Getting Kids Emotionally Ready for School

Getting Kids Emotionally Ready for School

Getting our children emotionally ready for school entails getting our children to a place where they are open, willing, and able to try. They have a general feeling that “I can handle this.” Because children grow through relationships, these tips all filling up your child’s “connection cup,” helping them feel emotionally ready for school:

Viva La Fiesta- Old Spanish Days 7/31 thru 8/4

Viva La Fiesta- Old Spanish Days 7/31 thru 8/4

It’s that time of year again! Old Spanish Days Fiesta starting Wednesday July 31st and ending Sunday August 4th is HERE! My favorite part of Fiesta has to be how our community comes together to celebrate the culture and tradition. This year marks the 95th year of these festivities.

Summer Reading Guide for Moms

Summer Reading Guide for Moms

 If we’re being real here, summer reading for moms can be a bit of a pipe dream, particularly for those of us who have young kids (as in, you need to be 100 percent focused on them to keep them alive). Or kids with crazy sports schedules. Or full-time...

College Admissions Part Two

College Admissions Part Two

  Welcome to Part 2 of our College Admission series! Part 1 looked at exactly how competitive college admission is these days—and why. Plus, whether the industry experts were surprised by the recent bribing scandals (spoiler alert: no). But it’s not all...

College Admissions Part One

College Admissions Part One

 Whether your kid is entering preschool or his senior year this September, we’ve all heard about the massive college admissions scandal, where wealthy parents (including celebrities like Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman) paid to bribe coaches, forge...

Summer Snacks- Scouted

Summer Snacks- Scouted

Summer is here and for us moms that means more time at the pool, beach, playground…and being asked for snacks about once every waking hour!  Sound about right? Kids’ snacks are forever changing and we thought we’d share the top snacks moms on Scouted have been doling out this summer! Check them out!

Sakara Cinnamon Rolls

Sakara Cinnamon Rolls

 For so many busy moms (including us!), cooking for ourselves is often the last thing we think about. The priority is, of course, getting healthy foods into our kids. And as a result, we end up grabbing whatever is fastest—leftovers from our kids, quick...

Summer Reading Guide For Kids

Summer Reading Guide For Kids

 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...

Meet a Mom: Micaela Birmingham of Scary Mommy

Meet a Mom: Micaela Birmingham of Scary Mommy

 Launched in 2008, Scary Mommy is a guilty pleasure for millions of moms—including us. The site's intelligent take on tough mom issues are must-reads, and its no holds barred video series (from Momsplained to Preggo Nancy) is addictive. So we couldn’t wait...

Swim Safety

Swim Safety

 Summertime is the best time, but with fun days spent around pools, beaches and lakes, most moms are also concerned with water safety—and for good reason. “Drowning is responsible for more deaths among children ages one to four than any other cause except...

Sunscreen Safety

Sunscreen Safety

 We all know that sunscreen helps prevent sun damage that can lead to skin cancer. So it’s a no-brainer that we’re thinking about it more than ever as we head into summer. That’s why the recent study on how readily sunscreens are absorbed into skin (and can even be...

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