an accompanying TV show of the same name. “I wrote Together through lockdown, knowing the day would come when we could finally reconnect with our friends and family in the intimacy of our homes. We chatted with him to learn more!
In our opinion, it’s the hardest to shop for the moms in our lives. That’s why we’re sharing our Moms Network Holiday Wishlist, with fun picks from some of our moms nationwide. With ideas and inspiration from chic purses to cozy jackets to exercise equipment, use it to shop for friends and family—or forward it to anyone shopping for you! (Hint: That person can also be you…) From all of us, we wish you and your families a happy holiday!
Knowing your family health history is the first step to understanding your cancer risk. This holiday season, start the conversation with your family.
If you are looking to get the Holiday Season started, check out some of these local tree farms with pre-cut and cut your own options!
With the recent approval of the Pfizer vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11, millions of parents nationwide have already vaccinated their kids—and millions more are weighing the decision. As parents, we always want to have the most information we can when making decisions for our kids’ health, and that’s why we turned to the experts at Yale Medicine, to go over the most common questions we’re hearing about the vaccine and kids, from side effects to what it means for your travel plans, playdates and more. Read our conversation with Magna Dias, MD, Regional Director for Pediatric Inpatient Services at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital and chair of pediatrics at Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, CT.
Meet Cristina – proud momma of two daughters and creator of the beloved Yoya store in NYC, originally designed to create a modern, innovative environment in children’s retail. Though Covid led to the closing of Yoya, Cristina’s love for all things beautiful led to her newest brainchild – CasaYoya, a lifestyle brand that includes home decor, women’s designer clothing, kid’s clothing and more! Cristina is holding in-store appointments in her new Westport studio to view her collection and/or to discuss interior design, her newest passion! In her spare time, she loves visiting her daughter studying in Paris, a delicious piece of grilled fish, and all things gardening! She credits her daughters to being her greatest inspiration, while also hoping to be an inspiration to them! We are thrilled for CasaYoya to be part of the Westport community, and are so glad Cristina chose this special place for her next endeavor!
If there was one thing we learned from the pandemic, It was that slowing down enabled many people to find new interests – and launch new businesses – they never may have had time to before! Welcome Local Luxe Co – a business started by two local moms – Maya and Kathy – who discovered amazing local artisans and wanted to bring their products to others. With their custom gift boxes, you can try (or gift) unique products and support amazing local talent. Maya and Kathy love to travel, drink any and all forms of coffee, and are loving the chance to “give the gift of grATTITUDE” as they say! As the giving season is officially here, we wanted to give thanks to them, and share all they offer with you!
In 2009, Alex Morgan joined the US Women’s soccer team, making history as the team’s youngest player, at just 22. Today, at 32, she’s a three-time Olympian, having taken home gold in London in 2012 and bronze this past summer in Tokyo. She helped the US win the World Cup in 2015. But 17 months ago she added a different role—Mom—to her impressive resume, when she gave birth to daughter Charlie. We spoke to Alex about how becoming a mother has influenced her career, her thoughts on raising an athlete (and her Fun Comes First campaign with GoGo squeeZ), her commit to gender equality in sports, and more.
If you loved the Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies we recently shared, you have to try this Pumpkin version! Our food contributor Kathleen Ashmore has seriously done it again with these Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. They have chocolate chips (read: kid-friendly), are full of pumpkin (so they feel all festive for Fall) and happen to be gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. Don’t have coconut sugar? Regular brown and white will work, too.
Halloween night is all about costumes and candy, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t start the day with something healthy and wholesome. Enter a delicious breakfast smoothie, made either with frozen strawberries or bananas, milk of your choice, and your favorite protein powder (chocolate pictured). Bring the Halloween theme to life with a chocolate-covered strawberry goblin or an adorable banana ghost. If you don’t have frozen fruit on hand, just use fresh fruit and a fistful of ice. These smoothies are so easy to make that even the kids can make one for YOU!
After losing her mother to Ovarian Cancer at the age of 19, Kaile made It her life mission to help healthcare providers – and women – learn to see the warning signs of this often fatal disease, as early as possible. In addition to co-founding a foundation to train non-oncologists on signs of early detection, she is most recently the COO of Aspira Women’s Health, a public company focused on early detection of gynecologic diseases, namely Ovarian Cancer. As a mom of two, she believes It is as important as ever that coming out of this pandemic women do not leave the workforce due to pressures to be home more, and continue fighting to make the world a better place with support from their companies to do so. Kaile is as passionate, authentic, and badass as It gets. She loves a good book, sourdough bread, and can not wait to take her kids abroad when It is safe again. In the meantime, she is changing lives – and saving them – and our world (and community) is certainly better for having her in It!
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!
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!