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Richmond Holiday Guide 2019!

Richmond Holiday Guide 2019!

Welcome to The Local Moms Network 2019 Holiday Gift Guide! Before kids, we had all our holiday shopping done by (or shortly after) Thanksgiving. Post-kids? We sometimes find ourselves relying on anything available with overnight shipping, or online gift cards (when...

Dinner Party 101: Easy Tips to Try

Dinner Party 101: Easy Tips to Try

  Hosting a dinner party can be daunting, especially when you don’t have a ton of time (read: you have kids) or you haven’t done it in a while (also: kids). We love these five tips from Megan Sullivan of The Local Moms Network that will get you started:  ...

Thanksgiving Wine Guide

This post was contributed by Kate Santangelo of our Monmouth Moms site!   Are you hosting this Thanksgiving? Bringing the wine to your in-laws? Just want to have a little vino while you’re cooking? I’ve got you covered! As a former wine professional, I learned a...

Coterie: A Next-Generation Diaper

Coterie: A Next-Generation Diaper

  As parents, we all want the best for our kids. One new product that fits that bill to a T is Coterie, a next generation diaper. Just launched this past summer, Coterie is the highest quality diaper available, with twice the absorbency (read: fewer leaks,...

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...

A New Sibling is on the Way: How to Prepare your Kids

A New Sibling is on the Way: How to Prepare your Kids

 The Local Moms Network is growing, with several of our moms—including Stamford Moms, Hyde Park Moms and Mendham Moms—adding to their families. This week, Melissa DeSanti of Mendham Moms shared how she’s preparing her older children Georgia (3.5) and...

Richmond Pumpkin Patches

Richmond Pumpkin Patches

 There are so many great places in Richmond to not only pick the perfect pumpkin, but also enjoy many other fun fall activites! The list below details all farms within about an hour of downtown Richmond, roughly in order of distance from center or Richmond...

Sunday Prep: Getting the Family Ready for the Week Ahead

Sunday Prep: Getting the Family Ready for the Week Ahead

As we start to head back into the school season, parents can use all the help they can get during this busy time. Megan Sullivan, the co-founder of The Local Mom's Network, has some helpful tips for parents and caregivers. She recommends sticking to a...

JuJuBe: What to Know About These Stylish & Functional Bags!

JuJuBe: What to Know About These Stylish & Functional Bags!

As Moms, we need to multitask like it’s our job—because, well, it usually is. And that means we need our clothes and accessories, particularly our bags, to work as hard as we do. That’s why we love JuJuBe products—they get the job done while looking great...

Easy Dinner Hack: Sheet-Pan Recipes

Easy Dinner Hack: Sheet-Pan Recipes

  This story is adapted from Fannetastic Food’s guide to Sheet Pan Dinners.  Sheet pan dinner recipes are a busy parent’s best friend. Aside from ordering in or heating up a frozen meal (and we’re not knocking those pinch-hitting strategies!), it’s the...

Easy After-School Snack Ideas!

Easy After-School Snack Ideas!

 Megan Sullivan, co-founder of The Local Moms Network recently returned to Fox61 to share her family's favorite easy snacks. Here are two they love:  Homemade Party Mixes “These are perfect for bringing in the car, throughout the house, etc. My kids are...

9 Books for Mompreneurs: Must-Reads from The Local Moms Network

9 Books for Mompreneurs: Must-Reads from The Local Moms Network

The over one hundred women that make up The Local Moms Network are a diverse group. The mothers that run our hyperlocal sites across the country have experience in marketing, teaching, law, and more. Now, of course, they are all female...

The Local Moms Network College Admission Special: Part 2

The Local Moms Network College Admission Special: Part 2

 Welcome to Part 2 of our College Admission series! Part 1 looked at exactly how competitive college admission is these days—and why. Plus, whether the industry experts were surprised by the recent bribing scandals (spoiler alert: no). But it’s not all bad...

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...

The Local Moms Network College Admission Special: Part 1

The Local Moms Network College Admission Special: Part 1

 Whether your kid is entering preschool or his senior year this September, we’ve all heard about the massive college admissions scandal, where wealthy parents (including celebrities like Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman) paid to bribe coaches, forge...

Vacation Sleep Tips

Vacation Sleep Tips

 It’s family vacay season, and while making memories is fun, the sleep disruptions that kids (and as a result, parents) encounter while away are not as enjoyable. We spoke to Craig Canapari, MD, a Yale Medicine pediatric sleep expert and author of It's...

How I Practice Self-Care: New Ideas from The Local Moms Network

How I Practice Self-Care: New Ideas from The Local Moms Network

 We’ve all heard that taking care of yourself as a mom—aka self-care—is important. You can’t pour from an empty cup…you have to put your oxygen mask on first…etc., etc. The thing is, this is so much easier said than done. It’s almost as if when you give...

7 Fun Ways to Beat Summer Boredom, From The Local Moms Network

7 Fun Ways to Beat Summer Boredom, From The Local Moms Network

        This time of year can be a little tough for parents and kids. Most camps are finishing up, but there are still a few more weeks before school starts. If you’re home and most of your kids’ friends are away on vacation, playdates can be few and far...

Build The Perfect “She-Shed”

Build The Perfect “She-Shed”

  This story originally appeared on Southern Motion, a manufacturer of high-quality reclining furniture.   Man Caves, where men have their own space to relax, watch TV, and enjoy their hobbies, have been around for ages. But isn’t it time for the ladies to...

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