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The Benefits Go Beyond Coding
Yes, computer proficiency and coding are skills that translate directly into today’s tech-first world. But those aren’t the only benefits. Children hone their problem-solving strategies and develop other academic as well as personal skills. One example: After just 90 minutes of codeSpark, 55% of kids showed their problem-solving confidence increased!

The Importance of Back-To-School Dental Checkups!

The Importance of Back-To-School Dental Checkups!

Start the School Year Right! Send your kids back-to-school with a new backpack, new shoes, new lunchbox, and a healthy smile! Regular dental checkups and cleanings play an important role in fighting the most common chronic disease in school-age children today: cavities!

It’s Not Complicated Education

It’s Not Complicated Education

INC Education is one of the TOP private, prescriptive tutoring companies based in Dallas with consultants in Dallas, Houston, Austin, Atlanta, and NYC. In addition, we tutor students from 5 years old to Doctorate level in all STEM Subjects, Test Preps, Reading, Writing, and Foreign Languages. Our mission is to provide a world-class educational experience that is holistically driven to increase and retain knowledge while utilizing a one-on-one CUSTOM tutoring session that is fun, yet effective. INC Education assists students in reaching their highest potential and mentors them to success while providing full support. This is what sets us apart from any tutoring companies nationally.

Healing Philosophy with Dr Alina

Healing Philosophy with Dr Alina

Dr. Alina believes that healing is multilayered and multifaceted. There isn’t a one-size fits all cure or treatment. At Whole Child Texas, our approach is slightly different from traditional medicine. We are not focused on just treating disease and symptoms; we treat the whole child by addressing all aspects of a child’s health—mind, body, emotions, spirit, family and parenting.

Name Bubbles

Name Bubbles

We said it before, but it bears repeating—back to school prep is best done in advance, and is a two-part process. We like to get the ordering of supplies (from pencils to labels)  out of the way in early Summer, so that we’re not hustling (and paying for express shipping!) in August. Then, late summer can be spent prepping ourselves and our kids for what’s to come (last minute bucket list trips, picking first day outfits, getting back on sleep schedules, etc.). 

Meet-A-Mom: Hayley Villa

Meet-A-Mom: Hayley Villa

We could not be more excited to have our good friend, Hayley Villa as our Meet-a-Mom feature this month! Make sure you read till the end to learn more about her son Max’s condition EOE, Max is truly a hero and they are doing amazing things to help find a cure. If you want to learn more and get involved, please visit CURED Foundation.

Back to School Backpacks 2022

Back to School Backpacks 2022

Although it may feel like summer has just begun, back to school is right around the corner! Whether your little one is heading to a half day of daycare or a full day of school and extracurriculars, they’ll need a bag to schlep their things back and forth. We’ve rounded up six great backpacks for the kids, from fun carryalls to sturdy book bags, that are sure to get the job done.

7th Day Gaming: Mobile Gaming Theater

7th Day Gaming: Mobile Gaming Theater

7th Day Gaming provides age appropriate video game parties and can come to your house, a local park, a business, almost anywhere. They can support 20-25 kids playing at once, across 5 TVs inside the trailer, 3 TVs outside, and the dance stage. They offer both the new games and consoles, and many retro games which are always a hit even for parents.

8 Summer Air-Fryer Recipes

8 Summer Air-Fryer Recipes

Air fryer recipes are so popular year round, but we love using the air fryer in Summer. If you need a break from grilling (or haave a rainy day!) it’s a fabulous way to whip up healthy eats, fast, without heating up the kitchen. Here’s a fun summer menu—made from top to bottom using the appliance of the moment!

Vitamins for Healthy Teeth and Gums

Vitamins for Healthy Teeth and Gums

We all know brushing and flossing are key components to good oral hygiene, but did you know the nutrients you get from food can play a significant role in the overall health of your mouth, teeth, and gums? Unfortunately, because many of us don’t get the nutrients we need through food, this leads to nutrient deficiencies which can cause inflammation of the gums and lead to tooth loss.

Earth Day! 10 Ways to Celebrate with Kids

Earth Day! 10 Ways to Celebrate with Kids

Earth Day is April 22, and all of us at The Local Moms Network love celebrating with our kids—but try to keep it genuinely fun. Depending on the age of your little ones, celebrating Earth Day may be as simple as going for a walk outside in the stroller or as in depth as talking to teens about global warming. We’ve rounded up some great ways to note the occasion. Hope it gives you some inspiration for celebrating Mother Earth all year long!

2022 LOCAL Mother’s Day Gift Guide

2022 LOCAL Mother’s Day Gift Guide

The Frisco Area Moms LOCAL 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, all while supporting a local business!

Peep Rice Krispies Treats

Peep Rice Krispies Treats

If you’ve been following for a little bit, you’ve probably realized that I really like a good theme, especially when celebrating holidays. I came across these Peep Rice Krispies Treats on instagram and couldn’t wait to make them with my kids. They’re super easy and fun to decorate with some pastel sprinkles. I was a little too impatient when it came to letting them cool and harden which is why mine aren’t perfect looking, but it didn’t affect the taste at all. I hope you have as much fun making these as we did!

Blue Moon Perinatal

Blue Moon Perinatal

Tracy Shevell, MD, is founder of Blue Moon Perinatal and has been a High Risk OB-GYN for 16 years. “I chose to do High Risk OBGYN because I was always drawn to the most complex cases, encompassing needs of both mother and baby,” says Dr. Shevell. But over the last five years, she’s noticed  it’s become harder to give moms-to-be and new moms all the attention and support they need and deserve. To fill the gap in care, Dr. Shevell recently launched Blue Moon Perinatal, where she can offer one-on-one sessions to clients as a “bonus doctor” to support them in conjunction with their primary OB-GYN. Her goal is to educate and empower women to advocate for themselves while increasing accessibility and support. We spoke this Dr. Shevell about this amazing new venture:

Board Games Your Family Will Love!

Board Games Your Family Will Love!

Having a few good board games on rotation is a great idea whether your kids are toddlers or teens. Too cold to spend much time outside? Kids home sick? Need to enforce a screen time break? Board games are a solution to all of these. Plus, they teach important life skills like taking turns, math, reasoning and reading! Of course, they’re just fun to do as a family, too. Below, we’re sharing some of the top picks from families from around The Local Moms Network!

Texas Sleepover Camp Guide

Texas Sleepover Camp Guide

Summer camp is one of those childhood experiences that will stay with your child forever. It can be a hard decision to do a sleepover camp for the first time, so we wanted to provide you with a few of our favorites right here in Texas to check out! All of the camps listed in our Texas Sleepover Camp Guide will help your child gain valuable confidence, compile priceless memories and build lifelong friendships.

How to talk to kids about Black History Month!

How to talk to kids about Black History Month!

February is Black History Month. If you’re looking for ways this month (and always) to celebrate Black History and have age appropriate discussions about race and racism, you’ll want to bookmark our latest interview with our psychology contributor, Reon Baird-Feldman, PhD. Below, find her smart ideas on how to use this month to get those conversations started, from her perspective not only as a psychologist but as a Black mom of two (her daughters are pictured in their Black History Month shirts!).

Frisco Area Moms Local Summer Camp Guide 2022

Frisco Area Moms Local Summer Camp Guide 2022

The Frisco Area Moms Summer Camp Guide is here to help make your process of finding the perfect camp(s) for your little ones quick and easy, with all the info you need in one place! Scroll down for a  list of local day camps, sports camps, educational camps and more! You’ll find the age range for each camp, dates, sessions, special offers and how to register. 

Valentine’s Day Books!

Valentine’s Day Books!

Valentine’s Day is almost here and I have the perfect read alouds focusing on love, kindness, and friendship that are packed with kid appeal! From an endearing robot searching for the meaning of love to a little girl determined to create a valentine for her entire town to a variety of tales celebrating sweet embraces, the following stories are guaranteed to give readers all the feels and stir up that excitement for Valentine’s Day. 

Game Day Nachos

Game Day Nachos

Take your Game Day eats up a notch with these crowd-pleasing nachos! “Everyone gets excited when you pull out a warm tray of cheesy nachos!” says Alston Calabrese, who, along with Leigh Hansen, creates recipes and shares entertaining tips on Habitual Hostess. The pineapple salsa pairs perfect with the BBQ flavors for a unique spin on nachos—which couldn’t be easier to make. “It’s really just an assembly project, so no real cooking skills are needed,” says Leigh.

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