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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...

Build Your Own Rice Bowl Board

Build Your Own Rice Bowl Board

This Build Your Own Rice Bowl Board allows each member of your family to create a dinner plate they’ll love–and actually eat! Picky eaters may just choose chicken and rice, while more adventurous ones may add edamame, spicy Sriracha sauce or cilantro. We’ve been...

Toddler Tantrums & Triggers…And How to Stop Them

Toddler Tantrums & Triggers…And How to Stop Them

This original story was shared by The Local Moms Network Contributor Harvey Karp, M.D.   Toddler truth: Tantrums usually peak at 18 to 24 months, subside a bit, then crest again around 3.5 years. So, knowing how to prevent—and quell—these meltdowns now will...

Air Fried Artichoke Salad with Lemon Parmesan Dressing

Air Fried Artichoke Salad with Lemon Parmesan Dressing

This special salad is perfect for Mother’s Day or any Spring gathering. “It’s a new way to use canned artichokes, a convenient and affordable ingredient, and it’s packed with flavor and fiber to keep you satisfied,” says Kathleen Ashmore, Tik Tok Star and Food...

Top Rain Jacket Picks for Moms

Top Rain Jacket Picks for Moms

The days are getting longer, flowers are blooming…Spring is here (finally)! But just when temperatures start rising and the deep winter brain fog starts to clear, the rain starts. And it just doesn’t stop. We’re here to help you combine some retail therapy with a...

Truffled Asparagus Crostinis

Truffled Asparagus Crostinis

  These elegant crostini are a surefire winner for all your spring get-togethers, loaded with fresh asparagus, two types of truffle flavor (oil and salt) and fresh lemon. Thank you to the talented moms from Habitual Hostess for sharing!     Truffled...

Spring Must Haves

Spring Must Haves

Anyone else *more* than ready to swap winter coats and sweaters for spring dresses and tops? We asked designer Katie Fong Biglin, for her go-to picks for the season. All of them are mom-friendly (read: easy to style) and many of them are perfect for pregnancy and...

Get Better Sleep & Skin with SAINT JANE

Get Better Sleep & Skin with SAINT JANE

Sleep and skincare are two things that have become more important to many of us since becoming moms. Whether you’re waking up with babies, waiting up for teenagers, or simply burning the candle at both ends, good sleep is priceless. Skincare, too, becomes more...

Meet a Dad: Paralympic Snowboarder Noah Elliott

Meet a Dad: Paralympic Snowboarder Noah Elliott

The Beijing 2022 Paralympics ran from March 4 to 13, 2022, and one of the athletes we followed was Noah Elliott. Four years ago in Pyeongchang South Korea, this Paralympic Snowboarder won the gold medal in the banked slalom event and a bronze medal in snowboard cross....

Easy Fresh Spring Salad

Easy Fresh Spring Salad

With the weather warming up and schedules getting busier, we're all about throwing together quick salads—and this spring version from Rachael Mahoney of Kinney Lane, a Greenwich, CT-based healthy prepared meal delivery business, is at the top of our list. "This salad...

Peeps Rice Krispies Treats

Peeps Rice Krispies Treats

This story originally appeared on our sister site, Sound Shore Moms. If you've been following for a little bit, you've probably realized that I really like a good theme, especially when celebrating holidays. I came across these Peep Rice Krispies Treats on instagram...

Top 10 Family Vacation Ideas for 2022

Top 10 Family Vacation Ideas for 2022

  Top 10 Family Vacations Ideas for 2022! Traveling as a family is one of the most fun and enriching things you can do with your children. From beach vacations to cultural journeys to rustic adventures, there are so many wonderful options for every interest and...

Lemon Yogurt Cake

Lemon Yogurt Cake

    This Lemon Yogurt Cake from The Local Moms Network Contributor Kathleen "Kat" Ashmore just feels like Spring to us! Perfect for Easter or any Spring soiree, it can be made gluten-free and topped with either a lemon glaze or more decadent buttercream,...

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...

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