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When Was The Last Time You Cleaned Your Appliances?

To stay at our healthiest, we all try to treat our bodies well. When we’re keeping on top of that goal, we’re working out regularly, fueling up with the right foods, sleeping enough and getting checked out at a yearly physical. And just like keeping a...

7 Fun Ways to Beat Summer Boredom, From The Local Moms Network

        This time of year can be a little tough for parents and kids. Most camps are finishing up, but there are still a few more weeks before school starts. If you’re home and most of your kids’ friends are away on vacation, playdates...

Meet a Mom: Sara Hood

This week’s Meet a Mom is one of our most inspiring stories we’ve featured at The Local Moms Network. Sara Hood is a mom of two little boys (ages 9 and 7) and married to NFL player Evander “Ziggy” Hood, who just signed with the New Orleans Saints; they...

Easy Homemade Salmon Fish Sticks, From Prep and Rally!

Prep and Rally, a popular meal plan subscription service, was created by Dini Klein, a CA-based mom of two daughters (with another baby in the way in January!).  The chef got her start working in restaurants, then with private clients and finally...

Extra Basil in Your Garden? 5 Fresh Recipe Ideas to Try!

Basil is one of our favorite summer flavors, and this time of year, home gardens are overflowing with it. Megan Sullivan of The Local Moms Network has shared her favorite ways to use the basil in her own home garden in Greenwich, CT. 1. PestoWe love pesto...

Part 2: College Admission Series

  Welcome to Part 2 of our College Admission series! Part 1 looked at exactly how competitive college admission is these days—and why. Plus, whether the industry experts were surprised by the recent bribing scandals (spoiler alert: no). But it’s not...

The Local Moms Network College Admission Special: Part 1

Whether your kid is entering preschool or his senior year this September, we’ve all heard about the massive college admissions scandal, where wealthy parents (including celebrities like Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman) paid to bribe coaches, forge...

Summer Snacks from Scouted!

This content was provided by Shilpa Rosenberry, founder of Scouted and a regular contributor for The Local Moms Network. Scouted is a New Canaan, CT-based social network designed to cut through the clutter on grocery store shelves. Basically, Shilpa’s site...

6 Tips on Getting Kids Emotionally Ready for the School Year

This story was provided by The Local Moms Network Contributor Caitlyn Dunn, LCSW Getting our children emotionally ready for school entails getting our children to a place where they are open, willing, and able to try.  They have a general feeling that "I...

Meet a Mom: April Gargiulo of Vintner’s Daughter

As moms, we’re always looking to try to streamline our routines, including how we take care of our skin. That’s why we were so intrigued when we started hearing about Vintner’s Daughter, a simple, two product line that everyone was praising. Definition of...

Host to Perfection’s Naked Lime Cake

Sisters Barbara and Carolina are the talented entertaining experts behind Host to Perfection. Their Instagram feed is pure inspiration, and this Greenwich, CT-based duo now have almost 40,000 followers getting ideas from their tablescapes, recipes and...

The Local Moms Network Summer Reading Guide!

  If we’re being real here, summer reading for moms can be a bit of a pipe dream, particularly for those of us who have young kids (as in, you need to be 100 percent focused on them to keep them alive). Or kids with crazy sports schedules. Or...

Swim Safety: 10 Things to Know To Protect Your Kids

Summertime is the best time, but with fun days spent around pools, beaches and lakes, most moms are also concerned with water safety—and for good reason. “Drowning is responsible for more deaths among children ages one to four than any other cause except birth...

The Local Moms Network Summer Reading Guide for Kids!

As a follow up to our Summer Reading Guide for Moms, we decided to put together a Summer Reading Guide for Kids, with recommendations from some of our moms across the country that make up The Local Moms Network. Check out their picks and freshen your...

Sunscreen for Kids: What Ingredients are Safe & What to Avoid

We all know that sunscreen helps prevent sun damage that can lead to skin cancer. So it’s a no-brainer that we’re thinking about it more than ever as we head into summer. That’s why last week’s study on how readily sunscreens are absorbed into skin (and...

Meet a Mom: Micaela Birmingham of Scary Mommy

Launched in 2008, Scary Mommy is a guilty pleasure for millions of moms—including us. The site's intelligent take on tough mom issues are must-reads, and its no holds barred video series (from Momsplained to Preggo Nancy) is addictive. So we couldn’t wait...

Summer Cook Out Idea: Hot Dog Bar!!

    Besides ice cream, there are few foods that scream “summer” more than hot dogs, right? So on this summer kick-off weekend, we wanted to share this adorable hot dog bar from one of our favorite food bloggers, Jessica Merchant of How Sweet Eats. Mom to...

Meet the Moms Behind The Pickup Line

  Busy moms know that the few minutes you wait in the school pickup line can be some of the only quiet ones you have all day. That’s the idea behind THE PICKUP LINE, a new newsletter and podcast that quickly recaps the day’s news and shares fun...

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