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? I have 3 sons. My oldest is 23, my middle son is almost 18 and my youngest is forever 14. He passed away in November 2018 and would be 16 now. I love hanging out with them, watching all kinds of different things on TV, but especially Jeopardy. My greatest wish is for them...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I have two kids, Jake (4) and Lola (2). One of our favorite things to do together is to head to the beach, where we all can relax and recharge on the sand. I am lucky to have two kids who love the beach as much as I do, and now that we live so close...

    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...

  We first interviewed Saira Rao for our Mom of the Week column in June 2013. She had just co-founded In This Together Media, a company that published books featuring “real” girls as central characters. Since then, ITTM has gone on to publish books featuring brown, black, gay, and disabled kids, with great success.  “Representation matters,” Saira explained. All kinds of children like to see themselves in books. We caught up with her again in 2018 when...

  Daniella created publicponder.com, a website about parenting, special needs and life lessons.   What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I love to go to the American Museum of Natural History with Diego, who is 25. Diego has autism and loves wild animals. It’s incredible to see his excitement about trips to the museum, from the anticipation leading to them, to him going from...

    If you read Party with Moms regularly, you already are familiar with the work of Greenwich moms, Kaile Zagger and Diane Powis on establishing the MAT Designation to educate physicians about the early signs of Ovarian Cancer. In conjunction with Yale New Haven Health, Greenwich Hospital, and Discovery to Cure, the MAT designation is a rigorous course and exam provided to non-oncology doctors to help them understand symptoms, genetics and family history to effectively screen...

  Cycle for SUPERWOMAN September 17th at Soul Cycle Studio, Greenwich @ 7:15 PM Kaile Zagger and Diane Powis, in partnership with Discovery to Cure and Greenwich Hospital, launched a new program in May 2019, designed to educate the medical provider community on how to identify, risk stratify and manage women who present with the puzzling and disparate symptoms of Ovarian Cancer –and train the doctors to act immediately. The program, called MAT Designation, aims to eliminate the long period...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? Graci - I have a 5-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter. They crack me up all day long and constantly keep me on my toes! And as for my greatest wish for them, like any parent, I hope they grow up to be happy and confident and, of course, have wonderful lifelong friendships - Hagar and...

  Kaile Josephs Zagger launched Greenwich’s Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in September of 2018 to honor her late mother, Marilyn Ann Trahan who died at 46 of Ovarian Cancer. “My mom was a beautiful, vibrant woman. Looking back, the signs were there, but she was high-functioning, didn’t miss a beat and lived life to the fullest, so we didn’t worry as much as we should have. One day, it changed…. She went to work, became very ill...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? My son turned 4 in November and he is my daily sidekick. We are always running errands, grabbing lunch or making a pit stop at the Aquarium. My greatest wish for him is to be happy - happy with the decisions he makes, the person he is and the impact he is making on the...

  Join Caitlin Hayes, attorney, business woman & spiritual advisor for a special retreat on March 15th. Caitlin will create the sacred space for your evolution that will provide your pro-activity, creativity and self-expression. Using meditative and energetic exercises, Caitlin will empower you with tools to confront, heal and overcome your pain. Tickets include French vegan cuisine lunch and a cocktail reception. All attendees that purchase by March 10 can have a free session prior to event (a...

    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...