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How to Talk to Kids About The Uvalde, Texas School Shooting

How to Talk to Kids About The Uvalde, Texas School Shooting

The Uvalde, TX school shooting is so many things—tragic, senseless, terrifying. It has also been described as unimaginable, but unfortunately, it is not. And whether our kids are old enough to remember Sandy Hook, Parkland or Columbine, many of them are asking...

Truffled Asparagus Crostini!

Truffled Asparagus Crostini!

These elegant crostini are a surefire winner for all your spring get-togethers, loaded with fresh asparagus, two types of truffle flavor (oil and salt) and fresh lemon. Thank you to the talented moms from Habitual Hostess for sharing! Truffled Asparagus Crostinis 1...

Your 5 Most Pressing Diaper Questions, Answered!

Your 5 Most Pressing Diaper Questions, Answered!

hoosing the right diaper for your family can feel like a daunting task— We asked you to share your most pressing questions on Instagram, then tapped the experts at our personal favorite diaper brand, Coterie, to help us make sense of it all.

Miss O and Friends New NFT

Miss O and Friends New NFT

At the end of March, one of our favorite mom-founded organizations, Miss O and Friends, launched its first NFT project that will celebrate girls! Previously, we’re shared all about Miss O and Friends, a safe socialization brand for girls, which already encompasses a...

Our Go-To Spring Salad!

Our Go-To Spring Salad!

With the weather warming up and schedules getting busier, we're all about throwing together quick salads—and this spring version from Rachael Mahoney of Kinney Lane, a Greenwich, CT-based healthy prepared meal delivery business, is at the top of our list. "This salad...

Best Raincoats for Spring!

Best Raincoats for Spring!

The weather is slowly warming up & the days are getting longer…Spring is here (finally)! But just when temperatures start rising and the deep winter brain fog starts to clear, the rain starts. And it just doesn’t stop. We’re here to help you combine some retail...

Cobb Salad Board by The BakerMama!

Cobb Salad Board by The BakerMama!

  Two things we’re loving right now—food boards and salads. We’ve been sort of obsessed with the gorgeous boards created by The BakerMama for awhile now. And with warmer weather, it feels nice to be turning off the oven for dinner more often, and loading up on hearty...

Mike’s Marvelous Brisket Recipe!

Mike’s Marvelous Brisket Recipe!

This delicious Brisket Recipe from Mike of Mike’s Organic Delivery is the perfect entrée for your holiday family get together! Ingredients 2 teaspoons Safflower or Non GMO Canola Oil (to sear) 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil (for rub) 3 Cloves Minced Garlic 1 teaspoon dried...

Everything You Need To Know About Helix Piercings: By Rowan.

Everything You Need To Know About Helix Piercings: By Rowan.

Calling all moms and kids!! This is the moment we’ve been waiting for. Rowan is now offering helix piercings by licensed Nurses. AND now you can also get needle piercings. Needle piercing appointments are available on select days. Please check heyrowan.com for availability.

How Hormone Imbalance Affects Everyday Life

How Hormone Imbalance Affects Everyday Life

Hormones decline naturally with age, but sometimes the changes can occur earlier than usual and can cause a significant impact on the way you feel and function. If your hormones aren’t optimized, you may feel tired, moody, experience weight gain, a decrease in your energy and libido, and have trouble sleeping. You don’t have to simply” deal” with these symptoms- bioidentical hormone optimization can normalize your hormones and help you feel like yourself again.

Meet Michelle Brandriss, Founder of Name Bubbles!

Meet Michelle Brandriss, Founder of Name Bubbles!

Meet Michelle Brandriss, Founder of Name Bubbles! When Michelle Brandriss’s son was starting daycare, she faced a challenge many daycare, school and camp parents have—missing clothing and other belongings. “Cooper started at daycare with name labels created from...

Four Hopkins Parents – On Hopkins

Four Hopkins Parents – On Hopkins

Middle and high school are critical periods in any young person’s life, as these are the years that will help shape the person they will become. Selecting a school for this formative time comes down to a series of choices — about academic quality, community, values,...

Meet a Dad: Skier Bode Miller!

Meet a Dad: Skier Bode Miller!

Skier Bode Miller is a gold medal-winning five time Olympian, a dad of eight and a tireless advocate, with his wife Morgan, for pool safety. After their 19-month-old daughter Emeline drowned in June 2018, the family has spoken out about the layers of safety measures...

Easter Events!

Easter Events!

EGG HUNTS   Easter Egg Hunt for 2-5 Year-olds Monday, Apr 4, 2022 at 3:00 PM Jesse Lee Church, 207 Main Street, Ridgefield CT Register here! Keystone Bunny Patch Sat, Apr 9, 2022 at 11:00 AM Keystone Place at Wooster Heights, 66 Wooster Heights, Danbury, CT,...

Meet a Mom: Actress & Podcast Host Lois Robbins!

Meet a Mom: Actress & Podcast Host Lois Robbins!

This week’s Meet a Mom interview is with New York City-based actress and mom of four Lois Robbins!  Over her career, she has built a rich resume of credits on the big screen (most recently The Aspern Papers with Jonathan Rhys Meyers), small screen (One Life to Live,...

Pantry Must-Haves & Organizations Tips!

Pantry Must-Haves & Organizations Tips!

Kathleen Ashmore is a social media star, with 1.7 million followers on TikTok alone. Every day, Kathleen (aka Kat) shares recipes and secrets from her chef days. So what does a TikTok chef, and busy mom, keep in her pantry—and more importantly, how does she keep it...

Meet a Mom: Cassandra Freeman of Bel-Air!

Meet a Mom: Cassandra Freeman of Bel-Air!

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was one of the most iconic sitcoms of the 90s, and launched Will Smith’s career, pre-Men in Black. On Super Bowl Sunday, with Smith as Executive Producer, the show returned as a modern drama, Bel-Air, on the Peacock Network. (Watch the...

Rainbow Cheesecake!

Rainbow Cheesecake!

We love this colorful cheesecake for St. Patrick’s Day, an alternative to a birthday cake or any time you need to mix up a little cheer. It does need to chill overnight, so grab these ingredients below and click through for the full instructions from food blogger and...

Karla Murtaugh: Your Local Realtor with Global Reach

Karla Murtaugh: Your Local Realtor with Global Reach

A resident and active member of the Ridgefield community since 1990, Karla has in-depth knowledge of the area’s school systems, and various sports and community organizations of the towns she represents including Ridgefield, Redding, Wilton, Westport, New Canaan and...

Leprechaun Snack Board

Leprechaun Snack Board

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We love a good snack board, and one that’s cute enough for a party and gets our kids to eat more veggies? That’s like finding a pot of gold. The BakerMama’s Leprechaun Snack Board is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s full of healthy veggies,...

The Finish Co.

The Finish Co.

Meet a Mom, Stephanie Purzycki, CEO and Co-Founder of The Finish Interior Design help you need, when you need it. 1. Where are you originally from and how long have you lived in CT? I'm originally from Miami, FL but have lived in Connecticut for 14 years. 2. How many...

How to Talk to Kids About Scary or Tragic Events in the News!

How to Talk to Kids About Scary or Tragic Events in the News!

How to Talk to Kids About Scary or Tragic Events in the News! How to Talk to Kids About Scary or Tragic Events in the News Robert D. Keder, MD As the growing tension between Russia and Ukraine escalates, children are seeing disturbing footage on the news and on social...

Hoffman Landscapes Wins National Decade Award

Hoffman Landscapes Wins National Decade Award

Wilton, CT – Hoffman Landscapes has been selected to receive an Awards of Excellence – Decade Award by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). To qualify for a Decade Award, a property must first be selected as a Gold Award winner by the NALP....

Ring’s End

Ring’s End

There are many reasons you may be looking to replace the windows in your home.  Perhaps your current windows are old and inefficient, maybe you’d like to update the look of your home or create a new opening somewhere.  Whatever the reason, it is sometimes overwhelming...

Meditation 101

Meditation 101

  If there’s ever a time to look for new tools to center yourself, it’s January 2022. Meditation is one of the best tools out there, and not only is it naturally free, but you can do it virtually anywhere. It can even help you be a better, more patient parent. We...

Blueberry Super Food Smoothie!

Blueberry Super Food Smoothie!

                                                                                      Credit: Christine Han Photography One of the easiest way to load up on all the good stuff—vitamins, fiber, protein, and antioxidants—is to blend them into a smoothie. Plus, you can...

Valentine’s Day Spin Art!

Valentine’s Day Spin Art!

This Valentine's craft is not only adorable—and a perfect gift for friends or grandparents—it's a ton of fun for kids of all ages. Thank you to Ximena from Create with XnD for sharing this wonderful idea!Valentine's Spinner Art Materials 1. Salad spinner 2. Cut out...

Hands On Science at Easton Country Day School

Hands On Science at Easton Country Day School

Easton Country Day is a small, independent, coeducational school for students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12.  Easton Country Day School was founded by educators who wanted the best possible academic and social foundation for their own children, in a learning...

Meet A Mom- Jennifer Besgen

Meet A Mom- Jennifer Besgen

Our latest Meet a Mom is Jennifer Besgen, a mother of four and Associate Director of Athletics at St. Luke’s School in New Canaan. We spoke to her about her favorite family activities and why she loves living in Ridgefield!

Heart Shaped Pizza!

Heart Shaped Pizza!

Want an adorable Valentine’s Day activity to do with your kids? Make-your-own Heart Shaped Pizza! This delicious recipe is from Greenwich Moms Asya Geller and her husband Mike Geller of Mike’s Organics. “My wife and kids love pizza, so we have a tradition of making...

Olympic Dad: Luger Chris Mazdzer!

Olympic Dad: Luger Chris Mazdzer!

Parenting can feel like an Olympic sport, which makes the actual moms and dads who make it to the Olympics seem even more impressive. Just in time for the 2022 Winter Games in Bejing, we caught up with Salt Lake City-based Chris Mazdzer, a soon-to-be fourth time...

Valentine’s Day Books for Kids!

This story was contributed by Library Mom Rosemary D’Urso. Follow her on Instagram @librarymombooksand head to  Librarymom.com for more book picks for kids! Valentine’s Day is almost here and I have the perfect read alouds focusing on love, kindness, and friendship...

Meet A Mom: Brooke Shields

Meet A Mom: Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields is one of those rare celebrities who has this innate ability to inspire women decade after decade, with her resilience, intelligence, and of course, natural beauty. Her career has endless highlights, from the 1980s hit Blue Lagoon to Suddenly Susan,...

Binge Worthy TV Shows!

Binge Worthy TV Shows!

The original version of this story appeared on Westport Moms.  Need a new show to binge-watch? From Netflix, to Hulu, to HBO and now even Apple TV, Westport Moms has rounded up some shows you’ll be sure to love! Click the links to learn more and find your new guilty...

Chic & Cozy Winter Coats!

Chic & Cozy Winter Coats!

Chic & Cozy Winter Coats   This story was contributed by The Local Moms Network contributor Kristin Koch, executive editor atSeventeen magazine, blogger behind closetfulofclothes.com and mom of two (with one on the way!). For more mom-friendly fashion inspo...

Winter Board Books for Kids!

Winter Board Books for Kids!

This story was contributed by The Local Moms Network Contributor Rosemary D’Urso of librarymom.com. Follow her on instagram @librarymombooks.   Winter is here and we are celebrating with our favorite picture books showcasing the magic of snow-filled days! Grab...

Vegan Buddha Bowl!

Vegan Buddha Bowl!

Rice bowls are a perfect lunch for busy parents. Prep the ingredients on the weekend, and you can assemble an easy weekday lunch or dinner in just minutes. We love this vegan version from Maria Provenzano of From Scratch with Maria. Don’t have everything listed? Use...

Recipe: Rosemary, Garlic, Parmesan Popcorn!

Recipe: Rosemary, Garlic, Parmesan Popcorn!

Recipe: Rosemary, Garlic, Parmesan Popcorn! Popcorn is a must in our house for snack time and especially… movie time! So I am thrilled that our parent company, The Local Moms Network is sharing a make-at-homegourmet popcorn recipe from Katie Witten, the talented mom...

Intermittent Fasting: 7 Things to Know About This Diet Trend!

Intermittent Fasting: 7 Things to Know About This Diet Trend!

You’ve probably heard of intermittent fasting, and how it can have health benefits, including weight loss. Kate Hudson was just quoted in the Wall Street Journal  talking about the energy boost fasting has given her. Jennifer Aniston, Kourtney Kardashian and Molly...

5 Foods to Eat To Fight Anxiety!

5 Foods to Eat To Fight Anxiety!

They say you are what you eat, and research shows that eating certain foods can help control anxiety symptoms. Of course, if you’re struggling with anxiety, you should speak to a professional about treatment options. Then, consider adding these foods to your diet to...

Send Me a Trainer

Send Me a Trainer

  This week’s Meet a Mom interview is with two area moms helping other moms meet their fitness goals in 2022! Loring Allen is the owner of Send Me a Trainer Southern Fairfield County and Josephine Moran is the owner of Send Me a Trainer Northern Fairfield County....

Four Hopkins Students – on Hopkins

Four Hopkins Students – on Hopkins

Hopkins School students are high-achievers. They love to think and learn. Our students are energized by a strong academic program, and they are willing to work hard to realize their full potential. Students who need and love a challenge flourish at Hopkins. Our school...

Top Your Own Oatmeal Board

Top Your Own Oatmeal Board

  Did you know that January is National Oatmeal Month? It’s a perfect family-friendly breakfast, because everyone can add their own mix-ins and toppings. You can even make it in the slow cooker overnight for an easy weekday breakfast. We love this version from...

Blueberry Super Food Smoothie Recipe

Blueberry Super Food Smoothie Recipe

One of the easiest way to load up on all the good stuff—vitamins, fiber, protein, and antioxidants—is to blend them into a smoothie. Plus, you can share it with your kids, and they won’t even know they’re eating veggies. This blueberry version from contributor...

Tablesetting 101: Host to Perfection!

Tablesetting 101: Host to Perfection!

This story was shared by our contributors Host to Perfection.  The holidays are upon us and this year, more than ever, appreciate being together with your family and friends. So, whether you are hosting a casual or a formal dinner party, take the time to set a special...

New Christmas Books for 2021!

New Christmas Books for 2021!

This story was shared by our contributor Rosemary D’Urso of librarymom.com. Follow her on instagram @librarymombooks. Christmas is around the corner and it is time to break out the holiday stories!!! With more inclusive books than ever before, along with tales...

New Christmas Books For 2021!

New Christmas Books For 2021!

Christmas is around the corner and it is time to break out the holiday stories!!! With more inclusive books than ever before, along with tales focusing on family and community, and, of course, a few that will make little ones giggle, you are not going to want to miss these outstanding new Christmas books!  

Meet the Moms of #IMOMSOHARD!

Meet the Moms of #IMOMSOHARD!

This week’s Meet a Mom is the comedic duo #IMOMSOHARD. Kristin and Jen are real-life best friends and comedians who realized that their nightly conversations over wine would be great fodder for a video series. In just a few years, they’ve racked up 2.2 million...

The Night Before Christmas Cookie Sandwich!

The Night Before Christmas Cookie Sandwich!

These festive ice cream sandwiches are perfect for a Christmas party—or as a new spin on milk & cookies for Santa. Thank you to Katie, the mom and recipe creator behind Witten Kitchen, for sharing! The Night Before Christmas Cookie Sandwich INGREDIENTS Serves 30...

Book Nook 101: Creating a Cozy Space for Your Kids to Read!

Book Nook 101: Creating a Cozy Space for Your Kids to Read!

This story was contributed by Courtney Gault, Founder of greenwich play and originally ran on Greenwich Moms. Fall is the perfect time to find a cozy spot at home to create a book nook. You may be thinking to yourself, “We have books, and bookshelves, and a chair we...

Elf on the Shelf Cheat Sheet: 5 Minute Poses for Busy Moms

Elf on the Shelf Cheat Sheet: 5 Minute Poses for Busy Moms

This story originally appeared on South Houston Moms.  This year, I’m helping to bring the magic of Christmas to your home with a pre-planned list of Elf on the Shelf ideas! You’ll spend under 5 minutes each evening setting up a daily surprise that will help create...

No Peel- Apple Almond Crisp Recipe

No Peel- Apple Almond Crisp Recipe

This easy crisp makes for a healthy Thanksgiving dessert or a yummy breakfast any morning. Skip peeling the apples, and you'll save time and boost the fiber content. Thank you to our food contributor Kathleen Ashmore for sharing. Go to kathleenashmore.com to find all...

Rockets of Awesome

Rockets of Awesome

Recently, we shared all about our favorite new kids’ fashion find, Rockets of Awesome. It is a mom-founded brand of adorable clothes that can be bought online and through their time-saving subscription model. We’re still stocking up on festive holiday looks and...

My Winter Mom Uniform

My Winter Mom Uniform

If you've been following me for a while, you know that I love a uniform. With two young kids, my mornings are crazy enough without having to figure out what to wear. Even weekends are insanity these days, as we're racing to make breakfast and everyone dressed before...

Meet A Mom: Soccer Superstar Alex Morgan!

Meet A Mom: Soccer Superstar Alex Morgan!

“What is soccer when you’re young? Seeing your friends. Enjoying the car rides with your parents and siblings. It’s going to get pizza or ice cream after the game, win or loss. There is so much more than the end result of winning.”

Spooky, non-candy Halloween Treats for Kids!

Spooky, non-candy Halloween Treats for Kids!

Looking for some candy-free options for Halloween this year? Whether your child’s school doesn’t allow candy, you want to offer kids (and parents) a healthier option or want to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project (allergy-free options in a blue pumpkin), we have...

Join St. Luke’s For An Upcoming Open House!

Join St. Luke’s For An Upcoming Open House!

OPEN HOUSES Middle School ExperienceWednesday, October 20, at 9:15am(Parents Only) Upper School Open HouseSunday, October 24 at 12:00pm Middle School Open HouseSunday, November 7 at 12:00pm Everyone looks forward to meeting you and sharing the St. Luke's difference....

Are You Considering a Doula?

Are You Considering a Doula?

  Recently, we connected with Carrie Copeland, a Connecticut mom and owner of Birth Partners, a full service birth and post-partum care business. Carrie has been a Doula since 2007,  and is Mom to three (a high school junior, and a sophomore and senior in...

Meet A Mom- Nancy Barlow

Meet A Mom- Nancy Barlow

If you have participated in a local road race or shopped at The Ridgefield Running Co. – we bet you have crossed paths with this wonderful and inspiring Ridgefield mom of two!

October Book Club Pick: Chandler Baker’s The Husbands

October Book Club Pick: Chandler Baker’s The Husbands

Our September Book Club pick is The Husbands, by Chandler Baker. This smart sophomore novel has been referred to as a feminist twist on the Stepford Wives. The story revolves around a woman balancing career and family and the Dynasty Ranch development, where husbands...

Maple Pumpkin Pecan Muffins!

Maple Pumpkin Pecan Muffins!

  These Maple Pumpkin Pecan Muffins are full of Fall flavor. Bake up a batch on the weekend to serve all week long as a grab-and-go breakfast! Thank you to our food contributor Kathleen Ashmore for sharing. Go to kathleenashmore.com to find all her recipes or follow...

Meet a Mom: Rosemary D’Urso of Library Mom!

Meet a Mom: Rosemary D’Urso of Library Mom!

Rosemary D’Urso, also known as the “Library Mom,” has been The Local Mom Network’s go-to resource for fantastic book recommendations (for both kids as well as moms) for the past few years. From books to read to toddlers to summer reading picks, she never misses. We’re...

Filet Sandwich with Horseradish Recipe!

Filet Sandwich with Horseradish Recipe!

This filet sandwich is a Fall crowd-pleaser, ready for football Sunday or any time you’re making food for a group. “It’s a perfect, easy meal for when you’re entertaining and don’t want to spend the entire time in the kitchen,” says Greenwich Moms‘ Layla Lisiewski....

Meet a Mom: Professional Organizer Teresa Dinneen!

Meet a Mom: Professional Organizer Teresa Dinneen!

Teresa Dinneen is a mom of two who lives with her husband and kids in Redondo Beach, CA. She’s also a professional organizer and stylist who works with a team of five to simplify her clients’ homes, and lives, and along the way shares her secrets on her Lifestyled...

Generation 9/11: An Interview with the Filmmaker

Generation 9/11: An Interview with the Filmmaker

Generation 9/11: An Interview with the Filmmaker This year marks the 20th anniversary of September 11th. For many of us, that tragic morning felt like a line drawn in the sand. You remember what you were doing, where you were—and who you were—before it happened. Then,...

5 Reasons Why Moms Should Play Sports!

5 Reasons Why Moms Should Play Sports!

As we head into Fall, many of us are signing our kids up for Fall sports—and reminiscing about our own childhood sports careers. What we should be doing? Signing ourselves up, too. Experts say sports aren’t just for kids, and moms especially should stay in the game to...

Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies!

Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies!

Cookies for breakfast? Why not, when they’re filled with fiber and protein-rich almond flour and free of added sugars like these. This recipe from our food contributor Kathleen Ashmore is a perfect “Back to School” choice—make them on a Sunday for a grab-and-go...

Summer Cocktail: Grilled Peach & Bourbon Smash!

Summer Cocktail: Grilled Peach & Bourbon Smash!

Cheers to the last few weeks of summer with this Grilled Peach & Bourbon Smash cocktail from Camp Cocktails : Easy, Fun, and Delicious Drinks for the Great Outdoors. Mixologist, author, and mom of two Emily Vikre says she created this to go with her family’s...

Auto Draft

Auto Draft

This week’s Meet a Mom interview is with Andrea Lavinthal, a mom of two who is the Style & Beauty Director at PEOPLE. Like many families, Andrea and her husband, Justin Gregory and their kids Saxon, 4.5 and Vaughn, 2.5, moved to the suburbs (in her case,...

St Luke’s School

St Luke’s School

The Klein family at Tyler’s graduation. It’s every mom’s wish for her child to be excited to learn. At St. Luke's School, teachers and staff go Above and Beyond to connect with students, craft a strong academic curriculum, and create experiences that spark a lifelong...

Revenge Travel Safely with Treat!

Revenge Travel Safely with Treat!

Revenge travel. Also called a “comeback trip”, this travel trend is about making up for time at home during the pandemic. People are planning trips, and expanding their budgets to make these vacations extra special. Our newest partner, Treat, is bringing together...

Treat Care

Treat Care

  After over a year and a half of being primarily homebodies, we’re experiencing serious wanderlust. That’s why we’re thrilled to be partnering with Treat, an innovative new brand that’s set to launch their app in August and offering a holistic approach to...

Summer Citrus Salad

Summer Citrus Salad

This recipe from sisters Barbara and Carolina of Host to Perfection is, well, close to perfection. On hot summer nights, we're always looking for recipes that don't require us to turn on an oven—and this Summer Citrus Salad hits the spot. A nice alternative to a green...

Meet a Mom: Olympic Softball Star Cat Osterman!

Meet a Mom: Olympic Softball Star Cat Osterman!

“The biggest thing is you’re not going to win every game. You’re not going to win every pitch. You’re not going to win every at bat…You have to be able to figure out how you’re going to bounce back with it or how you’re just going to move forward with it.”

Mexican Street Corn Salad

    This Mexican Street Corn Salad is the perfect summer dish to serve at a backyard BBQ. You can pre-make the mayo mixture so when the corn is cooled, it’ll be ready to serve quickly. Thank you to our food contributor Kathleen Ashmore of Cat with a K...

Drowning Prevention- 5 Things To Know

Drowning Prevention- 5 Things To Know

  Pandemic or not, there are few bigger items on our list of “mom worries” than drowning. And with good reason – it’s the leading cause of accidental deaths in kids ages 1 to 4. But there are some really simple ways to keep your kids safer. We spoke to Adam...

Summer Reading Lists For Kids!

Summer Reading Lists For Kids!

This story was contributed by literary specialist and mom Rosemary D’Urso, aka the “Library Mom”. Go to librarymom.com for more of her expert picks, and follow her on Instagram @librarymombooks. While summer is an ideal time for children to relax, explore the...

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