Author: PartywithMoms

  For two weeks every October, children at PIFS have a glorious outdoor classroom, known as the Pumpkin Patch. The skies are blue, the air is warm enough to not require coats, the leaves are turning bright colors, and their play yard is transformed by the presence of a hay bale maze, hay jumps, a teepee made of cornstalks and over 100 bright orange pumpkins of all sizes. The children love moving the pumpkins all over...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? We have 2 children: Francesco ("Ciccio") age 7 and Raffaella ("Raffi") age 4. We are happy being home with them (where they are very easy to entertain!) and getting out and about (traveling to the Carribean, or just going on bike rides in OG.) Some of my favorite weekend days turn into impromptu "happy...

  Week 2, October 12 – 15th Tournament – CIMB Classic TPC Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Par 72 – Yardage 7,005  Purse – $7,000,000 Defending Champion – Justin Thomas [caption id="attachment_8872" align="aligncenter" width="608"] The 2X Defending Champion, Justin Thomas![/caption]   Jen’s Pick - Graham DeLaet My husband, conVINCEd me! Remy’s Pick - Justin Thomas JT loves this course and I’m hoping for a 3-peat so I can use him again! Marianne’s Pick - Justin Thomas I’m the Defending Champ, the Defending Champ won last week, so I’m sticking with the...

  Ross Etheridge sat in his driveway, honking the horn. "Chop, chop Bozos! In the car or you're toast!”   His wife appeared, softly steering their children to the car.  “Liz, come on! I asked you to have the children ready!” Thomas and Lilly fumbled with their seat belts. Liz came over and helped them. She patted her children’s soft hair. “Ross, please try to slow down. The children love being with you. Life isn’t a race, even if you are...

  Founded by Marty Olivieri in 1994, Olivieri Roofing has been serving Fairfield County and the Westchester area ever since. Marty and his team of trained professionals are excellent roofers. They complete commercial and residential projects from repair and maintenance to tear off and full installation all year round. They work with slate, Spanish tile, cedar and asphalt - they are experts at copper and metal work. Olivieri Roofing also does residential and commercial siding. Whether you...

  Week 1, October 5 - 8th Tournament – Safeway Open Silverado Resort & Spa, Napa, CA Par 72 – Yardage 7,203  Purse – $6,200,000 Defending Champion – Brendan Steele [caption id="attachment_8848" align="aligncenter" width="275"] Did you know John Daly is in the field!?[/caption]   Jen’s Pick - Bill Haas After a little bit of research, Haas seemed like the right guy for this week!   Remy’s Pick - Kevin Na Consistent player, always seems to thrive in a lackluster field… nearly won here in 2015.   Marianne’s Pick - Brendan Steele The...

  Written by Marianne Riess It seemed like a no-brainer. At a charity auction, on the spur of the moment, we purchased a photo shoot at Venture Photography in Riverside. “We’ll get some good pictures of the grandkids,” my husband said. The logistics were not as easy as you’d think, with three children in Greenwich and two in Manhattan. It took six months to get them all together in one place on a non-holiday. Venture was nice...

  Budding Actor’s Workshop (ages 5-7) Instructor - Tony Republicano Saturdays - 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9 A variety pack of acting tools and techniques for beginners just breaking into ‘the biz’ and experienced students looking to sharpen their skills: improv, scene-study, auditioning, TV and film acting and more! $250 for all eight-weeks   Let’s Put On a Show (ages 8-10) Instructor - Shannon-Courtney Denihan Saturdays - 10:00 to 11:30 AM 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2,...

  Where does the time go? Many long-time Greenwich residents can remember when their 30 and even 40 year old children started school at PIFS. This September is the school’s 40th year of existence, and there are always new developments. The school gets greener and greener. The gardens planted by the children in the spring are full of many different kinds of tomatoes, cukes, lettuces, peppers, beans, and potatoes, as well as pumpkins and melons. These organically...

  Sunday, October 1st, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM - Zumba Fundraiser Sweat It Out For A Cause! Zumba Fundraiser to benefit Ready to Empower Women, at the YWCA, Greenwich. Dancing, shaking, raffle prizes, giveaways and more.  Registration here Sunday, October 1st, 1 - 3 PM - Public Open House 4 Grove Lane, Greenwich CT, 06831. For Sale or Rent. Full listing here Sunday, October 1 - 4 PM - Greenwich Symphony Orchestra Concert At the Performing Arts Center at Greenwich High School, featuring Finnish pianist,...

  By Admissions Expert, Dr. Paul Lowe You may ask yourself, why is a college admissions advisor writing about reading? What does reading have to do with college admissions? Everything! One of the first things I ask my clients is what do you like to read outside the required reading at school. Even the best students have difficulty answering this question. Why is the need to reed important in the college admissions planning process? I just provided...

  Congratulations to the Coolest and Smartest Godmother Ever, Marianne Riess! Marianne won our Inaugural PWM Fantasy Golf in dramatic fashion. An improbable comeback fueled by her incredible final pick and Tour Championship Winner, Xander Schauffele! Not to mention, Marianne was the only non-golfer and woman in the group. Cheers to you Marianne! Email Remy if you’d like to participate in next year’s pool - remy@partywithmoms.com...

  Week 37, September 21 – September 24th Tournament – Tour Championship (Playoff Finale) East Lake – Atlanta, GA Par 70 – Yardage 7,362 Defending Champion – Rory Mcilroy  Purse – $8,750,000 [caption id="attachment_8781" align="aligncenter" width="608"] Best friends and two of the best players in the world right now, Justin Thomas & Jordan Spieth.[/caption]   Remy - Russell Henley Georgia Boy - he will play well here. A win should get me into the coveted Top 3!    Marianne’s Pick - Xander Schauffele  I need a miracle!    Carlos’ Pick...

  When your child enters the middle school years, you enter a new stage of parenting with new challenges. You need to think about social media and how to make sure your children are safe as they become users and consumers of social media platforms. Being concerned about social media and how it is impacting your child makes you a good parent. However, it is hard to know how to teach your child the proper and...

  Week 36, September 14 – September 17th Tournament – BMW Championship (Playoffs Week 3) Conway Farms – Lake Forest, IL Par 71 – Yardage 7,208 Defending Champion – Dustin Johnson Purse – $8,750,000 [caption id="attachment_8760" align="aligncenter" width="608"] Dustin Johnson won the 2016 BMW at Crooked Stick ©WGA/Charles Cherney Photography[/caption]   Remy’s Pick - Justin Rose He’s been off all year, hoping he will find his form this week. We both need to win out to win it all!    Marianne’s Pick - Zach Johnson He has won...

  As a nursery school teacher with 40 years of experience, I like to think that I can be flexible and responsive to the requests of children and their parents. As a result, even though my teaching partners and I always ask that toys from home be left at home (or at least in the car), I have made exceptions when a child enters the class clutching a beloved toy and the mother says, “I couldn’t...

  September 7th, 6 - 8 PM Opening reception for “Memory of Place: Frank Poor & Thomas Doyle,” new exhibit at the Flinn Gallery at Greenwich Library. Explore the work of two very different artists who share a fascination for architecture. greenwichlibrary.org September 9th, 12 – 5 PM Greenwich Skate Park Grand Reopening Celebration, Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. Rain Date, Sept. 10. [caption id="attachment_8732" align="aligncenter" width="288"] photo via greenwichtime.com[/caption]   September 10th, 7:30 AM Tour de Greenwich 20 Mile Bike Race, Greenwich High School. Sponsored by...

  It’s that time of year again, when children go back to school, or start at a new one. Many of our youngest will attend school for the first time, and at a very young age. Two and three-year-olds who have never been to school before are in for what can initially be a traumatic experience. There is a happy ending, however. Starting nursery school means watching your mom or beloved caregiver walk away and leave you...

  Week 35, September 1 – September 4th Tournament – Dell Technologies Championship (Playoffs Week 2) TPC Boston – Norton, MA Par 71 – Yardage 7,342 Defending Champion – Rory Mcilroy Purse – $8,750,000 [caption id="attachment_8723" align="aligncenter" width="608"] The 2016 Champion, Rory Mcilroy.[/caption]   Remy’s Pick - Louis Oosthuizen  Louis tears this course up and he will certainly need to today to get into contention! #59club   Marianne’s Pick - Louis Oosthuizen  Remy advised me this week.    Carlos’ Pick - Webb Simpson Two straight top 10s heading into the week...

  Photo & Article by westchestermagazine.com If you come here and work hard, you can achieve anything. Our family is a great example of what America is all about,” says Hernan Hurtado Jr., sales manager at Mt. Kisco Smokehouse. The Hurtado family owns Mt. Kisco Smokehouse in Mount Kisco, as well as a successful second shop in Greenwich, doing a brisk retail businss and selling their smoked fish wholesale to top restaurants and stores throughout the region.  Now smoking...

  By Admissions Expert, Dr. Paul Lowe Being thorough and particular when evaluating a private school choice is extremely important for parents. But one thing is certain… the competitive private schools will be equally as picky when choosing your child as a member of its incoming class. Private schools have been using the traditional academic criteria of SSAT/ISEE and grades for a number of decades. However, admissions personnel have long recognized that these cognitive measures are limited in their...

  The start of school can be stressful for children, mothers, and fathers. There are concerns about new teachers and new schools. Children worry about challenging academic schedules, and concerns about peer relationships and social pressures. As a parent, there are things you can do to make the transition to school easier for you and your children.   -Notice your own anxiety level and manage it. Maintain a positive attitude about summer ending and school starting. Make a...

  Week 34, August 24 - August 27th Tournament - The Northern Trust (Playoffs Week 1) Glen Oaks Club - Old Westbury, NY Par 70 - Yardage 7,346 Defending Champion - Patrick Reed  Purse - $8,750,000 [caption id="attachment_8706" align="aligncenter" width="608"] Captain America aka Patrick Reed and the Defending Champ, silences the crowd at Ryder cup after a birdie in singles at Gleneagles, Scotland, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)[/caption]   Remy’s Pick - Paul Casey Assembling a legitimate European lineup for these playoffs… starting...

  In addition to a successful practice in Princeton, NJ, Dr. Sharon Press has opened a new office in Westport, CT providing diagnosis and psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults. The services she offers include: Individual Therapy Family therapy for children and adolescents Psychological and educational testing for children, adolescents and adults Consultation with lawyers, regarding children’s needs in the divorcing process and the development of parenting plans for divorcing families Marriage counseling Parents who have worked...

  Turabian and Sariyan is a carpeting and fine rug store that has been satisfying discerning customers for over 70 years. Peter started working for Mr. Sariyan in 1986 and now owns the business. The work of Turabian & Sariyan is often featured in Connecticut Cottage and Gardens. Peter selects each of the lines displayed in the store from many different mills because he knows his clientele expects impeccable quality in their carpets and rugs. They...

  Here is your chance for an evening that’s a mini-vacation. Cruise the Sound on a 41- foot Sea Ray Sports Yacht, piloted by Captain Joe Catino. While you are relaxing and enjoying the sights and the breeze, Bella Cucina Chef Extraordinaire Frank Greco will serve you some of his fantastic culinary creations. Begin your cruise with Frank’s signature Island Boy Rum Punch, followed by an ample antipasto platter. Then enjoy shrimp cocktail crisps, sweet & spicy...

  Week 31 – August 3 – August 6th Tournament – World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitational Firestone (South) - Akron, OH Par 70 – Yardage 7,400 Defending Champion – Dustin Johnson Purse – 9,750,000 [caption id="attachment_8674" align="aligncenter" width="608"] Dustin Johnson is the only player to win the career WGC Grand Slam - What a bro![/caption]   Our Contributors’ Picks + Reasons Below…   Remy’s Pick – Rory McIIroy  You're all about to witness the biggest comeback in the history of PWM Fantasy Golf! Rory and I will get back in...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?  My children are 1 (Reece, girl) 4 (Riley, girl) and 6 (Ethan, boy). I love to have impromptu dance parties, ride bikes, take walks and my favorite is riding in the car with them having chats about whatever is on their minds. I didn’t have that time as much when I was working and I...