I love a good Target run, but unless we want to end up living in the middle of one giant strip mall, it's important to support the businesses that make Westchester towns so darned cute. Imagine Katonah or Larchmont without all the great indie shops. And there are plenty of other local businesses without storefronts that entertain us, make us beautiful, or take care of our kids. This Small Business Saturday, we're highlighting a few of those ventures run by fellow moms that we call our Local Momtrepreneurs List.
Westchester Momtrepreneurs List 2018
Robyn Costanzo, LCSW
Momtrepreneur: Robyn Costanzo
I have been a psychotherapist in private practice for ten years. After closing my Manhattan and Bronxville offices two years ago to focus on my young family, I'm relaunching my practice remotely. I work with busy, female professionals looking for high quality psychotherapy from the comfort of their home or office during late evening hours and Saturday mornings. I specialize in relationships struggles, anxiety, and depression. Home Base: Armonk
Hand And Stone Massage And Facial Spa
Momtrepreneur: Jenny Pfaff
After being a stay at home mom for 14 years, I purchased the Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa in Ridge Hill, Yonkers, NY. We have a talented team of Licensed Estheticians and Licensed Massage Therapists. In our Facial Treatment Rooms we offer Teen Facials, Men's Facials and Classic Facials with many upgraded selections such as Microdermabrasion, LED Phototheraphy, Chemical Peels, etc. Our selection of massages include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Prenatal, Sports Massage, Hot Stone and Himalayan Salt Stone. We also offer Reiki sessions as well. Home base: Yonkers
Discover & Dream
Momtrepreneur: Kasey Gregory
I sell the gift of sleep! I became passionate about helping families develop healthy sleep habits for their little ones and enjoy all the benefits of sleep for the whole family. Kasey would love nothing better than to help you successfully teach your child healthy sleep habits to last a lifetime! I grew up in Westchester and I am passionate to help these families.
Magical Vacations Travel
Momtrepreneur: Cori Shifrin
I am a Disney Destinations Specialist though Magical Vacations Travel. I help plan and book all Disney vacations, including Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Aulani in Hawaii, and Adventures by Disney. I have helped many parents in Westchester since 2013. I will work with you to create a customized vacation that works for your family and your budget. Our agency also has many exclusive rates, that are lower than the Disney rack rates (our rates are through Disney's group reservations). I will monitor new Disney discounts to make sure you pay the lowest possible price for your Disney vacation. Best of all, my personalized planning services are complimentary! Bonus Hustle: Rumor has it Cori is also available as a date night babysitter! Home Base: White Plains
Soccer Shots Westchester
Momtrepreneur: Chelsea Feeney
Soccer shots is a youth Soccer program for children ages 2-8. We offer a fun, energetic, non-competitive introduction to soccer classes with a focus on character development. Our weekly classes are held on site at daycare centers, preschools, elementary schools and parks/community centers throughout Westchester. I opened my franchise in January 2018 and love being part of the Westchester community! Home Base: Irvington
Performers Edge Dance Academy
Momtrepreneur: Stefanie Minetti
Performers Edge Dance Academy (PEDA) is a dance studio offering quality dance education for the past 16 years. We have students who are featured as NYC Knick dancers, Brooklyn Nets Kids, Rockettes And list goes on. We offer ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, pointe, tumbling and technique classes with over 60 classes to choose from Monday through a Saturday.
We have two Locations Scarsdale and Bronx. At the moment we are looking to Relocate our Scarsdale location to Eastchester to better serve our clientele. I would greatly appreciate PEDA to be a featured small business to local neighbors as we love to inspire many dancers throughout New York. Home Base: New Rochelle
Songs For Seeds
Momtrepreneur: Dana Fisher
Since hitting Westchester in 2014, Songs For Seeds has been putting smiles on our kids' faces and a spring in their step. If you're not familiar, SFS is a rockin’ music class lead by a three-piece band that instills learning and music in kids 0 through 6. It's a good time from a parent standpoint as well, since they often cover popular songs.
Groove Family Music
Momtrepreneur: Lesley Barovixk
Once upon a time, there was a musician mom who dreamed of sharing authentic,
engaging musical experiences with her two young children. So she created Groove. Groove offers family-centric music classes and events throughout lower Westchester County and the Rivertowns. The music is live, the songs are original and the vibe is always groovy. Since 2005, Groove has presented their wildly popular, award-winning family music program Music for Aardvarks as well as an evolving roster of classes and events designed to foster your child's innate musicality and creativity.
BAD Mamas Facebook Group
Momtrepreneur: Alessandra Suarez
We’ve talked a lot about BAD Moms of Westchester, the secret Facebook community of 5000 amazing women who have created a haven to vent, laugh, and cry. Well now there’s a new way to interact with your favorite moms. Facebook Groups has launched a subscription service, and asked Alessandra to take her group to the next level. For $5 a month you can become a BAD Mama and unlock access to contests, giveaways, discounts, kid-tested recipes, workouts, and more. She’s even teamed up with local retailers to offer signing incentives. Your first month could be free, so try it out!
Bath & Beauty
Toni LaManna, Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant
Momtrepreneur: Toni LaManna
I sell confidence, happiness and amazing skin care! I have been in business for a year and started because I loved how my face looked, and felt, during and after pregnancy! My original plan was to only be a part of Mary Kay during my maternity leave, but I just can’t walk away from it! It is truly life changing in so many different ways. Home Base: Valhalla
Rodan + Fields
Momtrepreneur: Monica Sheehy
I sell Rodan + Fields skin care products. I started working this business to help with expenses as I quit my job to stay home with my children. I live in Westchester county and am trying to bring people together through skin care and skin issues. Rodan + Fields makes quality products that guarantee results or you money back. I truly want to help. Home Base: Cortlandt Manor
Momtrepreneur: Kimberly Ware
I am a personal consultant with arbonne international. I have amazing, vegan, all natural, skincare, cosmetics, and nutrition products for women and men. Home Base: Elmsford
Momtrepreneur: Amy Roca
I am an independent consultant for Scentsy. We offer wax warmers wax, bath and body products, cleaning products and laundry products. All products are non-toxic as Scentsy is a family-friendly company. The wax melts at a low temperature, so it doesn’t get extremely hot like other wax brands. It’s much safer and out warmers can be left on for 24 hours. Home Base: Ossining
Food & Beverage
Momtrepreneur: Nancy Moloff
Enchanted Icing makes fine custom cakes. Everything we make is made from scratch and made to order. Our cakes taste great and they’re also beautiful. We make everything from simple or tiered cakes to 3-D cakes that you won’t believe are made of cake! First birthday cakes include a small, matching smash cake for the baby to eat - free of charge! Home Base: New Rochelle
Momtrepreneur: Emilie Xidias
I’m a working mom of twins, and I’ve always had a passion for baking! Baking is my side hustle and has definitely slowed down since the twins arrived, but the holidays are my favorite time to get in the kitchen! I offer custom cookies, cupcakes, cake pops, cheesecake, pies, cakes, etc. Home Base: Mamaroneck
Zoom Catering NY
Momtrepreneur: Martina Evgenia
We are two moms with a goal to make kids' lunches diverse and nutritious. For now we cater three hot lunches per week to Prospect Academy and local families who order dinners from us.
Every Saturday we host a children's cooking class and enjoy a journey of culinary discoveries with our students. Home Base: Bronxville
Wildly Cakes and Sweets LLC
Momtrepreneur: Maria Ramirez
I sell cakes and other desserts. I have been in the industry for over 12 years, but recently quit my job to stay home with my little one who is 3 years old. I decided to continue my passion for desserts from home. I launched Wildly Cakes and sweets in October 2018 and I'm currently attending school in the evening to get my certificate in pastry arts. I have worked for many local bakeries like Riviera Bakehouse, ABC Cakes, DeCicco & Sons. Owning my own business lets me be as creative as I want to be with my customers, and make them something very special for their special occasions. Home Base: White Plains
Momtrepreneur: Diana Federico-Hau
ONEHOPE Wine is a charity-based wine company located out of Napa Valley, California. All of our wine is made in collaboration with Robert Mondavi Jr and every single bottle has a built-in donation to charity. To name a few causes: ABA Autism Therapy, Childhood Hunger, Veteran support, Pet adoptions, LGBTQ crisis lines, Cancer treatment clinical trials, etc. Specifically, I am part of the ONEHOPE community, a program that brings private wine tasting and fundraising into the home or office setting with 10% of wine sales benefiting a nonprofit or school of choice. These events are a fun way to try new wines, learn about the different varietals and raise money for local Westchester-based nonprofits. We also specialize in both personal and and client gifting. Whether you are a customer, hosting an event with us or choosing to send one of our gorgeous gift boxes to a client, you are joining us in making an impact and helping make the world a better place. Cheers!
Momtrepreneur: Daniela Weigand
We sell wine with a charitable backing. For every bottle that is sold proceeds go to some amazing organizations both domestic and global. I've been with the company since April of 2017 and the giveback is just incredible. Home Base: Yonkers
Scout and Cellar
Momtrepreneur: Lauren OReilly
I’ve been a wine consultant for the past five months. I love to host wine tastings in people’s homes and drink and sell clean crafted wine! Because there are no chemicals, pesticides, added sugar, or extra sulfites, you feel so much better the next day! Home Base: West Harrison
4 Sisters Cleaning Services, LLC
Momtrepreneur: Tania Bonilla
I provide cleaning services in Westchester County and Connecticut.
Toys, Clothes, & Books
Momtrepreneur: CC Benitez
Lil Chameleon is a community-minded space where families can come together to buy, sell, and trade their children’s clothes, books, toys, and gear in a stylish and highly curated children’s resale boutique. Our goal is to empower parents to help save the earth while making extra money reselling goods their children have outgrown. Everything we feature has been highly curated so you’ll only find goods that are style-wise and quality-conscious. We also offer classes where families can learn, play, and grow together in a supportive community. You’ll love our private event space as your next spot for Insta-worthy parties where you enjoy the party and leave the mess with us. Home Base: Tuckahoe
Skip and Play
Momtrepreneur: Amy Mabry
Skip and Play matches a Child’s age and stage with the very best toys. Each box is curated buy a child development specialist. We offer it monthly and quarterly subscription’s as well specialty boxes including birthday in baby shower boxes.
Momtrepreneur: Erika Cruz
We are a kids entertainment company. Cruzin Friends is a mobile build a animal. Kids get to pick their animals and stuff them and dress them. Home Base: Mount Vernon
Lori Fettner, Author & Content Creator for Teachers Pay Teachers
Momtrepreneur: Lori Fettner
Welcome to Motherhood. A book of funny, true, and sentimental poems for new moms
No Place Like Earth. A picture book with stunning images from NASA that introduces young kids to the planets while also showing why Earth is the only one that is just right for us.
What Do You Do with a Doodleloo? A picture book about all the fun things you can do with a used up paper towel roll instead of throwing it away.
Teaching to the Child. A memoir of my experiences teaching ESL in NYC.
Goodbye Bad Dreams. My newest book, coming soon!
Teachers Pay Teachers:
Seller of teaching resources at Teachers Pay Teachers. Items starting as low as $1.99 for ESL, Journalism, ELA, Science, Social Studies, and more.
Usborne Books And More
Momtrepreneur: Jacqui Lampo
Children's books (newborn to young adult). I just started as an independent consultant in January 2018. I absolutely love sharing my love increasing with children and helping them expand their love! I have lived in Westchester my entire life. Home Base: Valhalla
Westchester Kids Zazzle Shop
I love personalized onesies, but some of them out there are so uninspiring. So I launched a 914-centric design store in partnership with Zazzle.com. The storefront, WestchesterKids, features baby and toddler clothes and products with Westchester-centric themes. A small sample of items can be found on the Zazzle site, but any town name, zip code, area code, or message in a variety of colors and sizes can be customized by request, just use the Contact Store Owner button. Take advantage of Small Business Saturday! Some of the products featured are up to 20% off during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales. Click here to visit the store.
That's it for our roundup! I hope this inspires some gift ideas! Don’t forget to check out our exclusive list of every children's library program in Westchester. It's been updated for Fall 2018, so everything you need to know is in one easy list.
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