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MEET A MOM: Armel Jacobs and Diane Urban

MEET A MOM: Armel Jacobs and Diane Urban

This week, we're highlighting two special Darien moms helping to facilitate change in our community. Armel Jacobs and Diane Urban have organized the Children’s Art Walk for Inclusivity, which will take place on Saturday, July 18, at 10am. The walk will start at the...

MEET A MOM: Ria Rueda

MEET A MOM: Ria Rueda

Meet Ria Rueda, a New Canaan mom who helps raise awareness and funds for Food for the Front Lines (FFTFL). Created in response to COVID-19, FFTFL supports community restaurants while feeding frontline workers. Rueda, who is a PR professional and the founder of Bread...

Meet the Founder Behind OYUN Luxury Loungewear

Meet the Founder Behind OYUN Luxury Loungewear

Interested in upgrading your “mom uniform” with super comfortable but incredibly stylish go-to pieces? We’re always looking for clothing that fits this bill, and that’s why we were thrilled to learn (and share) all about OYUN. Founded a year ago by fashion industry...

MEET A DAD: Steve Bloom

MEET A DAD: Steve Bloom

This week’s Meet a Dad is Steve Bloom, a New Canaan native and father of a young son named Albie. Not only is he Owner and Director of Camp Playland, he grew up on the camp property. For more about Steve and his family, check out the interview. How old are your kids,...

MEET A DAD: Nick Martschenko

MEET A DAD: Nick Martschenko

Our latest "Meet a Dad" is Nick Martschenko, chef and owner of South End and Uncorked in New Canaan. Besides spending time with his three children, he loves food (of course), sports and anything outdoors. Read more to find out how he went from playing rugby to working...

MEET A DAD: Tim Nee

MEET A DAD: Tim Nee

To celebrate Father’s Day, we are profiling local dads during the month of June. Our first “Meet a Dad” is Tim Nee, a father of two and Darien native who grew up playing Little League baseball here. In 2018, he started a local business called Darien Garage Door and...

MEET A MOM: Drew Lamm

MEET A MOM: Drew Lamm

Meet Drew Lamm, the Rowayton-based author and Mom behind Taste Life Twice Writing. What started as a word-of-mouth writing group 20 years ago, quickly turned into a haven for locals who want to "taste life twice" through writing. Find out what inspired Drew to start...

MEET A MOM: Camp by Mama’s Megan Schinella

MEET A MOM: Camp by Mama’s Megan Schinella

Check out our interview with the woman behind the Camp by Mama blog! Megan Schinella is a New Canaan mother of three who started Camp by Mama “as a creative outlook into motherhood.” With children ranging in ages from 3 to 9, she’s been busy keeping up with work,...

Meet a Mom: Author Elin Hilderbrand!

Meet a Mom: Author Elin Hilderbrand!

This interview with New York Times bestselling author Elin Hildberbrand originally appeared on South Shore Moms.  I was so thrilled to get the chance to connect with the lovely, talented and very busy writer, Elin Hilderbrand. I just love breezing through her books...

Zipped Bags: Organization with Style

Zipped Bags: Organization with Style

After spending more time than ever at home with our kids, many of us are trying to get organized. But that can be a challenge, whether we have little kids who leave Legos and art projects in their trail or teenagers whose makeup is taking over a shared bathroom....

MEET A MOM: Mary Elizabeth Shaw

MEET A MOM: Mary Elizabeth Shaw

Learn some book picks for children of all ages from Mary Elizabeth Shaw, a reading specialist and the founder of Busy Bee Literacy. She also shares the best way to promote literacy with young children and how to make reading fun! This local Mom grew up in Wilton,...

MEET A MOM: Stephanie Stellwagen

MEET A MOM: Stephanie Stellwagen

Meet the lifestyle and travel blogger behind @stephstell. Stephanie is a New Canaan Mom who loves to write about her travel experiences and capture everything with photographs. For now, she's focusing on home-based activities, art projects and getting outside as much...

Meet the Mom Behind Byrne Health & Wealth

Meet the Mom Behind Byrne Health & Wealth

Meet Pam Byrne, a Darien mom, and holistic nutrition and health coach.  Pam answers some important questions and shares some great nutrition tips! Please visit her website at www.byrnehealthandwellness.com.  How many kids do you have and what are their ages? Henry age...

Covid-19: How One Mom Beat It

Covid-19: How One Mom Beat It

On March 14, Kristina Gregory, a CT-based mom of two boys (11 and 13), felt some tightness in her chest, but attributed it to a tough workout. By the next day, she was experiencing flu symptoms including chills, aches, sweats, low grade fever and headache. Luckily,...

Meet a Mom: Auctioneer and Author Lydia Fenet!

Meet a Mom: Auctioneer and Author Lydia Fenet!

 As Global Manager Director, Strategic Partnerships and Lead Auctioneer at Christie’s Auction House, Lydia Fenet certainly has a big job. As one of the most sought after auctioneers in the world, she’s raised over half a billion dollars for nonprofit organizations....

Meet A Mom: Meet Ashley Dineen of Tiny Miracles

Meet A Mom: Meet Ashley Dineen of Tiny Miracles

This week’s Meet a Mom is Ashley Dineen, a Darien native and mother of three girls. Ashley serves as VP of the Board of Directors for The Tiny Miracles Foundation. She got involved with the charity after her twins were born prematurely in 2004. In addition...

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