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Banana Bread Slow Cooker Oatmeal!

Banana Bread Slow Cooker Oatmeal!

  Slow cooker meals are a lifesaver for busy nights - but we also are beginning to use them on busy mornings. Before school during the week or before early sports games on the weekends, meals like this hearty Banana Bread Oatmeal from recipe creator and Tik Tok...

The Top Lunchbox Tips from Weelicious

The Top Lunchbox Tips from Weelicious

It’s a common pain point of the back-to-school routine: packing lunches. Though we might typically dread this step on a busy morning, we’re sharing some mouth-watering inspiration - and easy hacks - to help you reimagine the process.  (Think: sous chefs and make-ahead...

Lesser Evil: 5 Reasons We Love This Brand For Our Families

Lesser Evil: 5 Reasons We Love This Brand For Our Families

As moms, feeding our kids can take up a lot of our time and brain power. If you have picky eaters or constant snackers, it can feel like half of your bandwidth is taken up by monitoring what your kids are (or aren’t) eating. That’s why we love LesserEvil, a company on...

How to Help Kids from Toddler to Teens Get Over Back to School Blues

How to Help Kids from Toddler to Teens Get Over Back to School Blues

This story was contributed by Harvey Karp, M.D.  For so many kids, back-to-school season is full of excitement! They get to pick out a new lunchbox or backpack, see old friends, play at recess, and return to a more predictable routine. The truth is: While children...

Meet a Mom: Lynn Margherio, founder of Cradles to Crayons!

Meet a Mom: Lynn Margherio, founder of Cradles to Crayons!

This week’s Meet a Mom interview is with Lynn Margherio, founder of  Cradles to Crayons, which has been providing essentials to kids in need since 2002. “Clothing Insecurity is the lack of access to high-quality, seasonally appropriate, necessary clothing. As a...

Gentle Parenting 101

Gentle Parenting 101

  Gentle parenting is a popular parenting ideology, focusing on empathy and respect and doing away with punishment and yelling. What we've learned from our mom friends and social media, though, is two things—gentle parenting can mean different things to different...

4 Reasons to Head to The Farmers’ Market

4 Reasons to Head to The Farmers’ Market

Farmers Markets are the perfect way to grocery shop with kids. Like most great mom hacks, a trip to the local Farmers Market is both functional (you can check most of the grocery shopping off your list) and fun for the whole family. Here are four other reasons we will...

BLT Panzanella Salad Recipe

BLT Panzanella Salad Recipe

      Late summer is prime tomato season, and this BLT Panzanella Salad from Habitual Hostess is a perfect way to use up your garden's harvest or farmers market haul! BLT Panzanella Salad 1/2 loaf of sourdough bread, cut into 1” cubes (about four cups)6...

Six Ways to Update Your Child’s Back to School Wardrobe

Six Ways to Update Your Child’s Back to School Wardrobe

One of our favorite traditions as Moms is back-to-school clothing shopping. But recently, we’ve been trying to invest in a few well-made, classic, but still fun and colorful pieces our kids will want to wear again and again. Also, we want them to be durable enough...

Water Bottle Roundup

Water Bottle Roundup

We all know that great intentions can sometimes lead us astray. Case in point, plastic water bottles!  Of course, staying hydrated is a huge priority for us and our children. But after a summer spent at playgrounds, beaches, pools and sporting events, even the most...

Four Ways to Get Organized For Back to School

Four Ways to Get Organized For Back to School

School’s finally out for summer, but for parents, it’s just about time to start thinking ahead to Back to School! Making a game plan now for August and September, including ordering some key supplies, can really take the stress out of school prep. As experienced moms,...

Shoott Fundraiser

Shoott Fundraiser

If you’re involved in fundraising at your child’s school (shoutout to fellow PTA or PTO Moms!), sports team, or other local organization, coming up with creative ways to raise money can be a challenge. Seriously – how many bake sales or car washes can you do before...

Sparkling Sweet Tea Sangria

Sparkling Sweet Tea Sangria

Cheers to Summer! We love a good Sangria in the warmer weather, and depending on the setting or food pairing, have served it in white, red or rose varieties. This Sparkling Sweet Tea Sangria from The BakerMama is not only refreshing, but decorated with a patriotic,...

How to Prevent Summer Slide

How to Prevent Summer Slide

Summer is finally here! It’s time for students to kick back and relax before preparing for the next school year. For many students, summer break means unwinding and focusing on having fun! Unfortunately, taking time away from learning can have a significant negative...

Meet the Dad Behind Get Joy, Good Food For Dogs!

Meet the Dad Behind Get Joy, Good Food For Dogs!

Moms who are mothers to both human kids and fur babies known that we’d do anything for our pets (and our kids!). That’s why we related so much to the story of Tom Arrix, a former Facebook executive who launched Get Joy in 2018 after his family’s pup, Cooper, was...

Meet the Founder of Gatsby Chocolate!

Meet the Founder of Gatsby Chocolate!

  If you’re a chocolate lover but not so sweet on extra calories, you’ll definitely want to know about our newest find, Gatsby Chocolate! Founded by Doug Bouton, the cofounder of Halo Top ice cream, Gatsby Chocolate is the lowest-calorie chocolate you can buy....

Insider Tips on Making Jewelry Investment with NicoleHD

Insider Tips on Making Jewelry Investment with NicoleHD

  At NicoleHD Jewelry, our mission is to make high quality fine jewelry accessible to everyone. Our founder Nicole Hendelman-Dersovitz comes from a family of jewelers and has rocked the jewelry industry for over 3 decades – so you can trust she knows that when...

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