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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...

Summer Snacks from Scouted!

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

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

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 hormones,...

6 Tips on Getting Kids Emotionally Ready for the School Year

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!

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...

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