Author: PartywithMoms

  For the time of your life – without much work on your part – let the Boxcar Cantina Food Truck cater your next party. Just seeing the colorful food truck and the smiling servers in your driveway will immediately put you into party mood. They will do all the set up, including providing bar and food tables and linens. Carlos will happily make as many margaritas as your guests can drink. The Food!!! Everything is absolutely...

  By Guest Columnist, Emily Roberts Bags are great! Not only are they good fun to shop for, but they can also end up being your fashion best friend - pairing with every outfit and giving you a stylish way to carry around everything you need, whether it is your important devices like your tablet and phone, your make-up for when you want a touch up on the go, or all the stuff you need to keep...

  Cycle for SUPERWOMAN September 17th at Soul Cycle Studio, Greenwich @ 7:15 PM Kaile Zagger and Diane Powis, in partnership with Discovery to Cure and Greenwich Hospital, launched a new program in May 2019, designed to educate the medical provider community on how to identify, risk stratify and manage women who present with the puzzling and disparate symptoms of Ovarian Cancer –and train the doctors to act immediately. The program, called MAT Designation, aims to eliminate the long period...

  5 Putnam Hill, 1D Greenwich, CT 06830 The Putnam Hill Association is just off Milbank Avenue. This affordable one-bedroom co-op is an easy walk to Greenwich Avenue shops and restaurants, the train station and Whole Foods. Light-filled, with easy access to the outdoors, this first floor apartment features a large living room with built-ins and hardwood floors, full kitchen and a cozy dining room, sunny bedroom and modern bathroom. The entire unit was recently painted. Putnam Hill is...

  By Guest Columnist, Emily Roberts No matter how old your kids are, they can be a handful at the best of times. With many moms working long hours in the office, not to forget trying to run a busy household at the same time, it comes as no surprise to learn that stress levels can go through the roof. We all need a bit of a helping hand from time to time, so it’s important that...

  Layng Martine, Jr.’s first book, Permission to Fly, A Memoir of Love, Crushing Loss, and Triumph, inspires and captivates everyone who reads it. The book has already received sixty five 5-star reviews on Amazon to date! Every reviewer has awarded 5 stars. Layng will be reading from and talking about his book on Wednesday, September 18th - 6:30 PM at Christ Church, Greenwich, CT.  Growing up in North Stamford and then Greenwich, Layng had some hilarious escapades...

  By Admissions Expert, Dr. Paul Lowe The College Board, the New York based nonprofit that oversees the SAT, plans to assign an adversity score to every student who takes the SAT to try to capture their social and economic backgrounds. This fall, 100 colleges and universities will join the 50 colleges (which include Harvard, Yale, Cornell and University of Michigan) already utilizing this new metric designed to place students’ SAT scores in the context of their socioeconomic...

  The Inn at East Hill Farm was recently featured in an article, 5 Incredible Farm Stay Destinations Around the U. S. by Rachel Graf. “Farms around the country are opening their gates to offer unique agritourism experiences for all types of travelers.” Only one of the five was within easy driving distance from Westchester/Fairfield Counties, and that farm was our favorite, The Inn at East Hill Farm in Troy, New Hampshire. “Looking for a great way to...

  Party with Moms is honored to announce that Remy’s uncle, Layng Martine, Jr. has written the story of his adventurous life and his journey to find himself as a songwriter, husband, and father. Permission to Fly, A Memoir of Love, Crushing Loss and Triumph, has been called a “love letter to the journey of a free life.” It describes Layng’s determination to live as he wanted, while writing songs and supporting his family. Along the way, he overcame...

  By Admissions Expert, Dr. Paul Lowe Dr. Lowe and his team of admissions advisors visit Ivy League, prestigious and elite colleges several times annually, where they have the unique opportunity of interacting one-on-one with directors of admissions and senior admissions personnel.  In May, I visited Harvard College. This is my third visit to Harvard College this year. During each visit, I have the opportunity to meet professors and admissions personnel and talk about the college.  I...

  By Marty Olivieri – Owner of Olivieri Roofing The roof of your home not only protects you from thundering storms, blasts of cold, and blazing sunshine, it can provide a place of peace and serenity for you after a long day of work. When the building needs a roof, the solution is to call a roofing company. The problem is there are many businesses and contractors that claim they can do the job and the prices...

  What could be more fun than a margarita party with great food from Boxcar Cantina? The guys from Boxcar will mix their signature margaritas and you can choose from their extensive selection of tacos, flautas, quesadillas and mini-burritos or customize the menu yourself. The Boxcar truck will handle set up and clean up, so all you have to do is enjoy the party with your guests. And you will save $$ by purchasing the tequila and...

  Where do you live now? What have you been doing since college? I’ve Lived in LA for the past 6 years. Prior to that I was working in NYC for my father. After work and on weekends, I’d work with a couple of coaches in the voiceover industry. After a few months, I finally worked up courage to set out across the country and pursue a career as an actor in LA. It’s been a long...

  By Admissions Expert, Dr. Paul Lowe In a previous PWM blog, “High School Guidance/Counselors/College Admissions: Big Caseloads and Little Time," I discussed the challenging demands of high school guidance and college admissions. Since then, a new report has indicated that public high school students lack quality college counseling. The Hechinger Report states that “many public high schools are scrambling to provide students with even basic information about college after years of belt tightening have drained them of counselors. As...

By Remy Cook Paul Sudell & Remy Cook I was honored to attend the 1stAnnual Weevster 18 Golf Outing on Monday, May 6th at The Griff. The outing memorialized Steven “Weev” Sudell, who lost his battle with brain cancer in November 2018 at age 14, and raised funds for an organization dear to his heart, Make-A-Wish Connecticut. Make-A-Wish Connecticut sent Steven and his family to the Bahamas in the year before his death, and they were able to enjoy...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? Graci - I have a 5-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter. They crack me up all day long and constantly keep me on my toes! And as for my greatest wish for them, like any parent, I hope they grow up to be happy and confident and, of course, have wonderful lifelong friendships - Hagar and...

  177 Indian Head Road Riverside, CT 06878 Photography courtesy of Listing Broker – Remy Cook of The Metalios Group (William Raveis)  This Classic Colonial on 1.86 gorgeous level acres on waterfront in Riverside is surrounded by beautiful landscaping and views. The first floor boasts a lovely living room with a fireplace, a spacious family room, an elegant formal dining room and a gallery passageway with French doors opening from the sunny eat-in kitchen, to the slate terrace with...

  “Every Child is an Artist” – Pablo Picasso The Putnam Indian Field School Annual Art Show never fails to impress and inspire, and this year was no different. In addition to bright and beautiful paintings, drawings, prints and 3-D constructions, the show featured extended project work done by the classes. The Art Show preview party for parents offered cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a chance to admire the work and socialize in relative peace on Friday evening, April...

  Fall light bathed the walls of the Bates’ house. The morning sun made dappled images and everything looked beautiful. Then came a peace-piercing scream. Charlie ran into the kitchen with a pencil in his hand and with the saddest expression a four-year old could have on his still tan little face. The screaming continued. Josh Bates ran up the back stairs. His wife Molly was in the baby’s room, holding Finney, who had a deep cut...

  Kaile Josephs Zagger launched Greenwich’s Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in September of 2018 to honor her late mother, Marilyn Ann Trahan who died at 46 of Ovarian Cancer. “My mom was a beautiful, vibrant woman. Looking back, the signs were there, but she was high-functioning, didn’t miss a beat and lived life to the fullest, so we didn’t worry as much as we should have. One day, it changed…. She went to work, became very ill...

  Good as new again, thanks to Zelenz Brothers Auto Body Shop. Zelenz Brothers has been in business in Greenwich for over 100 years. You can count on them to give a fair estimate and do honest, thorough work.  Accepted by all insurance companies.  They even use Earth-Friendly Waterborne Paint. 37 Sherwood Ave, Greenwich, CT 203 - 869 - 1414  zelenz1@optimum.netwww.zelenzautobodyrepair.com     ...

The Inn at East Hill Farm has advertised with us for over a year now. We loved working with them because the farm looked like such a wonderful place. The photos were beautiful, with gorgeous New Hampshire landscapes, adorable farm animals, smiling children and great looking food. It looked like a perfect place for a family to spend a long weekend or a few days mid-week. They have all kinds of accommodations to suit every...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? My son turned 4 in November and he is my daily sidekick. We are always running errands, grabbing lunch or making a pit stop at the Aquarium. My greatest wish for him is to be happy - happy with the decisions he makes, the person he is and the impact he is making on the...

    By Admissions Expert, Dr. Paul Lowe By now many people are aware of Operation Varsity Blues. Federal prosecutors allege that William “Rick” Singer touted his knowledge of “the secret of getting into college,” becoming “the mastermind of an enormous, elaborate scheme carried out over years, brazenly paying off coaches and test monitors, faking exam scores and fabricating student biographies – all to help wealthy parents cheat their children’s way into desirable colleges.” Hiring a high-end college admissions...

  A nursery school like no other, PIFS offers the perfect summer experience for a young child. All facilities and grounds are specifically designed for 2 – 5 year olds, with classrooms and play yards full of wonderful, age appropriate activities. PIFS staff know how to introduce a young child to the first school experience, and to make a successful transition from home to school. They combine comfort and assurance with interesting and exciting activities that any...

  By Guest Columnist, Clarisse Clabaugh   Moms always seem busy. In between picking up the kids from school, holding the house down and managing a career, it’s astounding how they keep everything together so well. But with so much going on, fashion and beauty can be less of a priority, and it can be tempting to live in sweats forever. However, a survey conducted by Pew Research Center found that mothers actually feel a lot of unnecessary pressure to look...

  Stop by Val’s - 125 West Putnam Ave On Saturday, March 16th 3 – 6 PM And taste some marvelous Irish Whiskey In Honor of ST. PATRICK’S DAY  GLENDALOUGH DOUBLE BARREL IRISH WHISKEY Winner of Double Gold at The World Spirits Competition in San Francisco Flavor beyond its years Aged twice in both American oak Bourbon barrels for sweet honey and smooth vanilla notes and in Spanish oak Oloroso barrels for dried fruit and nutty flavors  ...

  By Admissions Expert, Dr. Paul Lowe In February, Dr. Lowe participated in the Washington International Education Conference located in Washington D.C. Dr. Lowe had the opportunity to meet and network with foreign embassy officials involved with the international education community and discuss boarding school and college admissions. He was also able to discuss the latest information on visa issuance and regulations governing international students in the United States with immigration law firms. During the conference, Dr. Lowe...