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 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...

  Dear Readers, We just wanted to let everyone know we have now created two categories for our Mom of the Week Page to separate interviews (our traditional MOTW interview) from news (featuring Moms of the Week, their events or businesses etc.) see below screen shot.  We are ecstatic so many incredibly smart, accomplished and cool women have been willing to participate and that so many others have enjoyed the interviews. We cannot believe we have interviewed nearly...

  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...

  Written by Marianne Riess Some destinations never grow old. For me, that destination is France. I am always happy to go back. In October of 2014, my husband and I took a trip to Paris and Normandy. We arrived and spent four days in Paris, visiting the familiar and the new. My desire was a small boutique hotel on the Left Bank - Hotel Montelambert was perfect. The Louvre, Notre Dame, Musee d’Orsay, the Tuileries Gardens, and...

  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...

  A recent interview by Elise Zealand, published on, www.athenapersonalsafety.com [caption id="attachment_7942" align="aligncenter" width="608"] Sally Cadoux at the Calasanz Studio of Physical Arts, in Norwalk, CT.[/caption]   Sally Cadoux, founder of Athena Personal Safety in Westport, CT, has one of those handshakes that says: “I’m a super friendly person, but I could throw a mean strike to the carotid if I had to. She’s warm and engaging and on a mission to provide perhaps the most critical aspect of wellness...

  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...

Written by Marianne Riess Who wouldn’t love a carefree, hassle-free, worry free trip abroad? Just jump on a magic carpet with all arrangements made and go… Not as impossible as it sounds. The magic carpet is named Friend of a Friend Consulting, run by travel expert Meg Nolan of Old Greenwich. [caption id="attachment_7806" align="aligncenter" width="608"] Montserrat, outside of Barcelona[/caption] Recently my husband and I decided on a ten-day trip to Spain. We had used Meg two years ago...

  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...

  Anna Korisch, a recent Mom of the Week, is a Registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist. She has a Masters Degree in Psychology from NYU. Her practice is located at 4 Davenport Place, right off Steamboat Road in downtown Greenwich. Anna describes Craniosacral Therapy as a highly effective, light-touch approach to bodywork that brings the nervous system into a state of balance, alleviating physical and emotional issues. The therapy is effective in treating the following conditions: ADD/ADHD Anxiety ...

  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...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?  I have two healthy and active children. My son Jaden is 4 and my daughter Jolie is 7. As a family we are very active, and love being outdoors together. We’ve made sure to teach our children the love of fitness and movement at a very young age. From skiing in the winter to swimming...

  Don't miss the most original singer/songwriter, Anitra Brooks, to star at the Greenwich Town Party! Saturday May 28, 2016 Anitra will come on @ 12:20 PM - 12:45 PM on the Town Stage Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich CT Mom of the Week interview with Anitra here (July 2013) www.anitrabrooks.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMnSwpcxMGE        ...

  Mom of the Week Jen Danzi, has a new extraordinary event, the Greenwich Art Gala to benefit Haiti. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXgpRrS06fw Opening night party on May 6th at an elegant home on Winding Lane. Click for details and to reserve. Enter promo code PWM for a 50% discount! www.greenwichartgala.com...

  Moms, treat yourself or another lovely lady in your life (grandma, sister?)! Visit Classic Kids Photography on Greenwich Avenue for a mini (short but oh so sweet!) shoot and receive a FREE 5 x 7, fine art print. $200. You will pay less than a third of the $685 value. Katie Farro, Head Photographer at Classic Kids has taken beautiful shots of our Moms of the Week. Call Katie to book your shoot before Mother’s Day and...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?   My favorite days are when we get to have tea and read aloud. That doesn’t always happen, but when it does, it’s a great day. My kids are 6, 4, 3, and 1. My greatest wish is that they grow in virtue and build resilient character – Growing up today is a bit harder...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?  My son, Thomas, is almost 15 and my daughter, Hamilton, is 12. I love to travel with them and take them to learn new things… going to museums and exhibits, historic sites and ruins, etc. Granted, they definitely aren’t quite as excited as I am when we do those things, but I think they are...

  This exclusive and intimate event “Shannon Elizabeth & Animal Avengers: Back to Africa" will be held at Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom of Greenwich on Sunday April 17, 2016. The event will bring awareness and support to Shannon Elizabeth’s non-profit Animal Avengers that is currently assisting anti-poaching units as well as organizations and people in Africa who are protecting and saving endangered animals while supporting the surrounding communities in the process.  Elizabeth who has appeared in over 50...

Jean Kinkead Martine (Remy's Grandmother, Anne’s mother) Anyone who has ever been involved in going from a large, unwieldy ménage to something more in keeping with a diminished household knows there is a surfeit of opinion on the subject and little consensus. Then, once the move is actually made, there is ongoing commentary. Last week I received a letter from a distant classmate who had caught up with our news through the grapevine. “I do hope,...

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 outdoor activities. We go on hikes in Pomerance and Mianus River and for walks at Tod’s Point. They are 15 (Dylan), 13 (Carly) and 11 (Chloe). My greatest wish for them is to live a happy life. When and where are you the happiest? I am happiest when I am a outside in...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what do you wish for them? I love to be active with my kids, introduce them to new adventures, watch them explore and make them laugh. Nothing makes me happier than the sound of my children's sweet giggles. My kids are six (Dylan), almost three (Carter) and 15 months (Mackenzie). Whether we are swimming, riding bikes, apple picking or sledding together, I just...