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Adapting to the New “New Normal”

The pandemic may have kept us six feet apart from our friends and extended family, but it did keep us as close to our immediate family as we’ve ever been. As restrictions start to loosen as parents (either one or both) head back to work, this can lead to changing...

Meet a Mom: Actress Dania Ramirez!

Meet a Mom: Actress Dania Ramirez!

Actress Dania Ramirez was born in the Dominican Republic, and was raised there by her grandmother, before joining her parents in New York when she was almost 10 years old. Today, the actress has two kids of her own, and a resume full of appearances on screens both big...

Motherhood, Sleep & CBD!

Motherhood, Sleep & CBD!

For many moms, sleep and motherhood can feel pretty incompatible. This phenomenon can start in late pregnancy, when you’re getting uncomfortable and waking up with insomnia. The newborn stage, of course, is like kryptonite to restful sleep.  And anyone who has...

Healthy Alfredo Pasta Recipe

Healthy Alfredo Pasta Recipe

If you're trying to sneak more veggies into your family meals, this Cauliflower Alfredo Pasta from our contributor CatwithaK Cooks is a great start. For more recipes from The Local Moms Network, go to https://thelocalmomsnetwork.com/articles/recipes/. Cauliflower...

Easy Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Cookies

Easy Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Cookies

Early on in the pandemic, we may have overdone it with the banana bread baking. But when we saw these nutritious cookies from our contributor CatwithaK Cooks, we knew we had to try them. Without any added sugar and with plenty of fiber, they make a great breakfast for...

Restaurant Style Caesar Dressing

Restaurant Style Caesar Dressing

Need an easy lunch idea for the week? This super simple Restaurant Style Caesar Dressing can be thrown over salad (homemade or bagged) for a quick midday meal. Add grilled or rotisserie chicken strips for protein (or sub in chickpeas for a vegetarian option). And if...

Carrot Spice Snacking Cake

Carrot Spice Snacking Cake

Fall may have Pumpkin Spice, but this Spring, we're all about this Carrot Spice Snacking Cake. Thank you to our contributor, CatwithaK Cooks, for sharing this gluten, butter and oil-free healthy treat!   Carrot Spice Snacking Cake Yield: 1 8x8 inch square cake...

Cobb Salad Board by The Baker Mama

Cobb Salad Board by The Baker Mama

  Two things we’re loving right now—food boards and salads. We’ve been sort of obsessed with the gorgeous boards created by The BakerMama for awhile now. And with warmer weather, it feels nice to be turning off the oven for dinner more often, and loading up on...

Rainy Day Activity – DIY Soap Molds

Rainy Day Activity – DIY Soap Molds

This rainy day activity from our contributor Maria Provenzano is our favorite type of DIY—it's easy enough to do with kids, but the result is cute enough to give as a gift. You can customize the shapes for any holiday or interest by simply using different silicone...

Through the Lens of an Educator & Parent at BIS Houston

Through the Lens of an Educator & Parent at BIS Houston

  Lesley Watson is a BIS Houston educator and a mom of two BIS students. BIS Houston is short for British International School of Houston whose mission is to transform the lives of learners. They offer unique opportunities to students of over 70 nationalities...

Dayforward: The Way Life Insurance Should Be

Dayforward: The Way Life Insurance Should Be

All opinions expressed in this paid testimonial are proudly our own. We would like to introduce you to a brand new company in Texas that is building their brand around family financial security. We are so excited to share this company with you because they are...

Happy New Year + 10 Takeaways from 2020

Happy New Year + 10 Takeaways from 2020

Find Your Tribe - Surround yourself with people who push you to be better, motivate you, pick you up when you are down, have your back, + ditch judgement. The Grass is Greener - There's no place like the great outdoors + fresh air. Strength in Teams - Relationships...

10 Things Your “Best Friend” Might Want To Know About Divorce

10 Things Your “Best Friend” Might Want To Know About Divorce

TEN THINGS YOUR “BEST FRIEND” MIGHT WANT TO KNOW ABOUT DIVORCE! When can I DATE? Does the CAUSE OF THE BREAKDOWN matter? How much does “the affair” matter? Alcohol? Drugs? Physical/emotional abuse? Are E-mails discoverable? Who will get CUSTODY of our children and...

Who We Play For: Preventing Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Who We Play For: Preventing Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Did you know that Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death amongst student athletes and on school campuses? And that 1 in 300 kids have an undetected heart condition that puts them at risk? That’s why the parents behind Who We Play For (WWPF) formed a...

Parenting During the Pandemic: Easy as ABC?

Parenting During the Pandemic: Easy as ABC?

This essay was contributed by Rachel Perks, PhD, mom of one and author of The Little A-Z: A Companion for First-Time Mothers and Their Partners  “You Got This” “We are in this together.” “Stay the course.” These days it is easy to mistake ourselves for extras in a...

Strawberry Fields Cocktail from Camp Cocktails!

Strawberry Fields Cocktail from Camp Cocktails!

This summer has certainly been an “outdoor” one, and we hope to keep that trend going well into fall. That’s one of the reasons why we love food and drink writer Emily Vikre’s new book,  Camp Cocktails: Easy, Fun and Delicious Drinks for the Great Outdoors, which is...

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