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Fall Veggie Chili!

Fall Veggie Chili!

It’s officially chili season! Chili is one of our favorite Fall weeknight meals for so many reasons. First, it’s as easy as chopping up ingredients. Second, you can customize it in endless ways (vegan/meat, spicy/mild, gluten-free, etc.). Finally, you can put it on...

Meet a Dad: Arthur Lih III of LifeVac!

Meet a Dad: Arthur Lih III of LifeVac!

Arthur Lih, III is the Inventor and CEO of LifeVac, an upper airway clearance device that can save someone from choking to death. The device has saved 78 lives around the world to date—including the lives of 27 children. We spoke to Arthur, dad to Jackie (15), about...

Middle School Matters: Academic Approach

Middle School Matters: Academic Approach

It’s only October, but this has already been a challenging school year for students, parents, and teachers. At Academic Approach, we’re happy to be back in the rhythm of a new school year.  Even as students and teachers work remotely, we continue to offer one-on-one...

Fall Pests: 5 To Watch Out For!

Fall Pests: 5 To Watch Out For!

You may think since the weather is cooling off, pests like bugs and other critters will start disappearing—but sadly, it isn’t so. According to the experts at Fox Pest Control, some pests actually start appearing in Fall—often looking for shelter or food before...

Who We Play For: Preventing Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Who We Play For: Preventing Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Did you know that Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death amongst student athletes and on school campuses? And that 1 in 300 kids have an undetected heart condition that puts them at risk? That’s why the parents behind Who We Play For (WWPF) formed a...

Wondering about CBD? Welcome New England Hemp Farm!!

Wondering about CBD? Welcome New England Hemp Farm!!

Wondering about CBD? Meet New England Hemp Farm – a new Westport company, committed to delivering only the highest quality, thoroughly tested, CBD products to their customers. Not only are the founders two local Dads but the VP of Sales- Colin Bannon is the coach for the Staple’s High School Lacrosse Team! Use the discount code “MOM15” for 15% off your first purchase.

Meet a Mom: Emily Rudman of Emilie Heathe!

Meet a Mom: Emily Rudman of Emilie Heathe!

Emily Rudman is a new mom and founder of lifestyle brand Emilie Heathe, which has been featured in publications like Vogue and Allure. Her curated product lineup currently includes nontoxic nail polish, an exfoliating lip treatment, fine jewelry, makeup sets and...

Parenting During the Pandemic: Easy as ABC?

Parenting During the Pandemic: Easy as ABC?

This essay was contributed by Rachel Perks, PhD, mom of one and author of The Little A-Z: A Companion for First-Time Mothers and Their Partners  “You Got This” “We are in this together.” “Stay the course.” These days it is easy to mistake ourselves for extras in a...

MEET A MOM: Beth Lenhard

MEET A MOM: Beth Lenhard

  Meet Beth Lenhard, a mother of two and the school nurse at New Canaan Country School. She worked at Stamford Hospital for 14 years before taking on her new role at NCCS, where her children are students. Beth and her husband, Mason, grew up in Ohio and moved to...

YWCA Stand Against Domestic Violence Luminary Night

YWCA Stand Against Domestic Violence Luminary Night

Every third week in October is YWCA USA’s National WEEK WITHOUT VIOLENCE. The Week Without Violence is part of a global movement to end violence against women and girls. Each local chapter of the YWCA hosts its own programming and events in support of the...

2020 Private School Guide

2020 Private School Guide

Thank you to our sponsor, Betteridge!Whether you're still searching for the right school for your child this academic year or are beginning to think about next year, we know the decision can be a tough one and it ultimately comes down to choosing the best fit for your...

Weekdays are Kids’ Days at Pinstripes

Weekdays are Kids’ Days at Pinstripes

Pinstripes has begun a new promotion for their Kids Club Program. Monday through Thursdays, up to 4 Kids are able to enjoy $5 Kids Meals and/or $5 hour of Bowling or Bocce including shoes with each adult meal purchase. Pinstripes has lots of activities coming up for...

Pumpkin Picking Season is Here!

Pumpkin Picking Season is Here!

October is almost here and Pumpkin Picking is an activity that we can all enjoy while social distancing! Just remember to bring your mask and check ahead not only to see if the farm you’re heading to requires a reservation this year, but also to check on the harvest...

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