This time of year can be a little tough for parents and kids. Most camps are finishing up, but there are still a few more weeks before school starts.
Summer Reading Guide for Kids
As a follow up to our Summer Reading Guide for Moms, we decided to put together a Summer Reading Guide for Kids, with recommendations from some of our moms across the country that make up The Local Moms Network.
Hi everyone! If you are like me, you are ready to be outside working in the garden. I recently learned of a great resource for gardening in Colorado that is most helpful. For all your gardening questions, contact the Colorado Master Gardeners at Denver Botanic...
Tips for a Vegetable Garden
Posted on Apr 22, 2016 in Around Town In celebration of Earth Day, we are heading back into the garden and getting our hands dirty. We asked a master gardener (and fellow Greenwich Mom) to share her best tips for growing and maintaining a veggie garden at home. Happy...
Christina Geist on her new back-to-school book for kids
A few months ago, we spoke to news anchor Willie Geist and his wife Christina about their busy family life with two working parents, their happy marriage, and more. Christina mentioned her upcoming book, Sorry Grownups, You Can’t Go to School!, and now that it’s out and we’re in back to school mode, we wanted to find out more. Here’s a bit more about this accomplished executive, entrepreneur, writer and mom of two (son George is 10 and daughter Lucie is 12), and this wonderful new book.
Family Vacations – Keeping the Sleep
It’s family vacay season, and while making memories is fun, the sleep disruptions that kids (and as a result, parents) encounter while away are not as enjoyable. We spoke to Craig Canapari, MD, a Yale Medicine pediatric sleep expert and author of It’s Never Too Late to Sleep Train (2019 Rodale Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House), about the most common issues that pop up and how you can deal with them.
Prep and Rally: A popular meal plan subscription service
Prep and Rally, a popular meal plan subscription service, was created by Dini Klein, a CA-based mom of two daughters (with another baby in the way in January!).
We’ve all heard that taking care of yourself as a mom—aka self-care—is important. The thing is, this is so much easier said than done.
As we start to head back into the school season, parents can use all the help they can get during this busy time. Megan Sullivan, the co-founder of The Local Mom’s Network, has some helpful tips for parents and caregivers. She recommends sticking to a routine to help manage tasks and chores. Below are some guidelines:
Summertime is the best time, but with fun days spent around pools, beaches and lakes, most moms are also concerned with water safety—and for good reason.
Traveling with Kids
Traveling with kids is just that—relocating with your children.
New Car Seat Guidelines
The American Academy of Pediatrics is changing its guidelines for how long a child should remain in a rear-facing car seat.
College Admission Scandal
Whether your kid is entering preschool or his senior year this September, we’ve all heard about the massive college admissions scandal, where wealthy parents (including celebrities like Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman) paid to bribe coaches, forge standardized tests, and engaged in other unethical (not to mention illegal) actions in order to ensure their children’s admission to some of the nation’s top schools.
Kristin Koch, the executive director of Seventeen magazine and blogger behind Closetful of Clothes is, like all of us, a busy mom who still wants to feel put together.
Raise a reader
We all know how important reading to kids is for their literacy, but what do you do if your children—particularly school age and older—aren’t naturally eager readers?
In this day and age, expecting your kids to never lay eyes on a screen is probably unrealistic.
The Role of Sports in Education by Leigh Ernst Friestedt
Posted on Apr 12, 2017 in Around Town Women’s lacrosse is breaking barriers by pressuring 8th-grade girls to “commit” to one of the most accelerated early recruiting processes in college sports today. Lacrosse recruiting starts in middle school and requires year-round...
Guest Blogger Suzanne Wind: 10 Social Skills Unplugged for Your Digitally Focused Child!
Posted on Jul 14, 2017 in Around Town Do you feel frustrated that your child is always facing a screen? Research has shown that today’s child averages 8-9 hours a day of engagement with media. It is a constant effort to engage kids in simple face-to-face conversations...
5 Tips to Boost the Nutrition in Your Kid’s Meals
Cooking healthy meals that are delicious and satisfying can be hard work for us moms! Lately, I’ve been struggling to curate a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner that include all of the important nutrients and vitamins, only to have my kids come to the table with a stubborn palate.