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Sitting for a chat  with the Mayor of Irvine

Sitting for a chat with the Mayor of Irvine

          What motivated you to take a leap into politics, and the decision to become Mayor?   Initially, my decision to enter politics was circumstantial, rather than my idea.  My former husband ran unsuccessfully for City Council in...

We All Need Friends

We All Need Friends

  By Hayley Goldberg, LMFT http://heartofconnecting.com   Babies are born wired for social connection and from infancy they are ready to start building relationships with the people around them. This process of building relationships and children learning to...

Wanderlust Parenthood:

Wanderlust Parenthood:

I have always enjoyed travel. As a kid growing up in southern California with a single mom, we did a lot of local travel -- camping in Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks, skiing in Big Bear, exploring Solvang or the La Brea Tar Pits, and many more. These types of...

Disney On Ice arrives in Just days!

        Create unforgettable memories and become part of the story when Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party comes to Southern California this holiday season!  This brand-new immersive ice skating experience brings the magic closer to fans...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

Meet the Mom Behind Smitten Films!

Like many moms, we have approximately 10,000 photos and videos of our children on our iPhones, and about five or so (maybe!) printed out and framed. And please, don’t even ask us about baby books and other special albums, let alone preserving videos…That’s why we were...

Let’s Talk Children’s Dental Emergencies

Let’s Talk Children’s Dental Emergencies

      with Dr. Nasem Dunlop of Treehouse Pediatric Dentistry   So you’re playing with your kiddos at Foothill Ranch Community Park and BOOM! They fall face first and there’s blood.    First, rule out that an emergency room visit isn’t needed,...

Bullying: What Parents Need To Know

      Whether you’re a mom of a 5-year-old or 15-year-old, chances are, bullying is on your radar. But how do you tell what is just normal childhood disagreements and social tiffs, and what constitutes bullying? And if you think your child needs help,...

Take a Trip to Tanaka Farms

Take a Trip to Tanaka Farms

          Having trouble getting in the fall spirit because of the 80 degree weather in sunny Southern California? There is a place in Irvine where the leaves fall, the pumpkins grow, and nice warm food is served. A kid-friendly attraction...

Sara Gore

Chats About Life in the Suburbs, Being a Working Mom and Her Baked Ziti Recipe           Sara Gore is an Emmy Award-winning TV personality, who has co-hosted lifestyle show New York Live! on NBC 4 NY for the past ten years, as well as the...

Let’s Talk Candy

Let’s Talk Candy

with Dr. Nasem Dunlop of Treehouse Pediatric Dentistry in Foothill Ranch, CA Halloween is right around the corner ... and thus begins the onslaught of the holidays with all their treats and candies. It can be hard to navigate this as an adult and with your children....

Donte Palmer:

 From Changing Tables to Changing Fatherhood   Donte Palmer is a dad changing what it means to be a father—one changing table at a time. His amazing journey began in October of last year, when he found himself in a men’s room without a changing table to use to...

Childhood and Play

Childhood and Play

      Pediatricians, therapists, and preschool teachers alike know play is an integral part of a child’s early years. It’s one of the main ways children learn and develop, and it also contributes a great deal to the mental health and happiness of your little...

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