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How to Prevent the Summer Slide!

How to Prevent the Summer Slide!

“Summer slide” is the tendency for students, especially students from low-income families, to lose some of the knowledge and achievement gains they made the previous school year. Go Peer is explaining how to prevent that this summer!

Meet the Dad Behind Get Joy Dog Food!

Meet the Dad Behind Get Joy Dog Food!

When Tom Arrix’s dog Cooper was diagnosed with lymphoma, he searched for ways to help him live a longer and better life. By changing his diet with the help of vet nutritionists and veterinarians, Cooper lived for almost two more happy years. Now, Tom has a growing dog food and wellness business, Get Joy, that helps dogs everywhere live healthier and better lives. We spoke to the former Facebook executive in this week’s Meet a Dad interview, about this amazing brand.

Berry Caprese Salad!

Berry Caprese Salad!

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 creation for summer.

2022 Virtual Activities Guide!

2022 Virtual Activities Guide!

Our Virtual Learning Guide is a shortlist of virtual activities including Writing Skills, Public Speaking, Arts & Crafts, Woodworking, Language Programs, Coding Classes, Movie Production Workshops, SAT/ACT Test Prep, Science Activities, Acting Classes, and More! We hope your family takes advantage of some of these amazing opportunities, right in your own home.

Mosquito Squad: Backyard BINGO

Mosquito Squad: Backyard BINGO

Here’s a fun idea from our partner Mosquito Squad to get outside and enjoy your backyard this summer! We give you Backyard Bingo! Download their free bingo card on our website, and get 25 ideas for summer activities that the whole family can enjoy.

5 Tips for the Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Party!

5 Tips for the Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Party!

We recently threw together a soirée with a little help from 21 Seeds, a female-founded fruit-infused tequila brand we love, and our talented friends at Habitual Hostess. Here are 5 tips for a party you’ll want to repeat every May, whether it’s for a group of your friends or your family.

Meet Nicole! Founder of NicoleHD Jewelry

Meet Nicole! Founder of NicoleHD Jewelry

We’re so excited to introduce Nicole Hendelman-Dersovitz, a mompreneur and the founder of NicoleHD Jewelry. Nicole has been in the jewelry industry her entire life and over the past 3 decades, she’s become an icon, shaking-up the fine jewelry industry by creating a direct-to-consumer fine jewelry brand that is more accessible than other fine jewelry companies with unnecessarily large markups.

Gua Sha 101

Gua Sha 101

This story was contributed by our wellness columnist, Michelle Calarco. By now you’ve likely come across a Gua Sha video on social media where you’ve watched someone massage their face with a stone and wondered what was going on. We wanted to get to the bottom of why...

Meet a Dad: Paralympic Snowboarder Noah Elliot

Meet a Dad: Paralympic Snowboarder Noah Elliot

The Beijing 2022 Paralympics will run from March 4 to 13, 2022, and one of the athletes we’ll be following for sure is Noah Elliott. Four years ago in Pyeongchang South Korea, this Paralympic Snowboarder won the gold medal in the banked slalom event and a bronze medal...

Leprechaun Snack Board

Leprechaun Snack Board

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We love a good snack board, and one that’s cute enough for a party and gets our kids to eat more veggies? That’s like finding a pot of gold. The BakerMama’s Leprechaun Snack Board is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s full of healthy veggies,...

Meet the Founder of Ollie Gray Maternity, Kate Rech

Meet the Founder of Ollie Gray Maternity, Kate Rech

Some of our all-time favorite female-founded brands were launched by new moms who needed a product or service that just didn’t exist—so they created it themselves.  Ollie Gray is a great example of that. This innovative maternity line was founded by Kate Rech, an...

White Bean Pesto Salad with Garlic Croutons

White Bean Pesto Salad with Garlic Croutons

  Have you all been following The Local Moms Network Contributor Kathleen Ashmore’s Hungry Lady Salad series on Instagram & TikTok? Dish after dish is going viral, and this White Bean Pesto Salad with Garlic Croutons & Balsamic Glaze has been a fan...

Mess Free Arts

Mess Free Arts

We love to see our kids get creative, make art, play, and proudly show us their masterpiece. What we don’t love so much? The mess. So when we stumbled across a post about Less Mess Arts & Crafts for Kids from Home with the Harrisons (a lifestyle and parenting blog...

How to Talk to Kids About Black History Month

How to Talk to Kids About Black History Month

  February is Black History Month. If you’re looking for ways this month (and always) to celebrate Black History and have age appropriate discussions about race and racism, you’ll want to bookmark our latest interview with our psychology contributor, Reon...

Game Day Nachos

Game Day Nachos

                                                         Photo Credit: Julia Dags; Fleece Sweatshirts: Dudley Stephens   Take your Game Day eats up a notch with these crowd-pleasing nachos! "Everyone gets excited when you pull out a warm tray of cheesy nachos!"...

Heart Shaped Pizzas!

Heart Shaped Pizzas!

Want an adorable Valentine’s Day activity to do with your kids? Make-your-own Heart Shaped Pizza! This delicious recipe is from Greenwich Moms Asya Geller and her husband Mike Geller of Mike’s Organics. “My wife and kids love pizza, so we have a tradition of making...

Health & Wellness Guide 2022

Health & Wellness Guide 2022

Let’s face it, we all could use a little self care these days! Check out some of our favorite local spots for kids and parents to blow off some steam, re-center and take our health back in hand.

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