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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...

Working Moms & COVID-19: What One New Survey Found

Working Moms & COVID-19: What One New Survey Found

  Working moms have undoubtedly been dealt an almost impossible hand with COVID-19. An already tough position—toggling between work and home—got 10 times harder as they were combined during quarantine. A recent headline in the New York Times declared “Pandemic...

How We’re Shopping For Back to School

How We’re Shopping For Back to School

  This year, the “back-to-school” transition feels a little different. Along with pencils and notebooks, some of us are adding masks to backpacks. Maybe we’re prepping to homeschool or do virtual school, with mom as teacher. Others are dividing into pods with...

The Local Moms Network Book Club: Eliza Starts a Rumor

The Local Moms Network Book Club: Eliza Starts a Rumor

We’re thrilled to launch The Local Moms Book Club with Eliza Starts a Rumor! The book revolves around Eliza Hunt, a mom who created the Hudson Valley Ladies’ Bulletin board when her twins were in preschool. Cue the mom forum drama (a la today’s social media groups)...

Homemade Dinners, Made Easy from Dream Dinners

Homemade Dinners, Made Easy from Dream Dinners

When I was growing up, having family dinner together was an important part of our lives. As we grew into busy teenagers with sports and jobs, it didn’t always happen every day, but we did always get that chance at least a few nights a week. I definitely didn’t...

Save Money Fast on Prescriptions with Hippo

Save Money Fast on Prescriptions with Hippo

    As moms, we’re always looking to save money and time. That’s where our new partner, Hippo, comes in. It’s a free digital savings card that helps people save up to 97% on their prescription medications—just by using their app or website to instantly compare...

How the Brain Injury Association of Virginia is Helping the Community

How the Brain Injury Association of Virginia is Helping the Community

Traumatic brain injuries can be life changing experiences for both the victim and the people in their lives. They’re some of the most detrimental injuries a person can face. Unfortunately, many people who suffer a brain injury will no longer be able to function in the...

Family Owned Business: Manolo’s Best Chili

Family Owned Business: Manolo’s Best Chili

If you've kept up with our blog, you know we're chili lovers in my household and have multiple recipes we keep on hand to make regularly year-round. So not surprisingly, we are thrilled to introduce our newest partner: family owned business Manolo's Best Chili!...

Farms That Deliver to Richmond VA!

Farms That Deliver to Richmond VA!

Since COVID19 hit, even simple things like grocery shopping have changed dramatically. With grocery stores selling out rapidly and grocery subscription boxes being delayed, we sought an alternative option to quality food for our family.

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...

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