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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.

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!

Independence Day Parades

Independence Day Parades

After an entire year of canceled festivities, Independence Day is a go for 2021 in AACO! We’ve linked up all the best places to experience parades this year.

Motherhood in Motion: Danielle Powell

Motherhood in Motion: Danielle Powell

When she transitioned the last child to school, Danielle decided to dedicate her newfound free time to other mothers. She turned her passion for motherhood into serving women in our community, helping them fall in love with their own experiences. Danielle was gracious enough to chat with us about the way she mothers with intention, how she’s using her transparency about parenting to serve others, and what this past year has looked like from a care provider’s perspective.

Motherhood in Motion: Kaitlin O’Connor

Motherhood in Motion: Kaitlin O’Connor

The Motherhood in Motion series is a very special collaboration with ALN Images. Becoming a new mother comes with so many changes and growth. However, some amazing women made this transition in the midst of a global pandemic - something we're still wrapping our minds...

Celebrating Juneteenth with Kids

Celebrating Juneteenth with Kids

Yesterday, June 17th, Juneteenth official became a federal holiday! We’ve rounded up some resources, activities, and local events to help you continue or begin family traditions to celebrate with your kiddos.

5 Swaps You Can Make for World Refill Day

5 Swaps You Can Make for World Refill Day

Did you know that today is World Refill Day? An entire day dedicated to bringing awareness to the impact pollution has on our environment, and choices that anyone from single individuals to entire governments can do to help protect our planet. According to this...

Motherhood in Motion: Bridget Jones

Motherhood in Motion: Bridget Jones

As a mother who is no stranger to pivoting, Bridget Jones let us in on what motherhood means to her, what she’s realized this past year, and what a humble idea created for her family.

Frosé, a New Way!

Frosé, a New Way!

Just in time for summer, we rounded up some of the best spiked frozen drinks, popsicles and other desserts. If you love frosé, bookmark this list for some fresh ideas, perfect for any summer soiree!

Father’s Day Guide 2021

Father’s Day Guide 2021

Father’s Day is quickly approaching. We’ve got you covered on experiences and treats that Dad will love!

Meet Fluttr, Our New Favorite Mom Hack

Meet Fluttr, Our New Favorite Mom Hack

We’ve all been there. You know, standing in the card aisle, uncomfortably close to similarly frustrated people. All of us begrudgingly staring at the wall of cards praying the perfect one leaps out. An Annapolis local created a better solution. Click here to read about our favorite new mom hack, Fluttr.

Motherhood in Motion: Sasha Willis

Motherhood in Motion: Sasha Willis

We had the chance to sit down with Sasha Willis, a local mom and entrepreneur, to learn about what she’s loves most about her days, maintaining her identity in parenthood, and how being a mother has changed the way she approaches her business.

Our Top 6 Sunscreen Picks for Kids

Our Top 6 Sunscreen Picks for Kids

We know protecting our skin in the sun is important, but it’s not always so easy to know how to do that. We rounded up our top tried-and-true sunscreen picks that we love for children to take the guess work out for you!

Smithsonian Museums Opening Dates

Smithsonian Museums Opening Dates

D.C.’s Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo have announced opening dates as they slowly welcome back the public. Take a look at the released dates and the guidelines the institutions are taking to ensure staff and visitor health and safety. Make sure you follow the link the reserve your passes before arrival!

10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Your Kids

10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Your Kids

  Earth Day 2021 is Thursday April 22, and all of us at The Local Moms Network love celebrating with our kids—but try to keep it genuinely fun. Depending on the age of your little ones, celebrating Earth Day may be as simple as going for a walk outside in the...

When Do We Start Chores? (plus a freebie!)

When Do We Start Chores? (plus a freebie!)

  Chores make the world go round in our family - especially during the past year while we've had A LOT of time at home. Helping out look so differently for each kiddo and it's hard to know exactly when to start. Our answer? Right now! In the beginning, it may...

Pi Day! Are You Celebrating?

Pi Day! Are You Celebrating?

  Pi Day is tomorrow, March 14! In this house, we'll take just about any excuse to celebrate. Having bigger kids that can get into the meaning of Pi and the history behind the concept is cool, but also there's pie. So, we'll leave it to you to decide which is the...

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