Where to Find Santa in Richmond This Year

Where to Find Santa in Richmond This Year

Looking for a chance to get a picture with Santa? He's visiting quite a few locations in the Richmond VA area and we have his schedule! Locations and available dates are all posted below.     Our personal favorites are Cabela's in Short Pump and Bass Pro in...

Richmond Holiday Guide 2019!

Richmond Holiday Guide 2019!

Welcome to The Local Moms Network 2019 Holiday Gift Guide! Before kids, we had all our holiday shopping done by (or shortly after) Thanksgiving. Post-kids? We sometimes find ourselves relying on anything available with overnight shipping, or online gift cards (when...

Cheetah Prints: Style Inspiration from Whit & Whimsy

Cheetah Prints: Style Inspiration from Whit & Whimsy

One of our fashion contributors, Liz Whitney of the Whit & Whimsy blog, is all about animal prints! In fact, it's more of an obsession. According to Liz, "Whether you call it leopard, cheetah or jaguar it all looks stylish, sassy and current." After some careful...

Meet a Mom: Randi Zinn of Beyond Mom!

Meet a Mom: Randi Zinn of Beyond Mom!

    Randi Zinn’s mission is one close to our hearts—helping moms remember life “Beyond Mom”. This multitasking mom of two is an author (her book, Going Beyond Mom, is a must-read), as well as an expert on the topics of mindfulness and wellness. We spoke to...

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). We love these five tips from Megan Sullivan of The Local Moms Network that will get you started:  ...

Thanksgiving Wine Guide

This post was contributed by Kate Santangelo of our Monmouth Moms site!   Are you hosting this Thanksgiving? Bringing the wine to your in-laws? Just want to have a little vino while you’re cooking? I’ve got you covered! As a former wine professional, I learned a...

Classic Pumpkin Pie Recipe for Thanksgiving!

Classic Pumpkin Pie Recipe for Thanksgiving!

  Kate McDermott, author of Art of the Pie, was a finalist for the prestigious James Beard award for chefs. She’s also mom to Duncan, 32, who started baking with her as a toddler. This classic pumpkin pie is a family favorite for Thanksgiving. Her secret, expert...

Coterie: A Next-Generation Diaper

Coterie: A Next-Generation Diaper

  As parents, we all want the best for our kids. One new product that fits that bill to a T is Coterie, a next generation diaper. Just launched this past summer, Coterie is the highest quality diaper available, with twice the absorbency (read: fewer leaks,...

Bourbon Brown Butter Roasted Cauliflower

Bourbon Brown Butter Roasted Cauliflower

        Although turkey gets a lot of attention on Thanksgiving—it is nicknamed "Turkey Day" after all—we have come to realize it's all about the sides. From brown sugar-laced sweet potatoes to green beans topped with fried onions, the comfort food dishes surrounding...

Meet the Neurosurgeon Mom Behind Cerebelly!

Meet the Neurosurgeon Mom Behind Cerebelly!

This week’s meet-a-mom is Teresa Purzner, the accomplished mom of three who recently launched Cerebelly, an amazing new baby food brand. When she couldn’t find a product that was both convenient and had the nutrition she was looking for, she developed her own, which...

Easy Weeknight Meal: Keto Coconut Lime Chicken

Easy Weeknight Meal: Keto Coconut Lime Chicken

    We can’t think of many things more valuable than a super simple, healthy weeknight meal that our family will happily eat—a reliable and reasonable babysitter, maybe? This One-Pan Coconut Lime Chicken from Keto Your Way, a new cookbook from Keto Made...

Quick and Easy Game Day Jambalaya

Quick and Easy Game Day Jambalaya

  My family loves football, and traditionally we get together as often as we can to hang out, watch football, and, of course, EAT. We all love chili, so previously we'd been making multiple variations of chili each week, but we decided it was time for something...

Meet a Mom: LTG Laura Richardson of the U.S. Army

Meet a Mom: LTG Laura Richardson of the U.S. Army

 Maj. Gen. Laura J. Richardson's husband, Maj. Gen. Jim Richardson and daughter Lauren pin on her new rank during her promotion ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, VA, Aug. 14, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Steve Cortez/ Released)   This week’s...

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