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 one daughter, 22, whose company I enjoy even if we’re just walking the dogs. She recently moved home from Berkeley and works in NYC, which she enjoys. I think most moms are happy when their kids are happy. Wish fulfilled right there.  When and where are you the happiest?  Lately, running Greenwich Free Press, my...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I love going on bike rides with my boys. Though both young, the oldest is four and the youngest is just 8 months, and unable to actually ride bikes themselves, we all pile in the Dutch Box bike and head for the beach – no matter the season. I love that my kids are learning...

Nisha with her children inside the Pyramid at Paris' Louvre Museum What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?  My children are 9, 7 and almost 5 and I love to do anything that makes their eyes widen and sparkle, which can be anything from the mummies at the Met to a surprise ice cream run.  I also love to read with them...

Carter Isabella Mitchell (turning 8 next week!) What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I have one child, Carter Isabella, and she is 7 going on 8 (November 2nd is her birthday).  My greatest wish(es) for her is to be healthy, happy, fearless and compassionate.  When and where are you the happiest?  I am the happiest in close proximity to or submerged in water: I...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I have 2 girls, ages 15 and 25.  Time spent with each of them is very different based on their age and personality differences. With my 15 year old, it’s all about her friends right now, but when we do hang out shopping or whatever, we have great conversations.  She’s quite open with me 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 three children ages 12, 10 and 4.  I love preparing a meal with my children – especially when we go all out and cook a feast and bake lots of desserts.  The meal always feels much more special when everyone has participated.  I also enjoy a family dance party!  My greatest wish is that...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? When we are feeling mellow I love reading with my girls and snuggling with them. We are a pretty touchy-feely bunch!  I also adore skiing with them and playing golf with them.  We are an active family so some of our favorite moments together are a simple hike near our home in VT, a dip...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?  My 3 cuties are 6 and 6 (twins) and 4.  There is nothing I love more than our nightly routine of snuggling up on the couch.  Each kid gets to pick books and sit on my lap when we read them.  We snack on cut fruit and veggies and laugh and chat about our day,...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I have a 3 year old daughter Shayler.  I love spending quality time with her which usually means playing together.  She brings out the child in me!  My greatest wish for her is to never settle for less and go for her greatest dreams.  I want her to take a bite out of life, enjoy...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?  Jones is 15 months now and is walking and has a handful of words and gestures she uses to communicate. She is a water bug. She loves to go anywhere that has water: the pool, the beach, even the bath. My greatest wish for Jones is that she lives a happy and super long life. When...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? David and I have two boys, seven & five.  I love to read with my children & discuss the books.  Their thoughts always surprise me & make me laugh!  Cuddling is also at the top of the list.  I never tire of cuddling.  I also love just being with my kids doing everyday things and really savor...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?  My son is 25.  I love to go to a movie or watch something together on TV and compare notes with him.  I also love to travel with him and show him things.  I love to see what his experience is like.  We don’t do that often enough.  My greatest wish is for him to...

What do you love to do with your children?  How old are they?  And what is your greatest wish for them? I own a PR and Events Firm that produces many charity and red carpet events and I bring my children with me to as many events as I can.  You will see them on the red carpet with my husband Frank and me.  Since many of the events are charity I explain to my 4...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I have one daughter and she is an active six year old, with a curious mind.  Fortunately she has been bitten by the travel bug at an early age and we love to travel to exciting places globally.  Due to business, I travel primarily to developing markets and it always fascinates me how quickly she...

Laura Brounstein with daughters Maya and Sylvie What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?  My children are 21 and 16.  We have fun entertaining together.  We love to host BBQs and celebrate occasions with extended family and friends.  This past weekend we hosted 30 on Friday evening for BBYO and 120 on Sunday for the GHS Band picnic.  Wednesday, I am hosting 84...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?  I love to be in nature with my children. Whether it’s in the woods, or at the beach, I love the clarity and perspective I can get with them in the surroundings of natural beauty and peace. I have four children spanning the ages from 5-1; Jasmin, Mikayla, Annalise and Ryan Matthew. My greatest wish...

  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 with my kids when they are discovering something new, and to witness the self-confidence and newfound awareness that occurs. When the light bulb goes off and their eyes brighten, it’s miraculous every time. Bee is six and Tommy is three. My greatest wish is that my kids each live a life rich...

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 ages 14, 16 and 20.  The girls and I love to exercise, watch movies and shop together.  My son loves the outdoors so spending time fishing at the pool or lake and riding his skateboard are things we enjoy doing together.  When and where are you the happiest?   I am the happiest at...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I love to play Scrabble with my kids. I have 4 children 17, 15, 13 and 11. My greatest wish for them is to be kind, helpful to others and well educated.  When and where are you the happiest?  I teach yoga and am the happiest after one of my yoga classes. It totally relaxes me and...

Dee Ocleppo- our 40th 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? Tommy and I have seven children ranging in age from 4-28 years old. I think what I love to do the most when all of them are around (not very often) is just hang out at home having dinner and watching movies. We also love spending time together...

What do you love to do with your children? 1.  Travel.  Here we are at Bled Castle in Bled, Slovenia when my son was 13 months old. 2.  Read with them. My 13-year-old and I are reading Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine together for her required nightly reading.  Neither of us understands the story but we love the way it's written.  It's like looking into another world and not understanding what you're seeing but knowing that it's beautiful. My 4-year-old...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? My daughters are 9 and 11, my son, 13.  First of all I love doing things with them that involve them explaining their feelings or point of view, such as having them show me their artwork, or share something they wrote, or tell me a story about an event or an experience they had.  As...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?  I have twins- a boy and a girl that are 15 months old.  I enjoy spending quality time with them whether it’s at a mommy & me class or taking a walk.  I wish for them to grow into happy, healthy, and respectful children. When and where are you the happiest?  I’m a homebody!  I’m happiest when...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I have 3 kids.  Spencer (9), Andrew (6) and Margot (3).  I love to ski with my two boys- it's fun for all of us.  And I love to shop with Margot.  She is a character.  We also do a lot of coloring, reading and hiking.  My wish for them is that they grow up...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? That is a tough question. No specific activity comes to mind. I think for me it is more about being than doing. When I can forget about all the work to be done, things that have happened and things to come and can be purely in the moment with Sophie (4 1/2, my only child)...

Camilla and Flavia- Owners of Zaniac Greenwich.  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? Camilla:  I love spending unstructured time with them.  Sitting on the floor with them when they are playing and just watching them learn and grow right before my eyes.  I have an 11-year old boy, a 9-year old girl and a 6-year old boy.   My biggest wish for...

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.  Max is turning 11, Leo is 9, Ava is turning 6 and Ben will be 3 in April.  I love taking them out for special dates and one-on-one time where we can have fun, really connect and make it all about them.  I try to plan a special date on a...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I have two sets of twins (girls just over 7 and boys who are 4), and I love to go on cultural adventures with them.  I can escape my daily routine, whether it is at the Bronx Zoo, Peabody Museum at Yale, A New Victory Show in NYC or even just a day at the...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?  I love spending time with my children Sophie, who is 10 and Ben, who is 7.  I love to spend time as a family and take advantage of where we live in Denver, Colorado and go to the mountains.  Our favorite mountain to ski together is Steamboat Springs.  To my husband’s chagrin, my son has...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I love to put on great dance music and dance with them.  My husband and I are big music lovers and the kids have definitely inherited that trait.  I have a 6 year-old girl, a 4 year-old boy and a 2 year-old boy.  I hope that one day they have kids and a family like...