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Build Your Own Rice Bowl Board

Build Your Own Rice Bowl Board

This Build Your Own Rice Bowl Board allows each member of your family to create a dinner plate they’ll love–and actually eat! Picky eaters may just choose chicken and rice, while more adventurous ones may add edamame, spicy Sriracha sauce or cilantro. We’ve been long-time fans of these boards from The Bakermama because they are so family-friendly – and fun! Visit her Instagram and site for more.

Toddler Tantrums

Toddler Tantrums

This original story was shared by The Local Moms Network Contributor Harvey Karp, M.D.

Toddler truth: Tantrums usually peak at 18 to 24 months, subside a bit, then crest again around 3.5 years. So, knowing how to prevent—and quell—these meltdowns now will for-sure pay off in spades down the road.

Meet a Mom Monday

Meet a Mom Monday

We’re so excited to introduce Nicole Hendelman-Dersovitz, a mompreneur and the founder of NicoleHD Jewelry. Nicole has been in the jewelry industry her entire life and over the past 3 decades, she’s become an icon, shaking-up the fine jewelry industry by creating a direct-to-consumer fine jewelry brand that is more accessible than other fine jewelry companies with unnecessarily large markups.

All Terrain Natural Products Helping Families Enjoy the Outdoors

All Terrain Natural Products Helping Families Enjoy the Outdoors

As moms, we’re always looking for ways to have fun outside as a family, and for products that are truly safe and non-toxic. All Terrain is our latest find that fits both bills, and we’re thrilled to partner with this effective, environmentally friendly and yes, safe, line of insect repellents, itch relief soap, cream & spray, bandages and poison ivy products!

Mother’s Day Guide 2022

Mother’s Day Guide 2022

As Mother’s Day is quickly approaching we have an amazing guide to help you organize your day or send out signals to your significant other about the perfect day or relaxing gift item.  Ocean County Moms Mother’s Day Guide 2022 is sponsored by: Cornerstone Kitchen and Tap and Ageless Aesthetics .

Spring break 2022-10 Things to Do with Kids

Spring break 2022-10 Things to Do with Kids

  10 Awesome Activities to Head to Over Spring Break:    Are you looking for some fun, exciting or unique ways to spend your days over spring break? Explore any of these places below from parks to hike, beaches to explore, museums to learn or rides to get...

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!

Miss O and Friends New NFT

Miss O and Friends New NFT

At the end of March, one of our favorite mom-founded organizations, Miss O and Friends, launched its first NFT project that will celebrate girls! Previously, we’re shared all about Miss O and Friends, a safe socialization brand for girls, which already encompasses a website, streaming TV show, app and much more. So we were fascinated when co-founder Juliette Brindak Blake reached out to share the news about their NFT launch.

Peep Rice Krispie Treats

Peep Rice Krispie Treats

This story originally appeared on our sister site, Sound Shore Moms. 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...

Meet-a-Mom: Jennifer Levi

Meet-a-Mom: Jennifer Levi

This weeks meet-a- mom is Jennifer Levi.  Jennifer is a local mom that runs Wheee Get Fit+Play, LLC . Jennifer’s passion is working with both pregnant and postpartum moms on their journey to be the very best version of themselves. Read more on Jennifer’s interview below.

Meet-a-Dad Monday: Bode Miller

Meet-a-Dad Monday: Bode Miller

Skier Bode Miller is a gold medal-winning five time Olympian, a dad of eight and a tireless advocate, with his wife Morgan, for pool safety. After their 19-month-old daughter Emeline drowned in June 2018, the family has spoken out about the layers of safety measures that can save children, including gates, alarms, and most importantly, swimming lessons.

Blue Moon Perinatal- Helping Moms To Be

Blue Moon Perinatal- Helping Moms To Be

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.

Top 10 Family Vacation Ideas for 2022

Top 10 Family Vacation Ideas for 2022

Traveling as a family is one of the most fun and enriching things you can do with your children. From beach vacations to cultural journeys to rustic adventures, there are so many wonderful options for every interest and budget. As your kids go from toddlers to teenagers, your trips will evolve as well. With so many families traveling for the first time in a few years, and making up for that time at home with some special trips, we asked Valerie Wilson Travel, (a member of the Virtuoso premier luxury and experiential travel network) to share their shortlist of travel ideas they recommend for families. Happy travels and here’s to more adventures in 2022 and beyond!

A Salad By Kinney Lane

A Salad By Kinney Lane

With the weather warming up and schedules getting busier, we’re all about throwing together quick salads—and this spring version from Rachael Mahoney of Kinney Lane, a Greenwich, CT-based healthy prepared meal delivery business, is at the top of our list.

Spring Guide 2022

Spring Guide 2022

Spring is here and Ocean County is blossoming! We have created for you some fun and exciting ways to spend the start of spring. From Easter egg hunts, Easter Bunny sightings, spring fairs and even ways on how to keep busy with the kids over break. Subscribe and check out  our calendar to always stay on top of the hottest happenings in Ocean County.

Lemon Yogurt Cake

Lemon Yogurt Cake

This Lemon Yogurt Cake from The Local Moms Network Contributor Kathleen “Kat” Ashmore just feels like Spring to us! Perfect for Easter or any Spring soiree, it can be made gluten-free and topped with either a lemon glaze or more decadent buttercream, depending on the occasion and company. Follow Kat on Tik Tok at @katcancook, on Instagram @kat_can_cook and visit her website, kathleenashmore.com, for more from her recipe collection.

Spring Fashion

Spring Fashion

Anyone else *more* than ready to swap winter coats and sweaters for spring dresses and tops? We asked designer Katie Fong Biglin, for her go-to picks for the season. All of them are mom-friendly (read: easy to style) and many of them are perfect for pregnancy and post-partum, as Katie is expecting her second little one soon!

Meet-a-Mom Monday: Lois Robbins

Meet-a-Mom Monday: Lois Robbins

This week’s Meet a Mom interview is with New York City-based actress and mom of four Lois Robbins! Over her career, she has built a rich resume of credits on the big screen (most recently The Aspern Papers with Jonathan Rhys Meyers), small screen (One Life to Live, All My Children, Sex and the City, Law & Order) and off-Broadway (including her one-woman play L.O.V.E.R.). But recently, she decided to launch The LoDown, an Instagram Live show that is already reaching 100,000 viewers per episode, and featuring celebrities like Kristin Chenoweth, Brooke Shields, Kelly Rutherford and others.

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