Halloween Safety

Halloween Safety

Halloween is an annual rite of passage for kids. From the first time a new walker toddles up to trick or treat with his parents, to older kids finally being allowed to go door-to-door on their own—Halloween is as much a part of childhood as any holiday. Which makes it one of the hardest things to see our kids giving up this year (along with birthdays, graduations and more). That’s why we decided to compile some of the best ways we’ve heard of getting into the spooky season—safely. Because while nothing is more important than keeping our kids safe (this year and always…), we’re moms—so we’ll obviously find a way to inject some joy into this day! Hope the list below helps you, too.

Maple Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Maple Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Cinnamon rolls are a favorite holiday treat, but the maple-infused pancake version below, from Nicole Washington—the talented mama behind the Brown Sugar blog—is a perfect Fall breakfast.

Salmon Chipotle Tacos

Salmon Chipotle Tacos

Trying to change up your Taco Tuesday routine? Try these salmon tacos from Elizabeth Lim, the mom behind The Beach Cities Moms. Before having her 15-month-old daughter Sailor, Elizabeth ran a meal delivery business throughout Los Angeles. “Salmon has become a weekly meal in my house due to the affinity that my daughter has developed for it.

Year Cheer!

Year Cheer!

Kathryn Richardson is the founder of YearCheer, a holiday subscription box that each month contains the items that help busy families decorate, connect, and celebrate holidays throughout the year.  Designed for kids age three to tween, YearCheer boxes come with easy decorations, fun activities, games and different surprises each holiday. She calls it “every mom’s secret weapon for creating holiday magic.”

Newest Member of Frisco Area Moms: Rachael Lamont!

Newest Member of Frisco Area Moms: Rachael Lamont!

I am SO excited to be joining Frisco Area Moms! Since becoming a mom four years ago, I wanted to be a part of a community of incredible, strong, and supportive moms and I have definitely found that group within Frisco Area Moms! The community that supports FAM is wonderful and I can’t wait to share this journey of mommyhood with each and every one of you!  I am looking forward to meeting as many moms in our community as possible and making new friends along the way!

One Potato Love

One Potato Love

We recently told you about One Potato, the amazing new meal box delivery service created by the founder of Weelicious,that recently launched in Texas, saving local moms serious time and stress at dinnertime. Soon, it will launch in Austin, bringing easy, delicious and organic meals ready to cook or assemble to even more busy Texas Moms. Now, some of us from The Local Moms Network are sharing our experience our families have had with it—including how unbelievably easy and fun it is.

High Risk Pregnancy Doctors

High Risk Pregnancy Doctors

High Risk Pregnancy Doctors practice is dedicated to highly-accessible, patient centered experience. The team understands that whether you are low risk, low risk that can become high risk or have prior risks associated with high risk pregnancy, you need expert care. As specialists in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, High Risk Pregnancy Doctors offer a wide range of services including extended hours for your flexibility to access the care you need.

Press Pause CBD 30% Off

Press Pause CBD 30% Off

No doubt about it, anxiety and Covid-19 seem to go together like two peas in a pod. Whether you were already battling anxiety before this pandemic began, worrying about keeping your family healthy, the economy, homeschooling and more can certainly trigger it....

The Laundry Fairy is Real. It’s Hampr!

The Laundry Fairy is Real. It’s Hampr!

When I discovered hampr, I thought, “genius.” As moms, we have so much on our plates in general, but in 2020 this took on a whole new meaning; between our mom role, our housekeeping role, our “chef” role, our full time job roles and now the teacher role – not sure how it is possible to keep up with it all. The way I see it, hampr provides a solution to give you some time back every week to spend with your kiddos or practice some self-care!

How to Raise a Good Sleeper: Advice from a Pediatrician

How to Raise a Good Sleeper: Advice from a Pediatrician

As a NYC-based pediatrician and author of the Raising a Self-Reliant Child, Dr. Alanna Levine frequently is asked for tips on building good sleep habits, and helping babies and kids sleep through the night. Because as any mom knows, good sleep for the little ones means better sleep for everyone! We asked the doctor, who has partnered with Stokke to bring helpful information to moms, for her best advice on raising great sleepers.

NUSTLE by Mama’s Milk Wrap

NUSTLE by Mama’s Milk Wrap

Breastfeeding can be the most beautiful experience, but don’t we know, it can also be the most frustrating and disappointing experience. In that struggle is where the Mama’s Milk Wrap was dreamed up and created. Mom’s just amaze me with their ingenuity and ‘I’m going to make this better attitude!’ Mamas Milk Wrap is a non-ingestible breastfeeding aid that offers full coverage, hands-free pumping, soft conforming design that supports natural production and suppression through the application of heat or cold therapy.

One Potato Meals

One Potato Meals

Have you heard about One Potato? It’s our new favorite meal box delivery service and secret weapon for dealing with back-to-school chaos! Founded by Weelicious founder and cookbook author Catherine McCord, a mom of three, it is an amazing tool for busy times like these. “One Potato takes meal planning off your plate using fan-favorite recipes from Weelicious. We’re the only meal box company that gives families a chance to choose their meals, their portion sizes (kid portions are sized and priced accordingly), and their dietary preferences. Each meal has the option to be vegetarian and gluten-free. Our menus change weekly and are meant for all ages while catering to families of all sizes and eating styles,” explains Catherine. The best part? It just became available in our area, and they’re offering $80 off your first four boxes with code TEXASMOMS.

Homeschooling with Local Momma, Laura Stiller

Homeschooling with Local Momma, Laura Stiller

There are as many ways to homeschool as there are ways to raise children. Find the freedom to unashamedly do what works for you. That being said, here are a few steps I would recommend for getting started and a few resources to help you along your way. 

The Local Moms Network Book Club: Eliza Starts a Rumor!

The Local Moms Network Book Club: Eliza Starts a Rumor!

We’re thrilled to launch The Local Moms Book Club with Eliza Starts a Rumor! The book revolves around Eliza Hunt, a mom who created the Hudson Valley Ladies’ Bulletin board when her twins were in preschool. Cue the mom forum drama (a la today’s social media groups) and you have a funny story that reveals the power of moms coming together, which we of course love. Katie Couric called it “the perfect summer read” and we have to agree. We spoke to author Jane Rosen, herself a mom of three, about her inspiration, writing career and summer reading list.

Why Are Black Moms More Likely to Die During Pregnancy & Childbirth?

Why Are Black Moms More Likely to Die During Pregnancy & Childbirth?

As moms, pregnancy and childbirth is a magical and also, complicated time. We look forward to meeting our child, but also want to be sure we’re making the best decisions, along with our healthcare provider,  to get them here as safely as possible. Black moms (as well as American Indian and Alaskan Native) also face a greater risk for themselves; they are 2 to 3 times as likely to die from pregnancy related causes as white moms. In an effort to understand this important issue, we reached out to one of the top experts on this subject, Dr. Alicia D. Bonaparte, an Associate Professor of Sociology at Pitzer College and co-editor of the anthology, Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth.

No-Bake Cheesecake from Host to Perfection!

No-Bake Cheesecake from Host to Perfection!

This No-Bake Cheesecake is so creamy and deliciousm and it’s a great Summer treat! Skip the oven and try this simple, but thick, rich and creamy filling cheesecake. Serve it with fresh berries on top to add a light taste to this summer dessert.

Interview with Danielle Geathers, First Black Female Student Body President at MIT!

Interview with Danielle Geathers, First Black Female Student Body President at MIT!

As moms, we all want our children to grow up to accomplish their dreams. When we read the People magazine interview with Danielle Geathers, the first Black female Student Body President at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), we wanted to know more about how she has achieved so much already, her plans for the future and how her mother, a single mom, encouraged her on this pioneering path. We spoke to the Miami native about these topics and more!

Kath Eats Festive Overnight Oats

Kath Eats Festive Overnight Oats

This recipe originally appeared on Kath Eats.    Looking for an easy, healthy and kid-friendly breakfast recipe for the 4th of July, or all summer long? Try this fruit-filled, colorful spin on the overnight oats trend! Patriotic Overnight Oats Prep...

Catching Up with Donte Palmer of Squat for Change!

Catching Up with Donte Palmer of Squat for Change!

Last year, we spoke to Donte Palmer, dad to three boys, about his amazing Squat for Change movement. It started with a single viral photo of him trying to change his youngest son’s diaper in a public restroom, on his lap—and resulted in an initiative (including partnerships with brands like Pampers) to install changing tables in men’s bathrooms nationwide and facilitate dads being more present as parents.  In honor of Father’s Day, we wanted to check in with this inspiring dad and see what the latest is for him and #squatforchange:

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