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Pina Colada Chia Pops

Pina Colada Chia Pops

  This sweet treat from Beach Cities Moms is full of tropical flavors, and since it skips the rum, is a perfect dessert for the whole family. Piña Colada Chia Pops makes 6 popsicles 1 14-ounce can coconut milk½ cup frozen banana chunks (or 1 small, very ripe...

Healthy Alfredo

Healthy Alfredo

If you're trying to sneak more veggies into your family meals, this Cauliflower Alfredo Pasta from our contributor CatwithaK Cooks is a great start. For more recipes from The Local Moms Network, go to https://thelocalmomsnetwork.com/articles/recipes/. Cauliflower...

Meet a Mom Monday: Stephanie Hebron

Meet a Mom Monday: Stephanie Hebron

Meet a Mom Monday: Stephanie Hebron   Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town?  I am a  born and  raised Queens, NY  girl. I moved to NJ IN 1999. I have lived in Jackson NJ for almost 18 years! Child(ren) and Age(s)?  I have 3 children....

Meet Becky Robinson

Meet Becky Robinson

Becky Robinson as the Entitled Housewife Becky Robinson is the comedian behind Entitled Housewife, one of the funniest spoofs on “mom culture” we’ve seen. Her character sends up all-too-recognizable parts of modern motherhood, from mommy wine culture (in her case,...

Meet a Mom: Meghan Mosakowski 

Meet a Mom: Meghan Mosakowski 

Meet Meghan Mosakowski    Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town?  I am originally from Palisades Park, NJ (have moved twice after that), but are currently residing in Point Pleasant, NJ for the past year! Child(ren) and Age(s)?  Almost...

Easy Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Cookies

Easy Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Cookies

Early on in the pandemic, we may have overdone it with the banana bread baking. But when we saw these nutritious cookies from our contributor CatwithaK Cooks, we knew we had to try them. Without any added sugar and with plenty of fiber, they make a great breakfast for...

Jonathan Adler’s Tips on Work From Home Life

Jonathan Adler’s Tips on Work From Home Life

This story was contributed by our new wellness columnist, Michelle Calarco. The pandemic has altered nearly all aspects of our lives, and the way we work is at the top of the list. Remote work has become the norm for a lot of us and for some this may even be a...

10 Things to Do on Earth Day

10 Things to Do on Earth Day

  Earth Day 2021 is Thursday 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...

Rainy Day Activities

Rainy Day Activities

This rainy day activity from our contributor Maria Provenzano is our favorite type of DIY—it's easy enough to do with kids, but the result is cute enough to give as a gift. You can customize the shapes for any holiday or interest by simply using different silicone...

Meet the Mom Duo Behind Miss O and Friends!

Meet the Mom Duo Behind Miss O and Friends!

We’ve all heard the saying, “Little kids, little problems…Big kids, big problems.” As our kids move from toddlerhood to school age and into the tween years, self-esteem and safety become primary concerns—especially in the era of social media. So we are thrilled to...

Restaurant Style Caesar Dressing

Restaurant Style Caesar Dressing

Need an easy lunch idea for the week? This super simple Restaurant Style Caesar Dressing can be thrown over salad (homemade or bagged) for a quick midday meal. Add grilled or rotisserie chicken strips for protein (or sub in chickpeas for a vegetarian option). And if...

Emma Heming-Willis, Creator of CocoBaba

Emma Heming-Willis, Creator of CocoBaba

Before her 12-year-and-counting marriage to actor Bruce Willis, Emma Heming Willis walked the runway as a model for some of the world’s top fashion houses, including Chanel, Valentino and Ralph Lauren. Needless to say, skincare was important to her work—and she has...

Book Club interview with Laurie Frankel

Book Club interview with Laurie Frankel

Our next “Book Club” interview is with New York Times-bestselling novelist Laurie Frankel, whose latest book, One Two Three, comes out in June.  She is best known for her critically acclaimed novel, This is How It Always Is, which follows the journey of a family with...

Meet A Mom Monday: Necole Ganley

Meet A Mom Monday: Necole Ganley

Meet A Mom Monday: Necole Ganley     Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town?  I was born and raised in Bayonne, NJ.  I moved to Jackson NJ with my parents in my teens and I’ve been here ever since. Child(ren) and Age(s)?  My...

Meet a Dad: Diary of a Wimpy Kid’s Jeff Kinney

Meet a Dad: Diary of a Wimpy Kid’s Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid has sold over 150 million copies, making it one of the bestselling children’s series of all times. Author Jeff Kinney is a verified celebrity in the genre, and was even named one of Time magazine’s Most Influential People.  This week, we’re...

Meet the Mom Behind Compassionate Counselor!

Meet the Mom Behind Compassionate Counselor!

Today we are so excited to introduce you to Kate Nazario, a mom and Licensed Professional Counselor in NJ. She specializes in providing therapy to children, adolescents and adults who struggle with Anxiety, Depression, Parenting Skills, and Maternal Mental Health (postpartum mental health).

Breast Health During A Pandemic

Breast Health During A Pandemic

During these busy, stressful times, it can be really hard to take care of your own health. Our kids’ emotional, educational, physical AND other needs can take up 150 percent of our time. But skipping basic self-care can be counterintuitive.

Who We Play For: Preventing Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Who We Play For: Preventing Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Did you know that Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death amongst student athletes and on school campuses? And that 1 in 300 kids have an undetected heart condition that puts them at risk? That’s why the parents behind Who We Play For (WWPF) formed a...

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