Author: PartywithMoms

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? Our children are 6, 4, and 2.  Favorite activities include dancing, building and cooking with them. Reading books to them at bedtime is one of the highlights of my day.  I love the coziness of snuggling into a chair or bed together, enjoying a good story, and it doesn’t hurt that they are freshly bathed...

Friday, December 5th                                                                             4:00 - 7:00 Sample Miller Gin cocktails. Saturday, December 6th 1:00 - 4:00 Great Holiday Wines from Kathy Lee Gifford & InnoVino. 4:00 - 7:00 Iberia Wines - Octavio Galli has holiday line up to try.  Sunday Funday, December...

“What are you doing in there, Colin?” Denise barked from the hallway. “That’s my room. Keep out.” “Oh Denise, I was just looking for you. Sorry.”  “Then call me. Sneaking into my room is wrong. What do you want?”  “I wanted to ask when Mommy’s coming back. I really wasn’t sneaking. I’m hungry.”  Denise was looking at her phone. “If it looks like sneaking, it is. No clue when your mother is coming back. She’s always later than she...

Budapest Romance audiobook by Rozsa Gaston is now OUT with actress Romy Nordlinger narrating (SynchroNYCity, Law & Order, All My Children, One Life to Live).  Download on Audible.com FREE with a 30-day trial membership and read this contemporary romance about a Dutch man and an American woman finding each other in the thermal bath spas of Budapest.   A great stocking stuffer for any mom you know! In case you missed our Mom of the Week Interview...

Val’s Weekend Lineup… Friday 4:00 – 7:00 Black Friday Favorites to taste. Saturday 3:00 – 7:00 Sample new arrivals. Sunday Noon – 5:00 Try Val’s “employee favorite” new picks The friendly guys and gals at Val’s can’t wait to help you choose some more delicious holiday wines! 125 W Putnam Ave Greenwich, CT www.valsputnamwines.com...

Make reservations today to enjoy a unique opportunity, offered by Golden View Firenze Restaurant and Val’s Putnam Wines & Liquors. Golden View’s most exquisite dishes will be served with 16 rare and vintage Italian wines from award winning producers. Dinner beginning tonight at 7pm.   Call 203 - 817 - 0919 to reserve your table. 249 Railroad Ave, Greenwich, CT.    ...

    What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I have one daughter, 22, whose company I enjoy even if we’re just walking the dogs. She recently moved home from Berkeley and works in NYC, which she enjoys. I think most moms are happy when their kids are happy. Wish fulfilled right there.  When and where are you the happiest?  Lately, running Greenwich Free Press, my...

Looking for good wine to complement your Thanksgiving dinner?  Val’s Putnam Wines & Liquors has recommendations and convenient tasting times all weekend.  Drop by the store today from 4 – 7 PM for a tasting of Quintessential Wines – OR come in for Sunday Funday (11/23) from noon to 5 to taste employee favorites.  All of the wines go perfectly with turkey.  Have some fun while choosing your favorite wines for Thanksgiving. 125 W Putnam Ave Greenwich,...

Organic Planet features food that is organic, locally grown, sustainable, vegetarian, vegan and non GMO.  Many of the offerings are gluten free and dairy free.  And the food is delicious! Party with Moms favorites include teriyaki salmon, and the pulled pork tacos.  The Autumn Squash soup is excellent!  It’s not only the best in town but the only you can find without cream.  A half order of whole grain nachos, with melted Vermont White Cheddar, kalamata...

  One of the best gifts parents can give their young child(ren) is a sensory table. Children learn and retain knowledge best when their senses are engaged; a sensory table offers so many opportunities for learning. You will be amazed at how centered and calm your child becomes when offered a table filled with – you name it – sand, water, cornstarch, snow (real or artificial), dirt, goop/gak, gelatin, shaving cream, bubbles, flour – the list...

Have you been to Pure Barre Greenwich recently?  Pure Barre is the fastest, most effective, yet safest way to change your body and they're offering $10 drop in classes Friday, November 21st!  Classes will be held at 5:45am, 8:25am, 9:35am, 12:15pm, 4:30pm and 5:40pm.  The classes welcome all levels and are designed to burn fat in record time.  The Pure Barre technique challenges you from head to toe, but also helps you find the mind...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I love going on bike rides with my boys. Though both young, the oldest is four and the youngest is just 8 months, and unable to actually ride bikes themselves, we all pile in the Dutch Box bike and head for the beach – no matter the season. I love that my kids are learning...

Betsy had been awake for a while when she heard “Whaaah!” coming from Charlie’s room. She threw on her pink terry cloth robe and went to the six-month old she took care of.  “There you are! Hi Charlie. How’s my adorable boy?” She picked Charlie up and held him tightly. Charlie snuggled into her robe.  “Let’s get you some breakfast.” Betsy warmed a bottle of Charlie’s mother, Lucy’s milk. Charlie was smiling and gurgling as he looked...

If you don’t know this place, located on Hamilton Ave in Chickahominy, you should. The food is really good. On the left side of the building, Mike and Frank Greco create unique and delicious pizzas. Our latest favorite is the pulled chicken pizza - the barbecue taste has just the right amount of smokiness - but all the different varieties are amazing. The buffalo chicken pizza is awesome too! On the right side, the brothers and...

  Don’t miss the delicious food and great deals- with 37 restaurants participating, you can take your pick of tastes.  Drink specials all week long!  The prix fixe menus are carefully selected and offer great value for amazing multiple course lunches and dinners.  Check out what your favorite restaurants are offering, www.greenwichrestaurantweek.com. There is something for every taste and price range. Reservations recommended. Greenwich Restaurant Week is the brainchild of Jen Danzi, marketer and Mom of the Week. Libations...

  Parents are getting used to being told not to overschedule their children. Yet the enrichment classes, the sports clinics, the many after school activities offered continue to be full. Why? Some parents want to give their child an “edge,” whether it is a leg up in a sport, an ability to play brilliant chess, or to learn a new language. Others fear that their child will be bored if left with open time, and “get into...

  Former Mom of the Week, Icy Frantz and her husband Scott can celebrate his re-election to the State Senate today.  Scott won easily, getting nearly 90% of the vote in the 36th state Senate District.  In case you missed it, or would like to revisit our interview with Icy, you can read it here....

Nisha with her children inside the Pyramid at Paris' Louvre Museum What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?  My children are 9, 7 and almost 5 and I love to do anything that makes their eyes widen and sparkle, which can be anything from the mummies at the Met to a surprise ice cream run.  I also love to read with them...

Does your child love to read?  Dream of becoming on author someday?  Love the holidays?  Well here's a contest for you! Kids read the Kat McGee books & come up with a title and plot synopsis with the a holiday of their choice for the next Kat McGee Adventure.  Winner(s) title and book idea will actually be used at the next installment in the series AND they'll get a write-up in School Library Journal, Edmodo and...

Carter Isabella Mitchell (turning 8 next week!) What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I have one child, Carter Isabella, and she is 7 going on 8 (November 2nd is her birthday).  My greatest wish(es) for her is to be healthy, happy, fearless and compassionate.  When and where are you the happiest?  I am the happiest in close proximity to or submerged in water: I...

  Most parents are aware of the importance of building confidence and self-esteem in their children. How to do it effectively? One way is to listen when they talk and then respond, to let them know you take their ideas seriously. Ask their opinions at times. Spend uninterrupted time with them to show you enjoy their company. Building self-esteem often involves a lot of “Good jobs.” We praise children for just about anything they do, from drawing...

[caption id="attachment_5721" align="aligncenter" width="318"] Dr. Paul Lowe with Bryan Nixon, Head of Whitby School[/caption] On October 8th, Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe, president and founder of Greenwich Admissions Advisors, attended Whitby School’s “Annual Community Partner Breakfast." The event involved local realtors, schools and educational consultants. Greenwich Admissions Advisors provides admissions advisory and independent day and school placement. Greenwich Admissions Advisors Contact Information- Telephone: 203-542-7288 E-mail: info@greenwichadmissionsadvisors.com Website: www.greenwichadmissionsadvisors.com...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I have 2 girls, ages 15 and 25.  Time spent with each of them is very different based on their age and personality differences. With my 15 year old, it’s all about her friends right now, but when we do hang out shopping or whatever, we have great conversations.  She’s quite open with me and I...

[caption id="attachment_5713" align="aligncenter" width="310"] Dr. Paul Lowe – Admissions Guru[/caption] It's early decision time and anxiety is beginning to fill the air. For some, within the next two months or so it will be a time to celebrate – accepted! And for others, it will be discouraging and disappointing - deferred or worse, a rejection letter. This is expected to be another highly competitive year. The number of applicants is increasing, while the admissions rates to the...

Thursday October 9th, 6 PM to 9 VAL'S will host The Junior League of Greenwich at Equinox Greenwich for their “FALL Get Together 2014." Friday 4 PM to 7 VAL'S will host an in house line-up of fall favorites for you to try. Saturday 3 PM to 6 VAL'S will feature David Alteneve of Noto Distributors with their new arrivals for you to sample. Sunday Funday at VAl's!  Noon to 5 PM featuring “employee favorites," delicious wines for...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I have three children ages 12, 10 and 4.  I love preparing a meal with my children – especially when we go all out and cook a feast and bake lots of desserts.  The meal always feels much more special when everyone has participated.  I also enjoy a family dance party!  My greatest wish is that...

Last Spring, parents and children at Putnam Indian Field School (PIFS) planted nine organic gardens on the school grounds to encourage and celebrate healthy eating.  The gardens were part of the school’s move to organic, non-GMO, more fruit and vegetable filled lunches. In between the many vegetables, the children planted marigolds (to discourage bunnies), herbs and nasturtiums.  [caption id="attachment_5146" align="aligncenter" width="608"] Marcella Kapsaroff, PIFS mom and Garden Committee Chair shows children the fruits of their gardens.[/caption] Tomatoes of all...