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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.

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.

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.

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!

Small Business Spotlight: Made by Maya Jewelry

Small Business Spotlight: Made by Maya Jewelry

Meet Maya. When she’s not in school or playing, she’s creating! After watching her mother create her own business, Maya followed suit and began designing jewelry. Maya answered a few questions we have for all small businesses and her answers are sure to inspire even the most seasoned entrepreneur.

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!

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?

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