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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...

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...

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...

Kristin Cavallari’s Bison Strip Steak & Veggie Kebab Recipe!

Kristin Cavallari’s Bison Strip Steak & Veggie Kebab Recipe!

  Kristin Cavallari might be best known for her fiery reality TV persona or her various successes as a businesswomen (we’re still obsessed with her new kids’ line, Little James, as well as Uncommon James—read more here).But she’s also an accomplished cookbook...

How Shaping My Dream Body Helped Shaped My Dream Life

How Shaping My Dream Body Helped Shaped My Dream Life

Sara Hood shares her story of how a heart attack at just 23 years old forced her to make permanent life changes to incorporate good diet and exercise into her everyday life, making fitness a permanent part of her life.

CBD & Anxiety: One Mom’s Story

CBD & Anxiety: One Mom’s Story

 Recently, we showcased the moms behind Press Pause, a female-focused CBD company. We also asked the passionate ladies who started the brand to dispel some myths about CBD—including the stigma and misconceptions around CBD. This week, co-founder Dawn Fable shares with...

Meet a Mom: Daniella Monet

Meet a Mom: Daniella Monet

 Daniella Monet has a lot going on. At just 30 years old, the former Nickolodeon (Victorious) star, who also appeared opposite Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander on Listen Up and in former co-star Ariana Grande’s “Thank You, Next” music video, is adding a second...

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...

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