Cooking with Kids: The Silver Spoon Recipe for Risotto!

Cooking with Kids: The Silver Spoon Recipe for Risotto!

The Silver Spoon cookbook is a cult classic and The Silver Spoon for Children cookbook has also become a hit. Full of fast, healthy Italian meals that kids will love to cook and eat, it’s just been rereleased with updated recipes. This recipe for Beans with Sausages...

A Chat with Actress & Author Rachael MacFarlane

A Chat with Actress & Author Rachael MacFarlane

​ Rachael MacFarlane is best known for voicing key characters on popular animated shows like American Dad and Family Guy (created by her brother Seth MacFarlane). Recently, the mother of two has enjoyed success with her second act—penning two children’s books, Eleanor...

Easy Weeknight Meal: Keto Coconut Lime Chicken

Easy Weeknight Meal: Keto Coconut Lime Chicken

  \We can’t think of many things more valuable than a super simple, healthy weeknight meal that our family will happily eat—a reliable and reasonable babysitter, maybe? This One-Pan Coconut Lime Chicken from Keto Your Way, a new cookbook from Keto Made Simple...

Cheetah Prints: Style Inspiration from Whit & Whimsy

Cheetah Prints: Style Inspiration from Whit & Whimsy

One of our fashion contributors, Liz Whitney of the Whit & Whimsy blog, is all about animal prints! In fact, it's more of an obsession. According to Liz, "Whether you call it leopard, cheetah or jaguar it all looks stylish, sassy and current." After some careful...

A Better Mac n Cheese from Two Peas and Their Pod!

A Better Mac n Cheese from Two Peas and Their Pod!

If your kids are like ours, you have some serious mac ‘n cheese connoisseurs in your house. And as parents, we’re always looking to boost the nutrition in this dinnertime staple. We’ve been known to stir in some peas, (very fined) chopped spinach, and even pureed...

Bullying: What Parents Need To Know

Bullying: What Parents Need To Know

Did you know that October is National Bullying Prevention Month? Recently, Dr. Allyson Maida, a full-time psychotherapist and Associate Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University’s Criminal Justice Department, spoke on the topic at a local event held at Westport’s...

Meet a Mom: LTG Laura Richardson of the U.S. Army

Meet a Mom: LTG Laura Richardson of the U.S. Army

  This week’s meet a mom is a special one. In honor of Veteran’s Day, we are sharing our interview with LTG Laura Richardson who is Deputy Commanding General/Chief of Staff in the United States Army Forces and a mom of one. Her, Major General Jim Richardson, is...

7 Ways to  Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem

7 Ways to Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem

  This original piece was shared by The Local Moms Network Contributor Tamara Iglesias of Wellynest. Building your child’s self-esteem is not about making them better, it’s about cultivating who they truly are and honoring the authentic growth and expression of...

CBD & Anxiety: One Mom’s Story

CBD & Anxiety: One Mom’s Story

Recently, we showcased the moms behind Press Pause, a female-focused CBD company. We also asked the passionate ladies who started the brand to dispel some myths about CBD—including the stigma and misconceptions around CBD. This week, co-founder Dawn Fable shares with...

Meet a Mom: Jamie Hess of NYCfitfam!

Meet a Mom: Jamie Hess of NYCfitfam!

​One of the things we love about Meet a Mom Mondays is getting to know moms that truly inspire us, either by their background, their careers, their routine, or how they parent. Jamie Hess, 39, and the mom of two boys (Mason, 4 and Asher, 6 months) hits all those...

Dinner Party 101: Easy Tips to Try

Dinner Party 101: Easy Tips to Try

Hosting a dinner party can be daunting, especially when you don’t have a ton of time (read: you have kids) or you haven’t done it in a while (also: kids). Fall is the perfect time to give it a try, because there’s an abundance of amazing fruit and vegetables available...

How Shaping My Dream Body Helped Shaped My Dream Life

How Shaping My Dream Body Helped Shaped My Dream Life

  This original story was shared by TLMN Sara Hood. MORE POUNDS, MORE PROBLEMS “You look good, but don’t gain more weight.” Despite being a fit teenager that played basketball in high school, a relative made a comment about my figure that made me even more...

Pumpkin Turkey Chili from Domestikatedlife!

Pumpkin Turkey Chili from Domestikatedlife!

This story was shared by The Local Moms Network Contributor Kate Bowler of Domestikatedlife.    PUMPKIN TURKEY CHILI INGREDIENTS Olive Oil 1 Large Yellow Onion, Diced 2 Cloves Of Garlic, Minced 1 Lb. Of Ground Turkey 1 Packet Of Chili Seasoning 2 Tsp. Of Paprika 2...

Easy and Delicious Pancakes!

Easy and Delicious Pancakes!

What’s better than homemade pancakes on a fall weekend? This easy recipe, a family favorite of Megan Sullivan, co-founder of The Local Moms Network, can be customized with nutritious mix-ins (suggested below) and use just a few ingredients you probably already have in...

Vaping: The Latest News For Parents

Vaping: The Latest News For Parents

This story was provided by Yale Medicine.  During a recent media briefing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised people to avoid e-cigarettes while federal and state officials investigate a nationwide outbreak of severe respiratory illnesses...

Anxiety, Kids & Teens: Signs to Know

Anxiety, Kids & Teens: Signs to Know

This original story was provided by The Local Moms Network contributor Caitlyn Dunn, LCSW. For more advice on anxiety and related topics, go to https://www.caitlyndunncounseling.com. Anxiety, the "bully of the brain," at its root is the fear of being out of control....

Autumn Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

Autumn Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

This Autumn Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup combines classic fall ingredients in a savory and sweet, healthy meal. Former chef and mom of two, Jennifer Segal, is the blogger behind Once Upon A Chef and author of a book, also called Once Upon a Chef, full of...

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