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MomBiz: Christine Lavin: Mom & Entrepreneur

MomBiz: Christine Lavin: Mom & Entrepreneur

In 2008, Lavin launched her maternity active wear line, FIT2BMOM, available in stores nationwide...

Rosanna Scotto from Fox 5's 'Good Day New York' on Parenting....

Rosanna Scotto from Fox 5's 'Good Day New York' on Parenting....

Introducing our newest feature, Celebrity Mom! Each month, NYMetroParents will be talking with celebrities about raising their kids. Here’s our first interview — with Rosanna Scotto, from Fox 5’s "Good Day New York."

Roberta Perry of Plainview: Scrubz Body Scrub

Roberta Perry of Plainview: Scrubz Body Scrub

A few years ago, Roberta Perry decided to formulate her own scrub. “I had to do this for myself. I wasn’t even thinking about it as a business.” Now she books home parties and gives product demonstrations...

Lisa Basini: The Baking Coach, Inc.  in Smithtown

Lisa Basini: The Baking Coach, Inc. in Smithtown

Her innovative spirit and business know-how began to blossom at the mere age of eight, as Lisa Basini recalls “turning one dollar into four” with just one box of cake mix and a can of frosting.

Business of Parenting: The Sweet Success of Little Scoops

Business of Parenting: The Sweet Success of Little Scoops

In 2002, Michelle Violetto, of Tappan, and her business partner, opened Little Scoops, a 50’s retro-style party venue & ice cream parlor in Blauvelt. Within the first month of their grand opening, Little Scoops became “the” place for kids’ birthdays.

How Sweet It Is: Tribeca Treats' Rachel Thebault

How Sweet It Is: Tribeca Treats' Rachel Thebault

An investment banker with no formal training in the culinary arts, Rachel decided to try a recipe for mint crunch truffles. Read on to find out how Rachel turned her passion for sweets into Tribeca Treats.

Catching Up With Andrea McArdle - The Original 'Annie'

Catching Up With Andrea McArdle - The Original 'Annie'

She hasn’t been Little Orphan Annie for 32 years, but that role was only the beginning for New Rochelle resident Andrea McArdle. BroadwayWorld.com recently honored her with a Lifetime Achievement Award, following her many years of great performances in musical theater

Brian d’Arcy James on Shrek the Musical

Brian d’Arcy James on Shrek the Musical

D’Arcy James, who appreciates an irreverent, fantasy-packed adventure story as much as the next guy, has been a fan of the Shrek films since the get-go.

Daniel Radcliffe - From Broadway to “The Deathly Hallows”

Daniel Radcliffe - From Broadway to “The Deathly Hallows”

Daniel Radcliffe has left Harry Potter behind and is now staring in the Broadway revival of Equus.

A Puzzling Businessman in Westchester

A Puzzling Businessman in Westchester

Robert Fuhrer never stopped being a kid. Especially considering his what is job is.

Customized Learning Experience for Your Child

Customized Learning Experience for Your Child

One mother recognized the need for more educational options for her children and turned it into a unique opportunity for all children and parents.

Caring for Kids, With Help From Her Own

Caring for Kids, With Help From Her Own

Find out how Edith McCarthy, M.D., balances being a mother and having her own pediatric practice.

Sing Along with Lomax: The Hound of Music on PBS

Sing Along with Lomax: The Hound of Music on PBS

Kids will have plenty to sing about when they watch “Lomax: The Hound of Music,” a new children’s musical series on PBS.

A Musical Calling - Josè Limòn, The Making of An Artist

A Musical Calling - Josè Limòn, The Making of An Artist

Making Books Sing, the New York-based company that creates musicals based on contemporary children’s books, premieres Josè Limòn, The Making of An Artist.

Business of Parenting - A Mom On Your Side

Business of Parenting - A Mom On Your Side

When Jodi Liston’s children, were classified as emotionally disabled, she enlisted the help of an advocate to help her navigate the system and get the services her children needed. But it was no simple task. After a long and arduous process, 17 years of research, volunteer work at Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, and assisting other families struggling with similar issues, Liston, decided to start her own firm. The two-year-old Liston Advocates helps the growing number of parents who are following similar paths to get suitable services for their children.

Keeping Her Eyes on the Goal

Keeping Her Eyes on the Goal

Nicole Grosser, from Westchester, New York, knows what she wanted to do since her first hockey game with the Westchester Mariners. Her love of the sport is a family affair. Her father and older brother played hockey and she became interested in it too. With the Mariners she learned about sportsmanship, team spirit, goaltending, and respect for the game.

In Fashion At Any Age

In Fashion At Any Age

In 2000, when fashion designer and educator Denise Proctor opened the doors to her Westchester Fashion Academy for Children (WFAC), it was the realization of a dream.

Are You Chanukah or Christmas?

Are You Chanukah or Christmas?

Are You Chanukah or Christmas is a new book by Felicia Miller-Stehr that looks at both holidays through the eyes of an inquisitive young girl, Sofia.

Author Jane Green is Happy at Home

Author Jane Green is Happy at Home

A bestselling "chick lit" author writes her life.

Raising Twins

Raising Twins

Christina Boyle and Cathleen Stahl offer their advice and anecdotes as moms of multiples to help other parents manage.

Necessity Made This Mother an Inventor

Necessity Made This Mother an Inventor

New mom Line Rothman comes up with Glamourmom, a nursing bra tank.

Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance: Broadway Babies/Superstars

Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance: Broadway Babies/Superstars

As a child, Audrey Kaplan couldn’t get enough of Broadway show tunes. She started Broadway Babies/Superstars to introduce children to that very music. Kaplan’s goal to create new generations of theater-lovers has succeeded far beyond her wildest expectations, with each semester enrolling roughly 900 students for classes.

Space Odyssey: From Run-of-the-Mill to Out-of-this-World

Space Odyssey: From Run-of-the-Mill to Out-of-this-World

Elvira Grau and her husband, Jim, managed to transform a dingy warehouse in Englewood, NJ, into a $3 million, 26,000-square foot entertainment facility...Space Odyssey!

Connie’s Bakery: Foundation Sweet Success

Connie’s Bakery: Foundation Sweet Success

Mouth-watering pastries and philanthropy may seem an unlikely combination. Connie’s Bakery and General Store in Mt. Kisco is changing that perception. The establishment donates 100 percent of its profits to area charities through its non-profit giving vehicle, Foundation Sweet Success.

A Moving Business: From the City to the 'Burbs

A Moving Business: From the City to the 'Burbs

Three years ago, Alison Bernstein gave birth to her first child and her first business idea, a real estate company that would help families looking to leave the city for the surrounding ‘burbs. Now, three kids (with a fourth on the way) later, Suburban Jungle Realty Group, her newly launched real estate firm, focuses on families who are considering moving to Westchester, New Jersey, Long Island and Connecticut.




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