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Meet Rockets of Awesome Founder Rachel Blumenthal

Meet Rockets of Awesome Founder Rachel Blumenthal

Anyone else a bit overwhelmed with back-to-school shopping this year, or reluctant to spend a lot of time at the mall with your kids trying on clothes? We’re right there with you, and that’s why we’re partnering with Rockets of Awesome, a mom-founded kids brand that allows you to shop through a subscription service (customized to your child) or simply make à la carte purchases online.

Fall Staples for Toddler Boys

Fall Staples for Toddler Boys

It’s easy to go overboard when you’re shopping for a new season. And as we look at the reality that life isn’t quite opening back up the way we thought it would, it can be hard to really know what and how much of everything our littles need! We rounded some of the fall basics we’re bringing into our toddler’s wardrobe this fall as we transition to cooler weather.

Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookie

Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookie

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 breakfast all week long.

60 Things to Make Sure They Know Before They Leave

60 Things to Make Sure They Know Before They Leave

Some days, it feels like we’re just trying to get through the day until bedtime. And whether you have toddlers or teens, the last few weeks of summer and first few weeks of school can feel particularly busy, and overwhelming at times. That’s why we love this smart list from Palm Beach Moms, of things to teach your kids before they leave the nest.

Portobello Mushroom Pizza

Portobello Mushroom Pizza

These Portobello Mushroom Pizzas are a kid-friendly choice for meatless Monday, and a great way to get kids to eat more veggies any day of the week. Experts say that putting new ingredients into familiar shapes or dishes (for instance, making mushrooms the base for “pizza”) can help even the pickiest eaters try something the first time. Worth a try, right?

What to Know About Maryland Tax Free Week 8/8-8/14

What to Know About Maryland Tax Free Week 8/8-8/14

Surprises are great, but usually not at checkout. There’s nothing worse than excitedly shopping a great deal just to get to the counter and realize you’ve been doing the math in your head all wrong. We’ve rounded up some items we’ll be snagging this week and also explain some commonly confusing bits. 

Easy Baked Chicken Nuggets

Easy Baked Chicken Nuggets

Summer is officially underway, and we’re all about easy, kid-friendly meals that can be whipped up quickly after a day of camp or pool. These baked chicken nuggets take just about 20 minutes to come together, and can be made with food allergies in mind.

Nonni’s Peach Cobbler

Nonni’s Peach Cobbler

If you caught our love letter to fresh peaches, you may have been asking yourself “What do you even do with 25 pounds of peaches?” While there’s a ton of answers to that question, cobbler is our favorite! Click here to grab our very own Nonni’s Peach Cobbler recipe that everyone here fights over.

Summer Reading for Kids!

Summer Reading for Kids!

While summer is an ideal time for children to relax, explore the outdoors, visit new places, and spend extra time with family and friends, it is also a critical time for children to maintain and build upon literacy skills.

Motherhood in Motion: Christy Lepley

Motherhood in Motion: Christy Lepley

Often times, with the birth of babies, also comes the birth of new versions of ourselves. Sometimes we find new passions, new values, and new ideas. And sometimes what we find is the courage to bet on the dreams we already had. Christy Lepley was kind enough to share with us what delivering her second son in the midst of a pandemic was like, what working remotely looks like now, and how motherhood helped her find the confidence to create a business out of her passion for watching women succeed.

Cobb Salad Board

Cobb Salad Board

Two things we’re loving right now—food boards and salads. We’ve been sort of obsessed with the gorgeous boards created by The BakerMama for awhile now. And with warmer weather, it feels nice to be turning off the oven for dinner more often, and loading up on hearty salads. This Cobb Salad Board from Maegan, the talented mom behind The BakerMama, is a great way to introduce kids to veggies they might not normally try.

Motherhood in Motion: Aidanora Stea

Motherhood in Motion: Aidanora Stea

This year has required a lot of change in countless ways. Like many of us, Aidanora was faced with the jigsaw puzzle of bringing her full-time career home, the logistics of what that meant for three school-aged children, and creating a new rhythm for her family. She sat down with us and opened up about what this chapter of life has made her realize about her relationships, how she’s creating her own work-life balance, and what she did to keep her second grader thriving through his school year.

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 has gone.

Independence Day Fireworks

Independence Day Fireworks

Fireworks are back in Anne Arundel County and we’re looking forward to our familiar family traditions of scouting out our favorite firework displays. This year, shows are a day early so be prepared for fireworks all weekend!

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!

How to Be an Ally to Your LGBTQ+ Child

How to Be an Ally to Your LGBTQ+ Child

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, and we wanted to share with our followers how we can best support kids everywhere, and be advocates for them. We asked Amit Paley, the CEO & Executive Director of The Trevor Project, a nationwide suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ young people, to share his best tips on being a good ally—which could save a life.

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