Mom of the Week

    What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? We love going on mother/son “dates." Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, we talk about our days, exciting things that have happened or things that are challenging us. It’s a nice way to reconnect and model proper behaviors! My son just turned seven on July Fourth! My greatest wish is for him to continue to find...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? Geralyn Grace (GG) will be 5 this November, hard to believe! She is 4 going on 30 and just amazes me every day. She is smart, kind, a ball of fun and a beautiful little soul. I love our relationship and how much she wants to talk about real world things now. It’s a very...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I love to read to my children (9 year old twins). I do character voices and accents and we snuggle close.  My greatest wish for them is to find something in life that releases their creativity and makes them joyful, and that they can do that every day.  Who has had the biggest influence upon you?  My husband. He has...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?  I have a wonderful daughter who is 7 years old. We love to swim in our pool together, draw/color, play card games, go to different playgrounds and play tag, and read to each other. My greatest wish for her is to be happy and successful in her own way. Who has had the biggest influence upon...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? My daughter Lily is 7 and my son Owen will be 6 in July. I love to just BE with them – playing, cooking, shopping, learning. I especially love taking them to Tod’s Point and hanging out at the beach together. We have a camp in the Adirondacks that is off the grid, and I...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?   I have 3 children, two girls and one boy. Kiara is turning 7 in a few days, Alexa is 4 and Samuel is 4 months old. My favorite thing to do with them is go out to eat as a family. We spend good, quality time together, we talk about everything, laugh and enjoy...

  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...

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...

  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...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I have one fabulously literal, sharp and song-filled 11 year-old daughter. We love to ride bikes, hike with the dogs, paint and see concerts and theater. My greatest wish is for her to know herself well-enough to be able to make choices that will provide her with happiness and satisfaction in life and to conquer any...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I am blessed with 2 little blondies. Lilly is 5 going on 15 and Serena is 2 going on 10. Both of my girls have big personalities and love to perform. My favorite thing is watching them choose a “look” out of the costume bin, or anything they find around the house and see as a must-have-piece, and passionately...

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...

  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...

    What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?  I have 4 children: Evan is 8, Bly 7, Amelia 5, and Julie 2 ½ months. My greatest wish for them is that they’re kind, caring, and respectful children and grow to be the same as adults. It's incredibly important to me that all people are treated equally and that strong values are instilled in...

    What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?   My daughter Claire is 5 and she’s a big homebody. She loves to do anything and everything to help out around the house – gardening, decorating, taking things out of the attic, which she calls the lost and found! My greatest wish for her is to find enduring health, love, and happiness!  Who has had...

    What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?  My children are 6, 4, and 3. We play UNO. My greatest wish is that they develop a sense of humor. They’ll need it.  Who has had the biggest influence upon you? The good people who manufactured my coffee maker—my hat is off to you. What quality do you most admire in a mother?  I don’t know about moms,...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?   I love to do anything outdoors with my boys. If we’re outside then they can’t make a mess of things inside (kidding, sort of). We play a lot of hockey in the driveway and quickly rifle through the other sporting equipment in the garage ranging from golf and tennis to lacrosse and basketball, while...

    What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? What is your greatest wish for them? My favorite time of the day is when I am reading with my children at night. I am a reporter for the Greenwich Sentinel and recently did an interview with Diane Garrett, proprietor of Diane’s Books in town, who said that reading out loud to your children, regardless of their age is simply a glorious act. For...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I have 2 sweet boys. Sam is 14 and Owen is 10. We are an active family in the winter and summer time. The winter sport of choice is hockey. I enjoy watching them practice and play. Sam introduced us to this sport, as neither of us even watched hockey growing up and now...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? We have two boys, Henri, 5 and Leonardo, 2. I love to cook with them. We have lots of fun in the kitchen together. Recently we made homemade pasta and homemade mozzarella but on a regular basis we make pancakes from scratch, scrambled eggs and homemade pizza (I am not much of a baker). We don’t...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?   Honestly, just being silly together in a way that each of their personalities shine at the beach, at the movies, playing board games or mostly throwing a ball around (I do have three boys!). So our lives are filled with a lot of excitement and a lot of weekend sports. Any opportunity we get...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?   My kids are 12 and 8. I love traveling with them and seeing them experience new places for the first time. Being in the travel business I am lucky to visit wonderful and beautiful spots with my kids. My greatest wish for them is that they are happy and pursue things that interest them...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I love being creative with my little ones. One of my greatest joys is helping my children’s creativity and dreams develop. Whether it’s an impromptu “dance party,” a made up game, or even a business idea (I guess they take after mommy)! I love to join in and help them push their creativity to the...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?   What I love to do most with my girls is explore & seek out new adventures. Whether that means travel, taking a walk outside or going to a children’s museum, seeing the look on their faces when they discover something new is my greatest joy. Harper is 4 & Sydney Grace is 2, so...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I am the proud mom of two beautiful girls, Ellie (9) and Maisie (6). I love to be active with them whether it’s coaching them on the soccer field, watching a swim meet, taking day trips to a zoo or museum or sharing play dates with friends—they are always on the go. My greatest wish...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?  We have 1 daughter who is 4 years old. We love to go on adventures locally and all around the world! She is an amazing swimmer so in the winter we love to go swimming, sauna and have a cozy lunch by the fire! I always loved the summer growing up in Australia, and upon...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? We have always been a very active family! Early on, we found being outside and engaged with physical activity fostered a healthy blend of communication, discovery, acceptance, and appreciation of family time. The types of activities have evolved depending upon the kids’ ages and particular interests. We are avid Scuba divers, recently becoming Tahitian Shark...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? My children are my greatest joy! At ages 7 and 5, they keep me on my toes. My husband and I encourage our kids to constantly explore and challenge themselves. We wish for them to live life to its fullest and with passion. I love living vicariously through my kids!  When and where are you the...