As we head into the holiday season, we’re always looking for new baking projects to do with our kids, and things to make holidays breakfasts extra special. This Snickerdoodle Donut recipe from author and recipe developer Sara Mellas, fits both those bills. It comes from Chapter Two of her new cookbook, The Easy Baked Donut Cookbook, and uses only simple ingredients you likely already have in your pantry. For more from Sara, follow her on Instagram @sara.mellas!
Over the summer, it seemed like everyone and their sister was talking about forming a “pod” for their kids. And around the country, many families did, for a variety of reasons, in a number of ways. Some did it out of necessity, and others did it out of choice. Some chose to “go remote” and others were looking for community (and in some cases, tutoring) while their schools were virtual. Still others decided to homeschool this year. We decided to reach out to some “pod moms” from HeyMama, a community of working moms that The Local Moms Network is a part of, to find out what their pod experience has been like over the past two months.
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.
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...
As moms, we all want to give our kids a healthy start, and that’s why so many of us have made our own baby food. From those adorable first bites to enticing picky toddlers, feeding our kids can be rewarding, a struggle, or (in most cases), both. That’s one of the...
With many schools requiring kids to wear masks, teaching kids to keep their mask on is going hand in hand with teaching ABCs and geometry. Help your child’s teacher by encouraging your kids with these easy tips! Practice During Screen Time We’ve hearing this tip...
Autumn Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup This Autumn Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup combines classic fall ingredients in a savory and sweet, healthy meal. Former chef and mom of two, Jennifer Segal, is the blogger behind Once Upon A Chef and author of a book, also called...
Looking for some fall festivities or some spooky family fun? Check out these upcoming events in Ocean County!
Put on your Uggs, grab your kids and pumpkin latte and head on over to one of these Ocean County spots for some fall festivities!
Back to School time is coming fast! All the details on this wonderful new book by this accomplished mom of two.
Basil is one of our favorite summer flavors, and this time of year, home gardens are overflowing with it. Megan Sullivan of The Local Moms Network has shared her favorite ways to use the basil in her own home garden in Greenwich, CT. 1. Pesto We love pesto...
A great twist on key lime pie from two talented entertaining experts and sisters.
Going through a divorce can be confusing and overwhelming. Let our friends Lyons & Associates, P.C. help you navigate this process with these four great tips on how to be properly prepared.
As a follow up to our Summer Reading Guide for Moms, we decided to put together a Summer Reading Guide for Kids, with recommendations from some of our moms across the country that make up The Local Moms Network. Check out their picks and freshen your reading routine this summer!
Father’s Day is coming, do you have a gift yet?? Here are some ideas of amazing gifts for Father’s Day that you can get right here in Southern Ocean County!
Looking for a book to read this summer? The Local Moms Network took a poll of favorites to add to your must read list!
The mompreneurs behind Press Pause Project shed some light on common misconceptions about CBD.
Whether you’re hosting a Mother’s Day brunch this year, or simply want to toast to yourself, we can’t think of a better cocktail to do it with than these Mother’s Day Floral Cocktails from The Local Moms Network contributor Domestikated Life. Elderflower liquor is...
The 14 day Memorial day Meltdown is for woman who don’t have much time and want to get back on track to keep a healthy lifestyle throughout the summer so you can have the energy to keep going even on the longest days of the year!
Meet Dawn! Local mom, artist, and co-owner of graphic design boutique agency Swing Graphics & BreakerZine, a quarterly, independent arts and culture magaZINE of the Jersey coast
When you’re trying to support a friend or family member who’s finding it hard to start (or add to) their family, it can be difficult to find the right words—especially if you’ve never dealt with infertility yourself.