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Meet the Female Executives Behind Flow Alkaline Spring Water!

Meet the Female Executives Behind Flow Alkaline Spring Water!

Meet the Female Executives Behind Flow Alkaline Spring Water! If you’re working to drink more water this summer, you should definitely try our newest obsession, Flow. Check out our interview with co-founder and SVP of Brand Creative Tammy Eckenswiller and Chief Marketing Officer Krissie Millan. These two dynamic women (and toddler moms!) share their story and all the details of this game-changing H20, from their classic alkaline options to the new collagen-infused varieties. Plus, all about their sustainable and stylish packaging (which is also resealable, making it perfect for a diaper bag or beach tote). Go to flowhydration.com and use code MOMSNETWORK20 for 20% off your order and to find out why us moms (as well as stars like Halle Berry and Shawn Mendes!) are raving about Flow!

Meet Courtney (get ready to laugh)!

Meet Courtney (get ready to laugh)!

If you want to laugh, read this, and then start following @thecourtneydavis immediately! Mom to a two year old boy with a little girl on the way, Courtney is a mom by day, and comedian by night (or whenever time allows!). She wanted to be a clown as a kid, but her mom wasn’t sure that was the best career path, so she started acting, and the rest is history. Courtney is thrilled to be joining Homes for Home for their Comedy Show fundraiser on Saturday, June 12th! Courtney lives for bean and cheese burritos, loves how people know how to party in Westport, and is currently addicted to MTV’s show “Are you the One?” (which she highly recommends)! Courtney has an amazing way of making you feel like her best friend immediately, while making you laugh incessantly; we are so glad she chose Westport as her home!

Taco Tuesday! Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado Crema!

Taco Tuesday! Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado Crema!

Thank you to our food contributor CatwithaK Cooks for sharing this delicious plant-based taco recipe with us. Introducing new vegetables (like cauliflower) to kids can be tricky. Experts recommend serving it in a form they are familiar with (in this case, tacos). Try it for Taco Tuesday, or anytime you need a quick, nutritious meal.

Meet 21 Seeds!

Meet 21 Seeds!

Meet Kat, Nicole and Sarika – the founders of the newest female-founded tequila brand, 21Seeds. Led by three amazing moms, it’s an all-natural line of fruit and botanical-infused tequila. The first thing you need to know about 21Seeds is it’s as far from the harsh tequila shots of college bars as you can get. In fact, the company was born when filmmaker Kat Hantas started to infuse her own high-quality tequila with fresh fruits as an alternative to wine. About 10 years ago, when she found that she could no longer tolerate her nightly glass of rose or white wine, her doctor (seriously!) suggested she swap in a clear distilled spirit which would have less inflammatory organic matter. The rest is history….

Sleep, Motherhood & CBD

Sleep, Motherhood & CBD

For many moms, sleep and motherhood can feel pretty incompatible. To help moms (including herself) get better sleep, Dawn Fable, cofounder of clean CBD brand Press Pause, started to research how different cannabinoids played a part in sleep patterns. They found that CBN, a sister to CBD, can induce a sedative effect and prolong sleep times without you feeling groggy. Their research also showed that both contribute to pain relief, reducing inflammation and helping with anxiety (which also contributes to a more restful night sleep).

Introducing Terrain Health – and why It just may change (and extend!) your life!

Introducing Terrain Health – and why It just may change (and extend!) your life!

Tired of feeling worse than you should?  Bloated, lethargic, sleep-deprived, anxious?  The gastroenterologist Dr. Robin Rose left a thriving practice in Wilton to found Terrain Health because she was discouraged by a broken American healthcare system that practices McMedicine — medicine that emphasizes speed and price over quality and excellence. Terrain Health focuses on treating and preventing disease by integrating advanced testing and medical technology to reveal your unique biochemical individuality.

Keeping your Kids Safe from Ticks and Lyme disease

Keeping your Kids Safe from Ticks and Lyme disease

We love Spring for so many reasons, but as the warmer weather comes out, we also start thinking about ticks and Lyme disease. We spoke to a pediatric infectious disease specialist from Yale Medicine, who explains some easy ways to keep your family safe. Plus, we share one of our favorite ways to keep ticks out of our lawn—the pros at Mosquito Squad, who offer all-natural spray options as well as tick tube services. Go to www.mosquitosquad.com and use code LOCALMOMS for $75 off a season of protection!

An Autism Spotlight…from Gena Mann

An Autism Spotlight…from Gena Mann

April is World Autism Awareness Month, a time to listen and share and learn to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism, particularly within our own communities. We had the incredible opportunity to connect with Gena Mann, a local mom of four and co-founder of Wolf and Friends, a community for special needs parents to find connection, inspiration and expert recommendations. Gena has two children with Autism (a 17 and 18 year old boy – Jasper and Felix), and in addition to being a rockstar mom, human, and educator, she is helping people every day better understand the world around us and providing a lens into a world we all will be kinder and more inclusive for having known. Thank you Gena; we are eternally grateful. 

Is Your Child an Athlete? This Common Injury Is Important to Catch Early

Is Your Child an Athlete? This Common Injury Is Important to Catch Early

After a long winter and a year with more limited activity, many of us are eager to see our kids get back out there, playing sports and getting much needed physical activity!! That said, if your child is an athlete, you’re probably cheering them on one minute – and the next, holding your breath that they don’t get hurt.
Have you heard of sports overuse injuries? These injuries aren’t something you can see from the stands, like a collision or a fall. They start small, and are easy for athletes to ignore at first. If you catch this type of injury early enough, they’re no big deal. But if you wait, an overuse injury can turn into something serious – in the worst case, even impacting your child’s bone growth. So if you have an athlete in your life, what should they – and you – look for?

Meet Chloe

Meet Chloe

A lifelong venture capital investor turned a recent love for working with her hands into a cookie baking company, selling her gluten-free cookie dough on Instagram (@cookiesandsteak). Having left NYC officially when the pandemic hit, Chloe (mom to eight month old Beau!) has never looked back, believing Westport to be a little slice of heaven she feels so fortunate to have found. In her free time (while not baking!), Chloe loves a good beach run, a glass of red wine, and laughing with family and friends. She was a lacrosse player in college, and now spends her days having coffee with some of the top tech entrepreneurs in the world, and her nights with her family and the cookie Dough! Nothing could be better! Welcome to Westport Chloe; we’re so thrilled to have you – and your cookie dough!

Meet Fabalish, a plant-based line of falafels and sauce, and their amazing founder!

Meet Fabalish, a plant-based line of falafels and sauce, and their amazing founder!

Deciding what to make every night for dinner is one of the never-ending tasks of parenthood. Then, finding the time to cook whatever we decide to cook can also be a struggle. Finally, getting our kids to eat what we’ve made is hit or miss…That’s why we love Fabalish, a plant-based line of falafels and sauces! They’re premade and ready to heat, making them an instant meal-starter and time saver. They’re also super kid-friendly! We spoke to Jessica Gebel, founder of Fabalish, about her growing brand.

Gardening with Kids – Fun for All Ages!

Gardening with Kids – Fun for All Ages!

Spring is finally here, and we couldn’t be happier to be shaking off the winter doldrums and getting outside again. Since we’re planning on still spending more time at home this spring and summer, gardening is at the top of our list. We found a fantastic new book, Gardening for Kids: Learn, Grown and Get Messy with Fun STEAM Projects, which has a ton of ways to get your kids into the dirt this season. We spoke with Washington-based author (and mom) Brandy Stone, about her book, background and her favorite tips for turning your kids into green thumbs!

Meet Melissa!

Meet Melissa!

Westport Mom of six and co-founder of the world famous Melissa & Doug Toys, Melissa (and her husband Doug) followed their dreams in their early twenties to build something that made them want to get out of bed each morning. Decades later, this superstar mom has founded a different, yet equally life-changing company, Lifelines, to help those facing anxiety and depression have a community to be part of. After coming to terms with her own existential depression in recent years, she has dedicated her life to supporting others in need. Melissa loves time with her family, in another life may have been an R&B singer, and is terrified of cocktail parties, although she can speak in front of thousands without flinching! While Melissa has changed the world of children for the better for years, she is invigorated by now helping grown adults find their way. Thank you Melissa; your bravery knows no bounds.

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