Staycation Ideas

Staycation Ideas

Bummed about having to stay close to home this winter? We hear you. So many of our us are skipping family travel for the holidays or winter break. We hope these “staycation” ideas give you inspiration for this week, and the rest of the winter.

The Interior Girl: Katie Cummins

The Interior Girl: Katie Cummins

Tell us a little bit about you! I am an Interior Designer. Coming from a modest background and being the youngest of four girls, I learned very quickly how to turn trash into treasure. I discovered garage sales, flea markets and thrift stores were full of priceless pieces that would make any room tell a story and feel unique. I took this early knowledge and refined it with a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and became a Registered Interior Designer with the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners. That accompanied with 14 years of industry experience in commercial, corporate, retail and residential design has molded me into the designer I am today.

Local Holiday Gift Guide

Local Holiday Gift Guide

Shopping in 2020 will be a little different, but we already know that… Here are some of our favorite LOCAL holiday shopping ideas for the whole family. So many unique and beautiful items locally, you have to check all these stores out!

Holiday Cocktails

Holiday Cocktails

Need a Holiday cocktail for a pared down holiday meal (or Zoom call!)? These festive sips will take you through New Year – and are easy enough to make any night of the week.

Thanksgiving for Two by Christina Lane

Thanksgiving for Two by Christina Lane

We are here to perfect our small Thanksgiving For Two game plan! For many reasons, throughout the years, my husband and I have been alone for the holidays. We lived far away from home, plus my husband’s parents are split between the two coasts! Not to ever forget the holidays I had to miss traveling due to being pregnant or with a newborn. Cooking for two is my specialty. I’ve been writing this blog called Dessert for Two for 10 years, and I have written 4 cookbooks all about cooking for two. You have come to the right place for your small Thanksgiving dinner ideas!

Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

Delicious vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipe brought to you by Cookie and Kate! We made this one and it was so yummy, we just had to share!

Fusion Orthodontics and Children’s Dentistry

Fusion Orthodontics and Children’s Dentistry

Fusion Orthodontics and Children’s Dentistry is a husband and wife led office that is in the business of making adults and children alike, smile. I met Dr. Rahimi about a year ago through my husband and was amazed by not only his “new-age” knowledge in this field, but how friendly and welcoming he is. As we all have seen from time to time it can be difficult to create a relationship with your provider, but from our experience so far, we have done just that.

Ways to Teach Your Kids to Honor Veterans at Home

Ways to Teach Your Kids to Honor Veterans at Home

On Veteran’s Day we honor, remember and thank all of those who serve and have served our country. Many of us with little ones are looking for ways to teach them about Veteran’s Day and how to show thanks to our veterans.

The Perfect Cabinet

The Perfect Cabinet

I was sent a quote within 24hrs and immediately booked an appointment. The installation experience was wonderful. The technician gave me an overview of what he would be doing, and all the extra steps they take to make sure everything is done efficiently and correctly. The whole installation for our kitchen and our laundry room cabinets took less than two hours. The technician was so great and even fixed some of our cabinets that weren’t lining up correctly, that I didn’t know what to do about before! I am so glad I decided to go with a professional on this versus trying to do the DIY kits for handles. Highly Recommend Perfect Cabinet to add the “jewelry” of the kitchen!

The Roasted Marshmallow Cabin

The Roasted Marshmallow Cabin

I had no idea I would need this weekend getaway as much as I did at this exact weekend. God has a mysterious way of working. From Prosper, the drive to Broken Bow is 3 hours almost exact. We pulled down a dirt and bumpy road, and when we pulled up to the cabin; this might sound like an exaggeration, but it felt like I heard “hallelujah” coming from the clouds. The kids jumped out of the car squealing with excitement, immediately wanting to check everything out.

Parenting in a Pandemic: As Easy as ABC?

Parenting in a Pandemic: As Easy as ABC?

The last time I felt this overwhelmed, drained and short-tempered was as a new mom. At that time, what helped me navigate those unchartered child-rearing waters was to create The Little A to Z: A Companion for First-Time Mothers and Their Partners. And as weeks turned into months, as working from home (WFH) without school for our 4-year old became the new norm, we found ourselves scribbling out AMini A to Z: Parenting During the Pandemic.

Chic Black & White Halloween Tablescape

Chic Black & White Halloween Tablescape

This amazing DIY project was shared by The Local Moms Network contributor, Maria Provenzano, Lifestyle + DIY Expert of Hallmarks Home and Family and founder of From Scratch.

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.

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