Local Businesses

* This is not necessarily a recommended list, the following businesses are dedicated advertisers.

a quality consignment shop

new and gently used children’s clothing (sizes 0-14), maternity, toys, books & baby furniture.  mon-sat 10-5, thur 10-6 pm.  10 main street, dobbs ferry, n.y. 10522.  914-693-3610.  Visit www.affordablechild.com

Beautiful things, fairly traded
New fair trade store in Chappaqua showcasing beautiful global goods, all handmade and benefiting artists and producers around the world.  We have unique and fun items for teachers gifts including gorgeous buddhas from Laurie Berg and works by other local artists.  We also carry the popular Hadaki bags and Rock Flower Paper totes and trays.  Children are warmly welcomed and can play at our kids’ table with crafts and instruments while you shop. AURORA FT, 1 King Street, Chappaqua. open daily.
For more information, call 914-238-8050 or visit us on Facebook

babymassageFun to learn, simple to do, baby massage is a wonderful thing for your baby and for yourself.  In this hands-on, small group class, you will learn strokes and stretches to promote relaxation, build a strong, healthy immune system, facilitate weight gain and help develop body awareness and coordination. You will also learn techniques to offer relief from colds, colic, hiccups, constipation, diarrhea and teething irritability.   Great opportunity to meet other moms, and for your baby to make friends too!   Locations: KTI, Port Chester; The Temperance Center, Eastchester; Wainwright House, Rye.  Call 914-960-8808 or visit www.bonaccordmassage.com/Baby-Massage-Workshops.html

BabyNav, the tri-state’s premiere baby planning service, offers personalized consultation to expecting and new families. We provide unsurpassed service leaving you feeling fully prepared, while reducing stress and allowing each family member to embrace the joy of pregnancy. We also specialize in the post-partum support you need to feel confident and content while navigating the world with your new infant. Our services include in-home baby gear consulting, custom registry creation, nursery stocking and organization, multiples prep, return to work plans, custom infant routine development and more. Please call 914.218.1831 for a free consultation. Visit www.babynavbabyplanners.comMention Essentialmom.com for 20% off all services.

barefootbooksCarefully crafted children’s books and gifts is what Barefoot Books is about. Our products help children on their journey to becoming happy, engaged members of the global community. Barefoot Books uses timeless stories and captivating illustrations to encourage exploration and creativity. We have books for infants and up.

Please visit www.ms.brown.barefootbooks.com. Use ambassador referral code 000-1elr when making a purchase.  How about hosting a party? Share our beautiful books in your home with friends and family and you’ll earn free gifts. Looking to start a home-based business? For these and other opportunities contact La-Sheila at ms.brown.barefootbooks@gmail.com.

familytieslogoAs a lifeline to the greater Westchester area, Family Ties of Westchester, Inc. works to build stronger families and communities. Family Ties provides support and advocacy services to families of children with social, emotional and behavioral challenges in times of crisis and beyond. Family Ties offers a wide range of programs and services that help families make the important decisions necessary to guide their children down the successful path they deserve.  All Family Ties services are free and confidential.  Together we can make a difference working towards a solution, developing the right strategies, and helping to guide our youth through struggles, stigmas and stereotypes.  Visit www.familytieswestchester.org.

Get Me Organized is a home organizing service.
We help you purge unnecessary items and de-clutter areas in your home including (but not limited to) kitchens, closets, playrooms and arts & crafts areas.
We can also organize files and implement file management systems, create your family’s command center, and offer pre/post moving services such as creating a packing log and help with set up of your new home.  Contact us today for your complimentary consultation.
And remember… it’s always messy before it’s organized.
Sarah Portugal, Founder, Get Me Organized, (773)895-0192, www.facebook.com/GetMeOrganizedNY, Twitter: @SarahPortugal, Pinterest: Sarah Portugal.

Downtown Mount Kisco patrons may be prescribed a dose of Beauty and Wellness – Holistic Med Spa & Laser just opened for business. Allyson Lovitch, a medical aesthetician of over 10 years a skin analysis expert, partnered up with Dr. Shah and Dr. Wald and oversees the Med Spa. The three partners give the perfect balance to all patients for over all beauty and health inside and out. Lovitch said. “It is my strong belief that looking better physically often has a profound effect on one’s sense of well-being, energy and overall health.”  Services such as permanent laser hair reduction, photo-facials, Botox, Restylane, Thermage, Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion, are available. The center also provides laboratory tests and combined medical and nutritional evaluations.  Holistic Med Spa & Laser is at 495 Main St., Mt Kisco.  For information, call 242-8844 # 2, www.holisticmedicalspa.com.

dhImagineLogo200Imagine Candy is a full service specialty candy and chocolate shop.  Our Candy Curators provide customized platters, gift baskets, party favors, business gifts and more. Our Belgian Chocolates and Belgian Chocolate Pretzels have developed quite a following. We provide delights for all with a selection of traditional, gluten/ nut / dairy free, raw, vegan, organic and kosher products. Every Friday and Saturday stop-in for a tasting.  And, we encourage you to use your creativity and enter our Candy Arts Painting Contest. Visit us at 22 Harwood Court, Scarsdale, New York or give us a call at (914) 723-7887, www.imaginecandy.com.

jamescanno200Janette James and Lauren Canno of James & Canno Photographers are nationally exhibited fine art and documentary photographers voted one of the Top rated child, baby and family photographers in NY.  Specializing in artistic and contemporary maternity, newborn and child photography.  They believe in creating many fun-filled moments so the photography shoot is an experience to treasure while delivering beautiful and unique photographs that will be cherished for many generations to come.  914-763-0009.  info@jamesandcannophotography. www.jamesandcannophotography.com

JP McHale Pest Management Inc. delivers fast, effective, eco-friendly service to Westchester County and the surrounding areas.  We value long term, productive and mutually beneficial relationships with our most valued clients.  Services for engagement include full service pest solutions, termite mitigation, organic lawn fertilization, plant healthcare, bedbug elimination, tick and mosquito abatement.  Effective pest control is not just about killing bugs!  It is about showing up on time, presenting the industries best trained technicians, crafting scholarly programs and being responsible stewards of this great earth.  We get that!  Our programs work, we GUARANTEE it, or your investment is refunded.  Contact us today to arrange your complimentary “needs analysis”.  You will be glad you did.  For your convenience and immediate attention, call 800-479-2284 or visit www.nopests.com.

1 Baltic Place, Suite 104, Croton-on-Hudson  NY.  Call Toll Free – 877-572-7851
Le Petite Spa specializes in organic facials, using pure botanical products that have no harmful chemicals or preservatives, and are not tested on animals. Le Petite Spa also offers massage therapy and reflexology.  We provide a comfortable, cozy setting, integrating light meditation with all of our services.  Holiday gift cards are available.
Visit www.lepetitespany.com

Your connection to being lice free. We offer head lice and nit (eggs) removal in the privacy and comfort of your own home. Our natural products and proven removal technique are the safe and effective solution to any lice problem.  Our services are available 7 days a week and are 100% guaranteed. Owner, Barbara Gips is the Lice Specialist of Westchester and the surrounding counties. Formerly known as The Lice Patrol, Inc.  Call now for lice advice or to make an appointment.
Call 914-666-LICE (5423) or visit www.LiceConnection.com

Did you know you can treat and prevent head lice safely?  You now have a choice! You do not have to use  dangerous pesticide based products on your children any longer.

Introducing LiceLogic, The non-toxic, highly effective and eco-friendly head lice treatment and prevention product line. LiceLogic products are more effective than the traditional pesticide based treatments commonly sold in pharmacies, and are safe for your family and the earth. LiceLogic products are loved by parents and children alike and can be used daily. Be prepared to prevent and treat a head lice outbreak. It could happen to any family. Visit www.licelogic.com.


LittlejoeslogoforprintWe carry book titles for all ages alongside of coffee, soup and gourmet delicacies.  We host regular in-store events, story times, author visits, and more.  We serve fair trade, organic coffees and teas, including delicious cappuccinos and lattes.  We offer fresh baked goods — bagels, rolls, muffins, scones and croissants — delivered to us from New York City fresh every morning.  We have hot soups in the winter, ice cream treats all summer, and scrumptious real fruit smoothies all year round.  Find out more at www.littlejoescb.com. Little Joe’s Coffee & Book’s 25 Katonah Ave., Katonah, NY 10536.