Health & Beauty
In honor of Mother’s Day, the team at Coastal Orthopedics provided some helpful hints to all those hard working mommas out there! Whether you stay at home or work full time, motherhood can take a toll on your body. Here are some of the most common orthopedic injuries they see in moms!
Please join us if you can anytime from 9AM-2PM. Winfield Deli will provide coffee and snacks, Whip Salon will be doing a braid bar, and Stretch Lab will be offering short massages! Come shop for you – or someone you love!
If youre looking for sme fun summer options for your kiddos, especially in the kitchen, thanks to CT Bites we have the Cooking Camp & Class guide for you! Just be sure to sign up your aspiring chefs soon; these classes and camps fill up quicker than hot grease will jump out of a pan!
Area 5k runners and walkers are lacing up for the 14th Annual STAR 5k Run, Walk & Roll on Sunday, May 5 at Sherwood Island State Park. Runners and Walkers can register online at www.starct.org. The event includes a Family Fun Day celebration and fundraiser to benefit local individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities!
Dr. Kate Mullin is the Medical Director of Clinical Research at the New England Institute for Neurology and Headache (NEINH), headquartered in Stamford, CT. She recently shared with us the latest, greatest treatment options for migraine suffers.
“It is an exciting time to be a headache doctor. The last few years there has been a boom in headache medications, procedures and devices,” says Dr. Mullin. With 30 million people being affected by migraines, she says “it’s about time pharmaceutical and technology companies started taking this population seriously.” Here’s what Dr. Mullin suggest any migraine sufferer should be considering:
Meet Parker! She was born 3 years ago with a very rare (and only recently diagnosed) genetic condition called HIST1H1E Syndrome. Since the day she was born, Parker’s family has embraced this strong, smiley, happy girl and adjusted to their “new normal.” Parker’s mom, Kimberly, shares the importance of mourning the loss of not having a “typical” child, and then embracing the incredible and often unexpected joy this child can provide on a daily basis. Kim has an incredible support system with friends and family and of course sun reflexology is always a nice escape (even if only for 20 minutes). Kim has learned from her amazing little girl that no matter what life throws you, to never, ever give up! Kim is a Financial Advisor at UBS and since Parker’s birth she has turned her focus to helping families think through and prepare for the financial implications of their lives with a child with special needs. She has also recently launched a foundation called the Parker Avery Initiative to fund research for children with this same syndrome since so much is still so unknown. For anyone who knows Kim, she is kind, open, a go-getter and a true inspiration.
Rudy’s luxurious transportation services are perfect for all your family vacation travel needs. Rudy’s car service will help you get to any tri-state area airports or your exact destination. Their top-of-the-line vehicles are equipped with carseats by request and their professional chauffeurs make them the smart choice for your family! Spring break and Summer vacations are coming up, book today. Mention Local Moms for 10% off your first ride!
Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital is excited to announce the summer debut of a health
education video series for parents, “Pediatric Minute”. Learn more!
On Autism Awareness Day, we would like to celebrate another amazing child with special needs in our community – and the family who supports and loves him. Meet Theo – an amazing 9 year old boy on the Autism Spectrum. As his mom Amy so poignantly shares: “If you’ve met one person with Autism, you’ve met one person with Autism.” Every child – and family’s journey is different, but Theo’s boundless energy (with all it’s joys and challenges), his sweet demeanor, and his curiosity make him incredibly special and someone his parents and siblings learn from on a daily basis. Though life may be less predictable, the Falkenstein family is along for the ride, and what an incredible one it has been.
With changing seasons, and constant battles to keep our skin moisturized, we turned to Connecticut Dermatology Group for their recommendations for the best facial moisturizers by skin type!
Do Toddlers Get Concussions? Over 500,000 chidden visit the emergency department every year due to traumatic brain injury. Thankfully, most injuries are mild. As a parent or caregiver, it is important to know what signs and symptoms suggest more serious and require a visit to the emergency department.
Let's face it, we don't have the time to be unhealthy.We all have a lot on our plates – caring for kids, homes, pets, spouses, & possibly parents – all while managing career aspirations and self-care. We have to be efficient, organized, and "on" at all times....
For those who don’t know (we didn’t!), 3/21 happens to be Down Syndrome Awareness Day. 321… 3 copies of the 21st chromosome that make up Down Syndrome. In honor of this day, we want to highlight Halle, an incredible 5 year old girl born with Down syndrome who after several years at Stepping Stones will be attending KHS for Kindergarten next fall! For those who know Halle, she is a firecracker, whose spirit and energy could make anyone’s day. Thank you to her incredible mom, Caroline, for sharing their story, and for reminding us that what’s really surprising about being different sometimes are the similarities…the many ways in which we aren’t different at all.
You’ve probably been hearing a lot about CBD—aka Cannabidiol, or one of the chemical compounds found in the Cannabis Sativa plant with health benefits including reduced anxiety, depression, pain and insomnia—without the psychotropic effects associated with smoking marijuana. Recently, we heard about The Press Pause Project, a line of CBD rich products made for and by women. See what we learned!
Are you tired of zoodles and cauliflower rice? Palmini – hearts of palm linguine – is the best pasta alternative we have yet to find, and we have local mom, and nutritionist, Robin Barrie, to thank! Learn about Palmini and Robin’s two favorite recipes she makes with it weekly!
Don’t miss The Westport Young Woman’s League (WYWL) will host the 41st annual Minute Man Race on Sunday, April 28, 2019! Warm-up and events include a certified USA Track and Field 10K Run and 5K Run, and 5K Walk and Kids Fun Run! Register now!
If anyone has been by the Westport train station lately, you’ve likely noticed Haus of Pretty Salon. Founder, Kelsey Morey, opened this salon following her passion, and will be the Keynote speaker at the March 7th JDRF Catwalk Fashion Show, focused on fundraising for those living with Type 1 Diabetes.
Don’t miss these great skin-related tips and tricks for taking care of your little ones from CT Derm expert, Elizabeth Gaines!
Calling all children ages 2-5 years old! Have you ever thought it might be fun to be a dentist?? If so, come join Commerce Park Dental and Orthodontics on Wednesday, February 13th anytime from 1pm-3pm and learn what it’s like to be a Dentist. This event is FREE and open to all!
Fuel your smile and Super Bowl Sunday with this Healthy Chili! Whoever you are rooting for, this chili is sure to be a hit among your guests. This chili is truly a balanced meal. High in protein & fiber, good fats (you need ample good fats for oral and whole body...