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Finding your Inner Diva
Lyss Stern has never met a stranger. The Upper East Side mom with the outsized personality makes friends everywhere. Now she has turned this talent into Divalysscious Moms. (read the story...)

Committed to Brooklyn, Where Fitness is Business
Raising a family while building a business is hard enough, but DUMBO-based Lawson Harris and Michael Feigin have the added burden of staying super fit. (read the story...)

Bring on the Bling!
The latest entry into the kids’ clothing biz is Putnam Valley mom, Kimberly Scialdone. (read the story...)

A Plum Idea
Moms want the best for their kids. When they can’t find what they want, they make their own. That’s how Plum Organics was born. (read the story...)

HOW POSH ARE YOU?
Latest in the ‘hot news for ultra savvy moms’ stakes is a new website. Posh Mom is a collaboration between Jara Negrin and Amy Nebens, two moms who met through their children’s preschool. (read the story...)

Business of Parenting: Certified Organic, based in Ossining
Last year, when Nicole Mastrell’s youngest child, 5-year-old Oscar, started kindergarten, the Ossining mom began contemplating returning to work. (read the story...)

Spritz Away!
The phrase, “Necessity is the mother of invention” certainly holds true for one Rockland County mother. Aggrieved when her second child had skin problems as a baby, Mindy Cohen created a hypoallergenic spray to relieve his symptoms. (read the story...)

Outings: Welcome to Wonderland!
We haven’t asked them, but we’d wager that if sisters Haley and Lauren Fox were to choose their favorite TV commercial, it would be the one for Splenda, where butterflies alight on cakestands, and ladies in parasols twirl in a shower of sparkling crystals. (read the story...)

Kids Teach Kids — via DVD
Local moms Nicole Sachs and Marcy Sinel, former Manhattanites who now live in Pound Ridge and Bedford, had a longstanding dream of going into business together, but they couldn’t decide what type of venture to start. (read the story...)

From bathtub to (several) boardrooms: The Mom Behind Mothers Work
If you were to look at the predictors of success in the work achievements of Rebecca Matthias, you’d see the obvious markers. (read the story...)

Technology: Westchester Moms, Staying Connected
In this age of email, instant messaging, chat rooms and blogs, it’s easy to imagine that human connections are all about typing on a keyboard. Not so for a number of moms in Westchester who are using technology to connect with other moms through a website called Meetups.com. (read the story...)

For a Writer, a Novel Service Combo
Elizabeth Kaiden hoped for the ideal work environment before her children were born. The Upper West Sider was a freelance writer and film critic, but found she could not work at home, nor could she commit to the kind of childcare options that freelancers require. Thus, her new career — founding and serving as executive director of Two Rooms, a non-profit facility in her very neighborhood, designed to serve the needs of freelance workers who are parents. (read the story...)

Kid City
When Shari Misher Stenzler reached the top of a long narrow staircase with her infant daughter, Kylie, on one arm and the stroller and baby gear on the other, she had her “there must be a better way” moment. (read the story...)

Green Alternatives to Interior Design
It’s not easy being green in Westchester. Just ask Elizabeth Ferber, a mother and passionate environmentalist living in Katonah. She tried to start a food co-op in her neighborhood, but it never got off the ground because of lack of interest. (read the story...)

(Food) Survival for the first weeks
The last thing a new mom wants to think about is preparing a nutritious meal for herself. Not that she doesn’t want to eat healthy food. It’s just so tiring to think about the actual completion of the task. First there’s the running to the market, then the buying of healthy foods, dealing with checkout, the schlep home and finally, cooking and eating. Just considering the prospect is nap-inducing. (read the story...)

Coloring Book Arch Rival Shakes Up Old Notions
Susan Striker wouldn't exactly be overjoyed if your kid came into her home and started scribbling across her walls with a crayon or marker, but it wouldn't necessarily cause her to have a cortical blowout either. As the creator of the Anti-Coloring Book, the noted arts educator understands that scribbling is significant, representing as it does a nascent stage in the learning process. (read the story...)

Mother, Dancer, Actor Turned Entrepreneur NYC mom becomes sole American distributor of baby carrier
How does she do it? Like almost every other parent of young children, Madeline Reiss — actress, dancer and entrepreneur — does it two or three things at a time. (read the story...)

High-Profile Women Execs: How do they do it?
The topic attracted hundreds to the 92nd Street Y recently: How do high-profile female executives manage to raise families amid the demands of successful careers? (read the story...)

What’s in a Name?For One NYC Mom, Naming is Her Business
Photography is the most direct means of memorializing an event, but not always the most personal or meaningful, no matter how skillful the technician. Denise Waxman is a New York City mother of two who decided to honor the ritual of a Bris, or a naming ceremony, by using a brush and computer instead of a camera to create her Baby Brit Naming Certificates. (read the story...)

When Moms Feel Lonely … Moms Get NetworkingSupport Groups Answer a Range of Moms’ Needs
In 1972, when Sheila Siderow moved to Westchester from the city with her three children, then ages 5, 4, and six months, she felt trapped in her house. (read the story...)

Big Hit: Little Maestros
The news on the street — among parents, at least — is that Little Maestros is the hottest new class on the Upper East Side for the 3-and-under crowd. (read the story...)

The moms (and best friends) behind Reading Rainbow
Nicole Silver and Orly Wiseman have their desks positioned within firing range of each other, but as far as anyone who’s passed through that region can tell, it’s a peaceful border. As the producers of the popular PBS children's series Reading Rainbow and numerous other programs for children, the co-presidents of the New York City-based RCN Entertainment (RCNE) have demonstrated that being friends, moms and former co-workers — and now co-presidents and co-executive producers — doesn’t mean firing invectives and paper clips at each other. (read the story...)

Personalized kids' music
Ingrid Harding is a teacher and a mom who finally got fed up with the limited selection of children's music available at local stores and major online retailers. But after networking with a number of artists' organizations, Harding, a K-12 teacher, put together a host of children's recording artists to serve as the backbone of her own online personalized children's music website, PlayhouseRadio.com. (read the story...)


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