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Lower Back Facts from Rehab Associates!

Lower Back Facts from Rehab Associates!

Low back pain (LBP) is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and is often associated with costly, ineffective and sometimes harmful care. Unhelpful beliefs about LBP are associated with greater levels of pain, disability, work absenteeism, medication use and healthcare seeking. Here, our friends are Rehabilitation Associates, Inc. identify some common unhelpful beliefs about LBP and outline how they may influence behavioral and psychological responses to pain.

Meet Jerri Graham!

Meet Jerri Graham!

If you have been anywhere in Westport lately and seen the striking black and white photos of women, men and even children – all photographed to support Stage 4 metastatic cancer research, you should know Jerri Graham was the photographer behind them all. A Westport mom of a 19 year old daughter, Jerri’s love for the camera – and capturing those fleeting life moments – came from her dad, and has come full circle after years in the food industry. Jerri is the real deal – she loves avocados, can’t tolerate superficial conversations, and has a deep appreciation for quiet, having grown up as one of five. At her core, she is an artist who loves finding beauty in the people around her, and capturing It. The incredible portraits she’s done will be featured at the POP’T Art Gallery on March 7th as part of a project she started for AWARE (a local charity organization) in support of The Cancer Couch. Thank you Jerri for capturing the spirit of what makes our community so special.

Meet Stryke Club – The Must-Have Product for Boy Moms!

Meet Stryke Club – The Must-Have Product for Boy Moms!

Meet the Moms behind Stryke Club, a one-of-kind product line made specifically for teenage boys. This dynamic team includes a pediatric dermatologist, a family therapist, a product development pro and an entrepreneur. Click here to learn more about these innovative products and their expert advice for supporting teens dealing with acne! Or to try ot, go to strykeclub.com and use code LOCALMOMS for 15% off.

Meet Meredith!

Meet Meredith!

Meredith is a Westport native, mom of two daughters and a highly respected realtor in town (@weknowwestportrealestate), but most importantly she is one of those people whose name comes up and everyone in earshot can be heard saying “Meredith is amazing!” Knowing she would always return to Westport, Meredith’s mom inspired her to try real estate for the long-term work life balance It would allow for, and she is forever grateful. While a powerhouse in the industry, her latest passion is educating women – and men – on the importance of genetic testing, particularly for the BRCA gene mutation, after her own experience with this knowledge truly changed – and possibly – has saved her life. Meredith loves to sleep, dreams nightly about her morning cappucino and loves nothing more than laughing about anything (particularly reality TV!) with her sister! Meredith is truly one of the most courageous people around – and a true inspiration.

Orthodontics 101 from Westport Native and Orthodontist, Emily Driesman!

Orthodontics 101 from Westport Native and Orthodontist, Emily Driesman!

With some children as young as 7 or 8 having expanders- or even braces now – many parents wonder “when should I visit an orthodontist?” and “how do I know if my child needs anything like that?” While a lot of the orthodontic early intervention can seem pre-mature, there is a lot of good rationale and science behind It. We sat down with Westport native and local owner of Embrace Orthodontics in Westport, Emily Driesman, to get the scoop!

Meet another Emily!

Meet another Emily!

A Westport native, and mom to two kids under two, Emily Dreisman returned to her hometown when given a tremendous opportunity to take over a boutique orthodontic practice now called Embrace Orthodontics. Emily has always been motived by idea of creating confidence in young kids, and feels so fortunate to be able to do this by improving someone’s smile! And as she shares, given straight teeth are as much the rage these days as Jennifer Aniston’s hair in 90s, she is fortunate to work with clients of all ages and still make a difference! Emily can’t be missed with her shiny red locks, big smile, and even bigger mission of helping to make others smile just a little bit brighter!

The Local Moms Network 2019 Holiday Gift Guide!

The Local Moms Network 2019 Holiday Gift Guide!

Welcome to The Local Moms Network 2019 Holiday Gift Guide! Before kids, we had all our holiday shopping done by (or shortly after) Thanksgiving. Post-kids? We sometimes find ourselves relying on anything available with overnight shipping, or online gift cards (when we’re truly out of ideas). We hope this shortlist provides you with both some solid inspiration and any needed motivation to check all of the dads, moms, kids and everyone in between off your list early, and give unique gifts they’ll love and use over and over.

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