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
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
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
The transition to a new school is daunting for students, especially the transition to Middle School and High School. Each brings a unique set of stressors and challenges, both social and academic. These transitions are especially hard on girls because they rely so much on their social networks for support and self-esteem. Providing a comfortable Read More
Whether you work in an office or are a stay at home mom, you know balancing competing demands is a constant challenge. We recently sat down with three Darien moms to find out what they find most difficult about balancing work and family. Click here to see video clips answering the first of four questions Read More
Last week a few local moms were joined at the YWCA offices by representatives from three au pair companies to discuss this popular childcare option. Welcoming an au pair into your family can be a very rewarding intercultural opportunity, with the main benefit of receiving quality childcare at an affordable cost. Hosting an au pair Read More