Author: PartywithMoms

  Written & Contributed by - Shelley J. Forest From The UK Photo Credit @ Pixabay Whether it's retreating to a cozier house or relocating cross-country, many families end up making a move at some stage point in their lives. And while it may be an exciting new start, bidding farewell to a home is never easy — especially for your kids. With this in mind, here are some key ways to prepare your kids for a big...

  Written by - Marianne Riess How much can anyone cook? It is nice to take a break by ordering curbside takeout or delivery from a local restaurant. You treat yourself and family, and help the restaurant owner and staff. Last night’s dinner special from Bistro V (Versailles) was a pan-seared salmon, with accompanying lemon caper sauce over tender asparagus, brussel sprouts and pickled cabbage. Party with Moms can affirm that it was really, really good. Photo via Instagram @bistroversailles Other...

  Published by Douglas Elliman Republished by PWM Douglas Elliman is hosting this #GiveHealthy Drive to support Neighbor to Neighbor. As the Neighbor to Neighbor community and people across the globe deal with a global pandemic, we are working hard to support our food insecure community members in Greenwich. We are devising plans to continue food support with new models that decrease the risks for our customers and our staff. As a community in Greenwich we find ourselves in an...

  177 Indian Head Road Riverside, CT 06878 Awesome house offers beautiful views, private spaces and luxurious living. Perfect for family fun in the Riverside/Eastern school district.  Spring and summer are just around the corner. Wouldn’t you love to enjoy the outdoors in this incredible part of Greenwich? 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...

It's April and all the Ivies and highly competitive colleges and universities have notified applicants of their decisions. Even with the COVID-19 pandemic, college admissions offices are in operation. For some of the Ivies and selective colleges, the admissions rates have slightly increased. The reality is that even with these small increases, it's still hyper-competitive to gain admissions to these top schools. For example, Harvard's admit rate was 4.9%, up from 4.6% last year. However, the 4.9% indicates that...

  Party with Moms is very fortunate to welcome Dr. Patricia Grimes as a guest columnist. Dr. Grimes is well known to many area schools as a valued consultant. She is not only an educational psychologist but also the mother of two adult sons.  Written by  - Dr. Patricia Grimes Four tips to help you and your children face these challenging times Even in the easiest of times, the demands upon parents in our society are great. In my experience,...

  Written by - Anne Martine Cook Dear Everyone,   Our beloved Versailles and Meli-Melo are suffering. As we send our love and heartfelt sadness to each dear employee, we can help in other ways. They are offering wonderful curbside take-out, alternating their staff chances to work.    Please consider any amount. The price of a croissant and jam, the price of a Napoleon, the price of a quiche, the price of a glass of wine, the price of a buttery...

  By Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe This week is decision time for many Ivies and highly selective colleges and universities! COVID-19 has closed down many K-12 school districts around the world for the rest of the school year. If you’ve been following the directions of well-known books and/or chats, by now you must realize that your current college admissions “playbook” or plan may be ineffectual.  What will high school juniors need to do as they continue their admissions...

  Written by - Marianne Riess  We are in unknown waters. “Unprecedented” is a word we hear on the news every two minutes. We don’t know when children will go back to school or when life will return to some kind of normalcy. We are stuck at home and all the places we like to go are closed. What good can we take from this time of social distancing and home time? Oddly enough, as I FaceTime with...

  Published by The Ginger Man - Republished by PWM It is with great sadness and heartache that we have temporarily closed The Ginger Man due to COVID-19. Despite an unclear path forward, we hope that this precaution helps protect the safety of our community, our friends, and our staff. We have been with you for 18+ years and hope to be serving, and joking with you again after this subsides and we enter into the new 'norm'. Many of us...

    By Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe “To see the world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower; Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour.” - William Blake Understanding facts of any situation is essential to one’s ability to analyze that situation for a positive outcome. So before getting into the ramifications of “the coronavirus” in college admissions, we’ll look at the pertinent facts. Let's first define the name of the...

  Need a lift? Here’s what you can do to give yourselves a treat and help struggling restaurants in town. Take out a delicious lunch or dinner! Here are some recommendations from Party with Moms. Boxcar Cantina We actually did a small take out party from Boxcar last Sunday. We ordered their fresh margarita mix and made our own, which we sipped along with their homemade chips, guacamole and salsa. For dinner, we had Chicken Tinga soft tacos...

  Friday, March 13th 4 - 7 PM Bourbon Cask and Bog Oak Charred Cask by West Cork Distillers Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin Saturday, March 14th 4 - 7 PM Lange Twiins Family Winery & Vineyards 2018 Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Sand Point Chardonnay 2017 Sand Point Pinot Noir 2017 Sand Point Merlot 2017 Sand Point Cabernet    ...

  By Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe You were certain that your son would be accepted. He had excellent grades. He played on a great sports team. His SSAT scores were off the charts. You made sure that his school principal knew him. His Math and English teacher recommendations were amazing (you even had a parent of a student at your target school write a recommendation). You thoughtthat your top-choice school board member's recommendation would help. You thought that you...

    What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? My son, Lachlan, is 4.5 and my daughter, Ainsley, is almost 3. We do a lot together, but it’s usually bedtime that I relish. This is partially because I can slow down and it is easier to be fully present mentally, but it is also because Lachlan especially has reached an age where he invents...

  Written by - Marianne Riess If you knew Fred Wierdsma, founder of the Putnam Indian Field School, February 29th took on a special meaning. It was his birthday, and it explained him. Having one birthday every four years kept him young at heart and in attitude throughout his life. Today is the first leap year since he died. We miss the fun he always provided everyone whose life he touched. Happy 84/21 in Heaven. Once There Was A...

  Written by - Remy Cook Photo via The Real Deal As a young boy growing up in Greenwich I often heard the name David Ogilvy. He was a friend of my grandparents from the New York advertising world (Layng & Jean Martine), who later founded Martine & Company, an ad agency that catered to real estate brokers. Much later when I began working in real estate myself, I had the pleasure of meeting David at one of his...

  560 North Street Greenwich, CT 06830 This Old House… has been loved for almost 300 years. Originally built in 1730 by one of Greenwich’s founding families, the Mead Family, added onto in 1769 and 1796, and lovingly renovated in 2008, this historic treasure is now seeking a new family, one that will love its wide plank hemlock floors, original carved moldings, multiple fireplaces, landmark trees, mature perennial gardens and antique stone walls. This old house boasts 9 fireplaces, including...

  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...