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Fibroids 101 with System Vice Chair of Women’s Health Services, Dr. Elizabeth Lucal of Nuvance Health
Fibroids are very common and can make life tough, from heavy periods to constant bloating. Read everything you need to know about fibroids from Elizabeth Lucal, MD, Vice Chair of Women’s Health Services, at Nuvance Health.
Meet Mark Gilrain, a Westport father of twin 16-year-old sons and a local real estate agent. He and his family moved here from New York City in 2011, because they love how “Westport is relaxed and inclusive, and it has an excellent lifestyle for friendship, eating, and activities.”
Childhood can feel like a pressure cooker with parents pushing kids too far in academics and sports. Author Jennifer B. Wallace urges parents to take a different approach to ensure kids’ success.
This Eggplant Rollatini from the talented moms behind Habitual Hostess makes a great vegetarian entree that happens to be gluten-free as well. Since it uses a lot of the same flavors as Chicken Parmesan, it’s an easy option to serve meatlovers and vegetarians alike. Don’t love eggplant? Try using zucchini instead.
Overnight camp and travel programs are a classic rite of passage that give kids benefits long after summer ends. Use our Sleepaway Camp & Program Guide to learn about some of the best options in the United States or reach out to Westportmoms’ very own, Melissa Post, at [email protected] to discuss options for camp at no cost to you!! Plus, get organized *now* by ordering through labeldaddy.com. Use code SUMMER365 for 25% off.
Free printable valentines are easy, inexpensive and adorable.
How old are your kids and how long have you lived in Westport? I have 2 daughters – ages 15 and 13. We’ve been in Westport 15 years. How did you end up where you are now in terms of your job, or whatever passion project it is you might be doing? There has been a huge...
Anxiety can disrupt a healthy sleep cycle. Here’s advice from the Anxiety Institute on what you can do for your child.
Meet Alla Vash-Margita, M.D.,Chief of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital
Read our interview with Alla Vash-Margita, M.D.,Chief of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, who recently launched a specialized Adolescent Gynecology and Endocrinology Program, which helps the many young women at risk for or dealing with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
Meet Dr. Dana Murphy, a New Canaan mom of three who is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine. After practicing in a traditional primary care setting for over 13 years, Dr. Murphy recently joined forces with Dr. Larry Leibowitz at Matrix Personalized Medicine and is currently enrolling new patients in her concierge practice.
Gather your mom friends on February 13 for a Galentine’s to remember! Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive is in theaters for *one* night only and trust us – you don’t want to miss this.
As new moms and then as second or third-time moms welcoming more babies, nothing is more important to us than keeping our babies happy and safe. That’s why we are thrilled to share all about a growing baby brand that is completely shaking things up (for the better): HealthyBaby. Founded by mom of two Shazi Visram, who created the industry-changing HappyBaby food brand, HealthyBaby is on a mission to protect babies while encouraging developmental support.
If you love looking through 1st Dibs, Elle Décor, Architectural Digest and House Beautiful media outlets, then you will love to learn more about Cynthia Vengrow, mom of two teenagers, who has spent lots of energy over the last 10 years infusing our town’s homes and interior spaces with beautiful modern touches. The design firm Vita Design Group, consists of her partners, Lucien and Maria Vita and Dave DeNomme, and it offers architect-led design-build services, putting design integrity at the forefront, from the architectural exterior through to the interior details. From floor plans to fixture/furnishings selection, Cynthia and the team want to deliver a fresh seamless result to their neighbor’s spaces in Westport. In another life, Cynthia was a competitive cheerleader (and a flyer no less!), and today actively supports Catch a Lift Fund, and loves being an integral part of the Westport community.
Though it’s still cold outside, spring is around the corner!! Embrace the seasonal shift and prepare for a spectacular spring with our expert insights and growing season guide. At this point in the season, it may be hard to think about warmer weather when you’re bundling up on a frigid winter morning. However, the air will soon thaw and it’s never too early to turn your attention to the upcoming growing season.
From Vitamin C supplements to hot toddies, some of the most popular #coldremedies might be causing more harm than good. Have no fear! Hartford HealthCare Medical Group gets to the bottom of why these remedies probably aren’t the superheroes we think they are. Discover the truth in our latest blog post featuring Dr. Rosario Giacomini, a family medicine provider in Westport!
Starting February 1st, put a heart with uplifting words written on it on your child’s door each day until Valentine’s Day ❤️
Remind them WHY you love them so much. This is such a fun new family tradition! At a loss for what to say? Here are some examples of what you can write!
If you love picture books – and reading with – and to – your kids as much as we do, you should check out local mom, Diana Blau’s first children’s book – Beary & Tinker – Young at Heart! Inspired to write after her own daughter showed so much interest in her and her husband’s childhood teddy bears, this story is one any child – or adult – would love, and tells the story from the perspective of the bears having the chance to play once again! In her spare time, Diana loves traveling, with a special love for Hawaii, Nantucket and Italy. She loves buttered toast, the show Never Have I Ever, and dreams of a world more tolerant of all differences than the one we are raising our children in today. Diana’s story shows It is never too late to follow your heart and go for something new. Congrats on the launch; we are thrilled to have another great book in our library!
With the dark nights and cold, dreary weather, we could all use a MOMS NIGHT OUT! Check out Embrace Orthodontics’ NEW spacious, beautiful and bright office, and meet local mom and orthodontist, Dr. Emily, THIS Thursday, February 1st anytime from 7PM-930PM at 24 Imperial Ave in Westport! Enjoy a MAGICIAN, apps, and delicious tequila cocktails with the hottest new tequila from Lebron James! Friends welcome!
*This story originally appeared on the Local Moms Network. If there’s one thing pregnant moms aren’t lacking in this high-speed, digital life, it’s information. What we once trusted to Google search is now available in detail – and with much more reliability and accuracy – through a medley of apps. Yet the options at our fingertips can even get overwhelming, until now. We’ve narrowed down our top 5 pregnancy apps that will actually help you stay informed, connected and organized throughout your pregnancy and beyond – so you can focus on what matters most: nurturing yourself and your growing baby.
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.