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Halloween Safety, What Parents Should Know

Halloween Safety, What Parents Should Know

  Every year around Halloween, parents start trying to balance keeping kids safe and letting them have fun—and a little freedom. This year, in particular, we’re hearing a lot of questions about Fentanyl and whether parents should really be worried about drugs in...

Homework Time: 6 Tips for a Successful Routine!

Homework Time: 6 Tips for a Successful Routine!

Photo Credit: Alexandra Blair Photography   Homework isn’t most kids’ favorite part of the day—and it can be painful for parents, too. Rather than turn homework time into a power struggle, simple strategies can help you both work together to get it done without...

Code Program for Kids!

Code Program for Kids!

Do your kids love computers? That’s a rhetorical question, of course—we haven’t met a child who doesn’t love devices. CodeSpark Academy is an educational app channeling this generation’s tech affinity into an enriching learn-to-code experience for kids 5 to 9....

Apple Cider Margarita!

Apple Cider Margarita!

Leigh Hansen & Alston Calabrese of Habitual Hostess     It’s almost Fall, y’all! If you’re mourning the end of summer marg season, you’ll love this tasty transitional cocktail from Alston and Leigh, the talented duo behind Habitual Hostess. Start with a...

How to Get Amazing Holiday Photos!

How to Get Amazing Holiday Photos!

Holiday photos are one of the great end of year traditions. Sending out festive cards and updating framed photographs in your home is always lovely and nostalgic. The process itself, however, can get a little tricky (very tricky if you happen to have one or more babies or toddlers, ha!). To help us make our family photos as perfect (and painless) as possible, we asked Rachel Wasserman, Lead Photographer at Shoott, to give us her tried-and-true advice on the topic.

Halloween Cinnamon Rolls

Halloween Cinnamon Rolls

  We love a good mom hack, and these Halloween Cinnamon Rolls from The BakerMama definitely will be our go-to this spooky season. We're *totally* on board with pre-made shortcuts like canned cinnamon rolls, so we can focus on making memories (not dough). Check...

2022 Fall Fun Guide 🍂

2022 Fall Fun Guide 🍂

We’re so excited to bring you our 2022 Fall Fun Guide! This year’s guide is full of local festivals, trunk-or-treat and trick-or-treat events and lots more! Check out the full list below, and get out there this season! Happy Fall Y’all!farms & festivals Pumpkin...

20 Must-Read Halloween Books

20 Must-Read Halloween Books

Ghosts and pumpkins, ghouls and goblins, magic and mystery!
Shop our curated list of Children’s Halloween picture books!

Meet a Mom: Meet Kitty Brandtner, Founder of March Fourth!

Meet a Mom: Meet Kitty Brandtner, Founder of March Fourth!

This story was shared by Chicago North Shore Moms.  Hello friendly faces!  It’s that time of the week!  We’re back with a new CNSMoms’ Meet a Mom spotlight brought to you in part by Mary Gifford of Gifford Law. This week we’re introducing the Winnetka mom of three...

Meet a Mom: Lynn Margherio, founder of Cradles to Crayons!

Meet a Mom: Lynn Margherio, founder of Cradles to Crayons!

This week’s Meet a Mom interview is with Lynn Margherio, founder of  Cradles to Crayons, which has been providing essentials to kids in need since 2002. “Clothing Insecurity is the lack of access to high-quality, seasonally appropriate, necessary clothing. As a...

Top 5 Lunchbox Tips from Weelicious!

Top 5 Lunchbox Tips from Weelicious!

It’s a common pain point of the back-to-school routine: packing lunches. Though we might typically dread this step on a busy morning, we’re sharing some mouth-watering inspiration – and easy hacks – to help you reimagine the process.  (Think: sous chefs and make-ahead...

Daniella Monet’s Tomato Soup Recipe!

Daniella Monet’s Tomato Soup Recipe!

September is a busy time, but it also feels like a chance to forge a fresh start. This year, we’re committing to cooking a few healthy meals a week for our families, and if that’s on our September list as well, you’ll want to check out a new app from actress and vegan...

Fall Mom Uniform

Fall Mom Uniform

This story was contributed by The Local Moms Network contributor Kristin Koch, executive editor at Seventeen magazine, blogger behind closetfulofclothes.com and mom of two. For more mom-friendly fashion inspo follow her on Instagram at instagram.com/kristinmkennedy/....

Christina Geist on Writing, Motherhood & Her New Children’s Book

Christina Geist on Writing, Motherhood & Her New Children’s Book

As our kids head back to school—or to school for the first time—we’re all hoping they find their friends, their people. Christina Geist, founder & CEO of Boombox Gifts,  custom memory boxes, and co-founder of design firm True Geist, explores the topic of...

Water Bottle Round-Up

Water Bottle Round-Up

  We all know that great intentions can sometimes lead us astray. Case in point, plastic water bottles!  Of course, staying hydrated is a huge priority for us and our children. But after a summer spent at playgrounds, beaches, pools and sporting events, even the...

Meet a Mom: TODAY Show’s Dylan Dreyer!

Meet a Mom: TODAY Show’s Dylan Dreyer!

Meteorologist Dylan Dreyer is a familiar face on morning television, as an anchor on the TODAY show’s 3rdHour, as well as a regular fill-in for Al Roker and Carson Daly on the first part of the program. Recently, after welcoming her third son in September 2021,

5 things grandparents do for young children

5 things grandparents do for young children

5 things grandparents do for young children
Sunday, September 11 is National Grandparents Day! Grandparents can play many important roles — caregiver, teacher, trusted advisor for their adult children who are now parents themselves. And the love that grandparents provide makes a big impact on the healthy development of their little ones. That’s worth celebrating.

5 Reasons We Love this Snack Brand for our Families!

5 Reasons We Love this Snack Brand for our Families!

As moms, feeding our kids can take up a lot of our time and brain power. If you have picky eaters or constant snackers, it can feel like half of your bandwidth is taken up by monitoring what your kids are (or aren’t) eating.

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