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Join St. Luke’s For An Upcoming Open House!

Join St. Luke’s For An Upcoming Open House!

OPEN HOUSES Middle School ExperienceWednesday, October 20, at 9:15am(Parents Only) Upper School Open HouseSunday, October 24 at 12:00pm Middle School Open HouseSunday, November 7 at 12:00pm Everyone looks forward to meeting you and sharing the St. Luke's difference....

Are You Considering a Doula?

Are You Considering a Doula?

  Recently, we connected with Carrie Copeland, a Connecticut mom and owner of Birth Partners, a full service birth and post-partum care business. Carrie has been a Doula since 2007,  and is Mom to three (a high school junior, and a sophomore and senior in...

Meet A Mom- Nancy Barlow

Meet A Mom- Nancy Barlow

If you have participated in a local road race or shopped at The Ridgefield Running Co. – we bet you have crossed paths with this wonderful and inspiring Ridgefield mom of two!

October Book Club Pick: Chandler Baker’s The Husbands

October Book Club Pick: Chandler Baker’s The Husbands

Our September Book Club pick is The Husbands, by Chandler Baker. This smart sophomore novel has been referred to as a feminist twist on the Stepford Wives. The story revolves around a woman balancing career and family and the Dynasty Ranch development, where husbands...

Maple Pumpkin Pecan Muffins!

Maple Pumpkin Pecan Muffins!

  These Maple Pumpkin Pecan Muffins are full of Fall flavor. Bake up a batch on the weekend to serve all week long as a grab-and-go breakfast! Thank you to our food contributor Kathleen Ashmore for sharing. Go to kathleenashmore.com to find all her recipes or follow...

Meet a Mom: Rosemary D’Urso of Library Mom!

Meet a Mom: Rosemary D’Urso of Library Mom!

Rosemary D’Urso, also known as the “Library Mom,” has been The Local Mom Network’s go-to resource for fantastic book recommendations (for both kids as well as moms) for the past few years. From books to read to toddlers to summer reading picks, she never misses. We’re...

Filet Sandwich with Horseradish Recipe!

Filet Sandwich with Horseradish Recipe!

This filet sandwich is a Fall crowd-pleaser, ready for football Sunday or any time you’re making food for a group. “It’s a perfect, easy meal for when you’re entertaining and don’t want to spend the entire time in the kitchen,” says Greenwich Moms‘ Layla Lisiewski....

Meet a Mom: Professional Organizer Teresa Dinneen!

Meet a Mom: Professional Organizer Teresa Dinneen!

Teresa Dinneen is a mom of two who lives with her husband and kids in Redondo Beach, CA. She’s also a professional organizer and stylist who works with a team of five to simplify her clients’ homes, and lives, and along the way shares her secrets on her Lifestyled...

Generation 9/11: An Interview with the Filmmaker

Generation 9/11: An Interview with the Filmmaker

Generation 9/11: An Interview with the Filmmaker This year marks the 20th anniversary of September 11th. For many of us, that tragic morning felt like a line drawn in the sand. You remember what you were doing, where you were—and who you were—before it happened. Then,...

5 Reasons Why Moms Should Play Sports!

5 Reasons Why Moms Should Play Sports!

As we head into Fall, many of us are signing our kids up for Fall sports—and reminiscing about our own childhood sports careers. What we should be doing? Signing ourselves up, too. Experts say sports aren’t just for kids, and moms especially should stay in the game to...

Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies!

Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies!

Cookies for breakfast? Why not, when they’re filled with fiber and protein-rich almond flour and free of added sugars like these. This recipe from our food contributor Kathleen Ashmore is a perfect “Back to School” choice—make them on a Sunday for a grab-and-go...

Summer Cocktail: Grilled Peach & Bourbon Smash!

Summer Cocktail: Grilled Peach & Bourbon Smash!

Cheers to the last few weeks of summer with this Grilled Peach & Bourbon Smash cocktail from Camp Cocktails : Easy, Fun, and Delicious Drinks for the Great Outdoors. Mixologist, author, and mom of two Emily Vikre says she created this to go with her family’s...

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This week’s Meet a Mom interview is with Andrea Lavinthal, a mom of two who is the Style & Beauty Director at PEOPLE. Like many families, Andrea and her husband, Justin Gregory and their kids Saxon, 4.5 and Vaughn, 2.5, moved to the suburbs (in her case,...

St Luke’s School

St Luke’s School

The Klein family at Tyler’s graduation. It’s every mom’s wish for her child to be excited to learn. At St. Luke's School, teachers and staff go Above and Beyond to connect with students, craft a strong academic curriculum, and create experiences that spark a lifelong...

Revenge Travel Safely with Treat!

Revenge Travel Safely with Treat!

Revenge travel. Also called a “comeback trip”, this travel trend is about making up for time at home during the pandemic. People are planning trips, and expanding their budgets to make these vacations extra special. Our newest partner, Treat, is bringing together...

Treat Care

Treat Care

  After over a year and a half of being primarily homebodies, we’re experiencing serious wanderlust. That’s why we’re thrilled to be partnering with Treat, an innovative new brand that’s set to launch their app in August and offering a holistic approach to...

Summer Citrus Salad

Summer Citrus Salad

This recipe from sisters Barbara and Carolina of Host to Perfection is, well, close to perfection. On hot summer nights, we're always looking for recipes that don't require us to turn on an oven—and this Summer Citrus Salad hits the spot. A nice alternative to a green...

Meet a Mom: Olympic Softball Star Cat Osterman!

Meet a Mom: Olympic Softball Star Cat Osterman!

“The biggest thing is you’re not going to win every game. You’re not going to win every pitch. You’re not going to win every at bat…You have to be able to figure out how you’re going to bounce back with it or how you’re just going to move forward with it.”

Mexican Street Corn Salad

    This Mexican Street Corn Salad is the perfect summer dish to serve at a backyard BBQ. You can pre-make the mayo mixture so when the corn is cooled, it’ll be ready to serve quickly. Thank you to our food contributor Kathleen Ashmore of Cat with a K...

Drowning Prevention- 5 Things To Know

Drowning Prevention- 5 Things To Know

  Pandemic or not, there are few bigger items on our list of “mom worries” than drowning. And with good reason – it’s the leading cause of accidental deaths in kids ages 1 to 4. But there are some really simple ways to keep your kids safer. We spoke to Adam...

Summer Reading Lists For Kids!

Summer Reading Lists For Kids!

This story was contributed by literary specialist and mom Rosemary D’Urso, aka the “Library Mom”. Go to librarymom.com for more of her expert picks, and follow her on Instagram @librarymombooks. While summer is an ideal time for children to relax, explore the...

Meet A Mom- Author Kate Messner

Meet A Mom- Author Kate Messner

A new book from Simon & Schuster, aimed at younger readers, focuses on one of the most famous faces of the fight against the pandemic—Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Author Kate Messner, who lives on Lake...

Summer Fun with Ledge Lounger!

Summer Fun with Ledge Lounger!

Summer Fun with Ledge Lounger! Jul 23, 2021 | Around Town   Summer is officially in full swing, and our newest partner, Ledge Lounger, wants to make sure your family has tons of fun this year!  Their products are all about making the most of your outdoor space,...

Meet a Mom: Lindsay Rechler, Author of Good Morning Zoom!

Meet a Mom: Lindsay Rechler, Author of Good Morning Zoom!

Lindsay Rechler is a NYC-based mom of two, a Managing Director at a global investment bank and most recently, a published author. Her first book, Good Morning Zoom, came about while explaining the pandemic to her young kids and was featured in the New York...

Meet a Mom: Journalist & Social Media Expert Amy Shoenthal!

Meet a Mom: Journalist & Social Media Expert Amy Shoenthal!

This week, our Meet a Mom interview is with NYC-based mom Amy Shoenthal. She’s a social media marketing pro who also writes a column for Forbes—including the recent spotlight on The Local Moms Network! We spoke to Amy, whose daughter is 2.5, about her career...

Travel Spotlight-Palm Beach Mom’s RV Experience

Travel Spotlight-Palm Beach Mom’s RV Experience

This story originally appeared on Palm Beach Moms. Recently, we borrowed a friend's RV—after I begged my husband to try the RV life. Hubby likes nice things and prefers a five star hotel with excellent room service to an Airbnb DIY situation, so it was a hard sell. ...

Summer Reading for Kids in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade!

Summer Reading for Kids in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade!

Credit: New Canaan/Darien Moms   This story was contributed by literary specialist and mom Rosemary D’Urso, aka the “Library Mom”. Go to librarymom.com for more of her expert picks, and follow her on Instagram @librarymombooks. While summer is an ideal time for...

Sheet Pan S’mores!

Sheet Pan S’mores!

If you love making s’mores but want to skip the mess of roasting marshmallows, keep things toddler safe and make a lot at once, try these Sheet Pan S’mores from Maria Provanzano of From Scratch with Maria. The best part? You can enjoy them this way well after summer...

4th of July Popsicles!

4th of July Popsicles!

4th of July Popsicles! Celebrate the 4th of July with these festive red, white and blue popsicles! Not only are they adorable, but they’re made with protein-packed green yogurt and fiber rich blueberries and strawberries.  Thank you to Sound Shore Moms for sharing!...

Covid Vaccines: Meet Two Doctor Moms on the Front Lines!

Covid Vaccines: Meet Two Doctor Moms on the Front Lines!

This week’s Meet a Mom interview is with two doctors who have lead a huge vaccination effort at their CA-based hospital. At the time of press, the CDC reports almost 150 million Americans are fully vaccinated—and these two women have helped administer 25,000 of those...

Easy Summer Cocktail: Pineapple, Lime, and Mint Sparkler!

Easy Summer Cocktail: Pineapple, Lime, and Mint Sparkler!

Thank you to The Local Moms Networkcontributor Maria Provenzano of From Scratch with Maria for sharing this delicious recipe! It’s really the perfect summer sip—refreshing, special, and able to be prepped ahead of time. Make a batch of the mint simple syrup on Sunday...

60 second coleslaw!

60 second coleslaw!

This take on coleslaw from Cat with a K Cooks uses pre-shredded coleslaw so it comes together in just under a minute. Plus, it can be made ahead so it's the perfect summer party (or busy weeknight) side. Serves 6-8 *For best flavor, allow to sit at least 4 hours in...

The New Frose: Frozen Spiked Desserts

The New Frose: Frozen Spiked Desserts

Just in time for summer, we rounded up some of the best spiked frozen drinks, popsicles and other desserts. If you love frosé, bookmark the list below for some fresh ideas, perfect for any summer soiree. We start with a new spicy twist on frosé, and then have some...

How To Prepare Your Child For Sleepaway Camp

How To Prepare Your Child For Sleepaway Camp

Are your kids going to sleepaway camp this summer? As you pack those bags, both parents and kids may be feeling a little nervous—and that's totally normal. We asked Renee Flax, Director of Camper Placement for the American Camp Association, NY and NJ, for her best...

Meet An Adoptive Mom of Four!

Meet An Adoptive Mom of Four!

Read on for this inspiring mom’s journey, from how she decided to adopt from Brazil to her best advice for adoptive parents.

Easy One-Skillet Spaghetti

Easy One-Skillet Spaghetti

There’s a time and place for cooking an elaborate meal, and it’s not during the week. Especially in the fun but frenetic weeks between school finishing up and camp beginning. This one-pan skillet spaghetti recipe from Kathleen, the mom behind CatwithaK Cooks, is more...

Swingly- Doorway Playhouse

Swingly- Doorway Playhouse

Having spent a majority of the past year-plus at home with our kids, many of us are looking for toys our kids will have fun with while also learning skills and burning off energy. You know the ones—toys that last and don’t get forgotten about after a few weeks. (Bonus...

Meet the Female Executives Behind Flow Alkaline Spring Water!

Meet the Female Executives Behind Flow Alkaline Spring Water!

Anyone else feel like staying hydrated is a constant battle? Especially as we head into summer, increasing your water intake is so crucial to your health. But if you’re not great about drinking water (hello, coffee and wine!) you should definitely try our newest...

Pick Your Own-2021 Guide

Pick Your Own-2021 Guide

Pick Your Own-2021 Guide Fairfield County    Berry Picking is always on our summer bucket list and we can’t wait to get outside with the kids and check out some of these great spots! Most pick-your-own farms in Fairfield County also sell their produce and some...

Summer Salad!

Summer Salad!

    If entertaining friends and family is on your summer bucket list, we suggest you utilize the pros that do this year after year at Palmer’s in Darien. They have everything you need, including handmade burgers, gourmet sides and easy appetizers like their...

2021 Summer Camp Guide

2021 Summer Camp Guide

With all the snow in February, our eyes are set on warmer temperatures and of course Summer Camps! Local camps are ready to make sure our kids have the best summer ever in 2021. The Ridgefield and Newtown Moms Summer Camp Guide is here to help make the decision and registration process simple for you this year. We’ve teamed up with our sister site Newtown Moms to bring you a comprehensive guide to days camps in the Greater Danbury area. With information all in one place, you’ve got what you need to keep your kids occupied this summer.

Miss Confident

Miss Confident

  Miss Confident was founded by Ridgefield Mom, Brooke Wyatt with the mission to help growing girls feel good about themselves and to make shopping a fun experience for both them and their grownups. As a mother of two growing girls, Brooke knows firsthand the...

Pina Colada Chia Seed Pops!

Pina Colada Chia Seed 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 milk ½ cup frozen banana chunks (or 1 small, very ripe banana)...

Book Club Interview – Zibby Owens

Book Club Interview – Zibby Owens

Zibby Owens is known for her podcast, Moms Don’t Have Time To Read Books, gaining recognition everywhere from Oprah.com to New York magazine. In 2020, she decided to put together a related anthology, a collection of essays covering topics we all deal with—parenthood,...

Meet A Mom- Tracy Sideris of Rabbit & The Oak

Meet A Mom- Tracy Sideris of Rabbit & The Oak

Get to know this beautifully creative and talented mama who used the pandemic to discover her niche of furniture re-design. She lives by one of her favorite quotes from Joanna Gaines, “The world needs who you were meant to be.”

Meet a Dad: Mauricio Umansky

Meet a Dad: Mauricio Umansky

Mauricio Umansky is founder and CEO of The Agency, a luxury real estate firm with more than 40 offices worldwide. He’s well-known throughout the industry for selling the most homes in the country for over $20 million—including the Playboy Mansion. He’s also, of...

Meet a Mom, Yllka Gashi

Meet a Mom, Yllka Gashi

Credit: Fadil Berisha This story originally appeared on New Canaan & Darien Moms.  Meet the inspiring Yllka Gashi, a mom and actress getting rave reviews for her lead role in HIVE. The film, which received the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film...

Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Lime Avocado Crema

Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Lime Avocado Crema

Thank you to our food contributor CatwithaK Cooks for sharing this delicious plant-based taco recipe with us. Introducing new vegetables (like cauliflower) to kids can be tricky. Experts recommend serving it in a form they are familiar with (in this case, tacos). Try...

Meet a Mom, Peggy Honore

Meet a Mom, Peggy Honore

Owner, Ridgefield Travel and Cruise Planners Travel has been both a sensitive and desirous topic since the pandemic began in 2020. Having constant wanderlust, we sat down and talked to travel expert (& team) Peggy Honore, a local Mom Owner of Ridgefield Travel and...

TLMN featured in Forbes!

TLMN featured in Forbes!

Apr 27, 2021,08:30am EDT|449 views This Founder Wants Moms To Feel More Connected To Their Local Communities Layla Lisiewski is a mom of four and CEO of The Local Moms Network, a platform of local resources for moms by moms. After six years at Merrill Lynch, Lisiewski...

Healthy Alfredo Pasta Recipe!

Healthy Alfredo Pasta Recipe!

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

Earth Day activities with Kids!

Earth Day activities with Kids!

  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...

Local Earth Day Happenings

Local Earth Day Happenings

Earth Art at New Pond Farm Friday, April 23 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Channel your inner Andy Goldsworthy and join us down in the meadow to create your earth friendly works of art, using only elements of nature, your bare hands, and your imaginations. Leave your creations in...

Easy Spring Salad

Easy Spring Salad

    Easy no-cook recipe that is bursting with spring flavors? Yes, please. Thank you to our contributor, CatwithaK Cooks, for sharing another beautiful, seasonal and nutritious dish! For more easy and delicious recipes, go to...

Rainy Day Activity: DIY Soap Molds!

Rainy Day Activity: DIY Soap Molds!

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 a Mom, Emma Hemming Willis

Meet a Mom, Emma Hemming Willis

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...

Meet A Dad- Jeff Kinney

Meet A Dad- 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...

Carrot Spice Cake

Carrot Spice Cake

Fall may have Pumpkin Spice, but this Spring, we're all about this Carrot Spice Snacking Cake. Thank you to our contributor, CatwithaK Cooks, for sharing this gluten, butter and oil-free healthy treat!   Carrot Spice Snacking Cake Yield: 1 8x8 inch square cake...

Pink Deviled Eggs

Pink Deviled Eggs

These days, we're all about making holidays a little *extra*. These "Pretty in Pink" Deviled Eggs from celebrity nutritionist and Today Show contributor Joy Bauer, RD, will certainly make your Easter table sparkle a little brighter.  "You can’t go wrong with eggs—the...

Cinnamon Roll Easter Bunnies

Cinnamon Roll Easter Bunnies

These Easter Bunny Cinnamon Rolls from Maegan, the talented mom behind The BakerMama, will do double duty as a fun holiday activity and a delicious Easter breakfast. And while you can certainly make your rolls from scratch, Maegan says store bought are perfectly...

Dr. Harvey Karp Shares How to Stop Toddler Tantrums

Dr. Harvey Karp Shares How to Stop Toddler Tantrums

Dr. Harvey Karp Shares How to Stop Toddler Tantrums Anyone else feel like their toddler’s tantrums have gotten more frequent, and more intense during the pandemic? We’re not sure if it’s all the extra time at home, less time at preschool or Mom’s fuse being shorter...

Author Susan Verde on Mindfulness, Yoga & Kids!

Author Susan Verde on Mindfulness, Yoga & Kids!

These days, kids have a lot on their plates—and were juggling plenty even before the pandemic. Susan Verde is a mom of three who has dedicated her career to teaching kids mindfulness, yoga and happiness—all coping skills for this modern age. She’s a New York Times...

Easter Events & Happenings!

Easter Events & Happenings!

IN PERSON Easter Egg Hunt Egg-Stravaganza  Mar. 24, 2021 through Mar. 25, 2021, 3pm; 4pm; 5pm Stew Leonard's Danbury 99 Federal Road, Danbury Baby & toddler, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary Free Stew Leonard’s invites children aged 8 and younger to join...

Baked Potato Bar

Baked Potato Bar

We’re always looking for weeknight dinner ideas that appeal to everyone in our families, from husbands to big kids to toddlers and even babies. That’s why this super simple but completely customizable Baked Potato Bar from The Baker Mama—a Dallas, TX-based mom of...

Raising the Bar- Interview with Sandy Golinkin

Raising the Bar- Interview with Sandy Golinkin

                                                                      Sandy Golinkin speaking at Richard's in Greenwich, CT   We’ve all heard the saying – little kids, little problems. Big kids, big problems. One of the biggest challenges when parenting older...

Meet a Mom: Sara Alter of Moment Consulting!

Meet a Mom: Sara Alter of Moment Consulting!

This week’s Meet a Mom is Sara Alter, a Greenwich Mom and founder of Moment Consulting. We spoke to Sara about her quest to help woman reach their goals, her family life in Old Greenwich and more. Plus, she shares her local favorites (below).  Can you please tell us a...

Hasselback Potato Skillet with Mustard Garlic Butter + Chives!

Hasselback Potato Skillet with Mustard Garlic Butter + Chives!

  This easy potato dish is just a little bit of an upgrade on classic roast potatoes. Use it to introduce picky eaters to new flavors, or for your next dinner party. Thanks to our food contributor CatwithaK Cooks for sharing this go-to recipe! Hasselback Potato...

Rainbow Cheesecake

Rainbow Cheesecake

We love this colorful cheesecake for St. Patrick's Day, an alternative to a birthday cake or any time you need to mix up a little cheer. It does need to chill overnight, so grab these ingredients below and click through for the full instructions from food blogger and...

St. Patrick’s Day Drawing

St. Patrick’s Day Drawing

Looking for ways to celebrate St. Patty’s Day at home this year? We asked Kathy Chattoraj, owner of Future Picassos, to share a fun project for kids of all ages—see below! Older kids can use these to draw their own and younger kids can simply color in the template. To...

Gardening With Kids

Gardening With Kids

Spring is finally here, and we couldn’t be happier to be shaking off the winter doldrums and getting outside again. Since we’re planning on still spending more time at home this spring and summer, gardening is at the top of our list. We found a fantastic new book,...

Motivate with Gabby Bernstein

Motivate with Gabby Bernstein

A Conversation with Motivation Guru Gabby Bernstein! This story was contributed by our wellness columnist, Michelle Calarco. When I first heard about the concept of “manifesting,” and the idea that you can attract whatever you want, I’ll admit it sounded a...

Meet A Mom Jenn Sproule

Meet A Mom Jenn Sproule

Meet Jenn Sproule, a Ridgefield mom of four who moved to town in 2015. Jenn works at St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, where she serves as Upper School English Department Chair. She loves “talking with young people about literature” through her job, and on weekends,...

Creamy Vegetable Chowder!

Creamy Vegetable Chowder!

  This comforting, veggie-filled soup comes together quickly, in about a half hour. Plus, it uses long lasting root vegetables (sweet potatoes and carrots) and some frozen corn, making it a perfect end of week, pre-grocery shop meal. Thanks to our food...

Connecticut Announces Plans to Ease Some COVID-19 Restrictions

Governor Ned Lamont announced on Thursday that in the coming days he plans to revise some requirements that were implemented in Connecticut in the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly when it comes to those relating to capacity levels and travel restrictions....

Self Care

Self Care

Does anyone else feel like in the past year they haven’t been alone—truly alone—for more than a handful of times? Ironically, staying isolated at home can mean not being very isolated (ever!) from your kids. Without any time to ourselves, many of us are catching up on...

Meet A Mom- Meghan Salonia of Newtown Moms!

Meet A Mom- Meghan Salonia of Newtown Moms!

This week’s Meet a Mom interview is with Meghan Salonia, the mom behind Newtown Moms, one of the CT sites of The Local Moms Network, encompassing Newtown and the Danbury area. This mom of two (Isabelle is 4 and Abby is 17 months) first started following The Local Moms...

Book Club Addition- Your Fully Charged Life

Book Club Addition- Your Fully Charged Life

Every time we interview Meaghan Murphy, her commitment to finding the “Yay” in the everyday is contagious.  Her Instagram is also like a shot of sunshine, full of ideas and strategies to find joy, from workouts to mind shifts. She's also a super fun mom to three...

The Local Moms Network Book Club: Your Fully Charged Life! 

The Local Moms Network Book Club: Your Fully Charged Life! 

Photo credit: Lauren Anzevino   Every time we interview Meaghan Murphy, her commitment to finding the “Yay” in the everyday is contagious.  Her Instagram is also like a shot of sunshine, full of ideas and strategies to find joy, from workouts to mind shifts....

How to Help Texas

How to Help Texas

    At The Local Moms Network, we’re moms committed to helping other moms. And right now in Texas, a lot of moms are dealing with unimaginably tough conditions due to the record-breaking snowfall—freezing temperatures, homes being destroyed and lack of food....

Meet-A-Mom Interview 

Meet-A-Mom Interview 

Laura & Gabrielle of You Can't Craft With us   1. Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in Ridgefield?  Gabrielle: I grew up in Ridgefield and moved back about 5 years ago. Laura: I am originally from Yonkers, NY and I currently live in...

Busy Little Hands- Activities For Preschoolers

Busy Little Hands- Activities For Preschoolers

Previously, we’ve shared all about one of our favorite cookbook authors, Amy Palanjian, the Iowa-based mom behind Yummy Toddler Food. On her blog and Instagram she shares her expert tips, recipes and real life moments that we can all relate to. In her new book, Food...

The Ultimate 2021 Sleepaway Camp Guide!

The Ultimate 2021 Sleepaway Camp Guide!

Spending part of their summer at camp is one of those amazing experiences that will stay with your child forever. Use this guide to learn about some of the top sleepaway options throughout the United States. All of them will help your child gain valuable confidence,...

Valentine’s Day Fairy Shake!

Valentine’s Day Fairy Shake!

This story was contributed by SouthOC Moms Network. Who is ready to celebrate Valentine’s day with a super sweet treat? This Valentine’s Day Fairy Shake will bring smiles to all the kiddos faces this year. Ingredients: 1 Vanilla Ice Cream Cool Whip Icee or a Slurpee...

Valentine’s Dessert Board

Valentine’s Dessert Board

We love this Valentine’s Day dessert board from our food contributor, CatwithaK Cooks, and think it will for a sweet activity and family-friendly snack. Not only is it colorful and festive, it’s easy to use it as a template and go with any ingredients you have—and...

Meet A Mom-Jacqueline Lisk

Meet A Mom-Jacqueline Lisk

Meet Jacqueline Lisk, Ridgefield Mom, writer who has a way with words that move you, make you think, connect, act and founder of JR Lisk, Inc., a content creation and strategy agency. 

Easy Peanut Butter Football Dip!

Easy Peanut Butter Football Dip!

This easy, no-bake dessert dip from Lynn Lilly, the talented mama behind the Craft Box Girls blog uses basic pantry ingredients like peanut butter, chocolate chips and pretzels. We’ll be making it for the Super Bowl and then again for Valentine’s Day—simply swapping...

Super Bowl Snack Board!

Super Bowl Snack Board!

Super Bowl eats are known for being heavy—cheesy dips, fried wings, and rib-sticking chili. And we’re all about comfort food, but we also love to serve a little something green to go along with it. That way, there’s something for everyone, from kids to adults,...

COVID-19 Vaccine: Grandparent Visits, Travel & More!

COVID-19 Vaccine: Grandparent Visits, Travel & More!

Now that COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out natinwide,  we’re starting to wonder what this means for our families and routines. How will the vaccines change visits with grandparents, who have been prioritized for immunization? And is spring break/summer travel now...

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