Mom of the Week Tag

  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...

  Research shows that young moms in their 30s and 40s are most at risk. It is important to educate yourself to prevent and/or survive this awful and very serious disease. Admission is free. Click here to register via email Mom of the Week, Kaile Zagger has joined forces with T.E.A.L. to bring ovarian cancer awareness to Connecticut. The Town of Greenwich will proclaim September Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in honor of Kaile’s mother, Marilyn Trahan Josephs, who succumbed to the disease...

  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...

  Congratulations to our dear friends, Leslie Yager (Mom of the Week, May 2014) of Greenwich Free Press and Jeb Fiorita of Val's Putnam Wines! Leslie was awarded the Quality of Life Award, and Jeb, the Small Business Award by the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce. Both Jeb & Leslie were so well-deserving of these awards. We are happy to see such great people be recognized by our community.  [caption id="attachment_8454" align="aligncenter" width="608"] Jeb & 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?   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...

  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...