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My BRCA Story: Chicago North Shore Mom Shares Her Journey

My BRCA Story: Chicago North Shore Mom Shares Her Journey

 As Chicago North Shore Moms, part of The Local Moms Network, celebrates its one year anniversary, we spoke with the woman behind it, Ellie Ander, about her personal breast cancer story. Just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Ellie, a mom of three, shares how...

Meet a Mom: Good Housekeeping’s Executive Editor, Meaghan Murphy!

Meet a Mom: Good Housekeeping’s Executive Editor, Meaghan Murphy!

This week’s Meet a Mom, Meaghan Murphy, has three kids, lives in Westfield, NJ, and loves her town so much she calls it Bestfield and was named Chief Spirit Officer by the former mayor! She’s also a successful magazine editor, with a more than 20-year...

Christina Geist on Sorry Grownups, You Can’t Go to School!

Christina Geist on Sorry Grownups, You Can’t Go to School!

A few months ago, we spoke to news anchor Willie Geist and his wife Christina about their busy family life with two working parents, their happy marriage, and more. Christina mentioned her upcoming book, Sorry Grownups, You Can’t Go to School!, and now...

Meet the Mom Behind Beach Cities Moms

Meet the Mom Behind Beach Cities Moms

  Before Chelsea Thornton decided to bring The Local Moms Network to South Orange County, she worked as a financial software trainer. The mom to three—her son is 9 and she has two daughters, 8 and 6—says that she began realizing her southern...

Meet a Mom: April Gargiulo of Vintner’s Daughter

Meet a Mom: April Gargiulo of Vintner’s Daughter

 As moms, we’re always looking to try to streamline our routines, including how we take care of our skin. That’s why we were so intrigued when we started hearing about Vintner’s Daughter, a simple, two product line that everyone was praising. Definition of...

Meet a Mom: Pamela Pekerman

Meet a Mom: Pamela Pekerman

  Pam Pekerman is a TV veteran, a successful blogger who constantly champions other women and a dedicated mother. The Local Moms Network has loved collaborating with this positive mama on several events as well as her Youtube series, Hustle Like a...

The Power of a Smile – and a Mother

The Power of a Smile – and a Mother

  When Lisa Lori’s first son, Zack (now 18) was born, the doctors told her he had a rare condition, facial paralysis, which would impact his ability to not only move his face (including the capacity to form a smile), but also to eat and speak...

Meet a Mom: Micaela Birmingham of Scary Mommy

Meet a Mom: Micaela Birmingham of Scary Mommy

 Launched in 2008, Scary Mommy is a guilty pleasure for millions of moms—including us. The site's intelligent take on tough mom issues are must-reads, and its no holds barred video series (from Momsplained to Preggo Nancy) is addictive. So we couldn’t wait...

Lake Bell On Her New Movie, Saying No to Helicopter Parenting & More!

Lake Bell On Her New Movie, Saying No to Helicopter Parenting & More!

We’re calling it now: One of the biggest movies for kids this summer is bound to be The Secret Life of Pets 2, which is out June 7 and which we recently previewed.  Clever writing, skilled animation and smart messages (a warning about helicopter parenting...

Toby Lightman: A Musician and Mom with a New Album—and Outlook

Toby Lightman: A Musician and Mom with a New Album—and Outlook

When singer Toby Lightman’s first album Little Things debuted on the prestigious Billboard Top 100 in 2004, the music industry took notice. As Entertainment Weekly put it, “Lightman’s debut suggests bigger things to come.” And bigger things certainly did...

Karolina Kurkova: Supermodel Mama-Turned Entrepreneur

Karolina Kurkova: Supermodel Mama-Turned Entrepreneur

Over the last few decades, Karolina Kurkova has made a name for herself with a hugely successful modeling career. Her resume includes highlights such as twenty-five Vogue magazine covers, being named a Victoria’s Secret Angel and completing massive...

Meet a Mom: DJ April Larken

Meet a Mom: DJ April Larken

  This story was adapted from one that originally ran on Greenwich Moms.  This week’s Meet a Mom is DJ April Larken. After a successful career in the bridal industry (including stints spent working at Vera Wang and Carolina Herrera), and time spent as...

Meet the Moms Behind The Pickup Line

Meet the Moms Behind The Pickup Line

  Busy moms know that the few minutes you wait in the school pickup line can be some of the only quiet ones you have all day. That’s the idea behind THE PICKUP LINE, a new newsletter and podcast that quickly recaps the day’s news and shares fun...

Meet a Mom: Christin

Meet a Mom: Christin

  Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town? My dad was in the military, so we moved around every couple of years. Virginia has always been home, since it is where my parents’ families live and we were stationed throughout the state...

Former ESPN Anchor Lisa Kerney On Raising An Athlete

Former ESPN Anchor Lisa Kerney On Raising An Athlete

 Whether you were an athlete growing up or had two left feet, most of us would love our children to have success with sports, and have fun while doing it. As a former ESPN SportsCenter anchor and reporter, Lisa Kerney got an up front and personal view of...

Meet a Mom: Monogram Mary!

Meet a Mom: Monogram Mary!

If you’re looking for some special gifts this holiday season, then you’ll probably appreciate the mantra Brooke Shepard—aka “Monogram Mary”—keeps in mind at all times: Everything Is Better With A Monogram. Having found a passion for monograms early on...

Melissa Joan Hart’s Holiday Plans

Melissa Joan Hart’s Holiday Plans

Actress Melissa Joan Hart is best known for her memorable leading roles on Clarissa Explains It All and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. But to her family and friends, she’s also known for being something of a Christmas nut. “I’ve always been really into the...

Meet Natalie

Meet Natalie

Natalie lives in Houston with her family of four!

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