No doubt about it—these are weird and worrying times. For many regions of our country, coronavirus concerns have led to (or will lead to) school closures. If you’re at home with your kids, please use this social distancing-friendly list for ideas to keep kids engaged (and away from screens for a while).
As we spend more time at home doing our part to slow the spread of coronavirus, many of us are cooking regularly—for stress relief, because restaurants may be closing, and because, well, we’re home. But once our stock of fresh fruits and veggies dwindles, that doesn’t mean we have to resort to plain canned soup or rice and beans. Here are 12 delicious pantry recipes you’ll want to keeping making well after coronavirus is behind us!
Our local retailers, service providers, and restaurants need our support to survive. The sharp decline in sales resulting from responsible “social distancing” can be catastrophic for small businesses running on tight margins. You can make a difference. We've created...
As we all work to find balance and calm during this unprecedented time, constantly entertaining our kids can get challenging. Here is a fun “Quarantine Scavenger Hunt” a wonderful community member shared! HAVE FUN!
During these times, nothing gets us through like sweet treats – and baking! Check out this delicious – and easy – flourless peanut butter cookie recipe from Dana White!!
Covid-19 (often referred to as “coronavirus”) is clearly top of mind for all of us—moms, dads, and, as a result, kids. Even the littlest ears pick up things, and small kids can feel our anxiety as well as notice our actions. We can’t completely shield our families from talk about coronavirus, but we can try to minimize any extra stress it places on our kids. Caitlyn Dunn, LCSW, shares her best 5 tips for talking about things right now with kids.
Meatballs are one of those go-to meals that every mom needs in her tool bag. Not only do kids love them as much as adults, but they can be customized to everyone’s preference and dietary restrictions. Celiac disease? Use gluten-free breadcrumbs. Trying to limit white carbs? Put over spaghetti squash noodles or chickpea pasta. Don’t have time to cook? Use your slow cooker, or make a big batch and freeze for a later meal. This Whole 30-approved version comes straight from Whole 30 founder Melissa Urban!
Many homeowners go through a battle year over year as to whether or not it is time to replace their air conditioning system; do you prepare now and replace it or take the risk of making it through one more summer?
Gault Energy & Home Solutions has polled their technicians to find out the top five reasons to replace or upgrade your AC this season.
Low back pain (LBP) is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and is often associated with costly, ineffective and sometimes harmful care. Unhelpful beliefs about LBP are associated with greater levels of pain, disability, work absenteeism, medication use and healthcare seeking. Here, our friends are Rehabilitation Associates, Inc. identify some common unhelpful beliefs about LBP and outline how they may influence behavioral and psychological responses to pain.
Ever wonder what the difference between a cloud backup and a local back up? The experts at Genius on the Go share their quick tip on this topic!
For those anticipating Kindergarten for the first time next Fall, not only are many of us a bit scared, sad and nervous, but also overwhelmed by the registration process itself. Here are a few tips – and key dates- to help you!
Mom of two little ones, Claudia is truly one of those moms who somehow does it all! Having grown up surrounded by communities of amazing women (attending all-girls high school and college).
When you choose new siding for your home, it’s important how it will stand up against the winter storms we’re accustomed to here in Connecticut. Many homeowners make decisions about their home’s exterior based on aesthetic purposes only — and, they don’t know what kind of siding to choose or what material serves as the best. Here’s what you need to know before you make a decision.
Coronavirus. We’ve all been hearing a lot about it—and seeing some pretty dramatic images and stats in the news—but what exactly is it, and how concerned should we be?
If you have been anywhere in Westport lately and seen the striking black and white photos of women, men and even children – all photographed to support Stage 4 metastatic cancer research, you should know Jerri Graham was the photographer behind them all. A Westport mom of a 19 year old daughter, Jerri’s love for the camera – and capturing those fleeting life moments – came from her dad, and has come full circle after years in the food industry. Jerri is the real deal – she loves avocados, can’t tolerate superficial conversations, and has a deep appreciation for quiet, having grown up as one of five. At her core, she is an artist who loves finding beauty in the people around her, and capturing It. The incredible portraits she’s done will be featured at the POP’T Art Gallery on March 7th as part of a project she started for AWARE (a local charity organization) in support of The Cancer Couch. Thank you Jerri for capturing the spirit of what makes our community so special.
Meet the Moms behind Stryke Club, a one-of-kind product line made specifically for teenage boys. This dynamic team includes a pediatric dermatologist, a family therapist, a product development pro and an entrepreneur. Click here to learn more about these innovative products and their expert advice for supporting teens dealing with acne! Or to try ot, go to strykeclub.com and use code LOCALMOMS for 15% off.
Total Body Performance is a concierge fitness and wellness business that brings the equipment and personalized workout to the comfort and convenience of your home. For The Local Moms Network, enjoy the first session/initial assessment FREE of charge to ensure a program is designed that fits your needs for your specific goals!
WestportMoms and Mitchell’s have come together to make this Valentine’s Day even more special for YOU! Treat yourself this Valentines Day! Enter to win a New Pair of Golden Goose Sneakers! Follow @mitchellstores, follow @westportmoms, Tag a friend & Click link to Enter!
Meredith is a Westport native, mom of two daughters and a highly respected realtor in town (@weknowwestportrealestate), but most importantly she is one of those people whose name comes up and everyone in earshot can be heard saying “Meredith is amazing!” Knowing she would always return to Westport, Meredith’s mom inspired her to try real estate for the long-term work life balance It would allow for, and she is forever grateful. While a powerhouse in the industry, her latest passion is educating women – and men – on the importance of genetic testing, particularly for the BRCA gene mutation, after her own experience with this knowledge truly changed – and possibly – has saved her life. Meredith loves to sleep, dreams nightly about her morning cappucino and loves nothing more than laughing about anything (particularly reality TV!) with her sister! Meredith is truly one of the most courageous people around – and a true inspiration.
If you are not going away for Winter break we thought you may want to have some FUN February Vacation ideas at your fingertips to prevent you from pulling your hair out. Below are some great options to help you plan your staycation and stay sane. #YOURWELCOME