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Meet a Mom: Wall Street Journal’s Julie Jargon!

Meet a Mom: Wall Street Journal’s Julie Jargon!

The second Meet a Mom of the week interview is with Julie Jargon, the Wall Street Journal’s Family & Tech columnist. We picked her brain on tech and screen time during quarantine, her career in journalism and more. Want to follow along with what Julie is working...

Detox Drink Recipe from Sara Lovestyle!

Detox Drink Recipe from Sara Lovestyle!

We’re all about small, easy ways to be healthier. That’s why we love this versatile twist on spa water from Sara Hood, aka Sara Lovestyle. “This infused water is a fun way to change up boring water. It helps me consume more water, and I get to eat the fruit!” explains...

Daniella Monet Talks Baby #2!

Daniella Monet Talks Baby #2!

Credit:Jeffrey Fountain   The last time we chatted with Daniella Monet, she was getting ready to become a mom for the first time. Her son Gio is now 1.5, and she is getting ready to welcome Baby #2 – a girl! We spoke to the actress about prepping for her new...

Where To Ski & Snowboard Within Driving Distance!

Where To Ski & Snowboard Within Driving Distance!

Looking to take a day trip or weekend trip to the mountain to ski, snowboard or even go tubing? There are plenty of options within driving distance. Check out our Skiing & Snowboarding Resource Page for a list of mountains for day trips, weekend trips, those that...

Meet a Mom, Dr. Bre Haizlip

Meet a Mom, Dr. Bre Haizlip

Recently, Bre Haizlip (“Dr. Bre”) gave an end of year motivational Zoom talk to the moms of The Local Moms Network. We all loved her down-to-earth advice and her commit to helping woman. For this week’s Meet a Mom interview, we spoke to Dr. Bre about her counseling...

9 New Year’s Eve Cocktails & Mocktails!

9 New Year’s Eve Cocktails & Mocktails!

Cheers to 2021, from our families to yours! And a special toast to you, Moms, for shepherding your herd through everything that you’ve been thrown. We hope you’ve been able to find true silver linings, from more quality time together to gratitude. Here’s a shortlist...

10 Family-Friendly Staycation Ideas!

10 Family-Friendly Staycation Ideas!

Bummed about having to stay close to home this holiday season? We hear you. So many of our us are skipping family travel for the holidays or winter break. We hope these “staycation” ideas give you inspiration for this week, and the rest of the winter. Hide Those...

Easy Holiday Recipe: Gingerbread Man Cake!

Easy Holiday Recipe: Gingerbread Man Cake!

This recipe was provided by The Local Moms Network Contributor Host to Perfection.    Cake recipes that start with a box mix are some of our favorites. This one simple shortcut helps you take more time for decorating your creation (in this case, with pre-made...

Holiday Gift Wrapping

Holiday Gift Wrapping

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that simple things can matter the most. That’s why we’re taking a bit more care with our gift-wrapping this year—to make the holidays as joyful as possible for our kids, family and friends. We turned to lifestyle expert Caryn...

Gift Wrapping 101

Gift Wrapping 101

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that simple things can matter the most. That’s why we’re taking a bit more care with our gift-wrapping this year—to make the holidays as joyful as possible for our kids, family and friends. We turned to lifestyle expert Caryn...

DIY Hot Chocolate Bombs!

DIY Hot Chocolate Bombs!

  Hot chocolate bombs are having a moment, and with good reason. They’re a perfect stocking stuffer, they’re cute enough to be Instagram-worthy, and they’re delicious. We love this simple DIY version from The Local Moms Network contributor Maria Provenzano. Order...

Caryn Antonini- Winter Wonderland Inspiration

Caryn Antonini- Winter Wonderland Inspiration

We’re all celebrating in different ways this year, but we also all have the same “mom goal” as we do for every holiday—make the holidays magical. That’s why when we saw these gorgeous photos from New Canaan, CT-based lifestyle expert Caryn Antonini, we knew we had to...

Meet A Mom- Elizabeth Berkley

Meet A Mom- Elizabeth Berkley

Have you been watching the new “Saved By the Bell”? To put it simply, this is the show 2020 needs—a healthy dose of humor and nostalgia, and a perfect choice to watch together as a family. We spoke with Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, who became a familiar face to 80s and...

2020 Christmas Shipping Deadlines to Remember!

2020 Christmas Shipping Deadlines to Remember!

The holidays are around the corner and when purchasing the perfect gift for loved ones… we all want to make sure they arrive in time! Scroll down for a look at the shipping deadlines to keep in mind if you want to get your package to loved ones in time for Christmas!...

Celebrate Hannukah

Celebrate Hannukah

Happy Hannukah to all who celebrate! Whether you’re connecting with family via Zoom, getting together a small group or hosting a holiday meal outside, these recipes will help make this Hannukah memorable. From latkes to brisket, there is something for everyone....

Elf on the Shelf: 5 Easy Tips to Make It Less Stressful

Elf on the Shelf: 5 Easy Tips to Make It Less Stressful

Courtesy of Elf on the Shelf   To read our interview with the founders of Elf on the Shelf, click here. Like basically everything in parenting, Elf on the Shelf can be a blessing and, well, a curse. The cute little guy (or gal) creates instant opportunities for...

Giving Tuesday for Ridgefield resident, Conner Curran

Giving Tuesday for Ridgefield resident, Conner Curran

https://kindnessovermd.kindful.com/?campaign=1097728 Giving Tuesday is still going NOW! Your generosity will definitely transform Ridgefield resident, Conner Curran’s world and so many children with Duchenne. Every donation TODAY up to $30,000 will be DOUBLED by a...

Brussels Sprouts Gratin Recipe

Brussels Sprouts Gratin Recipe

This holiday season will probably look a little different for most of us. We might not be hopping on a plane to the in-laws, or maybe we’re setting fewer spots at the table for a more intimate meal. Some of us will be hosting our holidays outdoors, while others will...

Social Distance Entertaining Ideas!

Social Distance Entertaining Ideas!

This story was provided by our contributor Host to Perfection​! As we approach the holidays, a highly entertaining time of the year, we need to stop and thoroughly think about how to host in the era of COVID-19. It will be a unique holiday season!! It can be extremely...

Meet A Mom, Amy Pal

Meet A Mom, Amy Pal

Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town? Although I grew up in Connecticut, I moved away after high school. I met my husband Kevin Manley while working for the same company in Seattle, and together we moved to London so that I could pursue...

DIY Thanksgiving Balloon Parade

DIY Thanksgiving Balloon Parade

This DIY Thanksgiving Day Balloon Parade from The Local Moms Network contributor Maria Provenzano is perfect for anyone swapping their traditional parade tradition for more social distance-friendly activities this year!   DIY Thanksgiving Day Balloon Parade ...

Meet – A – Mom  Alison G. Waldmann

Meet – A – Mom Alison G. Waldmann

Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town? I grew up in South Salem, NY.  Because South Salem was such a small, rural town, we always went to Ridgefield for shopping, dining and the movies.   I currently live in Sherman, the hidden northern tip...

Greek Salad Hummus from Beach Cities Moms!

Greek Salad Hummus from Beach Cities Moms!

We’re about to head into the holiday season, and if you’re like us, that usually means diving into some delicious and decadent food, from frosted cookies to festive cocktails. Now, 2020 can use all the help it can get, so we’re not suggesting you skip any of that. But...

Meet A Mom- Dr. Brittny Howell

Meet A Mom- Dr. Brittny Howell

“The Ridgefield Moms community has been open and supportive from the moment my family first moved to town from DC. I am encouraged, educated and entertained by at least one Ridgefield mom every day, and, more importantly, so are my children.”

Rafael Magana M.D.: Experienced Cosmetic Surgeon in Riverside!

Rafael Magana M.D.: Experienced Cosmetic Surgeon in Riverside!

If you’ve considered giving yourself the gift of plastic surgery this year, Dr. Rafael Magana is a highly skilled and trained doctor located right here in Riverside, CT. He has NYC training and 13 years of postgraduate experience in cosmetic surgery. He even practiced...

Meet a Mom: Sharon Feldstein of YourMomCares!

Meet a Mom: Sharon Feldstein of YourMomCares!

Recently we had the opportunity to chat with Sharon Feldstein, a dynamic mom who is co-founder, CEO and the visionary behind YourMomCares (YMC). This amazing organization was founded by Sharon and her lifelong friend Patsy Noah and Terria Joseph; these women are moms...

Maple & Cinnamon Roll Pancakes!

Maple & Cinnamon Roll Pancakes!

  Cinnamon rolls are a favorite holiday treat, but the maple-infused pancake version below, from Nicole Washington—the talented mama behind the Brown Sugar blog—is a perfect Fall breakfast. It uses simple ingredients you probably have in your pantry—including...

Scout and Cellar

Scout and Cellar

Have you heard about Scout & Cellar? It’s a clean-crafted wine that moms across The Local Moms Network are loving. Clean-crafted wine, if you’re not familiar yet, is held to a higher standard than your usual vino. For instance, there are no synthetic pesticides,...

Music Together of Fairfield County

Music Together of Fairfield County

Looking for a fun, educational, engaging and social activity for your child ages 0 – 10 ? Want to meet other moms and kids ? Join a Music Together of Fairfield County class outdoors, in your backyard/pod, or online and have fun singing, dancing and making music with...

Pumpkin Picking!

Pumpkin Picking!

Pumpkins are popping up everywhere over the course of the last few weeks. Whether you are looking for a pumpkin patch or a gardening center, pumpkin picking is the perfect activity for cool (or warm) Fall day. Below is a list of local spots selling pumpkins. Please be...

Fall Fashion

Fall Fashion

Fall Mom Fashion: From School Drop Off to Apple Picking! This story was contributed by Kristin Koch, executive editor at Seventeen magazine, blogger behind closetfulofclothes.com and mom of two.  Fall is one of my favorite seasons to dress for. There’s nothing better...

Classic, Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe from Maria Provenzano!

Classic, Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe from Maria Provenzano!

We’re calling it now—pumpkin bread is the new banana bread. And besides the fact that it is a delicious fall treat, the beta-carotene in pumpkin (converted to Vitamin A in the body) is a true powerhouse vitamin. It boosts the immune system, promotes eye health and...

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