Author: PartywithMoms

  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...

17 Lincoln Ave Greenwich 06830 Location, location, location! Just one block from Greenwich Ave, walk to shops, restaurants, Whole Foods, movies and train. This jewel of a house was built in 1905, and lovingly restored in 2010, combining the charm of the original Four Square design with all modern conveniences. Hardwood floors, high ceilings, cabinets of reclaimed wood, large windows, stone fireplace, exposed brick walls, wood burning stove, all add to the appeal of this authentically renovated...

  Join Caitlin Hayes, attorney, business woman & spiritual advisor for a special retreat on March 15th. Caitlin will create the sacred space for your evolution that will provide your pro-activity, creativity and self-expression. Using meditative and energetic exercises, Caitlin will empower you with tools to confront, heal and overcome your pain. Tickets include French vegan cuisine lunch and a cocktail reception. All attendees that purchase by March 10 can have a free session prior to event (a...

  Happy National Margarita Day! What better place to celebrate it than at Boxcar Cantina? Sip on a Super Chief and enjoy some delicious guacamole, salsa and homemade chips. Margaritas for days!     203 – 661 – 4774 44 Old Field Point Rd. Greenwich, CT 06830 www.boxcarcantina.com  ...

  By Admissions Expert, Dr. Paul Lowe Dr. Paul Lowe, Co-Managing Director of New Jersey Admissions Advisors, was invited to speak at 99 Hudson Sales Gallery on “How to Choose the Right Education for Your Child.” His seminar focused primarily on top/elite private school and Ivy League and highly selective college admissions. 99 Hudson Street is a premier luxury condominium complex scheduled to be completed in December 2019, developed by the world-renowned investment and development firm China...

  In Case You Missed Part 1, Help Lorraine and Jane sat opposite each other at the coffee shop. “So tell me about Jared,” Jane said. “What worries you about him?” Lorraine thought for a moment. “Well, he seems to be out of control a lot of the time. I never know what he’ll do next. No matter how I try to guide him in advance, he just does whatever he feels like. And usually the result is not...

    Take your Valentine for a cozy, romantic dinner at Boxcar Cantina tonight. Sip a delicious margarita by the open fire and enjoy their fresh, farm-to-table New Mexican cuisine. Great service, great food and drinks. Your Valentine will love you all the more.     44 Old Field Point Road Greenwich, CT 203-661-4774 www.boxcarcantina.com...

By Marty Olivieri – Owner of Olivieri Roofing Keeping your house clean is probably one of your biggest priorities. Though cleaning isn’t exactly the most enjoyable activity in the world, you no doubt recognize the importance of keeping things tidy and looking nice. However, if you’re like many people, you may forget about the exterior of your home, particularly the roof. Regular maintenance and cleaning of your roof has distinct advantages in preserving the integrity of...

  What are you doing for President’s Weekend East Hill Farm in southern New Hampshire offers an easy and fun getaway for the whole family. Your weekend will include 3 nights lodging in their cozy accommodations, 9 delicious home-cooked meals, visits to their many animals (the kids will love the baby lambs!) and a full schedule of activities. Some of those activities include milking the cows, patting the bunnies, grooming the ponies, bread and butter making, an...

  Lorraine Finch and her two children, Jared and Liza were going to story hour at the Library. Mrs. Etheridge, the librarian was a kind, older woman who had been reading stories to very young children for decades. During the last story hour, Jared had thrown a book at Mrs. Etheridge and knocked her glasses off. “Remember Jared, be nice to Mrs. Etheridge and listen to the story. No bad behavior this time,” Lorraine reminded him. As they walked...

The Greenwich Association of REALTORS® announces the statistics for home sales in The Town of Greenwich, CT for the month of December 2018. There were 50 single-family residential closings reported during this period according to figures provided by The Greenwich Multiple Listing Service, Inc., the multiple listing service used by REALTORS® in the Greenwich area. The number of single-family residential closings decreased, compared to December 2017 when there were 52 closings in December. The median sale price...

  247 Old Long Ridge Road Stamford, CT 06903 History buffs take note! This restored log bungalow is the opportunity of a lifetime. Located in the Long Ridge Village Historic District in North Stamford on 2+ acre with water frontage on Saw Mill Pond, “Orient Lodge” includes a 4,000 square foot main house and 2,000 square foot cottage, with a total of 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, 3 stone fireplaces and many of the marvelous details characteristic of the...

By Marianne Riess Your high school junior daughter is invited to a party, but she has a big test the next day. Will she forego the party to study for the test? Your college freshman son has a paper due, but would prefer to watch a football game in the lounge with his friends. How confident are you that he will make the right choice? The ability to stick with an unattractive, but necessary task rather than...

  By Admissions Expert, Dr. Paul Lowe Over 20 years of being an admissions advisor, I receive calls from parents to retain our services for college admissions.  All of their children have guidance counselors and many are from suburban public schools in the NJ, CT NY RI and MA.  Students were applying to range of universities and BS/MD programs. Because of the increasing competition to get into top colleges, many families feel overwhelmed and stressed by the college...

  113 Brookwood Lane New Canaan, CT 06840 You have to see this extraordinary home to believe it. 5 Bedrooms, 6.5 baths doesn’t begin to do it justice. The front of this contemporary mansion is impressive but the back is incredible with a pool, multi-tiered terraces, gorgeous landscaping, stone patio, woods, gardens and even a children’s playhouse. The first floor features a grand foyer, living room with fireplace, dining room, magnificent kitchen and master suite and second bedroom....

By Marianne Riess Most parents understand that children learn primarily through play. Yet, when their child attends a play-based nursery school, they may wonder whether he or she is being challenged, being thoroughly prepared for elementary school, being exposed to “academics.” Studies show that rote learning at a young age does not stick. Children may develop a temporary edge over their playing peers, but it is just that, temporary. And while they are being taught and drilled,...

  Party with Moms welcomes guest columnist Brittnay Sharman from “The Nut Butter Hub” in Australia. Brittnay shares some of her ideas on preparing healthier food for your family. A little bit of creativity is crucial when it comes to eating well. Rather than denying yourself or overindulging, just a few tweaks here and there will make your family happy and healthy.   Do Your Children Love Mac and Cheese? Processed pasta is not a good thing to eat on...

  “Admissions is a competitive sport!  Why gamble with uncertainty?” – Dr. Paul Lowe   This time of the year, my firm is receiving calls from parents and students regarding college transfers.  Students who have completed their first semester freshman year (or some who are now sophomores) and have decided that for several reasons, they need to transfer! Why do students choose to transfer?   Did not do very well in high school and did not have many options when...

Article By Marianne Riess     Photo By Marianne Riess   Thanksgiving lunch at Putnam Indian Field School has always been special.   Alba and Susanna carried on the tradition started by Nolda Joseph, serving delicious turkey, stuffing and gravy as well as potatoes, acorn squash, green bean casserole, and cranberry sauce. Yummy desserts, too.   Thanks Alba and Susanna for all the hard work and thanks Nolda for the inspiration. A special lunch for a special school.   HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!       www.pifs.net Phone – 203 –...

    Wouldn’t your children love to spend a weekend (or more) on a real working farm? Where they could feed sheep and pigs, ride horses, milk a cow and gather eggs for their own breakfasts? And wouldn’t you love a comfortable, cozy inn with great rooms, three wholesome and delicious home-cooked meals a day served at your own table in the dining room?     The Inn at East Hill Farm in Troy, NH has it all and much more....

  Company Background & Overview Founded by Marty Olivieri in 1994, Olivieri Roofing has been serving Fairfield County and the Westchester area ever since. Marty and his team of trained professionals are excellent roofers. They complete commercial and residential projects from repair and maintenance to tear off and full installation all year round. They work with slate, Spanish tile, cedar and asphalt shingles – they are also experts at copper and metal work. Copper Roofs If you are putting...

It’s an annual tradition now. In the middle of October, the trucks roll in delivering the pumpkins and hay bales that transform the Putnam Indian Field School play yard into a wonderful outdoor classroom with so much to learn and do! The hay bales make a wonderful maze for climbing on, running through or jumping off. The children can’t believe their good fortune, or get enough time in the outdoors. The air is crisp and cool,...

    What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? We love going on mother/son “dates." Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, we talk about our days, exciting things that have happened or things that are challenging us. It’s a nice way to reconnect and model proper behaviors! My son just turned seven on July Fourth! My greatest wish is for him to continue to find...

  Cheryl Plummer, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at Greenwich Country Day School with Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe   On October 5th, Dr. Lowe was invited to a Greenwich Country Day School presentation. The School, located in Greenwich, CT (in lower Fairfield County, 35 miles north of Manhattan) is entering a new chapter in its 92-year history - the opening of a new innovative high school in September 2019. Located two miles from the existing campus on...

  Little Friends Child Care & Early Education 25 Valley Drive, Greenwich, CT 06831     Little Friends in Greenwich offers full day care and early education year-round for infants as young as 6 weeks! The popular childcare center also offers year-round full day classes for Toddler/Twos, 3, 4, and 5 year-olds. Little Friends is open Monday - Friday from 6:30 AM until 6:30 PM. They are the perfect choice for working parents. They only close 11 days a year -...

  I have personally worked with all of these individuals and companies and I guarantee they do excellent work. They are all local, reliable and affordable. - Remy Cook   Mortgage Services Steve Bueti of Luxury Mortgage 203 - 253 - 7777 Insurance Richard Insley of Free From Risk Insurance LLC 914 - 500 - 9508 Legal Services Daniel Walsh of Ferguson Cohen LLP 914 - 720 - 4167 Engineering & Surveying Craig D’Andrea of RVDI 203 - 637 - 1779 General Construction/Building Andrzej Buko of Buko Construction Specializing in – Finish...