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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,...

Chocolate Dipped Watermelon for the 4th!

Chocolate Dipped Watermelon for the 4th!

This story was contributed by The Local Moms Network contributor, Maria Provenzano, Lifestyle + DIY Expert of Hallmark’s Home and Family and founder of From Scratch with Maria Provenzano. It isn't summer until you have had watermelon!! It is one of my favorite things...

Watermelon Fireworks

Watermelon Fireworks

Fourth of July is right around the corner. I know it's not going to look or feel the same this year  But that doesn't mean that you and your family can't enjoy some festive food. This year take your watermelon and make them into festive fireworks! Only a few steps...

Patriotic Popcorn

Patriotic Popcorn

Fourth of July is right around the corner. I know it's not going to look or feel the same this year  But that doesn't mean that you and your family can't enjoy some festive treats. This year take your popcorn up a notch and jazz them up with some chocolate, festive...

Easy 4th of July Recipes!

Easy 4th of July Recipes!

Credit: Freut Cake[/caption] Need some ideas for your 4th of July menu? These options include something for everyone, from festive cocktails to savory sides. Hope everyone has a happy—and healthy—holiday this year. DrinksWatermelon Mojito from Barefoot ContessaBoozy...

Race, COVID-19 & More: Our Chat with a Psychologist Mom!

Race, COVID-19 & More: Our Chat with a Psychologist Mom!

This story originally appeared on Greenwich Moms. This week’s Meet a Mom is Reon Baird-Feldman, PhD. Born in Guyana, South America, she moved to White Plains, NY when she was 7. “We lived with several of my aunts and their families until moving to Teaneck, NJ where I...

Meet Two Dads: Douglas Graneto and Wear Culvahouse!

Meet Two Dads: Douglas Graneto and Wear Culvahouse!

This week we’re happy to be featuring two dads for our “Meet a Dad” story! Douglas Graneto, principal of Douglas Graneto Design and his husband Wear Culvahouse, a retired OB/GYN who is now COO of the company, live in Greenwich, CT with their 11-year-old daughter...

Catching Up with Donte Palmer of Squat for Change!

Catching Up with Donte Palmer of Squat for Change!

Photo credit: Kate Gardiner Last year, we spoke to Donte Palmer, dad to three boys, about his amazing Squat for Change movement. It started with a single viral photo of him trying to change his youngest son’s diaper in a public restroom, on his lap—and resulted in an...

New Summer Read: Happy & You Know It!

New Summer Read: Happy & You Know It!

Author Laura Hankin’s book, Happy and You Know It, shines a spotlight on a rich and hilarious topic—kids music classes. Laura is, in real life, a playdate musician in addition to being an author, and hilariously and adeptly covers the outlandish world of Upper East...

Rosé Cocktails for Summer!

Rosé Cocktails for Summer!

Rosé is the official drink of summer, and it’s also a perfect base for warm weather cocktails. We asked Erica Blumenthal and Nikki Huginar, who co-authored Yes Way Rosé, for their favorite pink mixed drinks. See below and cheers to summer! Photos: Sarah Anne Ward Spa...

Raising a Self-Reliant Child

Raising a Self-Reliant Child

As parents, we all want our kids to go out into the world confident in their abilities and ready to tackle anything. But our instinct is to help as much as we can—even to the point of helicopter parenting and preventing them from learning resilience. So what are the...

7 Tips for Pediatric Telemedicine Appointments

7 Tips for Pediatric Telemedicine Appointments

One of the many new experiences we’ve had during quarantine (aside from cutting our spouse’s hair and homeschooling our kids...) is telemedicine visits. In many ways, telemedicine is incredibly convenient, particularly with kids—you don’t have to wrangle littles ones...

Easy Weeknight Mexican Recipes!

Easy Weeknight Mexican Recipes!

Photo courtesy of Half Baked Harvest We may be missing our favorite margs at our favorite Mexican spot, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate our favorite foodie holiday at home! We’ve rounded up some...

COVID & Kids: What to Know About the New Inflammatory Syndrome

COVID & Kids: What to Know About the New Inflammatory Syndrome

Have you been hearing about the inflammatory syndrome being linked to COVID-19 cases in kids? This new development is frightening for families, especially as we weigh the possibility of camp, and school not too far on the horizon. We reached out to the experts at Yale...

Best Baby & Kids Sunscreens for Summer 2020!

Best Baby & Kids Sunscreens for Summer 2020!

Looking to keep your kids safe from the sun this summer? The first thing to look for in a sunscreen is a physical (as opposed to chemical) formula. Safer ingredients include zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, while ones to avoid include avobenzone, oxybenzone,...

A Black Mother’s Cry: An Essay by Sara Hood

A Black Mother’s Cry: An Essay by Sara Hood

Thank you to The Local Moms Network contributor Sara Hood for sharing this powerful and personal essay. Where do we go from here? What’s the solution? Why did it take this particular moment in time for everyone to wake up? Did the [COVID-19] pandemic and our lack of...

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