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Get To Know the Closet Factory

Get To Know the Closet Factory

From your master bedroom closet to your pantry or your home office, The Closet Factory takes care of all your home organizational needs with space saving solutions.

Literacy Tips for Kids!

Literacy Tips for Kids!

Summer is a great time to revisit this post from The Local Moms Network on literacy tips – it is full of great ideas to keep kids reading while school is out!

Where to See Fireworks this 4th of July!

Where to See Fireworks this 4th of July!

While many 4th of July Celebrations are either virtual or cancelled again this year, there are live fireworks shows being planned for this holiday weekend! We put together a list of live fireworks shows in and around the Rivertowns. Enjoy the weekend!

Thank you Active Dog for these tips, tricks and things to do with our 4 legged kids this summer!

Thank you Active Dog for these tips, tricks and things to do with our 4 legged kids this summer!

Don’t forget to include your pup in your summer plans! Here are some tips, tricks and things to do with your 4 legged kids this summer thanks to Active Dog! There are lots of dog friendly parks right in our area, perfect for a day trip! With plenty of activities at these parks to keep you, your kids, and your pet’s occupied and stimulated, the hardest part will be choosing where to go

Meet a Mom: Heather Rhyu!

Meet a Mom: Heather Rhyu!

For our latest Meet a Mom we spoke to Heather Rhyu, owner of 3 Club Pilates studios in Westchester County. She talked to us about family and life in the Rivertowns, her involvement in the community through the Rivertowns Chamber of Commerce and what she learned about running an exercise and fitness business during a pandemic.

Family Services of Westchester

Family Services of Westchester

The Family Services of Westchester is a proud provider agency of NY Project Hope, a crisis counseling program that can help you or your community cope with COVID-19.

Small Business Spotlight: Christina’s Charcuterie

Small Business Spotlight: Christina’s Charcuterie

Christina’s Charcuterie offers beautifully curated charcuterie boards, grazing tables and boxes.  Her boards feature premium ingredients from local farms, and can be customized for any occasion – big or small!

DIY Soap Molds!

DIY Soap Molds!

This activity from our contributor Maria Provenzano is our favorite type of DIY—it’s easy enough to do with kids, but the result is cute enough to give as a gift!

Meet a Mom: Erica Maltz!

Meet a Mom: Erica Maltz!

For our latest Meet a Mom, we spoke with Erica Maltz, founder and CEO of WhizKidz Tutoring. She created WhizKidz, and its subsidiary WK Pods, with the intention of helping students of all ages gain confidence in themselves to successfully navigate and thrive in school. Erica spoke to us about family, life in the Rivertowns, and what she learned about teaching and tutoring during a pandemic!

Meet the Moms & Daughters Behind the Jewels 4 Hope!

Meet the Moms & Daughters Behind the Jewels 4 Hope!

For this unique Meet a Mom, we spoke to 2 moms and their 3 daughters!  Ella, Adrianna and Gia are the 10 year old entrepreneurs behind the new jewelry company Jewels 4 Hope, and Brianna Johnson and Amy Bower are their moms who are helping make it all possible!

Small Business Spotlight: barre3 Rivertowns

Small Business Spotlight: barre3 Rivertowns

barre3 Rivertowns is a fitness studio, offering classes that combine strength conditioning, cardio and mindfulness. They have in-studio and livestream offerings – with an outdoor class schedule coming soon! Barre3 also has a spacious lobby area which is perfect for community events. We spoke with owner Becca Licht about previous events they have hosted and the plans they are making after COVID!

Project Sunshine: Bringing Joy to Sick Kids!

Project Sunshine: Bringing Joy to Sick Kids!

Project Sunshine is an amazing organization that aims to bring joy and play to pediatric patients. We spoke to Whitney Namm Pollack, Executive Director with Project Sunshine, about their mission, pivoting to virtual offerings during COVID, and how we can support them.

Cinnamon Roll Easter Bunnies!

Cinnamon Roll Easter Bunnies!

These Easter Bunny Cinnamon Rolls from Maegan, the talented mom behind The BakerMama, will do double duty as a fun holiday activity and a delicious Easter breakfast!

Quick Dinner Idea: Baked Potato Bar!

Quick Dinner Idea: Baked Potato Bar!

We’re always looking for weeknight dinner ideas that appeal to everyone in our families, from husbands to big kids to toddlers and even babies. That’s why this super simple but completely customizable Baked Potato Bar from The Baker Mama—a Dallas, TX-based mom of four—caught our eye.

Small Business Spotlight: Picture Book

Small Business Spotlight: Picture Book

Picture Book is an independent bookstore based in Dobbs Ferry that offers both online and in-person shopping at their semi-permanent pop-up inside HudCo. They specialize in beautiful picture books for children and adults (think gorgeous cookbooks and coffee table books), and they frequently feature local authors!

Meet a Mom: Ronit Sukenick!

Meet a Mom: Ronit Sukenick!

We spoke with Ronit Sukenick, PT, DPT, PRPC.  This mom of two is a Physical Therapist and an expert in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation.  As moms most of us are aware of the pelvic floor, and know it’s very important to our health and wellness. Ronit gave us some great information about this mysterious and sometimes intimidating topic! 

Passover Lasagna!

Passover Lasagna!

Leah Koenig is a Brooklyn, NY-based mom of two and cookbook author who is known as an authority on modern Jewish cooking. She shared this recipe for Spring Veggie White Matzo Lasagna because it is a filling, simple, and incredibly tasty main that can serve a family well (with leftovers) during the week of Passover!

Advice From a Sleep Expert on World Sleep Day!

Advice From a Sleep Expert on World Sleep Day!

Did you know that March 19th is World Sleep Day? We thought that was the perfect time to get some advice from one of our favorite sleep experts! We spoke with Natalie Homem from Sleepy on Hudson, who shared some great information about babies and sleep!

Gardening With Kids: Fun Ideas For All Ages!

Gardening With Kids: Fun Ideas For All Ages!

Spring is finally here, and we couldn’t be happier to be getting outside again. Since we’re still planning on spending more time at home this spring and summer, gardening is at the top of our list. Here are some great ways to get your kids into the garden!

Small Business Spotlight: The Observatory Shop

Small Business Spotlight: The Observatory Shop

The Observatory Shop is a lifestyle knitting shop that carries yarn, tools and notions from small businesses from around the world. They also offer a unique collection of gifts for the home, apparel and fine jewelry. They invite customers to come in for the yarn and stay for the curated collection – all are invited!

Ways to Help Families in Texas!

Ways to Help Families in Texas!

Check here for a list of ways to help families in Texas as they cope with record-breaking snowfall, freezing temperatures, homes being destroyed and lack of food.

Small Business Spotlight: Eyes on Hudson

Small Business Spotlight: Eyes on Hudson

Eyes on Hudson provides the Rivertowns with state-of-the-art, personalized eye care. They carry a curated collection of local and independent eyewear designers, highlighting beautiful and technically advanced contemporary and classic designs. 

Hot Cocoa Mug Cookies!

Hot Cocoa Mug Cookies!

This recipe from our food contributer Sue Malat, owner of Elev8 Your Plate, is both fun and delicious! We love the idea of making edible Hot Cocoa Mugs with our kids on a cold winter afternoon!

Small Business Spotlight: The Refill Room

Small Business Spotlight: The Refill Room

The Refill Room is Westchester’s sustainable destination for refillable household and zero-waste products.  Reducing single-use plastic, one refill at a time.

Meet a Mom: Susy Glick!

Meet a Mom: Susy Glick!

Susy is a mom of two and a successful restauranteur. She and her husband/business partner Michael own The Shop Ardsley – an amazing hybrid restaurant (bagels and luncheonette by day, full service restaurant by night) that is quickly becoming a go-to destination in the Rivertowns!

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