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10 Ways to Help During the Coronavirus Crisis

10 Ways to Help During the Coronavirus Crisis

Worrying comes with being a mom. And now with coronavirus, well, it can be tough not to let anxiety consume you, especially after you’ve put on a brave face for your kids all day. It can even feel impossible wrap your head around what to focus that concern on—elderly...

Anxiety & School Closures: How to Help Kids

Anxiety & School Closures: How to Help Kids

  Recently, we spoke to The Local Moms Network contributor Caitlyn Dunn, LCSW, about how to speak to kids about coronavirus. In the few weeks since then, many schools across the country have closed—some with little notice. Parents may be wondering not only how to...

Preschool Lesson Plan: Simple Ideas for School Closures

Preschool Lesson Plan: Simple Ideas for School Closures

  This story was contributed by Christine Hernandez of Sayville Area Moms! When my son's preschool closed for the rest of the month because of COV-19 I went into panic mode for a while. Thinking about juggling a newborn and a three year old while being stuck in...

Meet a Mom: Auctioneer and Author Lydia Fenet!

Meet a Mom: Auctioneer and Author Lydia Fenet!

As Global Manager Director, Strategic Partnerships and Lead Auctioneer at Christie’s Auction House, Lydia Fenet certainly has a big job. As one of the most sought after auctioneers in the world, she’s raised over half a billion dollars for nonprofit organizations....

More Ideas for Kids Activities During Coronavirus Closures!

More Ideas for Kids Activities During Coronavirus Closures!

A few weeks ago, South Austin Moms shared a list of "rainy day" activities and we can't think of a better time to share them with you. If you're home with your kids this week, screenshot or print these ideas and you'll have some offline activities ready to go in your...

Remote Learning Tools: 10 Digital Learning Apps & Websites to Try!

Remote Learning Tools: 10 Digital Learning Apps & Websites to Try!

  If you’re moonlighting as a homeschool teacher for the next few weeks, technology can help get you up to speed. High quality apps and websites exist for every subject and every age. For younger kids, they can add some variation to other screen-free activities....

Easy Pantry Recipes To Try!

Easy Pantry Recipes To Try!

As we spend more time at home doing our part to slow the spread of coronavirus, many of us are cooking regularly—for stress relief, because restaurants may be closing, and because, well, we’re home. But once our stock of fresh fruits and veggies dwindles, that doesn’t...

Better Sex After Kids: 5 Things To Try Tonight!

Better Sex After Kids: 5 Things To Try Tonight!

    Having kids is a lot of things—fun, fulfilling...even life-affirming. But it’s also exhausting, time-consuming...and brutal on your body. For all of these reasons, it can make sex feel like one more check mark on an already overloaded mental and physical...

Whole30 Meatballs in Marinara Sauce: An Easy Weeknight Recipe!

Whole30 Meatballs in Marinara Sauce: An Easy Weeknight Recipe!

Meatballs are one of those go-to meals that every mom needs in her tool bag. Not only do kids love than as much as adults, but they can be customized to everyone's preference and dietary restrictions. Celiac disease? Use gluten-free breadcrumbs. Trying to limit white...

What to Do with Your Kids if School is Closed Due to Coronavirus!

What to Do with Your Kids if School is Closed Due to Coronavirus!

No doubt about it—these are weird and worrying times. For many regions of our country, coronavirus concerns have led to (or will lead to) school closures. If you’re at home with your kids, please use this social distancing-friendly list for ideas to keep kids engaged...

St. Patrick’s Day Craft and Recipe Ideas for Kids!

St. Patrick’s Day Craft and Recipe Ideas for Kids!

This story was provided by contributor From Scratch with Maria Provenzano. Ready to go green on March 17th? I've got all the fun crafts, DIY’s, and recipe ideas that'll make your kids want to celebrate! St. Patrick’s Day is a fun way to talk about Ireland's heritage...

Women’s History Month Giveaway!

Women’s History Month Giveaway!

We’re partnering with Berkley Books to celebrate Women’s History Month with these amazing stories about women told by women. We have historical fiction books from the first female doctors in 1890s New York; to a future that could be ours about women losing their right...

Talking to Kids About Coronavirus: 5 Things to Remember

Talking to Kids About Coronavirus: 5 Things to Remember

Covid-19 (often referred to as "coronavirus") is clearly top of mind for all of us—moms, dads, and, as a result, kids. Even the littlest ears pick up things, and small kids can feel our anxiety as well as notice our actions. Bigger kids and teens, of course, are...

Quick Dinner Idea: Baked Potato Bar!

Quick Dinner Idea: Baked Potato Bar!

We’re always looking for weeknight dinner ideas that appeal to everyone in our families, from husbands to big kids to toddlers and even babies. That’s why this super simple but completely customizable Baked Potato Bar from The Baker Mama—a Dallas, TX-based mom of...

4 Signs You’re Done Having Kids

4 Signs You’re Done Having Kids

Along with the decision to have a child, the decision to stop having kids is one of the biggest a couple can make. And like all important choices, it’s not always clear cut. “I think it is more difficult for some couples because of expectations or previous plans, as...

Coronavirus: How to Protect Your Family

Coronavirus: How to Protect Your Family

  Coronavirus. We’ve all been hearing a lot about it—and seeing some pretty dramatic images and stats in the news—but what exactly is it, and how concerned should we be? By definition, a coronavirus is common virus that causes relatively harmless cold...

Cheers to Your Health: Wellness Benefits of Wine!

Cheers to Your Health: Wellness Benefits of Wine!

  Before we get started, let’s be clear–no doctor, researcher, or wellness expert of any kind would argue that heavy drinking is good for anyone. And moms have to be particularly careful when and how much we drink, from the obvious (keeping kiddos safe) to the...

Olive Oil Yogurt Cake Recipe!

Olive Oil Yogurt Cake Recipe!

This versatile brunch recipe is elegant enough to serve guests, but easy enough to make on a Sunday morning with the kids, to pair with coffee all week long. "When I lived in France my host family taught me how to make this insanely delicious and easy Olive Oil Yogurt...

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