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How to be a Wrap Star, and Save the Planet in your PJs!

How to be a Wrap Star, and Save the Planet in your PJs!

Did you know that more than half of wrapping paper gets dumped and landfilled, and can’t get recycled? All that paper exists just to get ripped to shreds in 60 seconds! Read this (hilarious) post from The Glitter Grinch herself, Haley Lieberman, who actually loves sparkle but hates what it does to our planet. Find more info about super creative, easy and fun ways to upcycle what you have instead of using store bought stuff. Hint: Magazines, like what you see in this post on Shop Tomorrows here, kid’s art projects and more.

Meet Corri

Meet Corri

If you like clothes and shopping, you likely know about Groove, a beloved children’s and women’s clothing store in Westport, run by the driven and talented owner and local mom of 3, Corri Neckritz. What started as a small business out of her home to fill a desire she had to find hip, yet tasteful clothing for her own children, has grown over 20+ years into a tremendously successful and coveted brand and retail store. Some fun facts about Corri – she loves dogs (and has four herself!), has her masters in elementary education, and is a host family for the “A Better Chance” program, with a scholar spending time in their home on weekends. Like Corri and her family, Groove is always looking to give back, and partners closely with many local organizations, including STAR and Abilis. She is also currently supporting Local Love at Groove, offering 20% off through Sunday!! We are grateful for all she has brought to this community – and let’s be honest, our kids are pretty well dressed thanks to her!

2020 Sleepaway Camp Guide is HERE!

2020 Sleepaway Camp Guide is HERE!

Spending part of their summer at camp is one of those amazing experiences that will stay with your child forever. Use this guide to learn about some of the top sleep-away options across the country, as well as some great resources, including WestportMoms’ very own, Melissa Post, who can help you navigate the at times overwhelming process for FREE! Camp can be truly life changing!

Entertainment For The Whole Family At Webster Bank Arena!

Entertainment For The Whole Family At Webster Bank Arena!

In the winter, we can’t get enough ideas for fun family activities that will keep everyone entertained! That’s why we’re so lucky to have Webster Bank Arena nearby. With Sound Tigers hockey games and other sporting events, fun family entertainment, comedy shows and concerts, there’s something for everyone! Here’s a look at what to expect this season!

A Short Rib Recipe that will truly WOW! (from the Home Cook CT)

A Short Rib Recipe that will truly WOW! (from the Home Cook CT)

If you are looking for a delicious – and relatively easy – holiday dinner that will please the family – or even a larger group, check out this short rib hit from The Home Cook CT’s, Stephanie Berghoff! A Westport mom of two, Stephanie turned back to her love for all things food and cooking a year ago and cooks for families in the area weekly!

The Local Moms Network 2019 Holiday Gift Guide!

The Local Moms Network 2019 Holiday Gift Guide!

Welcome to The Local Moms Network 2019 Holiday Gift Guide! Before kids, we had all our holiday shopping done by (or shortly after) Thanksgiving. Post-kids? We sometimes find ourselves relying on anything available with overnight shipping, or online gift cards (when we’re truly out of ideas). We hope this shortlist provides you with both some solid inspiration and any needed motivation to check all of the dads, moms, kids and everyone in between off your list early, and give unique gifts they’ll love and use over and over.

Meet Michelle-Lee!

Meet Michelle-Lee!

If you have noticed or met a tall woman with an endearing Brooklyn accent running around town with three adorable girls (and possibly a lab!), it is likely Michelle-Lee! After taking some time away from her career in finance, Michelle-Lee got involved with The Sunrise Association, and more specifically Sunrise Day Camps, the world’s only dedicated full summer day camp for children with cancer and their siblings all provided for free! As part of her time with Sunrise, Michelle volunteers weekly in Montefiore’s oncology unit, brightening the days of the kids and giving their parents a much needed hour to themselves. A fun fact – once a year, Michelle-Lee also cans tomatoes (800 lbs last summer) with family and friends, a tradition many look forward to. Michelle-Lee is someone with a heart of gold, who Westport – and Sunrise – are truly lucky to have. If you are interested in learning more, or helping with her current initiative to fill 200 stockings for the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, email her directly at mlrabinowitz1@gmail.com.

4 Childcare Personalities You’ll Find in Suburbia 

4 Childcare Personalities You’ll Find in Suburbia 

While there are tons of childcare options in the suburbs, most towns tend to have one approach that’s most popular. “Every town has its own childcare ‘personality,’” says Suburban Jungle Strategist Alli Levine. “Kids may go from preschool to extended care. Parents may pick up from school every day. In other towns, driving nannies take kids from parks and playdates to activities.” Here’s what Suburban Jungle suggests people moving consider…

Meet Susie!

Meet Susie!

If you are looking for an expert at event planning – mainly bar and bat mitzvahs (but now weddings too!) look no further than Susie Blumenfeld and Pink House Productions! A Westport mom of three girls, Susie fell into event planning over 13 years ago by accident, recognizing her unique ability to make – and maintain – connections with any and every type of person. Her creativity is unmatched, and over a decade later, she still LOVES what she does. Some fun facts – Susie could see herself as a reality TV star in another life, hates planning family vacations despite being a “planner” by day, and has a secret spot in Florida her family vacations for alone time! Check out Pink House Productions, and keep an eye out for Susie- she does a party like no other!

What You Need to Know About Getting Through Postpartum Depression

What You Need to Know About Getting Through Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is a heartbreaking condition that robs you of the happy moments you should have with your baby in the weeks after its birth. Instead of feeling that new mom bliss, you’re left feeling sad, detached, and guilty. When you’re suffering from postpartum depression, that’s normal — and you need to remember, it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Let’s look at some key facts about postpartum depression and how you can overcome it.

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