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best outdoor

best outdoor

Summer is here and if you're looking to upgrade your backyard fun, we have you covered! In our roundup of Best Outdoor Toys of Summer, we look beyond the usual swing set and share toys that will keep your kids outside and off screens for hours—and make your backyard...

Beach reads

Beach reads

There’s nothing like a fantastic beach read - or a poolside page turner - to prove it’s the simple things in life that make mom content. When the foolproof formula (warmth + book + breeze) comes together, the trifecta feels downright luxurious! Here are ten titles...

advise from dads

advise from dads

Moms, let’s hear it for our other (better?) halves! As we approach Father’s Day, we want to shout out the men who love, support, and encourage our kids. Just like moms, Dads are born when their children are, so it takes time and practice to walk confidently in the...

air fryer

air fryer

Air fryer recipes are so popular year round, but we love using the air fryer in Summer. If you need a break from grilling (or haave a rainy day!) it’s a fabulous way to whip up healthy eats, fast, without heating up the kitchen. Here’s a fun summer menu—made from top...

4 reasons

4 reasons

Farmers Markets are the perfect way to grocery shop with kids. Like most great mom hacks, a trip to the local Farmers Market is both functional (you can check most of the grocery shopping off your list) and fun for the whole family. Here are four other reasons we will...

Toddler Tantrums

Toddler Tantrums

This original story was shared by The Local Moms Network Contributor Harvey Karp, M.D. Toddler truth: Tantrums usually peak at 18 to 24 months, subside a bit, then crest again around 3.5 years. So, knowing how to prevent—and quell—these meltdowns now will for-sure pay...

teen suicide

teen suicide

  Across the country, teen suicide rates are soaring. In 2021, the CDC has reported that ER visits due to suspected suicide attempts are up over 50 percent in girls. Before the pandemic, depression and anxiety was already at all-time highs, and the isolation of...

sustainable looks

sustainable looks

More Moms are gravitating towards sustainable clothes for ourselves and our kids, and for good reason. If you buy well-made, sustainable clothing, you can limit your family’s impact on the planet, while saving time and money because the clothes will be worn longer...

sweet tea

sweet tea

Cheers to Summer! We love a good Sangria in the warmer weather, and depending on the setting or food pairing, have served it in white, red or rose varieties. This Sparkling Sweet Tea Sangria from The BakerMama is not only refreshing, but decorated with a patriotic,...

Pregnancy

Congrats to Rihanna on the birth of her first child! We love her fashion forward maternity style – from baring her belly to announce her pregnancy to her high fashion looks that had paparazzi covering her pregnancy like it was the Met Gala. When interviewed by...

Podcasts

Podcasts

  As mothers, it can be easy to feel totally disconnected from not only our pre-kid life, friends and extended family, but from the world and current events in general. Before we had children, we could take a few minutes in the morning or evening, or during our...

viral instagram

viral instagram

This story originally appeared on and was shared by Westport Moms.  Doodles — aka poodle mixes — are one of the most popular mixed breed of dogs, and for good reason. They're adorable, friendly, fun, smart and non-shedding, making them a better choice for some people...

talk to kids 2

talk to kids 2

The Uvalde, TX school shooting is so many things—tragic, senseless, terrifying. It has also been described as unimaginable, but unfortunately, it is not. And whether our kids are old enough to remember Sandy Hook, Parkland or Columbine, many of them are asking...

How to Talk to Kids

How to Talk to Kids

The Uvalde, TX school shooting is so many things—tragic, senseless, terrifying. It has also been described as unimaginable, but unfortunately, it is not. And whether our kids are old enough to remember Sandy Hook, Parkland or Columbine, many of them are asking...

Build Rice Board

Build Rice Board

This Build Your Own Rice Bowl Board allows each member of your family to create a dinner plate they’ll love–and actually eat! Picky eaters may just choose chicken and rice, while more adventurous ones may add edamame, spicy Sriracha sauce or cilantro. We’ve been...

2022 Virtual Activities Guide

2022 Virtual Activities Guide

When it comes to educational opportunities for our children, flexibility is key! Virtual Learning can be highly adaptable and often a more efficient way to meet students where they are academically, emotionally, and socially. Kids can learn on their own schedule, and...

5 last minute gifts for Mothers Day!

5 last minute gifts for Mothers Day!

Even for Mother’s Day, we Moms are doing a lot of planning and prepping.  Part of that is giving thanks and showing appreciation for the many fabulous moms in our lives. If you need a super last-minute gift for a special mom, see our shortlist below—no shipping...

Berry Caprese Salad

Berry Caprese Salad

  Summer is synonymous with salad, and now salad is synonymous with Kathleen Ashmore, Tik Tok Star and Local Moms Network Food Contributor. Her "Hungry Lady Salad" series is turning even salad skeptics into believers, and this Berry Caprese Salad is her latest...

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