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Books to Share on Father’s Day and All Year Long

Books to Share on Father’s Day and All Year Long

  This story was contributed by literary specialist and mom Rosemary D’Urso, aka the “Library Mom”. Go to librarymom.com for more of her expert picks, and follow her on Instagram @librarymombooks.   Finding that perfect gift for Father’s Day can be tricky,...

Dr. Harvey Karp Shares How to Stop Toddler Tantrums

Dr. Harvey Karp Shares How to Stop Toddler Tantrums

  Anyone else feel like their toddler’s tantrums have gotten more frequent, and more intense during the pandemic? We’re not sure if it’s all the extra time at home, less time at preschool or Mom’s fuse being shorter these days, but we’re hearing from a lot of...

Mother’s Day Gifts She’ll Love!

Mother’s Day Gifts She’ll Love!

This Mother’s Day, we’re sharing some gift picks for all the amazing moms we know. Purchase them for any deserving mom in your life—yourself included. Happy Mother’s Day from all the moms here at The Local Moms Network!     A Table in Paris by John Donohue...

Rainy Day Activity: DIY Soap Molds

Rainy Day Activity: DIY Soap Molds

  This rainy day activity from our contributor Maria Provenzano is our favorite type of DIY—it's easy enough to do with kids, but the result is cute enough to give as a gift. You can customize the shapes for any holiday or interest by simply using different...

Recycled Rainbow Garland

Recycled Rainbow Garland

Thank you to Iowa City-Cedar Rapids Moms for sharing!   Saving egg cartons is a great idea because they are a perfect material for kids crafts. This idea from Iowa City-Cedar Rapids Moms is super fun!   Materials: Egg cartons; Foam board, cardboard, or any...

DIY Rainbow Art

DIY Rainbow Art

This piece was contributed by our DIY contributor Maria Provenzano and originally appeared on her site, From Scratch with Maria.   DIY RAINBOW ART   Materials: White paper, preferably card stock but any white paper will work. Paint, preferably in the colors of...

Gardening with Kids: Fun Ideas for All Ages

Gardening with Kids: Fun Ideas for All Ages

  Spring is finally here, and we couldn’t be happier to be shaking off the winter doldrums and getting outside again. Since we’re planning on still spending more time at home this spring and summer, gardening is at the top of our list. We found a fantastic new...

COVID-19 Vaccine: Grandparent Visits, Travel & More

COVID-19 Vaccine: Grandparent Visits, Travel & More

Now that COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out natinwide,  we’re starting to wonder what this means for our families and routines. How will the vaccines change visits with grandparents, who have been prioritized for immunization? And is spring break/summer travel now...

The Ultimate 2021 Sleepaway Summer Camp Guide!

The Ultimate 2021 Sleepaway Summer Camp Guide!

Spending part of their summer at camp is one of those amazing experiences that will stay with your child forever. Use this guide to learn about some of the top sleepaway options throughout the United States. All of them will help your child gain valuable confidence,...

How to Keep Your 2021 Resolutions

How to Keep Your 2021 Resolutions

  Did you make resolutions this year? And if so, how it all that going? Researchers who have studied resolutions predict that most people will slip by January 19. If you’re in that faltering group,...

Meet a Mom: Dr. Bre Haizlip

Meet a Mom: Dr. Bre Haizlip

  Recently, Bre Haizlip (“Dr. Bre”) gave an end of year motivational Zoom talk to the moms of The Local Moms Network. We all loved her down-to-earth advice and her commit to helping woman. For this week’s Meet a Mom interview, we spoke to Dr. Bre about her...

Meet a Mom: Elyce Arons, Co-Founder of Frances Valentine

Meet a Mom: Elyce Arons, Co-Founder of Frances Valentine

  Elyce Arons is co-founder of the Frances Valentine clothing brand, which she launched with the late, legendary designer Kate Spade and her husband Andy Spade after selling Kate Spade. (She and Kate were college best friends and since Kate’s tragic death in...

The Best Apple Crumble Recipe

The Best Apple Crumble Recipe

  This recipe was shared by The Local Moms Network Contributor, Host to Perfection!   Wondering what to do with all those apples you picked this weekend? We love this classic recipe from the talented sisters behind Host to Perfection, using pantry...

Chic Black & White Halloween Tablescape

Chic Black & White Halloween Tablescape

This amazing DIY project was shared by The Local Moms Network contributor, Maria Provenzano, Lifestyle + DIY Expert of Hallmark’s Home and Family and founder of From Scratch.      BLACK AND WHITE CHIC HALLOWEEN TABLE     SPOOKTACULAR TABLESCAPE...

10 Ways to Celebrate Halloween Safely

10 Ways to Celebrate Halloween Safely

  Halloween is an annual rite of passage for kids. From the first time a new walker toddles up to trick or treat with his parents, to older kids finally being allowed to go door-to-door on their own—Halloween is as much a part of childhood as any holiday. Which...

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...

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