Struggling with adequate storage space in your home? Learn how Closet Factory can help with a custom solution.
Making a school lunch every day can be a time-consuming task. That’s why our Moms are loving @skoutorganic, a line of organic kids bars that are plant-based, made with 7 or fewer simple ingredients, and come in kid-friendly flavors like Apple Pie and Blueberry Blast! 😋 Use code LOCALMOMS for 20% off, and keep reading for five tips that can make lunch-packing a breeze.
Easter is around the corner, and whether you’re hosting extended family or just creating an intimate brunch for your crew, there are easy ways to make it feel special. Here, the talented duo behind Host to Perfection share four tips to try.
Fashion and function intersect at the white button blouse. That’s why this staple is so appropriately called a wardrobe workhorse. Classic and chic, the white button shirt exudes calm, cool and collected. Spring is a great time to put this staple at the forefront of your closet. Get it back into rotation with these six picks from The Local Mom’s Network.
Ask any mother – working woman or stay-at-home mom, contented chef or takeout pro – busy families need meal inspiration. Use the Local Mom’s Network meal-planning guide to get breakfast, lunch and dinner on the table simply and easily. In this installment, we look to Trader Joe’s for their delicious, cost-effective, and quick food choices.
Is there anything Peter Shankman hasn’t done? This intrepid professional is an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, bestselling author of six books, and the Futurist-in-Residence at BluShark Digital, a Marketing and SEO firm in Washington, DC. He’s also a NYC-based single dad of a 9-year-old daughter, Jessa. A licensed skydiver, he has 500 jumps so far—and is a 2x Ironman Triathlete. For this week’s Meet a Dad interview, we asked Peter about his wonderful new book for kids, how he views his ADHD as a superpower, and more.
Have you hired a tick & spray team to keep your lawn safe from pests this season? We asked the pros from Mosquito Squad to share a bit more about what to look for when you’re making this important decision. Founded in 2005, Mosquito Squad has protected over 300,00 backyards–and are ready to do yours next! Try Mosquito Squad and mention Local Moms for $50 off a season of protection. Call 203-299-2381 to schedule a service.
Maria and Danny Kalageropoulos are parents to 14-year-old Constantine who was born with Trisomy 21. Maria established North County Moms (a part of the Local Moms Network) in the San Diego, CA area. Here, Maria and Danny share what their son Constantine’s life with Down Syndrome has taught them in the hopes they can break barriers and share what matters most — love.
Looking for some spring break fun for your kids? There are some great camps running during April break, ranging from art to theatre and sports! Check them out!
Meet Lauren, mom to two toddlers, who came to Westport mid-pandemic after leaving her career in Healthcare Hospital Administration when the NYC hospital environment got a bit too scary for a new mom! After attending the National Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN), Lauren became a certified health coach, working now with pre and post-natal women in Westport, and loving It! Fun Facts – Lauren met her husband in a writing class in HIGH SCHOOL, she loves to sing (though her daughter asks her to stop often=)), and she highly recommends AppleTVs, Shrinking! If you are looking to focus more on your general health and wellness, and are looking for a mom who really gets It, Lauren may just be the person!
Get tickets for Seussical at BMS March 24th-26th!
We just might skip green beer this year and swap in these instagram-worthy St. Patrick’s Day-inspired Lucky Charm’s ice cream sandwiches from South Orange County Moms! Don’t have Lucky Charms? Use any colorful cereal you’ve stocked up on!
Make no mistake—family travel, particularly with small kids, feels more like a work trip than a true vacation. As you head toward Spring Break and get deeper into planning August travel, consider aligning your plans with family friends. Focus on families with kids the same ages as yours and whose parents you like. Cousins and extended family work well, too. Read on to see why traveling with another family can increase the fun, make more memories, and even decrease the stress levels for all the adults—and kids!
Marla Sokoloff’s resume reads like a hitlist of 90s classic television, including memorable roles on iconic shows like Full House (and more recently, Fuller House), 7th Heaven, Boy Meets World and Party of Five. She gained a new set of fans during her six-year stint on The Practice. Sokoloff’s personal life has also garnered attention, with a previous five-year relationship with James Franco, and current marriage to Deadsy drummer Alex Puro, with whom she shares daughters Elliotte (11), Olive (7), and Harper (1). Today, despite being a working mom of three, she looks younger now than when she played Gia on Full House opposite Jodie Sweetin and the Olsen twins. In an interview with her, the LA-based actress shares details of her favorite role, her beauty secret weapon, and her transition to directing.
This Sunday, March 12th at 2am we “Spring Forward” which means we lose an hour of sleep. Daylight Savings can get a really bad rap and is blamed for a lot of babies and toddlers’ sleep problems. But, if you know how to handle the time change and can ride out a little time to adjust, your little one will be back to sleep in no time. Luckily, we connected with local mom, Andrea Wilson, a Pediatric Sleep consultant and owner of Sleep on Cue, and she shared some great advice on how to get your kids – and household – ready in advance!
As parents, all of us often wonder – “Are my children spending too much time in front of screens?” The American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization recommends a variety of things depending on the child’s age, and provide recommendations for ways to help balance the screen time. Given screen time IS a reality for kids of this generation, we turned to Connecticut Children’s whose developmental pediatric experts share 7 ways you can help your child reduce their screen time…in a realistic way!
Recording family events and interactions may be all in good fun, but when one spouse starts recording another without his or her knowledge or consent, there can be major implications.
Many people considering or going through a divorce ask whether they can make or use recordings, either audio or visual, as evidence in their case. These recordings can be useful. With the advancement of technology, however, the question of whether these recordings are legal is increasingly more complicated.
Looking for an established, professional company to manage and maintain your landscape this summer? Call LaurelRock! With over 45 years of experience, we get it right. As a LaurelRock client, you are assigned a knowledgeable Garden & Property Manager to proactively manager your property, bring forth creative new ideas to enhance your landscape and to be your one point of contact. We take ownership so that you can sit back and relax.
Mom of three here in Westport, Jessica always loved nature, art and science. After time spent as an artist and then working on projects like Hudson Yards post grad school, Jessica found her love for architecture, which she describes as the place where art meets nature. Jessica loves the idea of helping people create spaces that are beautiful, sustainable, and instill a newfound sense of well-being. While her business Spring Architecture & Design is her main focus, Jessica is launching an innovative class, called Springboard, a 6-week course beginning on March 20th, for those curious about design and perhaps unable (or not wanting) to hire an architect for a project or space! In her free time, Jessica listens to books on Audible, loves to cook, and still paints and sculpts in her rare free time! In another life she’d be a doctor, would love to visit Iceland, and loves what she does! We are lucky to have such a talented and creative person in this community, who is supporting many local town projects as well!
Because children are still growing, they require specialized orthopedic treatment. The experienced team of specialists at Coastal Orthopedics is dedicated to helping your children reach their full potential. They use the latest techniques and technologies to diagnose and treat a variety of pediatric orthopedic conditions to help your children return to their normal activities as quickly and safely as possible – while providing long-term support for optimal growth and development.