Author: PartywithMoms

  Written & Contributed by - Lenore Broach From The UK Photo Credit - Pixabay A Party with Moms article “It’s Summer! Do You Know Where Your Children Are?” discussed how playing outside has evolved, with parents now keen to account for their offspring’s every moment of the day. In our parent’s day, children could be out from dawn until dusk and not be at risk, but that’s not acceptable in the modern world. Similarly, attitudes have changed around the home....

  By Guest Contributor, Emily Roberts Having a family of kids who are very much into sports can be a blessing in today’s world where everyone is glued to a screen of some kind, but it can also be a bit of a curse. After all, not every day is a good one for running around with a ball outside, and sometimes your kids will have to stay home. Don’t worry though – the opportunities for developing...

  Especially at Boxcar Cantina for Valentine's Day. Celebrate together with delicious margaritas and wonderful farm-to-table food. ❤💕     BOXCAR CANTINA 44 Old Field Road Greenwich, CT 06830 info@boxcarcantina.com www.boxcarcantina.com  203 – 661 – 4774        ...

  Party with Moms decided last week to have a late working lunch at Versailles, or Bistro V as it is also known. Two of us went in after 1:30. By that time the lunch rush was over, but the staff couldn’t have been more accommodating or happy to see us. We decided to order 3 items we hadn’t tried before, and share everything. But first we each ordered a beer. Allagash and Stella Artois are two favorites...

  This is a sponsored post by Industry Insider   If you're considering investing in Melbourne property, there are things you should know to help you better understand what’s going on in Australia’s second-largest property market. Melbourne’s Layout Melbourne is a smartly planned city that is amply serviced by a variety of public transport options; it is laid out under the ‘Hoddle Grid,' named after its designer Robert Hoddle that runs roughly parallel to the Yarra River. Like other large...

  Hosting for the Big Game? Boxcar Cantina can make your job easy. Boxcar will be open on Sunday, February 2nd from 2 – 6 PM for take out only. Just the food you and your guests need to keep you content while watching the game. Try some of their delicious guacamole, salsa and homemade chips. Make your own favorites from their taco station. And don’t forget to take home a container of their margarita mix. Your...

  By Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe There can be confusion and assumptions with the use of the word guarantee. This can be particularly true when one associates the word “guarantee” with the word “admission.” In the college admissions industry, no one can guarantee admissions to any college or university. As an active member of several professional trade associations, including the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), the New York State Association for...

  In late October, the Putnam Indian Field announced plans to replace the outworn Smokey’s Bounders play structures with new and challenging designs, made from natural materials. Working with Environment Design, the firm that created the Stamford Museum’s Nature Playground, and inspired by the late Headmaster Fred Wierdsma’s original plan, the school is now happy to say that Phase 1 of the project has been completed. The children are enjoying the new zip line, the log balance...

  Photo by Harry How / Getty Images All I ever needed to know about Kobe Bryant was this: that throughout our friendship, the most meaningful conversations we had — they were always about family. Put aside one of the all-time great basketball careers for a second. Put aside his famous work ethic, the Mamba mentality, that incredible will to win. I’ll let everyone else tackle that. But when I think of Kobe, I really just end...

  4 Chestnut Street   Cos Cob, CT 06807 This beautifully renovated 1908 colonial with a modern layout, maintains its historical charm and lends itself wonderfully to family living. A corner lot between two dead end streets makes for peaceful living. Possesses the sought after combined kitchen and family room area to go with 5 well scaled bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Easy commute to all amenities. Photography Courtesy of Listing Broker – Alexander Glazer of The Fieldstone Group of Douglas Elliman List...

  Looking for a way to brighten your winter weekends and give your family a memorable experience? Let us suggest the Inn at East Hill Farm, in Troy, N.H. Enjoy two or three nights lodging in their cozy (and very flexible) accommodations, and delicious home cooked meals. Relax in their hot tub or book a massage while your kids have fun in the indoor pool. And of course, visit their barn full of friendly animals where children...

  Written By Marty Olivieri – Owner of Olivieri Roofing When hearing about hip roofs for the first time, you might think it is simply referring to roofs that look cool. While that can be the case, hipped roofs are ones that slope down toward the eaves trough. There are never any vertical surfaces. Everything slopes down from the highest point of the roof. They are incredibly popular with certain types of houses, so when you need...

  By Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe The results are out for the college class of 2024 for several Ivy League and highly selective colleges and universities. What we are discovering from parents who are calling us as to what happened is that students (and their parents) who believed that just a high GPA, top SAT scores, high grades and a manufactured application and personal statement would work have now discovered that it’s not all about that! Even though the...

  307 Shore Road  Greenwich, CT 06830 Words cannot describe this exquisite gem of a house. Only the photos do it justice. Located on Shore Road in the prestigious Belle Haven area of Greenwich, this newly constructed custom beauty is full of light and boasts 6 bedrooms, 6 full baths and 3 half baths, along with a large kitchen, living room, dining room, office, family room, pantry, and mudroom on the first floor.   Water views are everywhere. The second...

  Originally, Versailles was primarily a bakery specializing in French pastries, quiches, croissants, fruit tarts and opera cakes. A huge pastry counter dominated the front half of the restaurant, displaying their delicious wares. In the last 5 years, Versailles has become Bistro V, an all-day French café serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The interior has been completely and very tastefully redecorated. A bar has replaced the pastry counter. Bistro V still makes the best croissants in town,...

  We first interviewed Saira Rao for our Mom of the Week column in June 2013. She had just co-founded In This Together Media, a company that published books featuring “real” girls as central characters. Since then, ITTM has gone on to publish books featuring brown, black, gay, and disabled kids, with great success.  “Representation matters,” Saira explained. All kinds of children like to see themselves in books. We caught up with her again in 2018 when...

  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.  Putnam Hill is very well maintained - common fees are $621 per month and include grounds care, snow and trash removal, heat, hot water and taxes. Laundry facilities are in the building. Newly constructed exterior walkways and railings make this apartment completely...

  By Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe Some people view DIVERSITY as a nebulous and intangible descriptor, a court-ordered societal mandate or, in some cases, even unconstitutional. In truth, our differences represent an invaluable asset and in the economic sense has been proven to provide an unlimited ROI. Every person is a unique individual. Yes, we have commonalities. But the differences make life challenging, interesting and a learning experience. These are the qualities that keep us moving forward, progressing and improving life. Some...

  Our friends from Val’s Putnam Wines are having tastings of Thanksgiving wine selections on Thursday, November 21st from 4 - 7 PM. Boutique Cellar selections will be tasted at Val’s Flagship store, 125 West Putnam Avenue and Val’s Glenville store, 21 Glenville Road.  Other Weekend Tastings - Friday, November 22 From 4 - 7 PM  And Saturday, November 23 From 2 - 5 PM 203 - 869 - 2299 www.valsputnamwines.com valsputnamwines125@gmail.com...

  Party with Moms is excited to welcome Backcountry Bar & Grill to our town. You can find it at the Griffith E. Harris Golf Club restaurant, as a huge upgrade from previous occupiers of the space. Backcountry Bar & Grill wants to be a destination dining option for people who love barbecued ribs, smoked brisket, pulled pork, smoked turkey and other delicious options. More good news – unlike previous occupants, they have a full liquor...

  65 Clapboard Ridge Road Greenwich, CT 06830 This lovely 14,400 sq. ft. Georgian Colonial on 3.85 beautifully landscaped acres is perfect for a family of any size. Meticulously designed by award-winning firm Gardner and Larsen, the house features exquisite details, custom millwork, quarter-sawn herringbone floors and four fireplaces. The ceilings are extra height, all the rooms are generously sized and there are lots of them. On the main floor, a spacious kitchen with double dishwashers and separate butler’s...

  By Marianne Riess It is no secret that modern children spend a lot more time indoors and on screens than did previous generations. Yet studies continue to show that children need lots of outdoor time to develop in all domains of learning. Children who spend time outdoors not only have better muscle development and coordination, but they are also more curious, more independent and more creative learners. They tend to be more resilient, more willing to...

  By Marty Olivieri – Owner of Olivieri Roofing   When you’re building or remodeling your home, you’re constantly weighing cost and quality in your building choices. Some classic choices, like hardwood flooring, might seem like an unnecessary luxury when modern manufacturing has produced such a range of durable and attractive alternatives. But sometimes the old classics are worth a second look. Here are a few tips on how you can build a quality home with these ever-lasting...

  Daniella created publicponder.com, a website about parenting, special needs and life lessons.   What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I love to go to the American Museum of Natural History with Diego, who is 25. Diego has autism and loves wild animals. It’s incredible to see his excitement about trips to the museum, from the anticipation leading to them, to him going from...

  Happy Birthday Boxcar Cantina! Our favorite restaurant is celebrating 25 years of delicious margaritas and farm-to-table food. Join the fun for special discounted prices during the week of October 21st - 27th. See you there!   BOXCAR CANTINA 44 Old Field Road Greenwich, CT 06830 info@boxcarcantina.com  www.boxcarcantina.com  203 – 661 – 4774...

  For over 60 years, Val’s has served the Greenwich Community. The store at 125 West Putnam Ave was founded by Val Fiorita, and is now owned & operated by his son, Jeb. They feature an unbeatable international selection of wines and craft beers, as well as liquors. Their helpful, knowledgeable staff is always happy to provide recommendations for your every meal and event. Val’s offers free wine and liquor tastings every Friday and Saturday afternoons. Customers...

    If you read Party with Moms regularly, you already are familiar with the work of Greenwich moms, Kaile Zagger and Diane Powis on establishing the MAT Designation to educate physicians about the early signs of Ovarian Cancer. In conjunction with Yale New Haven Health, Greenwich Hospital, and Discovery to Cure, the MAT designation is a rigorous course and exam provided to non-oncology doctors to help them understand symptoms, genetics and family history to effectively screen...

  Dr. Paul Lowe is managing director of Greenwich Admissions Advisors, a boutique firm that helps place students into top-flight schools. We had a chance to sit down with Dr. Lowe and discuss his firm and business philosophy. Generally, Lowe helps clients who are applying to elite universities, private schools and medical schools. For the consulting services provided, Lowe charges a flat fee that ranges from $5,000 to as to high as $250,000, depending on the type of...

  Why not take your family on a wonderful weekend and enjoy the beauty of leaf change in southern New Hampshire? The Inn at East Hill Farm is the perfect place. For Columbus Day Weekend, East Hill Farm offers 3 days and nights lodging in their cozy cottages and rooms, 9 nutritious home-cooked meals and a score of activities for children, teens and adults. You will have the use of all of the farm’s facilities, including an...