We’re thrilled to launch The Local Moms Book Club with Eliza Starts a Rumor! The book revolves around Eliza Hunt, a mom who created the Hudson Valley Ladies’ Bulletin board when her twins were in preschool. Cue the mom forum drama (a la today’s social media groups) and you have a funny story that reveals the power of moms coming together, which we of course love. Katie Couric called it “the perfect summer read” and we have to agree. We spoke to author Jane Rosen, herself a mom of three, about her inspiration, writing career and summer reading list.
In honor of Breastfeeding Awareness Month, we reached out to our friends at @theparentcollectivetpc for resources that will help get you off to a good start with breastfeeding.
None of the past few months makes much sense, and if you’re like us, you’re getting pretty darn tired. And not the kind of tired a solid 8 hours can fix (even though yes, that would be lovely anyway). It just isn’t normal to….
For locals in Fairfield County, the Long Island Sound can make summer feel like a vacation. Boating is even more popular these days, lending itself to the perfect social distancing activity. Waterfront restaurants are a lovely way to dine alfresco, with an added bonus of “dock and dine” options. We’ve put together a list of area restaurants where boating to dinner is part of the culinary experience. Don’t have a boat? No worries…you can also drive to these scenic spots!
Be sure to watch Shark Week on Thursday, August 13th at 9pm (Sharkadelic Summer – hosted by Snoop Dogg) to see local junior, Tyler Mace, who has been doing shark research for four years, including at Guadalupe Island with some of the largest great white sharks.
Do you need a reset when it comes to your Nutrition and eating habits? Are you sick of trying fad diets with so many rules and products? Then sign up TODAY for local mom and nutritionist, Robin Barrie’s, week-long program beginning Monday, August 10th! Learn more here!
If you’ve been wondering about the new hotspot in town, Franny’s Pharmacy, check out this great interview with it’s owner, Griff Conti. In March of this year, Conti continued his mission to educate consumers about the life-changing potential of cannabis that has been wrongly stigmatized and misunderstood for the last generation through his latest endeavor. Check out this interview with entrepreneur Griff Conti on how education, safety, and connection to community play a vital role in hemp-retail success.
Do your kids love to play games? If so, you will be happy to know that gaming can actually be good for them! In fact, gaming as a family can be a fun and constructive way to nurture your bond and create lasting memories with your little ones. Of course, too much of anything is also never a good idea. So, how can you balance family fun with health and safety? Using these expert-backed family gaming tips can get you off to the right start.
While this strange time has many of us feeling stuck or craving the return to “normal life,” mom of two and certified Occupational Therapist, Lindsay Yellin used these last 4 months to turn her dream of building a one-of-a-kind playspace for kids into launching an app – EPIC Play 365 – designed to help families have 30-minutes of daily intentional connectivity time together while enjoying an EPIC PLAY activity. Though It just launched in late July, the response has been tremendous! In her free time, Lindsay loves time at Compo beach, and shares the fun fact that she and her husband met on JDate (and were the company’s poster child couple for 6 months!) Her enthusiasm for what she is doing is contagious, and we look forward to watching this rockstar mom take the world by storm!!
Pinstripes has reimagined their venues to comply with all safety standards and provide a safe and fun visit experience. Their new bowling and bocce concierge services ensure a fun gaming experience, and their large patios and indoor venues provide worry-free dining.
We love, love summer, but hate the bugs that come along with it. That’s why we’re thrilled to partner with Fox Pest Control, who has been helping busy families enjoy their homes pest-free since 2012. (For a free inspection and estimate, and even same day service, call 855-953-3315.)
Deck time is here! Warm weather and extra sunshine add a little party and enjoyment to every single day, and now is the time to get your home ready so you can spend more time outdoors. One of the best ways to celebrate summer is to fire up the backyard grill and relax on the deck.
This Summer may look a little different than any in the past, and that includes rethinking that traditional summer vacation. If you’re looking for day trip or weekend events ideas, here are a few to consider….
Social distance-sing, dancing and playing instruments outside? Yes please! Classes start July 5th outdoors in Stamford, Westport, Darien/ New Canaan, and Old Greenwich. Greenwich classes will be added in August as well. Register today!
The Nurtury Montessori school is opening in Rye Brook! Learn more here!
Alliance Tutoring has a staff of experienced educators and mentors drawn from elite private schools in New England with impressive academic backgrounds who can provide comprehensive support to young college or high school students in a variety of areas, with one primary goal: to help a new student thrive in the academic, extra-curricular and social forums of education. Learn more.
Summertime is the best time, but with fun days spent around pools, beaches and lakes, most moms are also concerned with water safety—and for good reason. We spoke to industry experts from the Red Cross and CDC, as well as a top swim school, to get the facts.
Need some ideas for your 4th of July menu? These options include something for everyone, from festive cocktails to savory sides. Hope everyone has a happy—and healthy—holiday this year.
Need a festive, easy recipe that the kids can get in on this 4th of July? Try these patriotic marshmallows! There are only 3 ingredients… and they’re super simple!
Westport mom of three grown kids, and a 3rd generation lawyer, Melissa knew at age 9 she wanted to be a lawyer when she sued the National Little League Association and the Town of Fairfield because she was not allowed to play baseball. As she says, “she has been fighting for her clients ever since!” As one of very few female Divorce and Family Law attorneys in the state of CT (maybe more valuable post Covid time than ever=)), Melissa founded and runs Needle|Cuda, a firm devoted to balancing the needs of its clients in difficult situations, and preserving the long-terms interests of the family. Melissa is known for her red hair, dedication to her clients, and her love of sports. Fun fact – she started a moms Fantasy Football League to help she and her mom peers connect with each other – and their teenage sons! She’s a rockstar mom and lawyer, and a force to be reckoned with!