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Summer Citurs Salad – Your Welcome!

Summer Citurs Salad – Your Welcome!

This recipe from sisters Barbara and Carolina of Host to Perfection is, well, close to perfection. On hot summer nights, we’re always looking for recipes that don’t require us to turn on an oven—and this Summer Citrus Salad hits the spot. A nice alternative to a green salad, it’s full of immunity-boosting vitamin C. This simple and delicious salad is perfect because it’s not only refreshing and full of flavor but also looks beautiful, colorful and eye-catching!

Divorce During COVID: The Effect on Parenting Plans

Divorce During COVID: The Effect on Parenting Plans

In many cases, COVID has or will have an effect on Parenting Plans for families where the parents are already divorced and for those who will be divorced going forward. A Parenting Plan is a document that sets forth when the child(ren) will be with either parent. Often it is specific as to days and times, school vacations, and holidays. Carole Orland of Broder Orland Murray & DeMattie LLC shares some important things to consider during this complicated time.

Meet Olympic Softball Player and Inspiration, Cat Osterman

Meet Olympic Softball Player and Inspiration, Cat Osterman

When softball star Cat Osterman competed at Athens in 2004, she was the youngest athlete to win a gold medal for Team USA—in fact, she was still a student athlete at the University of Texas. The pitcher won a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and she came out of retirement at age 38 to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. While the host team of Japan took gold this year, Cat’s legacy as an inspiration to young girls was cemented by the message she shared after her team’s second place finish. We interviewed her about her experience, and all she’s learned!

A COVID Vaccine for Kids May Overlap With Annual Flu Shots. Is It Safe to Get Both?

A COVID Vaccine for Kids May Overlap With Annual Flu Shots. Is It Safe to Get Both?

Right around now, between soaking up the end of summer and racing through your family’s back-to-school checklist, you’re probably trying to schedule your child’s yearly well visit with their pediatrician – including that old standby, the annual flu shot. But this year, there’s a twist: A COVID-19 vaccine for kids under 12 could be ready soon, too. Should you try to space out your child’s vaccinations? Plan them together? What’s safe, and what’s even possible? For answers, we turned to Juan C. Salazar, MD, MPH, FAAP, physician-in-chief at Connecticut Children’s.

Back to School Find from an Entrepreneurial Mom!

Back to School Find from an Entrepreneurial Mom!

Just in time for back-to-school shopping, we’re sharing one of our favorite new mom-owned brands. StyleChild is a fashion-forward line for kids, founded by Jade Sklaver, mom to Liv, 4. After building a career in corporate fashion, she became a wife and mom, and then, like many women, found herself going through a divorce. We spoke to this inspiring single mom about starting her own business, offering entrepreneurial opportunities to other moms through her Kick Starters program, her favorite must-haves for Back-to-School shopping, and more. Use code LOCALMOMS for 15% off your first purchase at stylechildbyjl.com.

Portabella Pizzas- YUMMMM!

Portabella Pizzas- YUMMMM!

These Portobello Mushroom Pizzas are a kid-friendly choice for meatless Monday, and a great way to get kids to eat more veggies any day of the week. Experts say that putting new ingredients into familiar shapes or dishes (for instance, making mushrooms the base for “pizza”) can help even the pickiest eaters try something the first time. Worth a try, right?!

Introducing TREAT, a new app you don’t want to miss!

Introducing TREAT, a new app you don’t want to miss!

After over a year and a half of being primarily homebodies, we’re experiencing serious wanderlust. That’s why we’re thrilled to introduce you to our newest partner Treat, an innovative new brand that’s set to launch their app this month and offering a holistic approach to travel, health and wellness through virtual care, products, content, select airport wellness centers and more. Learn more!

Meet Julie

Meet Julie

Meet Julie! Mom of two (and recent transplant from Southern Cali to Westport), Julie created Modern Pop when she couldn’t find a simple ingredient frozen fruit bar for her teething son. She subsequently pulled our her blender and started making them herself, and fruit bars at home moved to a push cart in Laguna, and Modern Pop is now in 3,000+ retailers nationwide! Julie couldn’t function without her morning coffee, might be a professional matchmaker in another life, and she and her family are amazed by the incredible restaurant scene in Westport! It is always fun to learn about the incredible entrepreneurs right here in our neighborhood, and we are so glad Julie and her family now call Westport their home!

Let Seagull Speech Help You!

Let Seagull Speech Help You!

Parents everywhere are trying to achieve a new sense of normalcy with their children as we slowly exit the pandemic, but nagging concerns about their speech and language development remain. Are my kids where they need to be academically and socially? My child didn’t qualify for school-based speech therapy, should I hire a private speech therapist or will my child grow out of it? Should I supplement my child’s school speech services with private services?
These questions and so much more can be answered by Seagull Speech Services! Contact them today for a free initial consultation!

Baby-Proofing Your Smarthome: A Room-by-Room Guide

Baby-Proofing Your Smarthome: A Room-by-Room Guide

In 2021, it seems as though technology is everywhere: and that includes your home. Smart devices in your home are making things easier than ever. Whether that’s using voice commands to control your home’s lighting or automatic vacuum cleaners, the days of manual home labor are slowly fading away. For families, one of the most tedious tasks to tackle in your home is baby proofing. Prior to the rise of home technology, installing hardware in every square inch of your home was a baby proofing necessity. Now, thanks to smart devices, it’s easier than ever to babyproof your home in a new, modern, and technologically advanced way.
Not sure where to start? Here are some tips for baby-proofing each room in your house.

Summer Reading to Kids Entering K – 3rd Grade

Summer Reading to Kids Entering K – 3rd Grade

While summer is an ideal time for children to relax, explore the outdoors, visit new places, and spend extra time with family and friends, it is also a critical time for children to maintain and build upon literacy skills. To help get your children excited about reading over the summer, we have shared a list of books for children entering kindergarten through third grade with tons of kid appeal, thanks literary specialist and mom Rosemary D’Urso, aka the “Library Mom”.

Meet Kelly, Founder & CMO of YupPup

Meet Kelly, Founder & CMO of YupPup

Meet Kelly! After decades working in advertising, and raising two boys with two pups by her side, Kelly and her entrepreneurial husband decided why not do something they love together! Their brain child is YUP PUP, a healthy, organic, non-GMO, all natural set of treats for dogs because why shouldn’t our pups live the same healthy lifestyle we do! Kelly and her family returned to Westport after a brief stint in California, and are thrilled to be back! Fun fact- she has two albums on I-tunes, has roasted marshmallows atop a volcano in Nicaragua, and could not live without salted nuts! Kelly has shown us that sometimes following your passion, and doing what you love can create even more fulfillment than you could ever imagine!! Let’s treat our pups!!

Camp Kindness Day!

Camp Kindness Day!

On July 20th, 2021, The American Camp Association is proud to announce Camp Kindness Day, a day where camps will celebrate the acts of intentional kindness by incorporating it into their programming and daily schedules. Camps across the country teach youth and young adults all aspects of kindness throughout the summer months which continues to be carried throughout their lives. Camp Kindness Day will illustrate the dedication of these camps that instill the core values of compassion, empathy and humanity. Follow what camps will be doing for this special day on social media #CampKindnessDay.

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