I love a good Target run as much as anyone else, but unless we want to live 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 Hastings-on-Hudson 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 Saturday, we're highlighting a few of those ventures run by fellow moms that we call our Local Momtrepreneurs List.
Momtrepreneur: Edris Park
Edris is a Harrison mom who decided to take a break from the fashion design industry after ten years to start a new creative venture. Crafted Reverie makes your dream event even more beautiful, fun, and special. Her goal is to inspire, create, and make sure your party is a joyful and unique celebration that you and your guests will remember forever. Edris has crafted and planned children's birthday parties, showers, and weddings. Click here to visit her website.
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. Click here to visit their website. Songs for Seeds is offering a Small Business Saturday discount of $25 off the winter semester that starts on December 4. Oh, and did we mention they were voted best music class in Westchester?
Mommy's Timeout Spot
Momtrepreneur: Jenny Pfaff
Jenny is a mother of four, which is already a full-time job with overtime. But her creative side has been itching to get out—and to answer it, she's opened an Etsy shop. She sells all-natural products including bath salts, tub "tea", and gift sets to help Mommy relax. She's started small but more products will be added soon, so watch this space! Click here to visit her Etsy page.
Momtrepreneur: CC Benitez
If you haven't checked out the perfection that is Lil Chameleon, today is the perfect day to do it! Part resale boutique, part class and event space, and part cafe and lounge, Lil Chameleon is the busy mom's relaxation retreat. We've had many a play date there, enhanced by shopping and yummy snacks. CC Benitez, the mom behind this venture, is inviting us all in today for 20% off everything in the resale boutique and 20% off parties and memberships booked on Small Business Saturday. Click here to visit her website.
Rodan + Fields
Momtrepreneur: Robin Klinghoffer
Robin has been with R+F for 6 months. If you're not familiar with the company, you may want to check them out, as several of our Westchester moms have been happily helping us all look better for years. Click here to browse her website. Robin will be posting promotions for the award-winning skincare on her Facebook page, so contact her for more info.
Author Lori Fettner
Lori blends her three lives of teacher, mom, and writer into fantastic books for children and parents. Lori will be signing books at the Eastchester Public Library on December 10. Click here for more info.
In No Place Like Earth, a child’s dream takes us on a journey through space. The child looks for a place to land while exploring each planet, but some are too hot, some are too cold, and some are made of liquid and gas. The book was inspired by her daughter's own love of space and the lack of books on the topic for young readers.
What Do You Do with a Doodleloo? is a rhyming picture book about all the fun things you can do to reuse a cardboard paper towel roll instead of throwing it away.
Lori's first two books are Welcome to Motherhood, a book of poems for new moms, and Teaching to the Child, a memoir of her experience teaching ESL in the New York City public school system. She also has an online teaching store where items for busy teachers start as low as $2. Click here to visit her teaching store.
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! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. And as always, check our website for events and weekly library programs. We've just made a whole easy-to-navigate chart so you know exactly where to go for free educational fun that doesn't overlap with naptime!
See you next time!