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...

4 Easy Ways to Boost Your Energy Today

There are a lot of reasons why moms are right up there with medical residents and shift workers in terms of soul-crushing sleep deprivation. From pregnancy insomnia to waiting up for teenagers to get home (and all the sleep issues in between) motherhood and sleep...

Meet the Mom Behind Le Papier Studio!

Meet the Mom Behind Le Papier Studio!

      This week’s Meet a Mom is Vana Chupp, Founder and Creative Director of Le Papier Studio, a boutique brand specializing in heirloom products (jewelry, art work and accessories). “Our products celebrate the present moments turning them into...

Charities That Help Families: Giving Back This Holiday Season

Charities That Help Families: Giving Back This Holiday Season

      You may have heard that volunteering your time or giving a donation can boost your health and happiness. In fact, studies have shown that giving back can be good for you in myriad ways, including: lowering blood pressure, boosting dopamine and...

5 Ways for Moms to Stay Happy Over the Holidays

This story was contributed by Caitlyn Dunn, LCSW. Ah…the most wonderful time of the year (wink, wink)! More like the most stressful time of year, especially for all of us “making” the holidays—aka moms. Here are some tips to help actually feel lots of moments of joy...

Holidays are here!

Holidays are here!

Gift Guide! Welcome to The Local Moms Network 2019 Holiday Gift Guide! Before kids, we had all our holiday shopping done by (or shortly after) Thanksgiving. Post-kids? We sometimes find ourselves relying on anything available with overnight shipping, or online gift...

Let’s Talk Baby Teeth vs. Adult Teeth

Let’s Talk Baby Teeth vs. Adult Teeth

 with Dr. Nasem Dunlop of Treehouse Pediatric Dentistry in Foothill Ranch, CA           Just like children are not little adults, primary teeth (also called deciduous or baby teeth) are not just little permanent teeth. Anatomically, baby teeth...

7 Simple and Healthy Ways to Brighten Your Morning

A morning routine will help you simplify your day and brighten your morning. Starting your day intentionally with things that make you smile and slow down may be even more powerful than a strong cup of coffee.       Here are some of the benefits you can...

Life Juice

Life Juice

  Have you ever invested in yourself?  Like really, truly...not just a facemask from the drug store, but full on take a plunge into being empowered? As a parent is it too selfish to follow your heart?  Are there already so many super heros and stars out there...

7 Confessions Of A Sleep Consultant

7 Confessions Of A Sleep Consultant

    When people find out what I do for a living, I usually get 1 of 2 responses: “you’re a sleep consultant? wow, I needed you like 10 years ago” or I get “you’re a sleep consultant? that’s so interesting. can I ask you a question? how do you really get baby...

Making sure you have the right Nanny

    Celebrity nanny-matchmaker in the USA, Alyssa Cesarini, gives her advice and top tips to parents employing a new nanny.  Did you just hire a nanny? Whether this is your first nanny or tenth, there is always an acclimation period for every nanny and...

The Holidays – What’s the Point?

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and with it the start of the holiday season. It’s a time brimming with excitement for many families.      We’re looking forward to celebrating and being surrounded with our caring circle of family and good friends. There...

Meet the Neurosurgeon Mom Behind Cerebelly!

    This week’s meet-a-mom is Teresa Purzner, the accomplished mom of three who recently launched Cerebelly, an amazing new baby food brand. When she couldn’t find a product that was both convenient and had the nutrition she was looking for, she developed...

13 Ways to Reduce Your Food Waste 

13 Ways to Reduce Your Food Waste 

  The average family of 4 in the U.S. wastes $2100 annually on food. We’re throwing out almost 1 pound of food, per person, per day. (USDA) If you were dumping 300 lbs in the trash can at once, solving the problem would be simple. The reality is that it’s a slow...

Crow’s feet beware! Men are fighting back.

There is a newly awakened man emerging in the collective.     “This new warrior is noble and kind-hearted, protective, and honorable. He is also sensitive, yet not fragile. He is conscious, powerful, masculine, and Divine.” -Unknown   And what I love about...

Muah!! It’s all about the LIPS!

  It is ALL about the LIPS these days! Pouty, soft, plump kissable lips.   Personally, I think the depth of a kiss can say so much. It can open the gateway to personal transformation, it can awaken you to a state or sensation of life that you have dreamt of...

Irvine Schools Update: Nov-Dec 2019 Middle Schools and High Schools

MIDDLE SCHOOLS   Jeffrey Trails                                                      December 2 and 20 - Minimum Days   https://jeffreytrail.iusd.org/  Principal's email: MichaelGeorgino@iusd.org      Lakeside November 26 - Lakeside Turkey Trot Run...

Meet a Dad!

    My name is Mohammed Amer I am a Massage Therapist and PTA.  I have been married  for 14 years to my wife Amy Amer who is an Accountant and Tax preparer.  We have two lovely children, twin boy and girl Benyameen and Soheir.  We enjoy going on improptu...

My Mom Uniform:

 The Blogger Behind Lady and Red Shares Her Staples One of our favorite parts of launching Irvine Moms Network has been discovering talented mamas across the country, finding projects that are meaningful to them while raising their families. One of our recent fave...

5 Essentials for a Fall Tablescape from Host to Perfection

This original story was contributed by The Local Moms Network Contributor, Host to Perfection!         Fall is upon us; it’s probably the most desired season! The temperature starts to drop, the air becomes crisp, and people are slowly drawn into...

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