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:

A Black Mother’s Cry: An Essay by Sara Hood

A Black Mother’s Cry: An Essay by Sara Hood

Where do we go from here? What’s the solution? Why did it take this particular moment in time for everyone to wake up? Did the [COVID-19] pandemic and our lack of movement or distractions result in forcing everyone to pay attention to what we have been screaming for 400 years? As someone who’s a master of my emotions and knows for the most part how to re-center and refocus this week—my emotions have been out of control. I am mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually exhausted.

The Lost Husband

The Lost Husband

If movies have been a favorite distraction for you these days, put The Lost Husband on your download list. Based on the novel by bestselling author Katherine Center, this heartwarming and funny film features Leslie Bibb (a woman rebuilding her life after her husband’s death) and Josh Duhamel (a ranch hand who serves as a love interest). We spoke to the film’s director, Vicky Wight, about the film, her career as a producer/director/writer, and what it was really like working with stars Bibb and Duhamel.

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....

Zohr Tire Delivery

Zohr Tire Delivery

Okay let’s be honest, who enjoys taking their car in to the tire shop? Whether you go to your local dealer, Discount Tire or any other Tire shop – in my experience it’s never something I’m looking forward to doing. Now more than ever, the convenience of having...

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

 The Frisco Area Moms Mother's Day Gift Guide is here to help make your process of finding the perfect gift for the momma's in your life a little easier! Scroll down for a list of gift ideas to find the perfect Mother's Day Gift and Support Local!Care Package...

Meet Heather Twedell

Meet Heather Twedell

We are so excited to introduce you to Heather Twedell this week.

Heather is a wife, a mom of two and Licensed Psychologist/Consultant and Cognitive Behavioral Therapist.

Covid-19 Interview with Legacy ER and Urgent Care

Covid-19 Interview with Legacy ER and Urgent Care

We are so grateful we had the opportunity to do a Covid-19 Interview with Legacy ER & Urgent Care – Dr Woody answered our most pressing questions as we all try to do our best during unprecedented times.

Please watch and share this valuable information with our community.

Meet Dr Alison Hsu

Meet Dr Alison Hsu

Mommas we are so excited to introduce you to our meet a mom feature this week!

Her name is Dr Alison Hsu and she’s a pediatrician at Starside Pediatrics in Frisco. 

A Joyful Mess Birthday Party

A Joyful Mess Birthday Party

We are always searching for new spots to celebrate our little one’s birthdays outside of the house. When we found A Joyful Mess Art Studio in Prosper, we knew we had to do a Birthday Party there! There is truly something for every age here. They also do all sorts of...

Meet Jennifer Whitley

Meet Jennifer Whitley

We are so excited to feature this amazing Momma today – Jennifer Whitley. Jennifer is the co-owner of Re:Gen Pilates and from the moment you meet her – you will absolutely love her!

Meet Alexis Jackson

Meet Alexis Jackson

Meet Alexis Jackson. She’s the Director of Economic Development for the City of Celina – which you all know that we absolutely adore. She’s also just a gem of a person.

Olive Oil Cake

Olive Oil Cake

This versatile brunch recipe is elegant enough to serve guests, but easy enough to make on a Sunday morning with the kids, to pair with coffee all week long.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Coronavirus. We’ve all been hearing a lot about it—and seeing some pretty dramatic images and stats in the news—but what exactly is it, and how concerned should we be?

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