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Meet-a-Mom Monday:Cheryl Granito

Meet-a-Mom Monday:Cheryl Granito

This week’s Meet a Mom interview is with Cheryl Granito, the amazing mom behind the Denville Moms, part of The Local Moms Network. She is a former Special Education teacher, a girl mom of three (Harper,10, Kayla, 5, and Ellie, 2), and a metastatic breast cancer warrior. We spoke to her about being dismissed by doctors before her diagnosis, advocating for herself (and now other woman), what she wants newly diagnosed women to know, what is helping her feel strong today, and more.

Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Elf on the Shelf Ideas

This story originally appeared on South Houston Moms.  This year, I’m helping to bring the magic of Christmas to your home with a pre-planned list of Elf on the Shelf ideas! You’ll spend under 5 minutes each evening setting up a daily surprise that will help create...

Meet-A-Mom  Monday

Meet-A-Mom Monday

This week’s Meet a Mom is one of the newest additions to The Local Moms Network (TLMN), Lindsey Harrison, who is one of the New Canaan-Darien Moms. She and her husband and daughter Wesleigh (3.5) live in the beach community of Rowayton, in Norwalk, CT. In addition to joining our team last winter, Lindsey also runs the popular blog, Home With The Harrisons, and recently launched her own interior design firm, Dear Elizabeth Interiors! We caught up with this busy toddler mom to ask her about joining our network, her new business and balancing all these fantastic projects.

Coffee Shop Guide

Coffee Shop Guide

Are you working from home and looking for a new place to use the WIFI, need a new spot to let your creative juices flow, or maybe you just need a mid morning or afternoon pick me up, if any of these speak to you, then check out these amazing coffee places in Ocean County. 

Fallen Apple Cocktail

Fallen Apple Cocktail

This cocktail was shared by Lindsay Wernert Potter, the cocktail contributor for Greenwich Moms, from local restaurant Little Pub. Want to sip on something more festive this season than a Cab? Try mixing up this Fall cocktail. It uses cinnamon sticks, fresh apples and...

2021 Holiday Guide

2021 Holiday Guide

We are filled with JOY here at Ocean County Moms to share with you our Holiday Guide. As the holidays start to roll in we have found some amazing places to shop, local farmers markets, theaters, breakfast with Santa, holiday lights, cozy coffee shops, and SO much more. 

Meet-a-Mom Monday: Alex Morgan

Meet-a-Mom Monday: Alex Morgan

In 2009, Alex Morgan joined the US Women’s soccer team, making history as the team’s youngest player, at just 22. Today, at 32, she’s a three-time Olympian, having taken home gold in London in 2012 and bronze this past summer in Tokyo. She helped the US win the World Cup in 2015. But 17 months ago she added a different role—Mom—to her impressive resume, when she gave birth to daughter Charlie. We spoke to Alex about how becoming a mother has influenced her career, her thoughts on raising an athlete (and her Fun Comes First campaign with GoGo squeeZ), her commit to gender equality in sports, and more.

Easy Pumpkin Chili

Easy Pumpkin Chili

This pumpkin chili recipe from Chef Debra Ponzek is a classic fall dish, full of seasonal flavors like pumpkin and butternut squash. Like all chilis, it’s versatile and can be made ahead and frozen, making it a go-to for busy autumn nights.

Meet a Mom Monday:Christie Esteves

Meet a Mom Monday:Christie Esteves

Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town?  I've lived in Toms River my entire life (33 years) Child(ren) and Age(s)? 2 kids: Juvia 4, Ezra 1 One thing people would be surprised to know about you. It might not be that surprising to people that...

After School Guide

After School Guide

Starlight Performing Arts Starlight Performing Arts, located in Manahawkin, NJ, offers training in Dance, Voice,Acting for Stage and TV/Film, Musical Theater, Instruments, Audition prep, Self-tapes and more. Whether you are looking for group classes or private lessons...

Halloween Books for Kids

Halloween Books for Kids

  This story was contributed by Rosemary D'Urso of Library Mom! Follow her on instagram @librarymombooks.   It’s the season of ghosts and goblins and we are thrilled to share our list of brand-new picture books along with some timeless favorites that are...

Meet-a-Mom Monday: Samara P. O’Neill

Meet-a-Mom Monday: Samara P. O’Neill

Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town?  Went to Jackson Memorial when there was only 1 HS 🙂 Child(ren) and Age(s)?  2 Children - Olivia Sara 9yrs. & Danny Jr. 12                   One thing people would be surprised to know about you....

Divorce During the Pandemic and The Process

Divorce During the Pandemic and The Process

Were you contemplating getting a divorce before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic? Or did you start the divorce process before the stay-at-home order began? Our #partners @dalena_bosch explain that even though many businesses may still have their employees working from home, you can still get started with your divorce or continue through the divorce process at this time.

Littles Guide

Littles Guide

Ocean County Moms is proud to bring you our Littles Guide.  For all things for those littles ones you have.  From photography shoots, sleep therapist, speech therapist, chiropractors, unique toys and more! Check out these amazing businesses, follow them, support them and reach out to them. 

Filet Sandwich with Horseradish

Filet Sandwich with Horseradish

This filet sandwich is a Fall crowd-pleaser, ready for football Sunday or any time you’re making food for a group. “It’s a perfect, easy meal for when you’re entertaining and don’t want to spend the entire time in the kitchen,” says Greenwich Moms‘ Layla Lisiewski. Kids don’t love spice? Just hold the horseradish sauce and serve with ketchup.

Meet-a-Mom Monday: Kelly Coyle Crivelli

Meet-a-Mom Monday: Kelly Coyle Crivelli

Meet one of our favorite moms, Kelly Coyle Crivelli. Kelly is the owner of The Little Point Bookshop, in Point Pleasant Beach and one of our favorite moms. Her love for books is inspiring and we can’t wait for you to meet her. Check out her social media pages, website and stop by the shop better yet, join us at her fantastic bookclub!

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