In the Know
Join St. Luke’s on campus for a discussion of the school’s distinct approach to these foundational years and learn about the magic of Middle School on Wednesday, October 20, at 9:15am (parents only).
The Westport Weston Family YMCA’s new Youth Basketball League (YBL) is open to boys and girls in Kindergarten through 4th Grade with guided instruction from former Weston HS star Mike Evans! Registration is currently open for Session 1 (11/6 – 12/18), spots are limited sign up now….!
If you love football (or are remotely curious about the obsession so many have!), and also love supporting great causes (this month’s is PINKAid!), you may enjoy following #AndiLovesFootball! What began as a Covid interest project for this passionate – and philanthropic – mom of three, has turned into an opportunity to take something she loves – football – and marry that with helping organizations who need It! While this last year plus has been challenging, her time with her family (in close quarters at times!) has been unforgettable, and she cherished every moment. In a next life, she’d have been an NFL (behind the scenes) reporter, has yet to miss an episode of Howard Stern, and credits her nanny for being her greatest inspiration in life. Enjoy this read, and #AndiLovesFootball; we could all use some lighter content these days!!!
Halloween Fun is HERE!
If you are wondering what steps to take in order to help your child learn to read (and have fun while they’re doing it), our friends at Vivvi have a virtual program for you. Learn more about “How Children Learn to Read” and register today!
As many of you may know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so we are interrupting our regular “meet a mom” interviews to feature a local mom (and celebrity!) in town – Corri Neckritz – the owner of Groove store for kids and women, who has so bravely shared her recent journey finding out she had breast cancer, taking proactive steps to keep herself strong – and sane – and the opportunity this experience has provided her to help her family – and others! Thank you Corri; you are an inspiration to us all.
Recently, we shared our favorite Back-to-School shopping secret weapon—Rockets of Awesome. This mom-founded kids brand is not only fun and fashionable, but their subscription and online shopping options make it super easy for busy moms to stay on top of wardrobe updates. Their new Winter collection is fantastic—bright, happy and full of pieces perfect for the holidays. Ready to try Rockets of Awesome? Use the code LOCALMOMS20 for 20% off your first purchase (both subscriptions and e-commerce)!
As we say goodbye to summer, we also say goodbye to the hydrating moisture levels in the air. That may not be such a bad thing, as many of us are happy not to deal with frizzy hair 😊 – but the impact on your skin from seasonal changes should not be ignored. WHAT SHOULD YOU DO? Here are 5 tips!
Meet Marco Vitiello, a father of two girls who loves sports and the outdoors. Marco spends most of his time in Westport through his job as a horticulturist and sales rep at Hoffman Landscapes. He loves working with Westport families and “improving the environment in which our customers live.” Read more about Marco HERE and find out all his favorite spots around town!
Did you use a Doula or are you pregnant and considering using one? Read our interview with Carrie Copeland, a Connecticut mom and owner of our new #partner Birth Partners, a full service birth and post-partum care business. We chatted with Carrie about the specific offerings of her business, as well as why pregnant women should consider a Doula.
If you are looking for some fall or holiday photos, or just someone to capture what this amazing local photographer calls “your love story,” Diana Haskell may be just who you are looking for. After starting her lifelong journey caring for animals at the Bronx and London Zoo, she got her MBA at Columbia and worked in the corporate world until Lyme disease and time in bed forced her to realize she had a deeper purpose and needed to serve the world in a more meaningful way. Mom to a 9 year old daughter, Diana captures your story. She loves the small moments, the animals of course, and just celebrating what matters to you. As a fun fact, she is also a martial artist and teaches Tai Chi, but behind the camera, she is truly at home.
Come join us for the 1st annual WestportMoms Fall Family Fun Festival THIS Saturday, October 2nd from 10AM-2PM at Greens Farms Academy. ALL ARE WELCOME! There will be activities for everyone, including a ninja course, bouncy house, pumpkin decorating, music, art, steam and more! We will have food trucks, RISE coffee, and other fun treats! See you Saturday!
Consulting with an attorney about a divorce case may seem overwhelming. If you have never been through the process, you may not know what questions to ask or what information may or may not be relevant. In addition, emotions are often high since it may feel like so much is at stake. For these reasons, it can be helpful to be prepared with specific questions during your first meeting with a divorce lawyer. Ferro & Battey LLC shares some great questions to ask….
Local mom of two, and a highly respected pediatric speech-pathologist, Lisa Cloherty has ALWAYS loved reading and writing, and dreamed of being an author one day! She is launching her debut children’s book, Katie Spector the Art Collector, this month and will be hosting a reading an live event with art, music and reading on 9/25 at 1pm at Wakeman Town Farm! Lisa credits her daughter – and her experience with art in Kindergarten – for the idea behind her book! Lisa loves any book by Adam Rex, is ironically not artistic at all despite her first book being about art, and in a next life would love to own an independent book store. Huge congrats to Lisa for following her lifelong dream; we can’t wait to get our hands on this book!
Dr. Samantha Smith, pediatric orthopedist, at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital provides tips on how kids should approach becoming active again for fall sports through stretching and slowly increasing their exercise levels.
With five kids between them, It took a pandemic to slow these two rockstar moms down and give them the time and space to finally pursue a longtime dream to start a business together. ThingsILove203 is the brain child of two women who had former careers in fashion, jewelry and design and wanted to bring beautiful clothing, furniture, and HAVE TO HAVE pieces from around the world to their customers here in the US. They love cheese (Dori) and Peanut M&Ms (Terri), time traveling or at the beach with their families, and attribute their mothers to being their inspiration in life and as people. If you are looking for something fun and new to feel good this fall, check out ThingsILove203- Dori and Terri have you covered!
As we head into Fall, many of us are signing our kids up for Fall sports—and reminiscing about our own childhood sports careers. What we should be doing? Signing ourselves up, too. Experts say sports aren’t just for kids, and moms especially should stay in the game to have a happier, healthier life. For whatever reason, dads are more likely to keep up with their favorite form of competitive exercise, from tennis to golf—so let’s try to join them if we can. Here are 5 reasons why we should all be staying in the game.
Mom of three, Louisa left the world of finance and hedge funds to pursue her entrepreneurial itch after having her daughter and realizing there was an opportunity to make ear piercing both a safe and celebratory experience. She shares how studying malls and recognizing the meaningful role Claire’s played in so many of them helped trigger her own idea to do something innovative and fresh! Rowan recently launched in Westport as the 2nd stand-alone studio in addition to Rowan’s presence in over 250 Targets nationwide! They offer piercings done by nurses, and sell only hypoallergenic earrings! In her spare time, Louisa loves yoga, all things French (including – and especially – French Fries!), and has a passion for helping others in the community who need It. Rowan is a special place that helps safely celebrate a special milestone for so many kids (young and old); we are proud to have you in Westport!
Recently, the Family & Divorce Law Firm – Broder, Orland, Murray & Demattie had a case where their client, the Father, determined it was necessary to travel with his children to a European country which the CDC designated as a “Level 4 Risk: Avoid Travel” due to COVID. The purpose of the trip was for the children, ages 11 and 15, to be with their octogenarian grandmother, whose health was rapidly declining. Learn more about how Broder, Orland Murray & DeMattie helped the Father manage this situation and how you can seek support if needed!