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How Genetic Information Benefits Families

How Genetic Information Benefits Families

  Most babies are born healthy. However, about 3-5% of babies have a birth defect or problem with development.1 This is true even for couples who have already had healthy children or don’t think they have anything in their background to raise concern.  Family...

Meet a Mom: Celebrity Trainer Anna Kaiser!

Meet a Mom: Celebrity Trainer Anna Kaiser!

Anna Kaiser is known for transforming the bodies of some of Hollywood and the music industry’s biggest stars. She’s trained bold-faced names like Kelly Ripa, Karlie Kloss, Sarah Jessica Parker and Shakira. Her signature workout is a mix of dance, interval training,...

5 Ways to Get Kids to Wear Masks

5 Ways to Get Kids to Wear Masks

With many schools requiring kids to wear masks, teaching kids to keep their mask on is going hand in hand with teaching ABCs and geometry. Help your child’s teacher by encouraging your kids with these easy tips! Practice During Screen Time We’ve hearing this tip...

How We’re Shopping For Back to School!

How We’re Shopping For Back to School!

This year, the “back-to-school” transition feels a little different. Along with pencils and notebooks, some of us are adding masks to backpacks. Maybe we’re prepping to homeschool or do virtual school, with mom as teacher. Others are dividing into pods with friends....

Popsicles: Refreshing Recipes for Summer Fun!

Popsicles: Refreshing Recipes for Summer Fun!

Credit: Rosalynn Daniels for @craftboxgirls   Popsicles are synonymous with summer, and for good reason—they’re refreshing on hot days, help hydrate kids and adults alike, and are easy to hold, even for tiny toddler hands. While we don’t judge store bought...

Good Science Beauty: The Science Behind the Brand!

Good Science Beauty: The Science Behind the Brand!

      Good Science Beauty is a new skincare line founded in science. As busy moms, we are always looking for skincare products that truly deliver, so we’re not wasting precious time (or money). Plus, these days, taking care of our skin at home feels...

Beyond COVID-19: Keeping Kids Safe This Summer

Beyond COVID-19: Keeping Kids Safe This Summer

      Of course, coronavirus is on all of our minds this summer, particularly as we look towards the Fall and various back to school plans. But as we spend more time at home and continue to stay safe through social distancing, experts urge parents not...

7 Ways to Encourage a Healthy Body Image in Girls—and Boys!

7 Ways to Encourage a Healthy Body Image in Girls—and Boys!

  This story was contributed by Tamsin Jordan, MS, RD. Follow her @nutritionbytamsin.   We all want our kids to be happy and healthy. A large part of that is encouraging them to love themselves just the way they are.  Unfortunately, the societal pressure on...

New Gear & Toys for 2020!

New Gear & Toys for 2020!

Recently, The Local Moms Network was planning to hit the road and travel to Dallas, Texas, to scope out some of the latest and greatest new products for families and kids at the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) event in Dallas. Like many scheduled...

Joules: A Brand for Fun in Any Weather!

Joules: A Brand for Fun in Any Weather!

    As busy moms, we’ve realized well-made clothes are crucial. For one, they simply last longer which saves us time shopping for constant replacements (and can be used as hand-me-downs for future kids—bonus!). But perhaps more importantly, they encourage...

Get to Know Stokke—And Why Your Baby Should, Too!

Get to Know Stokke—And Why Your Baby Should, Too!

  Have you heard of Stokke, the Scandinavian brand that is designing better products that strengthen the bond between babies and parents? Not only are these beautiful pieces manufactured to be completely safe and ergonomic (for both children and parents!), but...

10 Ways to Help During the Coronavirus Crisis

10 Ways to Help During the Coronavirus Crisis

Worrying comes with being a mom. And now with coronavirus, well, it can be tough not to let anxiety consume you, especially after you’ve put on a brave face for your kids all day. It can even feel impossible wrap your head around what to focus that concern on—elderly...

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