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November Crafts for Kids

November Crafts for Kids

With some rain in the forecast this weekend, that means more time inside. But don’t worry – we got you! We put together a list of fun & easy kids crafts.

November 11-13

November 11-13

This weekend is full of family fun – live music, salute to Veterans, farmers markets & much more!

Meet Rebecca Hofleitner

Meet Rebecca Hofleitner

Rebecca is a local Annapolis mom who helps children discover the wonderful world of books. Rebecca shares how being a Library Associate at Discoveries: Library at the Mall has shifted her perspective of Motherhood.

November 4-6

November 4-6

It’s officially November and this weekend is packed with family fun events!

Fall Staples for Girls

Fall Staples for Girls

When our babies hit an age where they begin to have a real opinion about their style, shopping can get tricky! We’ve learned the hard way that giving free rein in a store or on a website can be overwhelming for both child and mom. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite staples that can work for all sorts of personalities!

25 Halloween Movies to Watch in October

25 Halloween Movies to Watch in October

Halloween is almost here, and we’ve rounded up some of our favorites for little ones, big kids & adults (AND where you can stream them). Whether you’re looking for silly spooky fun or a horror film to cozy up to for date night, here are some classics and newer movies for all ages.

Meet a Mom: Dermatologist Whitney Bowe

Meet a Mom: Dermatologist Whitney Bowe

Dr. Whitney Bowe, a Greenwich, CT, resident, and Mom to an 11-year-old daughter, is a passionate dermatologist who believes strongly in healing the skin from the inside-out, through inner skincare. In this week’s Meet a Mom, she shares her journey growing her dermatology practice for over a decade, before realizing she wanted to share her learnings with a larger audience. In order to empower and educate individuals who had a deeper interest in skin health, she decided to launch her own incredible skincare line.

HALLOWEEN WEEKEND Fun Guide

HALLOWEEN WEEKEND Fun Guide

Halloween is finally here and we put together a list of spooky kid-friendly fun! Dance parties, pumpkin carvings, movies and musicals – pack your Halloween weekend with all the fun things to do around the Annapolis area.

Our Favorite Halloween Movies for Every Age

Our Favorite Halloween Movies for Every Age

Whether you’re planning a family movie-night or just like to have a fitting seasonal film in the background, Halloween movies are sure to be on rotation right now. We’ve gathered our favorite flicks separated by the age groups we’d recommend them for so hopefully you’re not up checking under the bed all night. 

Easy Pumpkin Chili

Easy Pumpkin Chili

This pumpkin chili recipe from Chef Debra Ponzek is a classic fall dish, full of seasonal flavors like pumpkin and butternut squash. Like all chilis, it’s versatile and can be made ahead and frozen, making it a go-to for busy autumn nights.

Spooky Non-Candy Halloween Treats!

Spooky Non-Candy Halloween Treats!

Looking for some candy-free options for Halloween this year? Whether your child’s school doesn’t allow candy, you want to offer kids (and parents) a healthier option or want to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project (allergy-free options in a blue pumpkin), we have you covered. From savory eats to fun toys, here is a shortlist to start with. The best part? They’re all available on Amazon Prime.

Halloween Books for Young Readers

Halloween Books for Young Readers

It’s the season of ghosts and goblins and we are thrilled to share our list of brand-new picture books along with some timeless favorites that are perfect for getting children excited for Halloween! We hope you enjoy these spooktacular books as much as we do!

Spooky Snack Mix

Spooky Snack Mix

Halloween is almost here and we’re adding this Spooky Snack Mix from The BakerMama to our shortlist of fun treats to make. It has all the things we love in a holiday snack—sweet, salty, festive and a healthy dose of nostalgia.

Navigating ADHD in Present Day Motherhood

Navigating ADHD in Present Day Motherhood

Charlotte is part of a growing number of moms nationwide who, over the past year-plus, are questioning whether they could be dealing with ADHD. They are struggling with increased responsibilities and less help, while connecting on social media with others who have been through a late-in-life diagnosis. Many women with ADHD go undiagnosed – or are only diagnosed once their own children are being evaluated. Read on to learn more.

Meet Professional Organizer, Teresa Dinneen

Meet Professional Organizer, Teresa Dinneen

Teresa Dinneen is a mom of two who lives with her husband and kids in Redondo Beach, CA. She’s also a professional organizer and stylist who works with a team of five to simplify her clients’ homes, and lives, and along the way shares her secrets on her Lifestyled site. This time of year, we’re all about doing just that, so we asked Teresa for some of her best tips for getting organized, including her simple 6-part process and when to know you need help!

Creamed Corn Pasta with Zucchini and Basil

Creamed Corn Pasta with Zucchini and Basil

This Creamed Corn Pasta with Zucchini and Basil is the perfect end of summer recipe, packing in all that seasonal produce into a pasta dish that is both kid-friendly and vegetarian. If your family loves it so much you want to make it all winter long, just sub in frozen corn!

Meet Natalie Franke

Meet Natalie Franke

Natalie is a local Annapolis mom who is passionate about community. So passionate, in fact, that she’s created her own and written a book about it! We’re elated that she was able to share how becoming a mom impacted her business, how she reframes the mundane tasks, and even let us in on her favorite Annapolis spots. We can’t wait for you to learn a bit about her and how she’s taking on motherhood!

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