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Dreaming of Summer…

Dreaming of Summer…

As we all sit at home, dreams of summer – and reconnecting – keep us going! Though a lot has stopped, families are still sprucing up their backyards and getting ready (hopefully!) for spring and summer entertaining. If you’re considering putting in a swimming pool or spa—or just need to restore what you already have—Haggerty Pools is a family-run company that locals have turned to since 1956.

How to Work Out at Home During Coronavirus Pandemic from Local Fitness Expert!

How to Work Out at Home During Coronavirus Pandemic from Local Fitness Expert!

Welcome to our new normal. I’m a mom of two young boys in elementary school in Westport, CT, and due to a big outbreak of coronavirus here, we’re pretty much on lockdown. Schools and gyms are closed and restaurants are open for pick up/take out only. So, in addition to being a working mom, I’m now a homeschooler of two kids, a speech and occupational therapist, and a music, art, and Spanish teacher. One thing that’s keeping me sane (at least a little?!) during this unprecedented time is MOVEMENT. I am super grateful that it’s almost spring, and the weather is allowing us to get outdoors and PLAY. Even while social distancing, there are so many ways to keep moving!

Pantry Recipes that may save you this week!

Pantry Recipes that may save you this week!

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!

5 Tips for Talking About Coronavirus with your Kids

5 Tips for Talking About Coronavirus with your Kids

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.

Whole30 Meatballs in Marinara Sauce: An Easy Weeknight Recipe!

Whole30 Meatballs in Marinara Sauce: An Easy Weeknight Recipe!

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!

The Top 5 Reasons to Upgrade/Replace your AC (from our friends at Gault)

The Top 5 Reasons to Upgrade/Replace your AC (from our friends at Gault)

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.

Lower Back Facts from Rehab Associates!

Lower Back Facts from Rehab Associates!

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.

The Best Siding For Your Connecticut Home!

The Best Siding For Your Connecticut Home!

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.

Meet Jerri Graham!

Meet Jerri Graham!

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 Stryke Club – The Must-Have Product for Boy Moms!

Meet Stryke Club – The Must-Have Product for Boy Moms!

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.

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