Communicating Race

Communicating Race

As we speak to our children about race, it can be hard to know what to say and how to say it. To get some input on how to address these complex issues in a way that kids can understand, we reached out to Dr. Carlin Barnes, MD and Dr. Marketa Wills, MD, MBA, both Harvard-trained psychiatrists, who recently co-authored “Understanding Mental Illness: A Comprehensive Guide to Mental Health Disorders for Family and Friends”. Here’s what they had to say.

Meet A Mom: Randi Zinn

Meet A Mom: Randi Zinn

Randi Zinn, the mom behind the popular podcast, The Going Beyond with Randi Zinn Podcast, has made a career out of helping other moms find themselves again after having kids, through mindfulness, wellness and self-love.

Press Pause CBD 30% Off

Press Pause CBD 30% Off

No doubt about it, anxiety and Covid-19 seem to go together like two peas in a pod. Whether you were already battling anxiety before this pandemic began, worrying about keeping your family healthy, the economy, homeschooling and more can certainly trigger it....

Back to School Virtual Signs

Back to School Virtual Signs

In person or virtually, school will be happening this year. For my virtual friends, I got you covered with virtual PDF back to school signs. For Pre-K through 6th grade.

How to Get Yours Kids to Wear Masks

How to Get Yours Kids to Wear Masks

With many schools requiring kids to wear masks, teaching kids to keep their mask on is going hand in hand with teaching ABCs and geometry. Help your child’s teacher by encouraging your kids with these easy tips!

Tips on Organizing a Homeschool Space

Tips on Organizing a Homeschool Space

From living room, to office, now to school space, it seems as if the rooms we once used for play have a whole new function. How do we go about making these adjustments while dealing with size and budget? How do we make the space functional? Here is small list of tips to create your ideal homeschool space.

Navigating the “New Normal”

Navigating the “New Normal”

For many kids across the country, camp or a return to daycare will be the first time they’ve encountered the new safety protocols for COVID-19. It also may be the first time they’ve socialized in a group setting, having been social distancing at home for the past few months. Even if parents have decided to keep kids home through the summer, they may be looking towards a return to school in September with apprehension. To help understand what kids may go through and how to help them, we spoke to Verna Esposito, the Director at Little Friends Child Care & Early Education in Greenwich, CT which stayed open (after a brief quarantine) through the pandemic. She has been helping kids readjust to the “new normal” for months. While each camp, daycare center, and preschool will follow different specific protocols (both due to local mandates as well as individual choices), her advice provides guidance to any parents thinking about these changes in their child’s lives:

The Local Moms Book Club: Eliza Starts a Rumor

The Local Moms Book Club: Eliza Starts a Rumor

We’re thrilled to launch The Local Moms Book Club with Eliza Starts a Rumor! The book revolves around Eliza Hunt, a mom who created the Hudson Valley Ladies’ Bulletin board when her twins were in preschool. Cue the mom forum drama (a la today’s social media groups) and you have a funny story that reveals the power of moms coming together, which we of course love. Katie Couric called it “the perfect summer read” and we have to agree. We spoke to author Jane Rosen, herself a mom of three, about her inspiration, writing career and summer reading list.

Recognize the Signs of Anxiety in Children

Recognize the Signs of Anxiety in Children

Anxiety, the “bully of the brain,” at its root is the fear of being out of control. As adults, we can recognize the signs of anxiety and in turn, articulate that we feel anxious; in most cases, children and teens cannot.

Meet a Dad: Meet Travis

Meet a Dad: Meet Travis

It may be Meet-a-Mom Monday, but today we’re switching it up a bit as we recognize that it’s not always the mom that may keep a household running smoothly.  There are so many amazing local stay-at-home fathers and single dads in this community too!

Meet a Mom: Meet Mariah

Meet a Mom: Meet Mariah

It’s Meet a Mom Monday and you have to meet Mariah Batin! This local Mom of two, Jalen (2.5 years) and Jru (pronounced Drew, 1 year) who goes by her middle name Bella, is putting her stamp on Momprenuership if we’ve ever seen it!

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