Unless you’ve been living under a rock=), you have likely seen and heard that Melissa Kane – Westport mom of two – is running for First Selectwoman this November. After a successful career in writing, followed by owning her own flower and home décor business, Melissa fell into the world of local politics – and it was love at first debate. Melissa shared her path to the campaign trail with us and why she wants to be our First SelectWoman, as well as some fun tidbits including that she toured with Peter Gabriel as his publicist and got kicked out of sleep-away camp as a teenager! She also likes the meditating App called Headspace which helps make her zen admist all the campaign chaos (sounds like an App some of us moms could use as well:)). Melissa is truly an inspiration to us all and we commend her dedication to Westport!
With October here, the cooler weather has actually set in, and the onset of fall makes many of us think of apple picking, Halloween, and family photos bundled in plaid shirts and comfy jackets! Check out our favorite cameras – and camera contraptions- for moms and Munchkins – to get your kids smiling – and into the photo thing- more than ever before!
Treat yourself to a spa getaway! We found some lovely options in CT that allow for easy travel and will leave you rejuvenated and refreshed. A spa weekend also makes a great gift for your significant other (that you both can enjoy)… because time together is the best gift you can give.
With all of the news of late, it is nearly impossible to know what – if anything – to say to your children about the world we live in. Audrey Paul (M.D.Ph.D. trained in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine), who runs Heads Up Concussion Center in Westport and works at Westport Urgent Care shares her guidelines on how much and what media exposure is appropriate based on age! Thank you Audrey!
While many of us may know Melissa Joan Hart from our years of obsession with Clarissa Explains It All and Sabrina The Teenage Witch, what many likely don’t know is that Melissa is a mom of 3 boys here in Westport. Melissa began her acting career when she was 4 in a commercial for a bathtub doll called Splashy and is still acting and now producing. A few interesting facts about our local celeb is that she has a pet peeve for white cars, maintains her own yard, and if she had 24 free hours (or days) she would watch all 7 seasons of Game of Thrones. She loves Bar Taco with her family, Terrain with friends, and is incredibly grateful for a recent month spent with her family in Australia. Her most recent act is directing and producing a remake of the film “The Watcher in the Woods,” which will premiere on Lifetime on October 21st; be sure to SET YOUR DVRs NOW!
If your childcare needs have changed, and you are considering an Au Pair, Cultural Care Au Pair consultant, Jennifer Halberg, can help debunk some of the myths about what an Au Pair IS and ISN’T. If affordable, flexible care is what you are looking for, this may be your answer!
Now that summer and grilling out have (pretty much) finished for the season, it is time to transition to dinner parties. Having a few friends over and want to make the table look nice but not go crazy? Then it’s time to DIY your dining table for a fall gathering. Here’s your HOW TO!
Cooler temperatures mean sweater weather, big cups of hot cocoa, back-to-school, and of course APPLE SEASON! Check out WestportMoms list of the best family friendly recommendations in CT and two in New York in case you want a convenient place to meet out of town friends!
While most people living in Fairfield County know of the William Raveis Real Estate Company, not quite as many know Meghan Raveis, the incredible woman and mom of 3 behind the company’s Charitable Fund, whose annual Ride + Walk event coming up on Sunday, October 1st, raises money to support up and coming cancer researchers. While Meghan is as dedicated to her work as they come, she loves biking or hiking in the Aspetuck Land Trust in Weston with her family, dinner at Luigi’s Pizza in Fairfield, and swears by Melotonin to keep her well rested. Some fun facts – she loves Disney World, and recently started abstract painting which she loves. Meghan is warm, authentic, and tenacious and we are so grateful for the incredible impact she has made!
On Sunday, October 1st, many people in Fairfield County (including WestportMoms!) will be at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk participating in the 3rd annual William Raveis Ride + Walk! 100% of donations go to the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation which funds top emerging cancer researchers and they promise 100% of the money they receive goes directly to research. Join us if you can!
Your golden glow may be gone, but don’t let your skin suffer! Aesthetician, Jennifer Efstathiou, shares what makes New Beauty Wellness spa – and their facials – unique!
Westport Urgent Care is offering flu shots on Tuesday, 9/26 from 8am-8pm! Stop in anytime; anyone is welcome and no appointments necessary! And if you are wondering who should get the Flu Vaccine – and why – see what Audrey Paul – the head of Heads Up Westport Concussion Center has to share!
Most people living in Westport – or the surrounding communities – know about the terrific classes and programming the Library offers – especially for little kids. However, there are quite a few incredible resources the Library offers that many are not aware of which we wanted to share!
Wondering what to wear for fall as summer suddenly disappeared in the blink of an eye? Here are 5 trends from Stylist Amy Guzzi of Fred Boutique that will keep you feeling comfy and cute as the crisp weather sets in!