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How to Organize Your Family’s Schedule

How to Organize Your Family’s Schedule

  Running a household with kids can feel a lot like herding cats—nobody ever stops moving, and usually in different direction, only stopping every so often for a cuddle. Or maybe it’s more like being a cruise ship director, trying to keep fun going and chaos to a...

Feel Better Fast: Types of Treatment Available at BetterMed

Feel Better Fast: Types of Treatment Available at BetterMed

Knowing what types of treatment an urgent care facility like BetterMed offers can be helpful when planning to visit a health care provider, especially for a busy parent. BetterMed’s facilities are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year from 8 am to 8 pm. You can always...

Cheers to Your Health: Wellness Benefits of Wine!

Cheers to Your Health: Wellness Benefits of Wine!

    Before we get started, let’s be clear–no doctor, researcher, or wellness expert of any kind would argue that heavy drinking is good for anyone. And moms have to be particularly careful when and how much we drink, from the obvious (keeping kiddos safe) to...

Coronavirus: How to Protect Your Family

Coronavirus: How to Protect Your Family

    Coronavirus. We’ve all been hearing a lot about it—and seeing some pretty dramatic images and stats in the news—but what exactly is it, and how concerned should we be?   By definition, a coronavirus is common virus that causes relatively harmless...

Delicious and Healthy Valentine’s Day Strawberry Smoothie

Delicious and Healthy Valentine’s Day Strawberry Smoothie

If your family likes to celebrate holidays from morning till night, you’ll love starting your Valentine's Day with this filling (and pink!) strawberry smoothie bowl from Tabitha Blue, a Tampa, Florida-based mom of four who pens the popular Fresh Mommy Blog.      ...

Valentine’s Day Pink Hot Chocolate Sticks

Valentine’s Day Pink Hot Chocolate Sticks

Need a festive, easy recipe that the kids will love for Valentine's Day? Try these Valentine's Day Pink Hot Chocolate sticks! There are only 2 ingredients... and they're super simple!     Ingredients: pink melt-able chips festive sprinkles festive sticks...

Healthy Chocolate Strawberry Board for Valentine’s Day

Healthy Chocolate Strawberry Board for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day doesn't always have to be about sweets. Don't get me wrong, I love making all of the fun sweet treats for my family on Valentine's Day. But thought I would try a healthy version of chocolate covered strawberries. What's the secret you ask? Chocolate...

Cute Non-Candy Valentine’s Day Ideas for Kids!

Cute Non-Candy Valentine’s Day Ideas for Kids!

Candy and cards are a classic combo for class Valentine’s gifts, but with more school’s broadening food bans (from peanuts to wheat to, in some cases, all sweets), non-food related choices can be a safer bet. Even if your school is still cool with candy, other parents will likely appreciate the variety.

Quick Guide: When to Go to Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room

Quick Guide: When to Go to Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room

Knowing the best option for treatment before you’re in need of care may save you a lot of money and frustration in the long run. Although the emergency room and urgent care can both provided needed treatment, there are certain differences you should understand.

Weeknight Recipe: Chicken Sausage with Broccoli Pasta!

Weeknight Recipe: Chicken Sausage with Broccoli Pasta!

For us, a perfect weeknight dinner has three components—it’s fast, something that the whole family will enjoy, and incorporates some healthy ingredients. This Chicken Sausage with Broccoli Pasta, created by Mike Geller, a father of two young boys who owns and runs Stamford, CT-based Mike’s Organic Delivery, hits all those marks.

Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

Searching for some creative and fun ways to celebrate Valentine’s with your little ones this year? Well, as a self-appointed Valentine’s Day representative and real life craft expert, I’ve got you VERY covered! It can be tricky to find crafts that toddlers and little kids can handle but with a little help, your tot can totally tackle these simple (and adorable) V-Day craft projects!

Superbowl: 4 Craft Ideas to Try!

Superbowl: 4 Craft Ideas to Try!

Whether your kids are into football or not, having something to keep them occupied during the big game can be clutch. All the adults will then be able to enjoy the action on the field (not to mention the commercials and half time show!). We rounded up 4 of our favorite crafts from around the blogosphere, perfect for game time or any time you need something to do (which, for most of us, is all the time). Pro tip: for toddlers, use plastic cups instead of mason jars, for obvious reasons.

Date Night at Home Ideas

Date Night at Home Ideas

A regular date night out is a great thing, if you can make it happen. As any good therapist (or Instagram meme…) would say, the foundation of your family started with your relationship, so keeping it strong will benefit everyone. But date nights can be tricky to plan (read: finding a reliable babysitter) and expensive (read: paying said sitter plus whatever entertainment you choose for the evening). That’s why we also love a good date night in. There’s nothing wrong with a classic Netflix and take out combo post-bedtime, but we’re sharing five creative ideas to freshen up your regular routine.

Too Cold to go Outside? Or maybe even Snow? Crafts & Recipes to Beat the Boredom!

Too Cold to go Outside? Or maybe even Snow? Crafts & Recipes to Beat the Boredom!

Looking for some creative crafts that are easy and fun to do to entertain the kiddos when the weatherman predicts a snow day? Look no further than these adorable craft ideas and tasty recipes that are sure to occupy your kids’ minds and bellies. Read on for the quick and simple how-to’s that will delight your house full of stir-crazy kids!

Post-Baby Pelvic Health 101!

Post-Baby Pelvic Health 101!

This post was provided by Caryn McAllister, PT, DPT / President & CEO of High Quality Home Therapy.   After giving birth, your new bundle will naturally be your top priority. But as they say on airplanes, you need to put your oxygen mask on first. It’s vital...

Anouk Masson Krantz: An Interview with the Photographer and Mom!

Anouk Masson Krantz: An Interview with the Photographer and Mom!

  Anouk Masson Krantz is a French-born photographer whose first photography book, Wild Horses of Cumberland Island, gained critical acclaim; her work has been published everywhere from Town & Country (which called it “stunning”) to Vanity Fair Italia. Her new...

Preschoolers & Screen Time: New Research

Preschoolers & Screen Time: New Research

  We all know that less screen time is better for kids. And the current recommendations are clear, from the American Academy of Pediatrics: for kids under 18 months, screen time should be limited to video chatting, while for kids 2 to 5, it should be kept to 1...

Charities That Help Families: Giving Back This Holiday Season

Charities That Help Families: Giving Back This Holiday Season

You may have heard that volunteering your time or giving a donation can boost your health and happiness. In fact, studies have shown that giving back can be good for you in myriad ways, including: lowering blood pressure, boosting dopamine and oxytocin in the brain,...

Chic Holiday Party: 5 Simple Steps

Chic Holiday Party: 5 Simple Steps

 This story was provided by The Local Moms Network Contributor Host to Perfection.                        “Simplicity is the key note of all true elegance” - Coco Chanel     The Holidays are upon us; the season is all about getting family and friends...

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