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5 Ways to Get Kids to Wear Masks

5 Ways to Get Kids to Wear Masks

With many schools requiring kids to wear masks, teaching kids to keep their mask on is going hand in hand with teaching ABCs and geometry. Help your child’s teacher by encouraging your kids with these easy tips! Practice During Screen TimeWe’ve hearing this tip giving...

Essay: The Not New Normal

Essay: The Not New Normal

​   None of the past few months makes much sense, and if you’re like us, you’re getting pretty darn tired. And not the kind of tired a solid 8 hours can fix (even though yes, that would be lovely anyway). It just isn’t normal to…. …Take on more than we ever have,...

Meet a Mom: Chef Alex Guarnaschelli!

Meet a Mom: Chef Alex Guarnaschelli!

You may know Chef Alex Guarnaschelli from her frequent Food Network television appearances, including as a regular judge on Chopped and as an Iron Chef champion. She is also the chef/owner of two critically acclaimed NYC-based  restaurants, Butter and The Darby, and...

Beyond Mom’s Randi Zinn on Raising Biracial Children

Beyond Mom’s Randi Zinn on Raising Biracial Children

Randi Zinn, the mom behind the popular podcast, The Going Beyond with Randi Zinn Podcast, has made a career out of helping other moms find themselves again after having kids, through mindfulness, wellness and self-love. Previously, we featured this talented mama of...

The Local Moms Network Book Club: Eliza Starts a Rumor!

The Local Moms Network Book Club: Eliza Starts a Rumor!

We’re thrilled to launch The Local Moms Book Club with Eliza Starts a Rumor! The book revolves around Eliza Hunt, a mom who created the Hudson Valley Ladies’ Bulletin board when her twins were in preschool. Cue the mom forum drama (a la today’s social media groups)...

Cassava Kitchen: Gluten-Free, Mom-Founded Brand!

Cassava Kitchen: Gluten-Free, Mom-Founded Brand!

  We’re always looking for new foods that will appeal to the whole family, from picky toddlers to parents trying to eat healthier. Bonus points go to any products that area help make meals come together, fast. When Valdiny M. Pabbruwe-Tolud, the founder of...

Quarantine Lessons

Quarantine Lessons

Moms around the country are hovering around Day 126 (!) of social distancing/quarantine/COVID-era reality. (We won’t call it the “new normal” because literally nothing is normal about this…) Our hearts break for the many families that have lost loved ones, and we...

How to Raise a Good Sleeper: Advice from A Pediatrician

How to Raise a Good Sleeper: Advice from A Pediatrician

  This is the third article in our parenting series with our partner Stokke, the Scandinavian brand whose unique products help bring families closer together, encourage healthy development and transform everyday experiences into precious memories. To read Raising...

No-Bake Cheese Cake from Host to Perfection!

No-Bake Cheese Cake from Host to Perfection!

This recipe was contributed by The Local Moms Network Contributor, Host to Perfection!   This No-Bake Cheesecake is so creamy and deliciousm and it’s a great Summer treat! Skip the oven and try this simple, but thick, rich and creamy filling cheesecake. Serve it...

Why Are Black Moms More Likely to Die During Pregnancy & Childbirth?

Why Are Black Moms More Likely to Die During Pregnancy & Childbirth?

As moms, pregnancy and childbirth is a magical and also, complicated time. We look forward to meeting our child, but also want to be sure we’re making the best decisions, along with our healthcare provider,  to get them here as safely as possible. Black moms (as well...

Loaded Sheet Pan Nachos from Hip Foodie Mom!

Loaded Sheet Pan Nachos from Hip Foodie Mom!

] Credit: Sunny Frantz Photography Thank you to Hip Foodie Mom for sharing this recipe. Alice Choi, the Pennyslvania-based mom of two behind Hip Foodie Mom, is known for her healthy, fast, weeknight meal ideas. These Loaded Sheet Pan Nachos are one of those go-to...

Lucy’s Story: Help A Family Save Their Daughter’s Life

Lucy’s Story: Help A Family Save Their Daughter’s Life

Lucy Van Doormaal was born on April 1st, 2020 at British Columbia Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, CA, joining older brother Sullivan, 3. But just a week later, parents Scott and Laura noticed something wasn’t right.  “Lucy was a natural thumb sucker, and within...

Good Science Beauty: The Science Behind the Brand!

Good Science Beauty: The Science Behind the Brand!

Good Science Beauty is a new skincare line founded in science. As busy moms, we are always looking for skincare products that truly deliver, so we’re not wasting precious time (or money). Plus, these days, taking care of our skin at home feels even more important than...

Popsicles: Refreshing Recipes for Summer Fun!

Popsicles: Refreshing Recipes for Summer Fun!

  Popsicles are synonymous with summer, and for good reason—they’re refreshing on hot days, help hydrate kids and adults alike, and are easy to hold, even for tiny toddler hands. While we don’t judge store bought varieties, making them allows you to control the...

Beyond COVID-19: Keeping Kids Safe This Summer

Beyond COVID-19: Keeping Kids Safe This Summer

Of course, coronavirus is on all of our minds this summer, particularly as we look towards the Fall and various back to school plans. But as we spend more time at home and continue to stay safe through social distancing, experts urge parents not to forget about the...

7 Ways to Encourage a Healthy Body Image in Girls—and Boys!

7 Ways to Encourage a Healthy Body Image in Girls—and Boys!

This story was contributed by Tamsin Jordan, MS, RD. Follow her @nutritionbytamsin. We all want our kids to be happy and healthy. A large part of that is encouraging them to love themselves just the way they are.  Unfortunately, the societal pressure on children to...

Talking to Kids About Race

Talking to Kids About Race

As we speak to our children about race, it can be hard to know what to say and how to say it. To get some input on how to address these complex issues in a way that kids can understand, we reached out to Dr. Carlin Barnes, MD and Dr. Marketa Wills, MD, MBA, both...

Save Money Fast on Prescriptions with Hippo!

Save Money Fast on Prescriptions with Hippo!

      As moms, we’re always looking to save money and time. That’s where our new partner, Hippo, comes in. It’s a free digital savings card that helps people save up to 97% on their prescription medications—just by using their app or website to instantly compare...

A Go-To Blueberry Pie Recipe for the 4th of July!

A Go-To Blueberry Pie Recipe for the 4th of July!

  Anyone else baking up a storm this summer? We’re adding this festive dessert from Art of the Pie’s Kate McDermott to our 4th of July baking list. Her new book, Pie Camp: The Skills You Need to Make Any Pie You Want (Countryman Press) will be released October 6,...

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