Mandy Forlenza Sticos

Mom to a vivacious 3 year old son and loud barking rescue pup. Married 7 years. Westchester transplant via Brooklyn, NJ, Manhattan + Queens. Veteran event planner + marketing guru. Currently, teaching a parent + me art class. and own Little Vintage Rentals. My passion is creative direction + styling of photo shoots for brands and venues.

Montessori Inspired Gift Guide for Practical Life

When a child learns how to do something for themselves, they feel accomplished. A Montessori inspired gift is a simple way to foster independent thinking and behavior. These thoughtful items will be the most...

Stocking Stuffers that Spark the Imagination

While considering stocking stuffer gifts this Christmas, remember a simple quote by Pablo Picasso;  "Every child is an artist." No words are more true. Not only will these crafty supplies keep hands busy on...
Experience gift ideas for the holidays.

Holiday Experience Gift Ideas in Westchester

Looking for a gift that children will remember? Consider giving an 'experience' gift this holiday season. Enjoy our hyper-local Westchester list with easy links to purchase and a token gift idea for each adventure! Charitable What...
fall art projects

Easy Fall Art Projects for Kids

Most parents do not attempt art projects at home because they are "too complicated." Here are three simple ideas that take less than 5 minutes to set up and need minimal supplies to accomplish....
wardrobe must-haves

8 Wardrobe Must-Haves from Westchester Mompreneurs

Do you ever feel like some moms just have their wardrobe figured out? I am not one of them. I spend a lot of time buying and returning clothes in hopes of finding flattering basics....
toddler art supplies

10 Must-Have Art Supplies for Toddlers

Toddlers are completely uninhibited when it comes to art. They have yet to reach the self-conscious level of 'my tree doesn't look like a tree,' and therefore, it is an amazing time for them...
tidying up

A Mom’s Guide to Tidying Up Before School Starts

In today's tangled web of information from Maria Kondo, The Minimalists, and the like, it's tough finding simple tips on resetting your living space with kids. Here are five manageable topics to tackle as...

Meet Mandy: Something in Common

I have been many things in life, but most recently I am a mother to a vivacious three-year-old boy and a loud barking rescue dog. I am a wife of seven years. I am...