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How to Prepare Your Child for Sleepaway Camp

How to Prepare Your Child for Sleepaway Camp

  Are your kids going to sleepaway camp this summer? As you pack those bags, both parents and kids may be feeling a little nervous—and that's totally normal. We asked Renee Flax, Director of Camper Placement for the American Camp Association, NY and NJ, for her...

No-Bake Cheese Cake from Host to Perfection

No-Bake Cheese Cake from Host to Perfection

This recipe was contributed by The Local Moms Network Contributor, Host to Perfection!     This No-Bake Cheesecake is so creamy and delicious and it’s a great Summer treat! Skip the oven and try this simple, but thick, rich and creamy filling cheesecake....

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie Recipe

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie Recipe

  This refreshing smoothie from Elizabeth Lim, the talented mom behind Beach Cities Moms, is an antioxidant and inflammatory powerhouse. Filled with superfoods like cherries and cacao, it can be made with any kind of milk and different types of nut butter. The...

Adapting to the New “New Normal”

Adapting to the New “New Normal”

  The pandemic may have kept us six feet apart from our friends and extended family, but it did keep us as close to our immediate family as we’ve ever been. As restrictions start to loosen and parents (either one or both) head back to work, this can lead to...

Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Lime Avocado Crema

Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Lime Avocado Crema

Thank you to our food contributor CatwithaK Cooks for sharing this delicious plant-based taco recipe with us. Introducing new vegetables (like cauliflower) to kids can be tricky. Experts recommend serving it in a form they are familiar with (in this case, tacos). Try...

Meet a Dad: Diary of a Wimpy Kid’s Jeff Kinney

Meet a Dad: Diary of a Wimpy Kid’s Jeff Kinney

  Diary of a Wimpy Kid has sold over 150 million copies, making it one of the bestselling children’s series of all times. Author Jeff Kinney is a verified celebrity in the genre, and was even named one of Time magazine’s Most Influential People.  This week, we’re...

Dr. Harvey Karp Shares How to Stop Toddler Tantrums

Dr. Harvey Karp Shares How to Stop Toddler Tantrums

  Anyone else feel like their toddler’s tantrums have gotten more frequent, and more intense during the pandemic? We’re not sure if it’s all the extra time at home, less time at preschool or Mom’s fuse being shorter these days, but we’re hearing from a lot of...

Easy Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Cookies

Easy Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Cookies

  Early on in the pandemic, we may have overdone it with the banana bread baking. But when we saw these nutritious cookies from our contributor CatwithaK Cooks, we knew we had to try them. Without any added sugar and with plenty of fiber, they make a great...

Healthy Alfredo Pasta Recipe

Healthy Alfredo Pasta Recipe

  If you're trying to sneak more veggies into your family meals, this Cauliflower Alfredo Pasta from our contributor CatwithaK Cooks is a great start. For more recipes from The Local Moms Network, go tohttps://thelocalmomsnetwork.com/articles/recipes/.    ...

Celebrating Moms of RVA

Celebrating Moms of RVA

“I love that you are always happy to see me in the morning,” my son Evan said a few years ago. “That’s one of the reasons you’re such a great mom.”   I won’t even pretend that I didn’t love that honest compliment from my firstborn. It made me feel appreciated, as...

Mother’s Day Gifts She’ll Love!

Mother’s Day Gifts She’ll Love!

This Mother’s Day, we’re sharing some gift picks for all the amazing moms we know. Purchase them for any deserving mom in your life—yourself included. Happy Mother’s Day from all the moms here at The Local Moms Network!     A Table in Paris by John Donohue...

Rainy Day Activity: DIY Soap Molds

Rainy Day Activity: DIY Soap Molds

  This rainy day activity from our contributor Maria Provenzano is our favorite type of DIY—it's easy enough to do with kids, but the result is cute enough to give as a gift. You can customize the shapes for any holiday or interest by simply using different...

Earth Day 2021: 10 Ways to Celebrate with Kids

Earth Day 2021: 10 Ways to Celebrate with Kids

    Earth Day 2021 is today, Thursday April 22, and all of us at The Local Moms Network love celebrating with our kids—but try to keep it genuinely fun. Depending on the age of your little ones, celebrating Earth Day may be as simple as going for a walk...

Project Sunshine: Bringing Joy to Sick Kids

Project Sunshine: Bringing Joy to Sick Kids

  Project Sunshine is an amazing organization that aims to bring joy and play to pediatric patients. The goal is not only to bring some light—some sunshine—to little ones going through scary times, but also to give caregivers a well-deserved break. We spoke to...

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