Author: PartywithMoms

  Besides motherhood, what other careers/opportunities have you enjoyed? And what are your strongest qualities? I just took the huge leap of opening my own salon in Greenwich, BOHEME SALON. Unfortunately, I was let go from my last salon because of Covid, so I took the chance to realize my forever dream to bring to life a salon that marries luxury standards with a relaxed bungalow vibe that has been missing in the space. I knew I wanted...

  The Putnam Indian Field School’s virtual Book Fair this year featured the author and illustrator, Oliver Jeffers. His book What We’ll Build inspired the children to embark on collaborative building projects, using boxes supplied by studio art teacher, Debbie Chodoff. As Debbie said, “What child doesn’t love a box?” Each class was able to choose from a variety of large boxes, and then decided together what they would build. Debbie then provided them with the...

  January 21, 2021 (Greenwich, CT) - The Greenwich Association of REALTORS® announces the statistics for home sales in The Town of Greenwich, CT for the month of December 2020. There were 91 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 increased compared to December 2019 when there were 37 closings,...

  Written by - Marianne Riess Some recent Moms of the Week have described their favorite part of the day as the time spent cuddling and reading bedtime stories with their children. Besides the obvious closeness of the experience, reading to children offers so many benefits. Children gain a rich vocabulary, learn that print tells the story, and most important find out that books open up exciting new worlds to them. You cannot overestimate the value of...

    Written by – Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe The past year has been full of uncertainty. As a consequence of the myriad of transitions, changes, adjustments and adaptations, now there’s a whole new admissions world. Education has moved from in-person to online learning and there has been an increase in the number of applications to top private day and boarding schools, Ivy League and highly selective colleges and universities and BS/MD programs! The College Board recently announced...

  Written by Marty Olivieri – Owner of Olivieri Roofing Roofing plays a huge part in giving your home the personality you love. Some design styles look amazing with wood-shake roofs while others are a perfect fit for terracotta tiles. In New York and Connecticut, it’s common for homeowners to choose flat roofs as a way to preserve some historical charm and add an artistic touch. What are the pros and cons of flat roofs? The Benefits of...

  A true community bank, The First Bank of Greenwich wants to help small businesses navigate the system and obtain new PPP loans and Round Two loans beginning today, 1/13/21. This program helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis. The Bank’s dedicated team is working tirelessly to be ready to accept and process applications quickly and efficiently. Even if a small business failed to get a loan in the first round, The First Bank...

  This was Anne’s first Parenting Column ever, published 8 years ago from today on 12/18/12. As young Mothers and Grandmothers gladly and wholeheartedly comb the earth to find a very special something for a little relative, they might be surprised to know they have this present already. What the child most wants is their attention and time. A child’s heart’s desire is unquestionably just a few hours with a parent or grandparent, somewhere simple, maybe at...

  Written by – Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe It’s that important time of the year for high school seniors as many students are beginning to receive their application decisions. Let's describe each.  ACCEPTED/ADMITTED - You're in! You did it! Congratulation! You have been offered a spot in the incoming freshman class of one or more of the schools on your list. If it's one of your top-choice schools and you have been accepted EA or RD it's great!...

November 19, 2020 (Greenwich, CT) - The Greenwich Association of REALTORS® announces the statistics for home sales in The Town of Greenwich, CT for the month of October 2020. There were 99 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 increased compared to October 2019 when there were 40 closings....

  Written by – Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe Since this summer, we have observed more and more parents establish permanent residences in Fairfield and Westchester Counties. Temporary weekend residences are now becoming permanent residences. Many realtors and relocation experts have been calling us to help their clients meet their educational goals for their children as they are seeking private schools in “Fairchester” (private schools in Fairfield and Westchester Counties). Based on our research, knowledge and professional working-relationships; and...

  Written by Marianne Riess Many of us find ourselves with more time to read, as we are isolated from other pleasures such as movies, restaurants, or shopping. I was excited to order Isabel Wilkerson’s new book, Caste: the Origins of Our Discontents. I had enjoyed her first book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, for which she won the National Book Critics Circle Award (non-fiction) and several other prizes. That...

    What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I have one biological child and 2 'bonus' children (aka: step-children, but I like to say 'bonus':) My son is 7, and my other two are 10 and 12. It's a brood! Honestly, my favorite times with them are when we are just hanging out together--whether that means just watching a movie together on a...

  Written by Marty Olivieri – Owner of Olivieri Roofing Expert roofing contractors can offer both flat roof installation and sloped roofs. Which fit is best for your home? There are many factors that can influence your decision. Here’s everything you need to know about flat versus sloped for homes. The Advantages of Sloped Roofing Sloped roof construction is relatively straightforward, and many homes use this type of roofing. Above the trusses for a sloped roof, contractors install the...

October 15, 2020 (Greenwich, CT) - The Greenwich Association of REALTORS® announces the statistics for home sales in The Town of Greenwich, CT for the month of September 2020. There were 118 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 increased compared to September 2019 when there were 46 closings....

  Written by Marianne Riess While we can complain about many unpleasant, frightening, sad and depressing 2020 developments, we certainly can’t complain about the weather in the Northeast. We have been blessed with lots of absolutely beautiful sunny days, and warm, but not really hot temperatures. And thank goodness for that, because it allows us to see family and friends in the relative safety of the outdoors. This summer, we had lots of visits with our children and...

    Written by - Remy Cook Besides managing partywithmoms.com, I also work in real estate as as a licensed salesperson for Douglas Elliman in Greenwich, CT. Whenever a client buys a house or rents an apartment, one of my first calls is to Richard Insley, owner of Free From Risk Insurance Brokerage. He has provided impeccable service and outstanding value in arranging for their insurance needs. I recommend Richard and the Free From Risk staff with complete...

  Written by – Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe It’s crunch time for BS/MD as well as Ivy League applications. As we help students brainstorm ideas, revise and edit the MOST IMPORTANT APPLICATIONS/ESSAYS of their lives, we are discovering consistent points in their essays that will cause instant rejections. Dr. Paul Lowe would like to share these points. Essays were verbose. Essays were not personal. Essays were boring. Essay did not answer the question. Essays were superficial. Essays were pretentious. Essays contained...

September 17, 2020 (Greenwich, CT) - The Greenwich Association of REALTORS® announces the statistics for home sales in The Town of Greenwich, CT for the month of August 2020. There were 108 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 increased compared to August 2020 when there were 66 closings....

  A photo of Frank Gaudio and his team. Retail Banking Manager Emily Newcamp and Branch Manager, Amy Huertas were also part of the interview. You describe yourself as a community bank. Can you describe some of what makes your bank different and more responsive to the community? We know our customers and local businesses well and give them the highest level of service and attention. You could call us a Private Bank without being one. No one...

  Written by - Remy Cook   This week would have marked the Second Annual Weevster Golf Outing, which had to be postponed this season due to Covid. Paul Sudell was able have three foursomes gather at the Griff on Monday, September 14th  to play a round. The outing honors the memory of Steven Sudell, The Weevster, who died of brain cancer at the age of 14 in 2018, and raises funds for the CT Make-A-Wish Foundation. I was...

  Written by – Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe It’s Back-To-School season! As we enter the seventh month of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on secondary education, many of our clients, private as well as public school administrators and teachers are reporting to us their potential approaches to education in the current COVID-19 environment. Some parents are forming learning pods. Some parents are hiring tutors to supplement online learning at schools that are fully online. Some parents are forgoing...

  Do you have a budding Broadway star on your hands? Is your child happiest when they are belting out the latest hits on the radio? Have you always wanted to sing but were too nervous to try? Take voice lessons from an accomplished Broadway actress and singer Offering FaceTime and Zoom voice lessons for kids and adults (ages 9 and up) Learn proper vocal technique, acting a song, and improvisation in a creative and nurturing environment ...

August 20, 2020 (Greenwich, CT) - The Greenwich Association of REALTORS® announces the statistics for home sales in The Town of Greenwich, CT for the month of July 2020. There were 85 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 increased compared to July 2019 when there were 72 closings....

  Written by Marty Olivieri – Owner of Olivieri Roofing A leak in your home is one of the most frustrating problems you can face as a homeowner. Not only are the potential financial costs of a leak extremely high, but it can also be quite difficult to tell where your roof leaks are even coming from. If you have warning signs of potential leaks in your home and aren’t sure if your roof or chimney is...

  Written by – Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe It's August and for some rising seniors, school starts in approximately 30 days. For many students, school will be closed and taught in an online fashion. That in and of itself will be an additional disruption in the dynamics of the college admissions process. You can use this time to continue to vacation, relax and enjoy the summer or take full advantage of all this free time! For rising seniors, now is...

     What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I have 3 sons. My oldest is 23, my middle son is almost 18 and my youngest is forever 14. He passed away in November 2018 and would be 16 now. I love hanging out with them, watching all kinds of different things on TV, but especially Jeopardy. My greatest wish is for them...

  Written by - Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe Over the past months, starting from March, we have been receiving calls from anxious Manhattan parents who are seeking private schools for their children in Westchester and Lower Fairfield Counties. Real estate companies, relocation companies, executive assistants, and nannies have been calling us for admissions advice and placement. Some wish to temporarily rent and eventually return while others are purchasing homes for permanent residencies and seeking not to return...