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Fall Mom Fashion: From School Drop Off to Apple Picking

Fall Mom Fashion: From School Drop Off to Apple Picking

This story was contributed by Kristin Koch, executive editor at Seventeen magazine, blogger behind closetfulofclothes.com and mom of two.        Fall is one of my favorite seasons to dress for. There’s nothing better than that short-lived period of cool, sunny...

Working Moms & COVID-19: What One New Survey Found

Working Moms & COVID-19: What One New Survey Found

  Working moms have undoubtedly been dealt an almost impossible hand with COVID-19. An already tough position—toggling between work and home—got 10 times harder as they were combined during quarantine. A recent headline in the New York Times declared “Pandemic...

How We’re Shopping For Back to School

How We’re Shopping For Back to School

  This year, the “back-to-school” transition feels a little different. Along with pencils and notebooks, some of us are adding masks to backpacks. Maybe we’re prepping to homeschool or do virtual school, with mom as teacher. Others are dividing into pods with...

The Local Moms Network Book Club: Eliza Starts a Rumor

The Local Moms Network Book Club: Eliza Starts a Rumor

We’re thrilled to launch The Local Moms Book Club with Eliza Starts a Rumor! The book revolves around Eliza Hunt, a mom who created the Hudson Valley Ladies’ Bulletin board when her twins were in preschool. Cue the mom forum drama (a la today’s social media groups)...

Homemade Dinners, Made Easy from Dream Dinners

Homemade Dinners, Made Easy from Dream Dinners

When I was growing up, having family dinner together was an important part of our lives. As we grew into busy teenagers with sports and jobs, it didn’t always happen every day, but we did always get that chance at least a few nights a week. I definitely didn’t...

Save Money Fast on Prescriptions with Hippo

Save Money Fast on Prescriptions with Hippo

    As moms, we’re always looking to save money and time. That’s where our new partner, Hippo, comes in. It’s a free digital savings card that helps people save up to 97% on their prescription medications—just by using their app or website to instantly compare...

How the Brain Injury Association of Virginia is Helping the Community

How the Brain Injury Association of Virginia is Helping the Community

Traumatic brain injuries can be life changing experiences for both the victim and the people in their lives. They’re some of the most detrimental injuries a person can face. Unfortunately, many people who suffer a brain injury will no longer be able to function in the...

Family Owned Business: Manolo’s Best Chili

Family Owned Business: Manolo’s Best Chili

If you've kept up with our blog, you know we're chili lovers in my household and have multiple recipes we keep on hand to make regularly year-round. So not surprisingly, we are thrilled to introduce our newest partner: family owned business Manolo's Best Chili!...

Farms That Deliver to Richmond VA!

Farms That Deliver to Richmond VA!

Since COVID19 hit, even simple things like grocery shopping have changed dramatically. With grocery stores selling out rapidly and grocery subscription boxes being delayed, we sought an alternative option to quality food for our family.

The Lost Husband: Interview with the Director

The Lost Husband: Interview with the Director

  If movies have been a favorite distraction for you these days, put The Lost Husband on your download list. Based on the novel by bestselling author Katherine Center, this heartwarming and funny film features Leslie Bibb (a woman rebuilding her life after her...

Raising a Self-Reliant Child

Raising a Self-Reliant Child

  As parents, we all want our kids to go out into the world confident in their abilities and ready to tackle anything. But our instinct is to help as much as we can—even to the point of helicopter parenting and preventing them from learning resilience. So what...

Get to Know Stokke—And Why Your Baby Should, Too

Get to Know Stokke—And Why Your Baby Should, Too

  Have you heard of Stokke, the Scandinavian brand that is designing better products that strengthen the bond between babies and parents? Not only are these beautiful pieces manufactured to be completely safe and ergonomic (for both children and parents!), but...

Meet a Mom: Reese Witherspoon Book Club Author Chanel Cleeton!

Meet a Mom: Reese Witherspoon Book Club Author Chanel Cleeton!

  Next Year in Havana, New York Times bestselling author Chanel Cleeton’s latest book, about a Cuban-American woman who journeys to Havana to explore her family’s history, has garnered praise from critics around the world—including Hollywood. Actress Reese...

Two Amazing Sangria Recipes for Summer!

Two Amazing Sangria Recipes for Summer!

  Cheers to us, Moms! Today we are sharing two fruit-infused sangria cocktails (easily made into a mocktail for anyone not drinking by skipping the wine) from expert mixologist Kim Haasarud of Liquid Architecture and author of the 101 Cocktail book series,...

Joules: A Brand for Fun in Any Weather!

Joules: A Brand for Fun in Any Weather!

  As busy moms, we’ve realized well-made clothes are crucial. For one, they simply last longer which saves us time shopping for constant replacements (and can be used as hand-me-downs for future kids—bonus!). But perhaps more importantly, they encourage active...

Indoor Activities to Keep Kids Busy

Indoor Activities to Keep Kids Busy

A few weeks ago, South Austin Moms shared a list of "rainy day" activities and we can't think of a better time to share them with you. If you're home with your kids this week, screenshot or print these ideas and you'll have some offline activities ready to go in your...

Get Outside and Walk the 7 Hills of Richmond!

Get Outside and Walk the 7 Hills of Richmond!

The routes below were kindly shared by reddit user u/trashymob and are a great way to get out of the house, enjoy the spring weather, and get to explore the city of Richmond, all while still maintaining distance. For our family, being able to take regular walks in our...

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