Tried & True

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...

Preschool Lesson Plan: Simple Ideas for School Closures

Preschool Lesson Plan: Simple Ideas for School Closures

  This story was contributed by Christine Hernandez of Sayville Area Moms!   When my son's preschool closed for the rest of the month because of COVID-19 I went into panic mode for a while. Thinking about juggling a newborn and a three year old while being...

Soles4Souls – Clean Out Your Closet for Earth Day!

Soles4Souls – Clean Out Your Closet for Earth Day!

  Anyone else cleaning out their closet during this time (or planning on doing it as soon as the kids are back at school – ha!)? In honor of Earth Day, we wanted to share a company that is helping you do just that, while providing shoes for those in need, and...

Jelly Bean Bracelet Craft Idea!

Jelly Bean Bracelet Craft Idea!

Have leftover jelly beans from Easter? Make these adorable jelly bean bracelets from South Orange County Moms! The children can line up their jelly bean designs and then crafty parents can handle the needle and thread. Enjoy!         Ingredients: Jelly Beans...

Remote Learning Tools: 10 Digital Learning Apps & Websites to Try!

Remote Learning Tools: 10 Digital Learning Apps & Websites to Try!

  If you’re moonlighting as a homeschool teacher for the next few weeks, technology can help get you up to speed. High quality apps and websites exist for every subject and every age. For younger kids, they can add some variation to other screen-free activities....

Books to Read for Adults and Kids

Books to Read for Adults and Kids

At this point, Richmond area schools have been closed since Monday, so including the weekend, many of us have been at home since last Friday. In an ongoing effort to provide you as many resources as possible, we have an awesome list of books to read from Living in...

Digital Resources for both Kids and Adults

Digital Resources for both Kids and Adults

While we generally try to limit screen time for our children, in the wake of social distancing, some amazing resources are now being offered online that kids and parents alike would enjoy. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see an Opera at the Met? Or...

Talking to Kids About Coronavirus: 5 Things to Remember

Talking to Kids About Coronavirus: 5 Things to Remember

  Covid-19 (often referred to as "coronavirus") is clearly top of mind for all of us—moms, dads, and, as a result, kids. Even the littlest ears pick up things, and small kids can feel our anxiety as well as notice our actions. Bigger kids and teens, of course,...

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