DIY Thanksgiving Balloon Parade!

This DIY Thanksgiving Day Balloon Parade from The Local Moms Network contributor Maria Provenzano is perfect for anyone swapping their traditional parade tradition for more social distance-friendly activities this year!   DIY Thanksgiving Day Balloon Parade ...

City-Friendly Indoor Play Must-Haves

Living in the city with limited space, toys have to WORK in our home! If it’s not a transformer that can do a million different things, I’m probably not letting in in the house 🙂 Since it looks like we’ll be having a very home-centric winter this...

Parenting in a Pandemic: As Easy as ABC

This essay was contributed by Rachel Perks, PhD, mom of one and author of The Little A-Z: A Companion for First-Time Mothers and Their Partners  “You Got This” “We are in this together.” “Stay the course.” These days it is easy to mistake ourselves for extras in a...

Meet a Mom- Meet Luci, Owner of Skip & Scoot!

If you didn’t know what or who Skip & Scoot was before Chicago moved into a strict stay at home order back in March, chances are if you have kids, you do now!  Luci Grause, founder and owner, was quick to provide families with crazy-fun optical courses, fort...

Parenting A Special Needs Child During a Pandemic

Sara Hood has met many challenges over the course of her life. Born into a Sudanese refugee camp, she recovered from a heart attack at age 23 after the birth of her first child, Josiah, with NFL player Ziggy Hood. Now 9, Josiah has autism, and she is a fierce advocate...

Best Baby & Kids Sunscreens for Summer 2020!

Looking to keep your kids safe from the sun this summer? The first thing to look for in a sunscreen is a physical (as opposed to chemical) formula. Safer ingredients include zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, while ones to avoid include avobenzone, oxybenzone,...

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