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Swingly Doorway Playhouse: A Game-Changing, Mom-Created Toy

Swingly Doorway Playhouse: A Game-Changing, Mom-Created Toy

  Having spent a majority of the past year-plus at home with our kids, many of us are looking for toys our kids will have fun with while also learning skills and burning off energy. You know the ones—toys that last and don’t get forgotten about after a few weeks....

Easy, Healthy Summer Recipes from Food Stylist Alli Hawes

Easy, Healthy Summer Recipes from Food Stylist Alli Hawes

This story originally appeared on greenwichmoms.com and was contributed by wellness contributor Michelle Calarco.  As we shift into the final weeks of barbecues and backyard cookouts, we often find ourselves on the hunt for recipes featuring lighter fare, but that...

Meet a Mom: Richmond Local Mom and Founder of Vana Chupp Studio

Meet a Mom: Richmond Local Mom and Founder of Vana Chupp Studio

Where are you originally from? Where'd you go to school & what's your current profession? I went to school in Chicago and received a masters in architecture. I currently own my own business, Vana Chupp Studio which I founded 13 years ago. I am the creative...

Drowning Prevention: 5 Things to Know

Drowning Prevention: 5 Things to Know

    Pandemic or not, there are few bigger items on our list of “mom worries” than drowning. And with good reason – it’s the leading cause of accidental deaths in kids ages 1 to 4. But there are some really simple ways to keep your kids safer. We spoke to Adam...

Pina Colada Chia Seed Pops

Pina Colada Chia Seed Pops

    This sweet treat from Beach Cities Moms is full of tropical flavors, and since it skips the rum, is a perfect dessert for the whole family.       Piña Colada Chia Pops makes 6 popsicles   Ingredients: 1 14-ounce can coconut milk ½ cup...

Summer Fun with Ledge Lounger!

Summer Fun with Ledge Lounger!

  Summer is officially in full swing, and our newest partner, Ledge Lounger, wants to make sure your family has tons of fun this year!  Their products are all about making the most of your outdoor space, from stylish and classic outdoor furniture to in-pool...

GoGo Squeez National Park Tour – Coming to Richmond!

GoGo Squeez National Park Tour – Coming to Richmond!

GoGo SqueeZ pouches have been a staple in our household since my daughter was old enough to have them, which is why we’re excited to partner with them as part of their National Park tour!If you haven’t heard of GoGo Squeez, they’re one of our favorite healthy and...

Easy Dinner: One-Pan Skillet Spaghetti

Easy Dinner: One-Pan Skillet Spaghetti

  There’s a time and place for cooking an elaborate meal, and it’s not during the week. Especially in the fun but frenetic weeks between school finishing up and camp beginning. This one-pan skillet spaghetti recipe from Kathleen, the mom behind CatwithaK Cooks,...

Concussions in Children: Signs & Symptoms

Concussions in Children: Signs & Symptoms

Guest post from Doctor Alison Alford, founder of the Pediatric Headache Center here in Richmond, VA   Warm weather is finally here!  As we dig back out from over a year of sheltering in place and enjoy getting to see family and friends again, it is a good time to...

4th of July Popsicles

4th of July Popsicles

  Celebrate the 4th of July with these festive red, white and blue popsicles! Not only are they adorable, but they’re made with protein-packed green yogurt and fiber rich blueberries and strawberries.  Thank you to Sound Shore Moms for sharing!   What you’ll...

Sheet Pan S’mores

Sheet Pan S’mores

  If you love making s'mores but want to skip the mess of roasting marshmallows, keep things toddler safe and make a lot at once, try these Sheet Pan S'mores from Maria Provanzano of From Scratch with Maria. The best part? You can enjoy them this way well after...

The New Frosé: 9 Frozen Spiked Desserts for Summer

The New Frosé: 9 Frozen Spiked Desserts for Summer

  Just in time for the long weekend, we rounded up some of the best spiked frozen drinks, popsicles and other desserts. If you love frosé, bookmark the list below for some fresh ideas, perfect for any summer soiree. We start with a new spicy twist on frosé, and...

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...

Books to Share on Father’s Day and All Year Long

Books to Share on Father’s Day and All Year Long

  This story was contributed by literary specialist and mom Rosemary D’Urso, aka the “Library Mom”. Go to librarymom.com for more of her expert picks, and follow her on Instagram @librarymombooks.   Finding that perfect gift for Father’s Day can be tricky,...

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....

Q&A with Jonathan Adler: Work Well & Elevate Your WFH Game

Q&A with Jonathan Adler: Work Well & Elevate Your WFH Game

This story was contributed by our new wellness columnist, Michelle Calarco. The pandemic has altered nearly all aspects of our lives, and the way we work is at the top of the list. Remote work has become the norm for a lot of us and for some this may even be a...

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...

Making Family Dinners Healthy, Fast, and Easy!

Making Family Dinners Healthy, Fast, and Easy!

If your family is like ours, getting a healthy, tasty dinner on the table at a reasonable time is a never ending challenge. There are only so many meals that both the adults and the kids enjoy, so there are at least a few evenings when I'm cooking kid dinner and adult...

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...

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