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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...

COVID-19 Vaccine & Kids Ages 5 to 11: Answers to Your Questions

COVID-19 Vaccine & Kids Ages 5 to 11: Answers to Your Questions

Caleb, age 8, after getting his first COVID-19 shot in Albany, NY With the recent approval of the Pfizer vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11, millions of parents nationwide have already vaccinated their kids—and millions more are weighing the decision. As parents, we always...

Organize Your Kids’ Toys in 5 Easy Steps!

Organize Your Kids’ Toys in 5 Easy Steps!

A version of this story originally ran on Home with the Harrisons, and was written by Lindsey Harrison of New Canaan-Darien Moms. Credit: Donna Dolan   With the holidays coming up, that means more crafts, artwork, gifts….and clutter. In order to start 2022 as...

Leah Koenig’s Cheese Latkes

Leah Koenig’s Cheese Latkes

Thank you to Leah Koenig, author of The Jewish Cookbook, for sharing this recipe, which originally appeared on Food 52.                                      Credit: Mark Weinberg    These sweet rendition of latkes will be a hit at Hannukah, but also a fun,...

Honey & Jalapeño Sweet Potatoes

Honey & Jalapeño Sweet Potatoes

  Looking to mix up your usual marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes this Thanksgiving? Try this spicy and sweet take on taters, which uses fresh peppers and honey for an updated, elevated take on the classic. Thank you to our food contributor Kathleen Ashmore for...

No-Peel Apple Almond Crisp

No-Peel Apple Almond Crisp

  This easy crisp makes for a healthy Thanksgiving dessert or a yummy breakfast any morning. Skip peeling the apples, and you'll save time and boost the fiber content. Thank you to our food contributor Kathleen Ashmore for sharing. Go to kathleenashmore.com to...

Fallen Apple Cocktail Recipe

Fallen Apple Cocktail Recipe

This cocktail was shared by Lindsay Wernert Potter, the cocktail contributor for Greenwich Moms, from local restaurant Little Pub. Want to sip on something more festive this season than a Cab? Try mixing up this Fall cocktail. It uses cinnamon sticks, fresh apples and...

Big Style for Babies from Rockets for Awesome!

Big Style for Babies from Rockets for Awesome!

  Recently, we shared all about our favorite new kids’ fashion find, Rockets of Awesome. It is a mom-founded brand of adorable clothes that can be bought online and through their time-saving subscription model. We’re still stocking up on festive holiday looks and...

Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

      If you loved the Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies we recently shared, you have to try this Pumpkin version! Our food contributor Kathleen Ashmore has seriously done it again with these Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. They have chocolate chips...

Spiced Mulled Wine

Spiced Mulled Wine

  Deb Ponzek is a mom, chef/restauranteur and author of several popular cookbooks including The Dinner Survival Cookbook and The Family Kitchen. This week she's sharing her go-to fall cocktail for entertaining—an easy mulled wine perfect for sharing with...

Easy Pumpkin Chili Recipe

Easy Pumpkin Chili Recipe

  This pumpkin chili recipe from Chef Debra Ponzek is a classic fall dish, full of seasonal flavors like pumpkin and butternut squash. Like all chilis, it’s versatile and can be made ahead and frozen, making it a go-to for busy  autumn nights.    ...

Fall 2021 Skincare & Beauty Picks

Fall 2021 Skincare & Beauty Picks

  Fall skincare and beauty feels like a fresh start for our faces. With the kids back in school, you have more than 30 seconds to get back into a skincare routine...and maybe even put on some makeup! But where to start? We asked Kari Molvar, a mom of two girls...

Spooky Halloween Snack Mix

Spooky Halloween Snack Mix

  Halloween is almost here and we’re adding this Spooky Snack Mix from The BakerMama to our shortlist of fun treats to make. It has all the things we love in a holiday snack—sweet, salty, festive and a healthy dose of nostalgia. Maegan, the talented mom behind...

Spooky Non-Candy Halloween Treats

Spooky Non-Candy Halloween Treats

  Looking for some candy-free options for Halloween this year? Whether your child’s school doesn’t allow candy, you want to offer kids (and parents) a healthier option or want to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project (allergy-free options in a blue pumpkin), we...

Filet Sandwich with Horseradish

Filet Sandwich with Horseradish

    This filet sandwich is a Fall crowd-pleaser, ready for football Sunday or any time you're making food for a group. "It's a perfect, easy meal for when you’re entertaining and don’t want to spend the entire time in the kitchen," says Greenwich Moms' Layla...

Maple Pumpkin Pecan Muffins

Maple Pumpkin Pecan Muffins

  These Maple Pumpkin Pecan Muffins are full of Fall flavor. Bake up a batch on the weekend to serve all week long as a grab-and-go breakfast! Thank you to our food contributor Kathleen Ashmore for sharing.   Go to kathleenashmore.com to find all her recipes...

Try Dream Dinners for only $50!

Try Dream Dinners for only $50!

Hello Richmond Mamas! I wanted to share an amazing deal with all you busy moms (and dads!) that has been such a help in our household for getting home cooked dinners on the table at least a few days a week with a fraction of the effort it usually takes. If you've been...

Meet a Mom: Rosemary D’Urso of Library Mom

Meet a Mom: Rosemary D’Urso of Library Mom

  Rosemary D’Urso, also known as the “Library Mom,” has been The Local Mom Network's go-to resource for fantastic book recommendations (for both kids as well as moms) for the past few years. From books to read to toddlers to summer reading picks, she never...

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