During this incredibly confusing and horrific time in our history, we wanted to share some terrific resources for thinking about all that is going on with our country at this time, and also some hopefully helpful resources for talking to your kids. We are happy to add others, so feel free to email us at email@example.com any time.
Looking to keep your kids safe from the sun this summer? The first thing to look for in a sunscreen is a physical (as opposed to chemical) formula. Safer ingredients include zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, while ones to avoid include avobenzone, oxybenzone, octocrylene and ecamsule. See the list here for the Environmental Working Groups top picks for kid’s sunscreens in 2020!
As our Spring of homeschooling comes to a close and Summer gets underway, camps nationwide are facing a decision about whether or not to open—and parents are making their own decisions about how to spend their summer. There are so many considerations surrounding camp this year, so we turned to Susie Lupert, Executive Director of the American Camp Association, NY and NJ, to answer some of our questions.
Anyone else noticing everything they want to change about their house, now that they’re spending so much more time at home? If you’re seeing things you want to repair, update or refresh, the experts at Dibico can help! Click here to read more about how they can upgrade your outdoor spaces (from patios to pool homes) and indoor ones (from your kitchen to office).
We may be missing our favorite margs at our favorite Mexican spot, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate our favorite foodie holiday at home! We’ve rounded up some yummy taco, enchilada, veggie sides, guac, dessert—and yes, margarita—recipes from around the web. And most of them use ingredients that are hopefully already in your fridge and pantry. Enjoy and don’t forget to buy gift certificates to your favorite restaurants (Mexican or not!) to support your local businesses during this time!
Happy Mother’s Day to you! Though you may not be doing all the things you normally do to celebrate, check out these local food, fashion and feel good special offers for YOU-and the moms you love!
Since none of us moms are going to a spa or nice restaurant for Mother’s Day this year, bring that spa-like healthy and delicious food to your home/someone you love! This full menu of recipes from Registered Dietitian, Personal Trainer and Westport Mom, Robin Barrie...
Whatever the weather, Joules has the whole family covered! We are thrilled to introduce you to Joules, a British lifestyle brand that specializes in rainwear for all!
Weston mom of two girls, Larissa is a real life hero on the front lines of this pandemic as a physician’s assistant at St.Vincent’s Medical Center. While her focus is typically caring for orthopedic, neurosurgery and trauma surgical patients, her new reality is temperature checks when walking into work, PPE of all sorts, supporting patients whose families can not be with them, and the ups and downs of a job where risking one’s own life to save others is part of the everyday.
Local heroes come in many forms, especially during times like these. Superstar moms Nicole Straight (local site director for Food Rescue US) and Stephanie Webster (Founder and Editor of CTbites.com) teamed together in mid-March to keep local restaurants afloat and front line workers fed, and have raised over $100K doing so! Motivated solely by a desire to help – and a deep understanding of the role food and restaurants could play during this time, they collaborated and began one of the most remarkable fundraising efforts of this pandemic. Westport is lucky to call them our own! Donate today as they still need help – let’s keep these restaurants and our medical professionals on their feet!
Superheroes are all around us these days, and Amanda Sandrew is undoubtedly one of them! Mom to 4, Medical Director of Inpatient Behavioral Health at Norwalk Hospital, and currently finishing up chemotherapy for breast cancer, Amanda is juggling It all these days.
This Mother’s Day, lets raise a glass to all of the Mom’s out there, including us! We’ve become teacher’s, entertainers, chef’s, house cleaners and everything else our families have needed during this quarantine. Treat yourself with this tasty drink (and maybe breakfast in bed with these pancakes!) from NuKitchens, a local family-owned kitchen design company that knows how important a mom and her kitchen truly are!
Anyone else feel like their kids are snacking *constantly* these days? We have a new recipe for you to try this week! These Soft & Doughy Protein Pretzels take just 25-minutes to make, and are full of protein and fiber!YUM!
This week we are featuring the truly remarkable Scarlett Lewis, Chief Movement Officer of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement who lost her son Jesse in the tragic Sandy Hook shooting in 2012. Shortly after, she formed this non-profit organization whose inspiring mission is to create safer schools through programs that teach young people how to be happier and make decisions out of love—not hate, and during this crazy time the organization is doing more work than ever!
With this unprecedented time keeping us all at home, there is no question relationships are being tested in many ways. Whether you are married, divorced, or are just in need of some advice, Westport mom and renowned Family Law Attorney, Melissa Needle, shares some great information on the court status during this time, and other questions related to custody, domestic violence, and general relationship challenges.
During this time, it’s become more difficult for people with arthritis to get access to the treatments they’re used to. We’ve all got a million things to do and many of us are stuck in our homes (thanks, Coronavirus). Luckily, there are some simple things you can do at home to help manage your arthritis symptoms and feel better.
After being stuck inside, it’s nice to focus on the warmer months ahead! Make the most of outdoor space and transform your backyard into a family oasis. Hoffman Landscapes can help with privacy plantings, seasonal blooms, pool construction, fire pits and masonry—as well as overall maintenance and design. To adhere to social distancing, Hoffman Landscapes will offer phone or video call consultations. They can assess your property alone and connect virtually, by phone or via email and follow up with a proposal. Spring is here!
We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Stokke, the Scandinavian brand designing better, safer products that strengthen the bond between babies and parents! While they are often most well known for their sturdy highchairs, they have incredible cribs, strollers, and other essential gear you may just want to know about!
Since 1902, Ring’s End has helped homeowners along the Connecticut coastline create their dream homes. Inspired by the nature of the shoreline, Ring’s End recently launched a capsule paint collection curated by four interior designers which embodies the synergy between nature and design. Click link in bio to see the palette, the talented designers and visit our blog to read more about the collection, Ring’s End and how they are giving back to the environment through this special initiative. Then, head over to RingsEnd.com where you can purchase from the collection and bring the coastal collection into your home.
Have you run out of your favorite salad dressing? Do not fear! Rinse out the bottle and fill it back up with this recipe instead! It’s simple, delicious AND likely healthier than the one you bought from the store! And try It on this easy and foolproof bean and avocado salad, perfect for any lunch or dinner!