We love to support our local mamas. Do you have a home-based business, special talent or interest? Whether you specialize in cake decorating, tax prep, tutoring or dog walking, we want to know about it.  Submit an entry here to be listed on our (free) directory below.

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Authors & Bloggers

Beth Ain — Tin-Can Stilts: Propping Us Up One Kids Book at a Time

This local mom, children’t book editor and writer (her series for 7-10-year olds, Starring Jules (as herself) is available from Scholastic), has long had a passion for children’s books. In her blog, Beth Ain writes about the books she reads to her own kids and how they inform her parenting.



Amy Denby — Dear Babies: Crazy Life, Simply Explained.
Local mom writes daily letters to her twin toddlers about the good, the bad, and the insanity of daily life.



Alisa SchindlerIce Scream Mama

Local SAHM that writes about life with her three delicious boys who she eats up day and night, except when they go bad, then she eats ice cream instead.



Kate Walz — Gardening and Gardens

A local horticulturist who blogs about her own gardening experiences on Long Island.



Cake Design

Melissa HessemerBetter With Icing LI NY
Beautiful custom cakes, cookies, cupcakes, dessert tables, pastries for any occasion on Long Island, NY! Vegan GF available.
Contact:| instagram: @betterwithicingliny



Michelle Capobianco – Majella Home Cooking

Boutique catering and food company that specializes in regional Italian cuisine. Owned by former corporate attorney turned private chef and cooking instructor, Michelle Capobianco, offers cooking classes and lessons and caters dinner parties and private events.  Michelle’s recipes are inspired by her Italian-born family and her summers spent in her home in Italy.

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Jane Ronis – Chef For a Night

A self-taught chef,  Jane offers private catering as well as adult and child cook-along parties.




Beth Granger — Beth Granger Consulting

Beth is a marketing and social media consultant who works with business owners and professionals with social media platforms as well as digital, offline, & branding strategies. She also teaches group and one-on-one classes in social media success.

Contact: 516.515.1213 Facebook: LinkedIn:



Maria CaseyCareer Coaching & Training

With a B.S. degree in Psychology, a Masters in counseling, and a personal coaching certificate from NYU, this local mama offers a service that is centered around helping women reenter the workforce or change career direction after having children. Maria also provides career services with a unique focus on work/life/family balance.

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Patti Alcamo Holistic Mediator

12 years of daily experience with conflict and negotiation as a corporate lawyer coupled with a four-year program for Energy Healing at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, has given Patti a unique outlook and set of tools to offer her clients a holistic and authentic way to address conflict. Through her holistic mediation practice, Patti helps people find their voice and feel heard.

Contact: 516.252.1866 |



Lara Kuby — Songbirds

Sing-along and become little Songbirds while Lara strums her guitar and sings famous nursery rhymes.  Kids will also jump, wiggle, and shake to classic pop songs that every child and their parent will recognize and enjoy.  Parties include interesting instruments, balls, bubbles, puppets, rhythm scarves, parachute, shakers and more! Lara can also arrive as any disney princess or fairytale character (optional).

Contact: 516.767.3808 |





Jennifer Fitzgerald-DeLucaGlam Mom NY

Local mama and Fashion Designer, Jennifer Fitzgerald-DeLuca, launched Glam Mom New York, Inc and created a line of “Fabulous Basics” for children – soft clothes that are comfortable, unique, functional and hip.



Jill Klein — Shopping By Jill (Image Consultant)

Jill is a local mama with a flair for fashion and provides a wide range of services as an Image Consultant and Personal Shopper. Services include wardrobe analysis, body-type analysis for the most flattering styles, personal shopping services and a concierge service for a client’s gift-giving needs. Complimentary phone consultation available for prospective clients… just mention PWMama!

Contact: 516.445.2094 | |

Handmade Goodness, Gifts & Art

Annie Fensterstock – Jewlery Design

Annie’s jewelry is entirely hand fabricated in high karat gold and platinum with precious gemstones. She also offers custom work, all types of bridal jewelry and can create new designs using customer’s stones.

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Antonietta — ByTina Design

This local mother and daughter team offers an online boutique that specializes in customized hair accessories, crochet designs, tutus, and hair bow organizers – great gift selection for babies to adults.

Contact: | | 516-205-6034


Jennifer Tesman — Sweet Olivia

Jennifer offers hand-crafted-with-love hair accessories and tutus for your little princess.

Contact: | 516.729.1817 |


Jodi Okun-Alfano — Jodi’s Gifts

Jodi’s Gifts offers an extensive assortment of high quality invitations, stationery and special gift selection with both personalized and non-personalized items all from well-known premium companies. Use discount code “mmtpr20” for 20% off all orders.

Contact: | 516.662.2137 |


Julia Georgiadis — Katana Jewelry Design

Julia uses sterling silver, precious and semi precious stones and hand painted enameling to create her jewelry. Her work is influenced by Japanese Art, Samurai culture and Oriental Esthetic. Contact Julia directly to arrange for a trunk show!

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Kathy Dinas — KDCollection

KDCollection is an online jewelry and accessory boutique owned by a local mom and offers a carefully curated selection of handmade products from women designers from around the globe. A portion of proceeds are donated to a variety of women’s and children’s charities. Like them on facebook to receive special offers and invitations to local trunk show events.

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Lisa Feiner — Sweet Grace Baby Art

Inspired by the artwork of her grandfather, local mom Lisa Feiner started hand painting wooden letters and shapes for babies’ rooms. Her company is dedicated to making one-of-a-kind, custom art & accessories for children’s/tweens rooms. Her newest products include non-toxic, fabric decals and personalized initial canvas totes.

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Mamiko Schonbeck — mos pink, INC

Mamiko designs and sells wool slippers, crafts, childrens bags and orgnaments.


Shefali Patel — Simply Very Nice

Shefali offers unique and tasteful party favors and customized gifts for any occasion or event. All products are carefully selected to fit the description of the recipient and are beautifully wrapped and packaged.

Contact: |646-312-7540 |




Home Organization 

Donna Furino — Quality Cleanouts

Donna has 10+ years helping people (many of them, senior citizens… and hoarders!) clear out and reorganize their homes upon the relocation or loss of a loved one. See website for details.
Contact: 516-761-1417 |

Jane — Jane’s Addiction


Interior Design + Decorating

Christina Byers — Christina Byers Design

Christina has 14 years of experience in the home decorating industry with 6 of them operating her own interior design business. No job is too big or too small — services range from personal shopping and space planning to paint color consultations and custom window treatments. See website for details.
Contact: 917-209-1577 |


Elizabeth Blake — Elizabeth Blake Design
This local mama drew on her experience as a home editor and stylist when she decorated her first home in Port. It wasn’t long before friends and family came looking for help with their own spaces and, just like that, Elizabeth Blake Designs, was born. Specializing in creating high-end looks for less and using existing pieces to rework “problem” rooms, Elizabeth brings a casual elegance to modern living.


Jenny Markowitz — JNR Designs Inc
Jenny will help you create a space designed with you, your family, and your specific needs in mind. Real homes for real people is her philosophy. She also helps with organizational needs- a must for busy parents.
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Jessica Gething — Jessica Getting Design
Jessica received her design training while living in London and is influenced by British, Scandanavian and Belgian interiors.  Projects include family homes – large and small, penthouse apartments, Hamptons beach houses, country estates and corporate offices; from full renovations or single rooms to styling and staging.  Clients range from young couples in their first home to international musicians and Oscar nominees.
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Stacy Miles — Stacy Miles Designer
Stacy offers interior design, remodeling, and space planning consults and more.



Beth Lurie — Lurie Language

Beth Lurie is a Port mom and the Director of Lurie language: The Romance language experts. She specializes early language learning  in French, Italian and Spanish. Their unique method incorporates both the language and culture of the language.  Tutoring and test prep (through AP levels) are available as well as individual language coaching for adults for business and personal travel. Ages 4 and up.

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Sandrine Gold — Language Anywhere

Miss Sandrine is a native French speaker and a Port Washington mom who teaches small group French classes and offers individual tutoring for kids aged 3 through adult.  She teaches with passion and energy for all age groups and utilizes the Reggio Emilia method for hands on learning for little ones.






Melissa Monteforte — Fit & Healthy Mama

Not exactly local, but a North Shore Mama who has done great work with the PRC. Melissa is a health and nutrition coach that helps busy multi-tasking moms prioritize their health and teach their family healthy habits. She offers a variety of programs and workshops, as well as private coaching. My favorites are her make-your-own baby food, teach your kids how to eat healthy, and group cleanse workshops.

Contact: | 646.704.4300 |


Janet Mermel — SkinnyMama Health Counseling

Janet is a Certified Health Coach working with mothers who want to get their pre-pregnancy bodies back. She teaches women how to navigate grocery stores and to cook quick and healthy meals for the whole family. Janet has also partnered with Farmigo to deliver local farm fresh produce, milk and eggs to Haven Ave in Port Washington!

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Party Planning

Stephanie Alongi & Elizabeth Mudge — Silly Fish Parties

Silly Fish Parties is the creation of local mama, Stephanie Alongi and her sister (also a Long Island mama), Elizabeth Mudge. Having a blast planning their own children’s birthdays, they decided to transform their shared love of event planning into a full-fledged children’s party planning business offering full and partial planning services.

Contact: | 516.234.0803 |


Shari Scharlat — Event Planning Partners

Port Mom, Shari offers sophisticated creative and reliable event consulting and production with a personal network of the finest vendors, venue spaces, and creative minds.

Contact:| 516.647.8700|


Kristina Bresnick — Wish Upon A Little Party

Port based mama who loves decorating parties for life’s most important celebrations.  Specialties include dessert tables with custom backdrops, floral centerpieces, and balloons.




Melissa Long — C Bella Photgography
Local mom, Melissa, is professional yet down-to earth. She has awesome sets and props, a great eye, and an uncanny ability to capture the energy and magic of the moment.   She offers affordable pricing — offering seasonal mini sessions, regular shoots and bundle packages.
Contact: | 516.220.5697 |


Gretchen Murcott — Chickadee Photography
Whether your session is in her Port Washington studio or on-location in Nassau County, you will encounter Gretchen’s warmth, enthusiasm and creativity. From maternity and newborns to children and families, or for holiday portraits or professional headshots, each session is as unique as you are.
Contact: | 917–640–7466 |



Piano Lessons

Peggy Yen
Specializes in beginner students, generally between 5-7 years old. Can teach at your home or hers. Rate is $30/hour.


Play Dates

Judy Sin — Toddler Chefs
In this hands-on cooking class, children will have fun exploring new foods, learn about nurition, and develop math and reading skills as they measure and read directions.  Music and games are also incorporated. Rate is $35/class.


Sporty Lessons

Gayane Shelton Tennis Pro
This local mama is a certified tennis pro with teaching experience at Port Washington Tennis Academy, Port Washington Yacht Club, West Side Tennis Club at Forest Hills and Sport Time in Roslyn. Gayane is available to teach private and group lessons (all ages).




April Blum
A New York State certified teacher with a masters from NYU and a dual license in childhood education (grades 1-6) and special education and 9 years of classroom experience. Available to tutor in your home or hers.



Allison Glennon Benedetti
A NYS certified teacher specializing in elementary education (grades k-6) is available to tutor in all subjects, teach organizational/study skills, and test prep. She has taught in public schools (including Munsey Park School), a charter school, and a private school, and now exclusively works as a tutor. She has a Masters Degree from Bank Street College of Education.

Contact: | 917.855.6228


Liz Lazar
“Literacy Liz” is a NYS certified teacher and literacy specialist, available to tutor in your home or hers in Port Washington, NY. She has a Dual Masters degree in both Elementary and Literacy education from Bank Street College of Education, and experience teaching in districts such as Port Washington and Great Neck. Liz specializes in tutoring a wide range of literacy skills to students in grades K-6.

Contact: | | 516-829-2051.


Elizabeth Vogley
A NYS certified teacher in Childhood Education and Special Education (Birth – 6th grade). Elizabeth has a Master’s Degree and a great deal of experience in literacy and helping students learn how to be successful, independent readers.


Web Design

Akanxha Joshi

Akanxha specializes in graphic design, web design, web development, and website maintenance (SEO)


Nancy Verdi — Hummingbird Web Design
Nancy provides unique and high quality web design services to small businesses.

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