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 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...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?  My children are 4 and 3. Being a working mom, I make dinners for the beginning of the week on Sunday afternoons to make the week easier. So every Sunday, I teach my kids how to cook and they love it. They are getting pretty good at making sauce and meatballs! When and where are you...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I have two boys, ages 3 1/2 and 2, and we love to explore together!  We moved to Abu Dhabi two years ago- and even now, so much feels new!  The desert is a favorite spot since the weather has cooled down here.  We love to cook out, hike the dunes and play in 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 girls ages three and seven.  I love doing new activities with them, and watching them experience and accomplish new things.  Whether it is jumping off a diving board, riding a chairlift, getting across the monkey bars, or catching a wave on a boogie board for the first time.  I will never get...

What do you love to do with your children? And what is your greatest wish for them? I love being outside with my kids.  It’s exhilarating watching them be so carefree.  I think my greatest wish for them is to have inner peace with themselves.  For them, at their cores to be happy individuals who find the positive in most situations. When and where are you the happiest? I am happiest at home on Sundays just hanging with...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? When and where are you the happiest? I love to be with my family and watch my children participate in their many sporting events.  I have three children; Foster is nine, Molly is nine, and Tommy is eight.  We are a very active family and my husband and I enjoy every minute of it!  My...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? What quality do you most admire in a mother? And what woman has had the biggest impression on you? I love being a mother.  I had an awesome mother, grandmothers, aunts and a whole host of woman who I've watched, learned from and have been loved by.  It is quite a challenge to find the...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? My son and I love to go to nearby Meadow Farm and visit the animals.  He is three years old and loves to go “check on our friends”, as we say.  We will go over and see the sheep, chickens, cows, and pigs when the weather is not so great, to “make sure that they’re...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I love being with my children- all of them.  My eldest are boys-17, 16 and 16 and my youngest is a girl, 7.  Sadly my three teenage boys are not that interested in being with me at this point in their life so I try to meet them on their page.  I go to their games,...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I am a proud Mom of two amazing little boys, Frankie (age 5) and Marcus (age 4), who are growing up faster than I ever imagined possible.  I love to do everything with them, including my turn at “meltdowns”, but specifically, I like to play what games and activities they are interested in.  Currently, it...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I have 2 children.  My son Colin is 4 and my daughter Maeve is 2.  I live for family time on the weekends and we love to bring Colin & Maeve places.  I love to see their eyes light up when they experience something that brings them so much joy, like seeing Elmo at Sesame...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I have two children, Teagan (girl), is 7 and Beckett (boy) is 4 and a half.  I love taking road trips with them and exploring “The Road Less Traveled”.  My greatest wish for them is to find happiness in whatever they want to do in life.  That they will understand that there will be bumps...

What do you love to do with your child? How old is he? And what is your greatest wish for him? I have one son who is 13 and ever, since he was little, one of our favorite things to do together was cooking.  We’d have “Max & Mom cooking classes” complete with an easle with ingredients and directions!  We’ve certainly progressed, from chocolate chip cookies to sushi!  My greatest wish for him is to find...

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.  Jack is 14; Dan is 12 ½; Molly is almost 11.  They are at great ages right now!  In the last year, traveling and taking them places has gotten so much easier and much more fun!  They all love to have new experiences… although that doesn’t always mean they like the...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? My children are almost 6, Sylvester, and almost 4, Francesca.  They are a day apart within 2 years so the joint birthday party (for now) is always fun.  My favorite time with them is summer because there is so much to do.  We love going to the zoo, aquarium, getting together with friends or just...

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 and there are different things I like to do with each of them.  My oldest, Grace, is 12 and a bit of an old soul.  She loves to watch I Love Lucy with me (still a fave of mine), see Broadway shows and spend time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art...