7 Ways to Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem

  This original piece was shared by The Local Moms Network Contributor Tamara Iglesias of Wellynest. Building your child’s self-esteem is not about making them better, it’s about cultivating who they truly are and honoring the authentic growth and expression of...

Dinner Party 101: Easy Tips to Try

Hosting a dinner party can be daunting, especially when you don’t have a ton of time (read: you have kids) or you haven’t done it in a while (also: kids). Fall is the perfect time to give it a try, because there’s an abundance of amazing fruit and vegetables available...

Halloween & The Teal Pumpkin Project!

  For most kids, Halloween is pretty much the best day of the year. Between the costumes, the candy, and the fun with friends, what’s not to love? But for kids with serious food allergies, Halloween can feel like yet another fun thing they miss out on. That’s...

My BRCA Story: Chicago North Shore Mom Shares Her Journey

As Chicago North Shore Moms, part of The Local Moms Network, celebrates its one year anniversary, we spoke with the woman behind it, Ellie Ander, about her personal breast cancer story. Just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Ellie, a mom of three, shares how...

Meet a Mom: Joy Bauer of the Today Show!

Joy Bauer, MS, RDN, is best known as the energetic and motivating resident nutritionist and health expert on NBC’s Today Show. This accomplishment, however, is only one item on her very full resume. Joy is also a columnist for Woman’s Day magazine, the New York City...

Books Toddlers—and Adults—Will Both Love!

This article was contributed by Rosemary D’Urso, the school library-turned SAHM behind and librarymom.com. Follow her on Instagram @librarymombooks. You want to read to your children, but you would rather do ten loads of laundry before having to read Goodnight...

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