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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...

Summer Snacks from Scouted!

This content was provided by Shilpa Rosenberry, founder of Scouted and a regular contributor for The Local Moms Network. Scouted is a New Canaan, CT-based social network designed to cut through the clutter on grocery store shelves. Basically, Shilpa’s site...

Swim Safety: 10 Things to Know To Protect Your Kids

  Summertime is the best time, but with fun days spent around pools, beaches and lakes, most moms are also concerned with water safety—and for good reason. “Drowning is responsible for more deaths among children ages one to four than any other cause...

Your Nails’ New Secret Weapon

    As moms, life can be pretty rough on our nails. Between wrangling (and cleaning up after) kids, scrubbing dishes and constantly washing our hands, our nails go through a lot on a typical day. Not to mention the effects that other factors like...

6 Tips on Getting Kids Emotionally Ready for the School Year

  This story was provided by The Local Moms Network Contributor Caitlyn Dunn, LCSW   Getting our children emotionally ready for school entails getting our children to a place where they are open, willing, and able to try.  They have a general...

The Local Moms Network: Summer Reading Guide for Kids!

As a follow up to our Summer Reading Guide for Moms, we decided to put together a Summer Reading Guide for Kids, with recommendations from some of our moms across the country that make up The Local Moms Network. Check out their picks and freshen your...

Sunscreen for Kids: What Ingredients are Safe & What to Avoid

We all know that sunscreen helps prevent sun damage that can lead to skin cancer. So it’s a no-brainer that we’re thinking about it more than ever as we head into summer. That’s why last week’s study on how readily sunscreens are absorbed into skin (and...

MASSE: A New Shopping Tool Busy Moms are Loving

  Anyone that’s ever completed a baby registry know it requires a lot of research. You can read online comments, of course, but we all still end up asking our friends, What really works? And that’s the concept behind the new app MASSE, a community...

6 Apps To Organize Your Busy #MomLife

This story originally appeared on one of The Local Moms Network local sites, West University Moms.    Between shuffling kiddos to school, their activities, appointments, exercise, and never-ending errands, many of us moms feel rushed and anxious....

Paula’s Choice: A Better Skincare Option

At The Local Moms Network, we love to share brands that are true to our mission of “giving moms the gift of time”. So when we partner with companies, we want to highlight ones that really deliver. That’s why we wanted to share what we’ve learned about...

Fun Summer Grillin’ Idea: Hot Dog Bar!

        Besides ice cream, there are few foods that scream “summer” more than hot dogs, right? So on this summer weather weekend, we wanted to share this adorable hot dog bar from one of our favorite food bloggers, Jessica Merchant of...

The Local Moms Network Summer Reading Guide

  If we’re being real here, summer reading for moms can be a bit of a pipe dream, particularly for those of us who have young kids (as in, you need to be 100 percent focused on them to keep them alive). Or kids with crazy sports schedules. Or...

6 Mistakes Most Toddler Parents Make

 Toddlers are cavemen. If you’re reading this and are actually parenting a toddler, you probably don’t need further explanation. You’re familiar with the grunting, the lack of table manners, the random tantrums and general refusal to express emotions in a...

Mother’s Day Gifts To Ask For—Or Give!

There are some Mother’s Day gifts that are priceless—the classic breakfast in bed and homemade card, for instance. We can’t help you there, but the list below are things we would love to get, and plan to give, for every kind of mom. Happy Mother’s Day from...

Beekeeper’s Naturals: Harnessing the Power of The Bee Hive

If you’re like us, you’ve been hearing about the benefits of honey—and more specifically, propolis—for awhile. And who isn’t always looking for ways to keep their family healthy? We spoke to Carly Stein, who created Beekeeper’s Naturals, about her new...

Mac & Mia: High-Quality Kids Clothes, Delivered to Your Door

Marie Tillman was, like all of us, a busy mom who wanted to spend more time with her five children—and less time running errands. One of her major challenges? Finding high-quality, beautiful clothing for her kids (now 17, 16, 14, 7 and 5). In 2014, she...

Raising A Reader – Helping Kids Love Books and Reading

  We all know how important reading to kids is for their literacy, but what do you do if your children—particularly school age and older—aren’t naturally eager readers? We spoke to New York Times-bestselling author Michael Northrop, who has penned thirteen...

4 Easy Ways to Boost Your Energy Today

 There are a lot of reasons why moms are right up there with medical residents and shift workers in terms of soul-crushing sleep deprivation. From pregnancy insomnia to waiting up for teenagers to get home (and all the sleep issues in between) motherhood...

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