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 three local moms: Elizabeth Detmer, Brooke Lea Foster and Nancy Fann-Im, and we plan to be your curators to a 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!
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, Huffington Post/AOL and Washingtonian. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic.com, The Washington Post Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Parents, PARADE and Psychology Today, among others. She’s the author of three books: “The Way They Were” (Crown, 2007), “There When He Needs You” (Free Press, 2008) and “For Goodness Sex” (HarperCollins, 2014).
When she isn’t buried behind her laptop at Black Cat Cafe in Irvington or Black Cow Coffee Company in Pleasantville, she’s chasing around her children, Harper and Emerson, or heading to the North Fork to go to the beach. Her favorite local way to spend an afternoon: on a trail at Rockefeller Park with the kids, her husband, John, and their dog, Jitterbug.
Prior to moving to Westchester in 2010, Elizabeth Detmer was a beauty advertising executive working for media giants, including People, 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 twins, Trey and Lucy, and their younger brother, Jack. Recently described as an easy-going rule follower, she enjoys working out, listening to country music and relaxing on the back deck with a glass of wine after the kids are in bed.
In her previous life, Nancy Fann-Im was a magazine copy editor and has worked at Wine Spectator, VNU Business Media, Simon & Schuster and Scholastic. Today she’s a stay-at-home mom who sneaks in some writing and editing whenever she gets the chance. Her writing has been featured on Tasting Room, Scary Mommy and Mommy Nearest, as well as her own blog on kid-friendly travel itineraries, Traveling Stroller.
A Queens transplant, Nancy now lives in lower Westchester with her husband, Paul, and their kids, Leah and Matthew. She enjoys good food, good books and bad television.