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Meet a Mom – Shazi Visram of Healthy Baby!

Meet a Mom – Shazi Visram of Healthy Baby!

Mom of two and entrepreneur Shazi Visram first turned the baby industry upside down with the Happy Baby food brand, and now, is doing the same with her HealthyBaby product line.
All of the products are EWG Verified Safe. Their diapers and diaper cream, prenatal vitamins, deodorant, baby balm and cream, lundry detergent, shampoo and even  home cleaning products each bear this official stamp of safety that will save busy moms hours researching the best products for their families.

Meet Elyse – Author of “A Shark ate my Bagel”

Meet Elyse – Author of “A Shark ate my Bagel”

If you are a lover of BAGELS, business, entrepreneurship, and learning about badass local moms who have done badass things, look no further! Elyse Oleksak – mom of three kiddos here in Westport, founded Bantam Bagels (mini bagels pre-stuffed with cream cheese), which you may have seen on Shark Tank, in Starbucks, or in supermarkets a few years back! THIS WEEK, Elyse has launched her memoir, A SHARK ate my bagel, sharing the journey she and her husband Nick took founding, growing, and ultimately selling Bantam Bagels. What started as a little side project in their NYC apartment grew into a massive success, but not without its bumps along the way. With authenticity, humility, humor, and a whole lot of love, Elyse shares her story, and we promise It is one you won’t want to miss!

Prioritizing Your Mental Health

Prioritizing Your Mental Health

Hartford HealthCare Medical Group has several primary care physicians throughout Fairfield County who are welcoming new patients now. Whether you’d like to be seen in-person or virtually, our teams provide you easy access to the care you need, when you need It. Visit our website to easily schedule an appointment online at our Fairfield, Bridgeport, Milford, Oxford, Stamford, Stratford or Westport offices.

Tween Skincare Solution in 3 Steps with Dr. Marnie Nussbaum

Tween Skincare Solution in 3 Steps with Dr. Marnie Nussbaum

If you were hoping the tween skincare obsession was going to slow down, experts say it’s just wishful thinking.  A now $8 billion industry according to CNBC, spending on skincare is skyrocketing thanks to Generation Alpha – kids who were born in 2010 or after.  While we’ve been inundated with warnings about skincare’s active ingredients and the horrible side effects on young skin, it is possible to say “yes!” to our daughters’ love of skincare. Dr. Marnie Nussbaum, NYC-based Board Certified Dermatologist and mom of two, assures us there are plenty of safe options—but you need to know what to look for.

Use Landscape Design to Define Your Outdoor Spaces

Use Landscape Design to Define Your Outdoor Spaces

Thoughtful composition and organization of an outdoor space can give it new life and meaning. You can reference the context of a project’s inherent character and historical background, such as reviving a whitewashed brick wall surrounding a garden, or you can create a brand new oasis providing the perfect opportunity to revel in a breathtaking view. Professional and thoughtful landscape design is the key to defining your outdoor spaces and making them an integral part of an oasis that you love coming home to. The Laurel Rock experts share some ideas here!

24 Questions Teens Should Ask Doctors (from the Experts at Connecticut Children’s)

24 Questions Teens Should Ask Doctors (from the Experts at Connecticut Children’s)

We all work hard to empower our kids to speak up when the time is right. By the time your child enters their teenage years, they should be getting ready to take charge of their own health. The more confident they feel speaking up at doctor’s visits, the better. It gives their doctor more information to support them through adolescence – and sets your child up for healthy behaviors later in life too. How can you empower your teen to get more involved at doctor’s visits? Here are tips, with help from Connecticut Children’s psychologists Lauren Ayr-Volta, PhD, and Siddika Mulchan, PsyD.

Top 5 Reasons to go to the Downtown Cabaret Theatre!

Top 5 Reasons to go to the Downtown Cabaret Theatre!

FAMILY FUN! DCT is fun for the whole family.  We have an entire season of top notch Theatre for Youth Audiences productions for children but they are entertaining for people of all ages. They are the perfect mix of your favorite fairy tales, slapstick comedy, upbeat dancing, fabulous costumes and stage magic- something for everyone. So grab a table and bring the whole family. Learn more why DCT could be a great weekend activity for the family!

2024 Local Moms Sleepaway Camp Guide!

2024 Local Moms Sleepaway Camp Guide!

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.

Meet Alla Vash-Margita, M.D.,Chief of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

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).

Healthy Baby – Why our Moms are Loving these Products!

Healthy Baby – Why our Moms are Loving these Products!

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.

Meet Cynthia!

Meet Cynthia!

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.

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