We’ve got a secret for you about being a mom: Sometimes finding something to do is the hardest part.
It’s up to you to fill your days in Westchester County, New York with unexpected adventures and teachable moments. Which means you’ve got a lot of planning to do.
That’s where Wee Westchester comes in.
We are four local moms: Elizabeth Detmer, Elizabeth Leach, Lauren Weintraub and Brooke Lea Foster, and we plan to be your curators to a really fabulous life in this incredible county we call home. From Rye to the River Towns, Bedford to Bronxville, our daily calendar of events will be a central source of what to do every day of the week.
Expect date night ideas, kid-friendly recipes from local chefs, store and restaurant openings, day trips, style tips, and guides on everything from local preschools to last-minute day camps.
After all, we’re the same women we were when we lived on the Upper West Side and Brooklyn and Tribeca. Only now we have a white picket fence, a baby or two, and a really sweet life.
Here are a hundred little ways to make yours even better. xoxo
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
About Brooke Lea Foster
Brooke Lea Foster is an award-winning author and journalist who has worked as a writer and editor at The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, The Huffington Post/Aol and the Washingtonian magazine. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post Magazine, Whole Living, Good Housekeeping, Parents, PARADE, Psychology Today, among many others. She’s the author of two parenting books: “The Way They Were” (Crown, 2007) and “There When He Needs You” (Free Press, 2008).
When she ins’t buried behind her laptop at Black Cat Cafe in Irvington or Black Cow Coffee Company in Pleasantville, she’s chasing around her precocious 2-year-old son, Harper. Her favorite way to spend an afternoon: On a trail at Rockefeller Park with Harper, her husband John, and their dog, Jitterbug.
About Elizabeth Detmer
Prior to moving to Westchester in 2010, Elizabeth Detmer was a Beauty Advertising Executive working for media giants including People Magazine, Women’s Wear Daily and Time. After discovering that she was expecting twins, she and her husband relocated from Tribeca to Scarsdale, for more space, greenery and the convenience of being close to family.
Elizabeth now “stays at home” with her two year old twins, Trey & Lucy, though there is very little staying at home! Recently described as an easy-going “rule follower,” she enjoys playing tennis, listening to country music, and relaxing on the back porch with a glass of wine after the kids are in bed.
About Elizabeth Leach
Elizabeth L. had her heart set on raising her kids in the city, but the promise of a backyard and a sand box was all it took to change her mind. She also craved growing her own flowers, more furniture and Target.
Elizabeth has been writing for parenting blogs since she her first daughter was born, five years ago. She was a regular contributor to Babble, Cool Mom Picks, MomStyle and, currently, writes for Momtrends and her other blog, blogtownmom. Elizabeth also writes children’s stories and sometimes revisits her first love, writing plays. She was published in an anthology, Plays and Playwrights 2001 and, if you feel the urge, you can “google” her reviews with her maiden name, “Horsburgh”. She won’t mind!
Elizabeth is obsessed with all things designed well, especially if her two little girls, Charlotte and Annabelle, can wear or play with it. She also loves anything that will make their house look even more cool. (Okay, I’ll say it. Elizabeth is obsessed with cool.) She also loves dark chocolate, good coffee and her husband’s cooking.
About Lauren Weintraub
Lauren Weintraub has worked as a PR professional in the jewelry, fashion and beauty industries for over 12 years for global powerhouses such as DeBeer’s and L’Oreal USA. After traveling extensively throughout her career – including biannual trips to Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks – she decided to slow things down and started her own consulting business in 2008.
A Westchester native, Lauren and her husband relocated from Manhattan to her hometown soon after, and welcomed their daughter Caroline in August 2012. She often comments that although working from home is not as glamorous as the earlier part of her career, the privilege of being with her daughter all day long is well worth it.