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High-Risk Pregnancy: What to Do and How to Cope

High-Risk Pregnancy: What to Do and How to Cope

While pregnancy can be exciting, many of us moms have had high risk pregnancies, be it carrying multiples or because of other health conditions. If your pregnancy is high risk, it’s natural to have a mix of emotions ranging from joy and anticipation—to fear and even sorrow. Even though every woman’s high risk pregnancy is different, you’re not alone. Fortunately, we were able to connect with Jennifer Humphrey, MSN, RN, a trained, certified fetal care coordinator for women with high-risk pregnancies at Connecticut Children’s who supports families facing some of the most challenging fetal conditions. She answered many questions that may help you – or someone you care about!

The Run Like a Mother® 5k Road Race Returns to Ridgefield!

The Run Like a Mother® 5k Road Race Returns to Ridgefield!

“We are excited to hold the 14th running of this special race in Ridgefield. We want to encourage women of all ages to do something special for themselves on Mother’s Day, and bring along their mom, sister, daughter, or friends to enjoy the special day, and have spouses, partners, and children cheer them on,” says Megan Searfoss, founder of Run Like a Mother, longtime Ridgefield resident, and owner of Ridgefield/Darien Running Company.

Meet a Mom: Nikki Reed

Meet a Mom: Nikki Reed

Nikki Reed is best known for starring as vampire Rosale Hale in The Twilight Saga, and for her breakout role as a teenager in the critically acclaimed movie Thirteen. More recently, however, she’s focused on other roles, including founding Bayou with Love, a...

5 Spring Vegetables to Add to Your Shopping List

5 Spring Vegetables to Add to Your Shopping List

Spring is for revamping – and your meal options are no exception. If you’re a creature of habit, here’s a nudge to try some new, seasonal options. To help savor the very best of spring gardens, The Local Moms Network contributor Stefani Sassos, Registered Dietician...

Asparagus, Swiss Chard & Feta Frittata

Asparagus, Swiss Chard & Feta Frittata

Asparagus is a spring farmer’s market staple, and this frittata is a great way to use up a bunch—or any seasonal veggies you have on hand. Thanks to the TODAY Show’s Joy Bauer for sharing! INGREDIENTS: • 6 whole eggs • 6 egg whites • ½ cup light sour cream •...

Spring in New York

Spring in New York

The sun streams through the clouds in Central Park. Joggers running around the Reservoir trade leggings for shorts. Sweaters are tied at the waist during lunchtime strolls to the Boathouse. Now that spring has sprung and the Northeast slowly warms up, there’s no...

7 Ways to Reduce Screen Time

7 Ways to Reduce Screen Time

As parents, all of us often wonder – “Are my children spending too much time in front of screens?” The American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization recommends a variety of things depending on the child’s age, and provide recommendations for ways to help balance the screen time. Given screen time IS a reality for kids of this generation, we turned to Connecticut Children’s whose developmental pediatric experts share 7 ways you can help your child reduce their screen time…in a realistic way!

Classic and Cool: The White Shirt Round-Up

Classic and Cool: The White Shirt Round-Up

Fashion and function intersect at the white button blouse. That’s why this staple is so appropriately called a wardrobe workhorse. Classic and chic, the white button shirt exudes calm, cool and collected. Spring is a great time to put this staple at the forefront of...

Why Camp?

Why Camp?

Psychologist Dr. Tracy Brenner, “The Camp Counselor,” is working with Maine Camp Experience on the topic of mental health in a camp-related context. She is incredibly excited to support camps, campers, camp staff, and parents to promote social emotional development,...

Meal Planner: Trader Joe’s Edition

Meal Planner: Trader Joe’s Edition

Ask any mother – working woman or stay-at-home mom, contented chef or takeout pro – busy families need meal inspiration. Use the Local Mom’s Network meal-planning guide to get breakfast, lunch and dinner on the table simply and easily. In this installment, we look to...

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails & Mocktails

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails & Mocktails

Cheers to the Irish and to you, Moms! Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day we’re sharing a roundup of 8 delicious cocktails and mocktails to serve and sip on March 17 (or any time!). And thankfully, there isn’t a green beer in the mix… Cocktails The Irish Maid from A...

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