Author: PartywithMoms

  The Inn at East Hill Farm in Troy, NH has it all and much more. Located at the base of Mt. Monadnock, in the southwestern corner of New Hampshire, the Inn features lots of activities for you and your kids if you want them, and lots of opportunities to relax, including hot tub, massage or reflexology sessions. Wouldn’t your children love a vacation on a real working farm? Where they could feed sheep and pigs, ride...

  Brooke, tell us a bit about your latest venture, statement.  statement. is a lifestyle brand I founded one year ago to inspire, guide, motivate, and help people to celebrate life daily. In addition to organizing galas for charitable organizations, we discover interesting destinations, and curate unique events and experiences. [caption id="attachment_9290" align="aligncenter" width="608"] Photo Credit Bob Capazzo.[/caption] How’d you come up with the terrific “Races & ‘Ritas” idea? Can you mention what types of food and drinks you’ll be serving? I never...

  2018 is Putnam Indian Field School’s 40th year, and to celebrate, the school is throwing a party for former parents and alumni on June 9th, from 4 - 7 PM on the school grounds. It has the potential to be a very big bash with so many parents and their grown up children invited. Refreshments will be provided by the Boxcar Cantina truck serving its New Mexican food and delicious margaritas, and by Aux Delices serving...

  147 East Elm Street Greenwich, CT 06830 This is a true gem! Built in 1907, and completely renovated in 2017 - Experience Old World charm with 21st century convenience. The first floor boasts a beautiful living room & dining room, with gleaming original hardwood floors, new powder room, sun-filled front porch/solarium and brand new kitchen with quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Three bedrooms and a full bath make up the second floor. Pull down attic, full basement...

  Boxcar Cantina is a great place to have a meal, grab a super chief or even have a party. Their authentic Northern New Mexico food is delicious and healthy, because Boxcar uses only high-quality ingredients including locally sourced organic ingredients and sustainably raised organic meats. The atmosphere is lively: family friendly for early dinner, with a more adult atmosphere in the bar, and later in the restaurant. The dining room booths are cozy, as is...

  Afraid of Your Child I recently was sitting in a coffee shop. A young couple sipped on their coffee near me and talked about buying a new stove. All the while their young boy kicked the leg of his father’s chair. The boy’s mother asked him to stop, which fueled the child’s determination to destroy their time. The young father asked his son again to stop and more kicks ensued. I was of course riveted. The...

  Located at 21 Northfield Street, in the heart of Greenwich, Turabian & Sariyan’s experienced staff will work within your budget to carpet your room, staircase or entire house. They are fair, honest and completely reliable. No job is too big or too small. Quality Broadloom Carpeting - Custom Area Rugs - Excellent Service 21 Northfield Street, Greenwich CT 203 - 869 - 5950  ...

  It is so important that the first school experience be a happy and positive one, enabling a child to build self-confidence and independence. PIFS knows how to help children transition successfully from home to school. Staffed by caring teachers from the PIFS staff and other area nursery schools, the PIFS Summer Camp features sand and water play, art, imaginative play, music and nature experiences and lots of outdoor time with other young children. The PIFS...

  By Admissions Expert, Dr. Paul Lowe On Wednesday, March 28th, the Ivies notified high school seniors of their admissions decisions. Thousands of students and parents were disappointed. Here is a list of the acceptance rates, number of students admitted, total number of applicants and rejection rates - Many of the applicants “looked perfect” on paper. Princeton reported that more than 14,200 of the 35,370 applicants had a 4.0 grade point average. Brown reported that 96% of its admitted students are...

  1 North Street Greenwich, CT 06830 Amazing opportunity to own this close-to-town Beaux Arts estate, built in 1905 and completely updated in 2003, preserving all the priceless details of moldings, fireplace mantels, stair rails, coffered ceilings, doors, etc. All first floor rooms are oversized with beautiful 11-foot ceilings and large windows to allow an incredible amount of natural light. Four floors, 6 bedrooms with baths, gourmet kitchen and butler’s pantry, formal dining room, 6 fireplaces; additional family...

  Friday, April 6 YWCA Greenwich: Live, Laugh, Love, An Evening of Empowerment  6:30 PM – Midnight, at the Hyatt Regency, 1800 E. Putnam Ave, Old Greenwich. This annual black tie event (formerly the Persimmon Ball) features good food, music, dancing, silent and live auction with auctioneer Terry Betteridge. All proceeds benefit the programs of the YWCA. Tickets   Tuesday, April 17 Chefs’ Tasting to benefit Shatterproof  6:30 – 9:00 PM at Richards on Greenwich Avenue. Fabulous food and drink from...

  East Coast Auto Detailing will come to your house or even office at your convenience. Packages ranging from $45 to $325 Or create your own package by choosing from their additional services. Your car will look great all year round and be protected from the elements. An added attraction – they use only eco-friendly products. Satisfaction and convenience guaranteed. Ceramic Coating Available! For an appointment, call 347 – 589 - 3549 www.ecadnyc.com ...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?  I have an 8-year-old son and a 4-year-old daughter. Maybe it sounds crazy but I love to travel with them. I love their anticipation and planning leading up to big trips; I love how excited they are at every stage of the journey; and of course I love exploring new places and exposing them to...

  Saira Rao, Mom of the Week from (June, 2013) is running for Congress in Colorado’s First Congressional District. Congratulations to Saira and her team for already collecting more than 1700 signatures from registered Democrats and getting on the ballot. We visited with Saira to catch up and ask a few questions. You’ve been a lawyer, an author and a co-founder of In This Together Media. What prompted you to take on this new challenge? We started In This...

  By Admissions Expert, Dr. Paul Lowe How long do you think it takes a top college to review your application? 24 hours, five hours or one hour? Try less than 8 minutes!!! Due to the ease of applying to multiple schools, the number of domestic and international students applying to elite schools, the number of applications to these schools continues to grow. Additionally, top colleges have also increased recruitment from rural areas in the U.S. Last year the number of...

  During the Thanksgiving holiday, four-year-old John Colligan became tearful at every turn. He was feeling extra attached to his mother, Liz, and wanted to be with her all the time. She did make special times for each of her four children but loved time with all of them as well. The children were happy altogether too. Yet John suddenly began to separate himself from the board games, the family fun outdoors and even the cozy movie...

  Friday, March 2 Saturday, March 3 Green Fingers Garden Club Flower Show  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM both days, at Christ Church, 254 East Putnam Avenue. This beautiful and educational show is entitled “The Color of Light,” Also featuring a raffle and boutique of garden items.  This event is free, for additional information, email - sherimdonovan@gmail.com  Friday, March 2 Spring Fling - Heroes Among Us  At 6:30 PM, at 330 Railroad Ave, Greenwich, CT.  This event will benefit all programs of Kids in Crisis. Co-chaired...

  Fairfield County’s Giving Day is Today! Thursday, March 1st.  You can help local kids by making a donation to CTKF.  DONATE HERE Help low-income parents use finances toward groceries or rent instead of clothing Improve self-esteem and confidence in school-age children Provide clean, well-fitting clothing to children in need Enable children to focus on academics Organizations receiving the most unique donations will win cash prizes to help carry out their missions. PRIZES - Most Unique Donors 1st place         =         ...

  603 Steamboat Road, #3 Greenwich, CT 06830 Own a piece of Greenwich history - Built in 1872 in Smith Cove Mews, and recently renovated in 2009. This delightful sundrenched house boasts wide-plank floors, wooden ceiling beams, a wrap-around front porch, and two decks where you can enjoy views of L.I. Sound and water access. There is also an outdoor patio nestled away in a private garden. On the first floor – a beautiful living room with fireplace, dining...

  When the hot cocoa runs out, kids and adults alike can start to get a little stir crazy during the cold, dreary winter months. The sun sets almost as soon as you get home from work—leaving you and the kids to find ways to stay active and engaged inside the house. While this might seem like an insurmountable challenge, especially when it snows all weekend, it can actually be quite creative and stimulating to focus...

    Greenwich Skating Club and Coach Shannon Doyle Invite 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Girls to Try Ice Hockey! Saturday, Feb. 24 from 10:45 to 11:45 AM Greenwich Skating Club, 15 Cardinal Road Girls should bring any equipment they have, and the Club will fill in the blanks. Arrive 30 minutes early to get equipment on. Volunteers will help. Snacks will be provided. To register, or for more information, email – bbrower@greenwichskatingclub.org      ...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I love to drag them to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We run around the Temple of Dendur & the Decorative Art Rooms and then usually head out into Central Park. I have a daughter who is twelve and a son who is nine. My wish is that they find early what they really love...

  22 The Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06831  1 - 3 PM     Renovate this existing Contemporary w/ Hardwood Floors Throughout or Build Your Dream Home Overlooking a Golden Pond w/ Floating Dock. Great Room w/ Vaulted Ceilings & Floor to Ceiling Stone Wood Burning Fireplace. 4+ Acres!  Contact Remy of The Metalios Group for more information or to schedule a private showing. Remy Cook The Metalios Group (of William Raveis Real Estate) 189 Sound Beach Avenue Old Greenwich, CT 06870 203-219-8233 Licensed in CT & NY  RES. 0807125  ...

  Over the years I have witnessed many parents’ reactions as their young children encounter someone they don’t know, which is, of course, just about everyone. A few particular situations have remained beyond vividly in my mind. I was looking, with droves of others, for Valentine’s Day cards. A little girl walked up and touched my coat. I looked at her, smiled and said, “Hello.” Her mother, from quite far down the aisle sirened, “Stranger Danger!” Staying...

    Thursday, Feb.1 Beyond Street Art Opening Reception  6 – 8 PM at Flinn Gallery of the Greenwich Library. This multimedia exhibit showcases the work of 5 globally recognized iconic street artists. Exhibit will be open from Feb. 1st through March 7th.     Friday, Feb. 2 Take Your Child to the Library Day At the Greenwich Library - 10:30 – 11 AM “Mother Goose Storytime.” At 12 noon, Clay Art Animation Workshop for children in grades K through 5th or older. 2:30 PM STEM...

  Week 10, January 25 - 28th  Tournament - Farmers Insurance Open Torrey Pines - La Jolia, CA Purse - $6,900,000 Defending Champion - Jon Rahm [caption id="attachment_9088" align="aligncenter" width="608"] So happy the GOAT is back and I think Paulina Gretzky is too (photo via Instagram @swingjuice).[/caption]   Jen's Pick - Jason Day We are both Scorpios! Remy's Pick - Jon Rahm Because I dislike everything about this guy...

  53 Edgewater Drive Old Greenwich, CT 06870 This charming seaside colonial in quiet Old Greenwich is between Binney Park and Todd's Point. Walk to town, school, and the train station. If you love high-beamed ceilings and water views, you should see this picturesque 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. On the first floor, an adorable living room with fireplace, dining room, family room, updated kitchen, solarium, 2 bedrooms with adjoining bath. The second floor features a master suite...

By Admissions Expert, Dr. Paul Lowe Did you ever wonder why parents pay as high as $60,000 a year for private high school?  Did you ever wonder why the private school admissions process in Manhattan is so hyper-competitive? I am always surprised in my college admissions seminars at parents who assume that it really doesn't matter where their kids attend school when their kid is interested in Ivy League colleges. As many parents suspect, the path to Ivy...