This blog entry is an exerpt of an email from Michelle Saldivar, the Co-President of the YW’s International Club who was born in Mexico. She sent it on Tuesday to our International Club members, most of whom are ex-pats here in Darien. I hope everyone and your loved ones are safe and in good spirits. Read More
The other day I was at a major retailer trying to get some last-minute Halloween decorations. They were nearly all gone, relegated to one lonely display table, while the rest of the store was nearly covered in floor-to-ceiling Christmas decor. The ‘holiday creep’, moving Christmas preparation ever closer to Labor Day, has not, however, dimmed Read More
The standing room only crowd at the Darien Library last week left no doubt that resilience is the parenting topic of the moment. Parents flocked to the auditorium for the latest YWCA Parent Awareness lecture, “Letting Kids Fail: Building Resilience.” Donna Volpitta, Ed. D, author of The Resilience Formula: A Guide to Proactive—NOT Reactive—Parenting and Edward Read More
On Thursday, September 27th, YWCA Parent Awareness featured Dr. Christopher Bogart, the Executive Director of the Southfield Center for Development, speaking to parents about Taming the Homework Monster: Practical Strategies to Reduce the Daily Drama. Dr. Bogart provided specific strategies to reduce stress around homework, falling under three underlying principles: Parents must STAY CALM C.A.L.M. Method Read More
Have you noticed the purple ribbons around town this month? They are there to remind us that October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month and were placed by the Darien Domestic Abuse Partnership of which the YW is a member. These ribbons symbolize victims of domestic violence. Beyond the 121 calls received by the Darien Police this Read More
Ox Ridge third graders Olivia Grace Pistone (left) and Charly Covello attended the first YWCA Darien/Norwalk Mom & Me Book Club meeting this fall. Mothers and daughters take turns hosting at their homes and meet once a month from September to May. The Mom & Me Book Club gives girls a safe environment to discuss Read More
Over 120 new area residents attended the YWCA Darien/Norwalk’s Club Newcomers Annual Fall Party. The event was held at the Darien Historical Society and the Title Sponsor of the event was William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage, and Insurance. Delicious food was provided by Palmer’s Catering, beverages from White Bridge Liquors, flowers from Springdale Florist.
Last Thursday morning, members of the YWCA International Club met at Waveny Park in New Canaan for a walk and yoga class. Somehow in the middle of school runs, post-storm yard clean-ups and errands galore, all paused to enjoy a break with nature and the company of each other. Yoga Instructor and YWCA member Maria Read More