The name Sandra Boynton is instantly recognizable to most parents who read to, or have read to, their kids. Since 1977, she has written and illustrated over 60 children’s books, with board books like Moo, Baa, La La La! and Barnyard Dance! acting as a literary...
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,...
Thanksgiving Feast, a round-up of all the places in town serving an amazing meal!
This weeks Meet a Mom is Robin Deem, founder of CaliGirl Cooking. She is totally in line with our mission of the Local Moms Network and Santa Barbara Moms by Giving Moms the Gift of Time. She will not only save you time with meal planning and prepping, she will give you precious organizational tools, AND she will provide you with nutritious and easy recipes that the whole family will enjoy… YES even those picky toddlers!
This week’s Meet-A-Mom is Teresa Purzner, the accomplished mom of three who recently launched Cerebelly, an amazing new baby food brand. When she couldn’t find a product that was both convenient and had the nutrition she was looking for, she developed her own…
So many fun events happening to celebrate Halloween and Dia de los Muertos! We rounded up the BEST of the BEST…Check it out!
Halloween is almost here… have you “pumpkin patched” yet?!? We have gathered a list of our favorite pumpkin patches near Santa Barbara and Beyond!
This week I cannot wait to introduce you to Mindy Rainey, a local photographer specializing in family, maternity and newborn shoots. Mindy is one STRONG momma! As some of you may know, National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month occurs every October. During the entire month, we take time to honor and remember those who have lost a child during pregnancy or lost a child in infancy. In respect to this month, Mindy has been brave enough to share her personal story with us.
This inspiring mom started life in a Sudan refugee camp—and that was only the first challenge she overcame on her path to health and happiness.
The SUNDAY Question??!! Is Sunday the END of your week (#SundayFunday) or do you see it as (#SundayScaries)??!! For me, I choose to look at it more positively… I see it as the BEGINNING of my week- I set my intentions for what’s ahead and call it #StartupSunday or #SanctuarySunday
Man Caves, where men have their own space to relax, watch TV, and enjoy their hobbies, have been around for ages. But isn’t it time for the ladies to have a piece of the fun? She Sheds are all the rage and are the perfect way to design your own space. Whether you want to channel your inner zen or create a space to work from home and be productive, your She Shed is all yours.
This weeks Meet a Mom is such an inspiration. How many of you full time working mommas also find the time to go after your dream? Meghan Lehman Schoneberger has a full time day job as Marketing Director at McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams, is a mom of two little girls, AND somehow in her very spare time, is still pursuing her dream as a musician.
Read about this accomplished executive, entrepreneur, writer and mom of two and this wonderful new book.
As summer is almost ending, I still have one of my favorite summer flavors in abundance in my garden. Basil !!! Megan Sullivan of The Local Moms Network has shared her favorite ways to use the basil in her own home garden in Greenwich, CT.1. PestoWe love...
This weeks Meet a Mom, we have the pleasure of introducing you to Laurie Petrolino. Laurie is the owner of Room for Cake. She’s extremely talented and we are so happy to interview her.
Actress Poppy Montgomery on Co-Parenting, Embarrassing Her Kids at School Drop Off & More!
The star and creator of Reef Break shares her parenting experience, from mom guilt to childcare.
We are thrilled to introduce you to Alex Adams, owner of Yellow Bird Music! If you are a mom in Santa Barbara, chances are you most likely know her or have heard of her. Trust me, you want to know her. Her heart is pure gold and you feel so blessed to be in her presence.
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:
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.
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...