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Elf on the Shelf: 5 Easy Tips to Make It Less Stressful

Elf on the Shelf: 5 Easy Tips to Make It Less Stressful

Courtesy of Elf on the Shelf To read our interview with the founders of Elf on the Shelf, click here. Like basically everything in parenting, Elf on the Shelf can be a blessing and, well, a curse. The cute little guy (or gal) creates instant opportunities for magical...

Dinner Party 101: Easy Tips to Try

Dinner Party 101: Easy Tips to Try

Hosting a dinner party can be daunting, especially when you don’t have a ton of time (read: you have kids) or you haven’t done it in a while (also: kids). Fall is the perfect time to give it a try, because there’s an abundance of amazing fruit and vegetables available...

How One Lemonade Stand Raised Over $150,000 for Sick Kids

How One Lemonade Stand Raised Over $150,000 for Sick Kids

Have you heard about the children’s lemonade stand in Cincinnati that has raised over $200,000 for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital? It started out like any lemonade stand—mom Hillary Weidner and her three daughters, and mom Amanda Zerbe and her three sons teamed up for...

Sunday Night Meal Prep Tips

Sunday Night Meal Prep Tips

As we start to head back into the school season, parents can use all the help they can get during this busy time. Megan Sullivan, the co-founder of The Local Mom's Network, has some helpful tips for parents and caregivers that she recently shared with...

Books Toddlers—and Adults—Will Both Love!

Books Toddlers—and Adults—Will Both Love!

This article was contributed by Rosemary D’Urso, the school library-turned SAHM behind and librarymom.com. Follow her on Instagram @librarymombooks. You want to read to your children, but you would rather do ten loads of laundry before having to read...

My Mom Uniform: The Blogger Behind Lady and Red Shares Her Staples

My Mom Uniform: The Blogger Behind Lady and Red Shares Her Staples

One of our favorite parts of launching The Local Moms Network has been discovering talented mamas across the country, finding projects that are meaningful to them while raising their families. One of our recent fave finds? Ashley DeJong, the beautiful and...

9 Books for Mompreneurs: Must-Reads from The Local Moms Network

9 Books for Mompreneurs: Must-Reads from The Local Moms Network

The over one hundred women that make up The Local Moms Network are a diverse group. The mothers that run our hyperlocal sites across the country have experience in marketing, teaching, law, and more. Now, of course, they are all female...

Family Vacation & Sleep: How to Deal

Family Vacation & Sleep: How to Deal

It’s family vacay season, and while making memories is fun, the sleep disruptions that kids (and as a result, parents) encounter while away are not as enjoyable. We spoke to Craig Canapari, MD, a Yale Medicine pediatric sleep expert and author of It's...

Your Nails’ Secret Weapon

Your Nails’ Secret Weapon

  As moms, life can be pretty rough on our nails. Between wrangling (and cleaning up after) kids, scrubbing dishes and constantly washing our hands, our nails go through a lot on a typical day. Not to mention the effects that other factors like hormones, aging...

When Was The Last Time You Cleaned Your Appliances?

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...

The Local Moms Network College Admission Special: Part 1

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...

Mac & Mia: High-Quality Kids Clothes, Delivered to Your Door

Mac & Mia: High-Quality Kids Clothes, Delivered to Your Door

Marie Tillman was, like all of us, a busy mom who wanted to spend more time with her five children—and less time running errands. One of her major challenges? Finding high-quality, beautiful clothing for her kids (now 17, 16, 14, 7 and 5). In 2014, she...

Paula’s Choice: A Better Skincare Option

Paula’s Choice: A Better Skincare Option

At The Local Moms Network, we love to share brands that are true to our mission of “giving moms the gift of time”. So when we partner with companies, we want to highlight ones that really deliver. That’s why we wanted to share what we’ve learned about...

Beekeeper’s Naturals: Harnessing the Power of The Bee Hive

Beekeeper’s Naturals: Harnessing the Power of The Bee Hive

If you’re like us, you’ve been hearing about the benefits of honey—and more specifically, propolis—for awhile. And who isn’t always looking for ways to keep their family healthy? We spoke to Carly Stein, who created Beekeeper’s Naturals, about her new...

10 Symptoms Busy Moms Shouldn’t Ignore

10 Symptoms Busy Moms Shouldn’t Ignore

Moms have a really bad habit of putting everyone else first. When it comes to keeping our families healthy, we rarely miss a kids’ pediatrician well visit, and if a little one gets sick? We move heaven and earth to make sure they feel better, ASAP. A...

KBH Jewels: Beyond Pretty

KBH Jewels: Beyond Pretty

We first starting hearing about KBH Jewels on social media, from celebrity fans like Molly Sims, Kate Mara and Jessica Alba, who, have shared their love for this sustainable jewelry brand, which not only uses eco-friendly and socially conscious diamonds,...

Easter Egg Hunt Guide

Easter Egg Hunt Guide

  Hi there Mamas! Looking for an Easter Egg Hunt Near you? Here is a helpful guide to some Easter activities going on around the North Austin Area.   East Egg Hunt Life Connections Church April 14th from 1:15-3pm Egg hunt, petting zoo, face painting, balloon...

7 Spring Style Trends You’ll Love!

7 Spring Style Trends You’ll Love!

Our fashion contributor, Kristin Koch,  is the Executive Director of Seventeen, overseeing the content and editorial operations for all of Seventeen’s digital and print efforts. She is also the founder of lifestyle blog, Closetful of Clothes, where she talks about...

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