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Ways to Think Positive!
Psychologist and The Local Moms Network contributor Reon Baird-Feldman, Ph.D., explains a powerful technique called cognitive reframing.
Why Sleepaway Camp?
Find out why sleep away camp might be an amazing option for your kids this summer!
This recipe was contributed by South OC Moms Network. CHRISTMAS FUDGE THAT CAN'T BE BEAT! Ingredients: 1 jar Kraft Marshmallow Creme3 cups sugar1 1/2 sticks butter or margarine5 oz evaporated milk can1 tsp vanilla12 oz semi-sweet chocolate pieces Festive sprinkles,...
Zipline and Climb Your Way through The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum!
We know that keeping kids entertained throughout the summer can be a challenge. So why not break out of the daily routine and try something new? Bring the whole family to The Adventure Park in Fairfield County. Our Park has something for everyone ages 5 to adult! Climb over obstacles and soar through the trees on ziplines at our outdoor aerial Adventure Park.
A COVID Vaccine for Kids May Overlap With Annual Flu Shots. Is It Safe to Get Both?
Right around now, between soaking up the end of summer and racing through your family’s back-to-school checklist, you’re probably trying to schedule your child’s yearly well visit with their pediatrician – including that old standby, the annual flu shot. But this year, there’s a twist: A COVID-19 vaccine for kids under 12 could be ready soon, too. Should you try to space out your child’s vaccinations? Plan them together? What’s safe, and what’s even possible? For answers, we turned to Juan C. Salazar, MD, MPH, FAAP, physician-in-chief at Connecticut Children’s.
Children’s Sports Medicine: The 7 Steps Young Athletes Should Take to Prevent Injuries
After a long winter and a year with more limited activity, many of us are eager to see our kids get back out there, playing sports and getting much needed physical activity!! That said, if your child is an athlete, you’re probably cheering them on one minute – and the next, holding your breath that they don’t get hurt. Have you heard of sports overuse injuries? These injuries aren’t something you can see from the stands, like a collision or a fall. They start small, and are easy for athletes to ignore at first. If you catch this type of injury early enough, they’re no big deal. But if you wait, an overuse injury can turn into something serious – in the worst case, even impacting your child’s bone growth. So if you have an athlete in your life, what should they – and you – look for?
Ear Molding & Infants: What You Need to Know
Dr. Shareef Jandali of Jandali Plastic Surgery in Trumbull is one of only a few doctors performing ear-molding, a non-invasive technique to correct newborn ear deformities. Find out nice, here!
The following post is written by Debra Sullivan, PA-C and Owner of Newtown MediSpa. In 2012, Debra opened Newtown MediSpa offering a new concept in wellness that combines beauty, wellness, and pampering. Today, with locations in both Newtown &...
Gwyneth Paltrow’s In Goop Health Summit: 9 Takeaways
After attending the recent In Goop Health Summit in Los Angeles, The Local Moms Network’s Megan Sullivan came back inspired and ready to share some of her takeaways with our team and followers. She says the decision to go was easy. “I am a huge fan of...
The Local Moms Network Summer Reading Guide!
If we’re being real here, summer reading for moms can be a bit of a pipe dream, particularly for those of us who have young kids (as in, you need to be 100 percent focused on them to keep them alive). Or kids with crazy sports schedules. Or full-time...
Genius on the Go: Tips to Avoid Email Hackers
We’ve all seen them a million times… email spoofing and phishing. It’s when hackers trick users into thinking an email is coming from a legitimate source (Amazon, Apple, LinkedIn, etc.) to capture sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, credit card...
High Quality Home Therapy: Helping You Navigate the Insurance Maze and Achieve Your Rehab Goals
by: Caryn McAllister, High Quality Home Therapy When you or someone in your family is struggling with a health issue such as autism, back pain, cerebral palsy, dementia, developmental delay, headache, chronic pain, concussion, Multiple Sclerosis, Pelvic Floor...
The Latest in Migraine Treatments
Dr. Kate Mullin is the Medical Director of Clinical Research at the New England Institute for Neurology and Headache (NEINH), a multi-disciplinary, tertiary care neurology and headache center headquartered in Stamford, CT. (To learn more about Dr. Mullin...
ShelfGenie: An Organizing Expert’s Secret Weapon
This interview with ShelfGenie's Alex Modica, conducted by organizing expert Seana Turner, originally appeared on TheSeanaMethod.com. One of the first people I met when I entered the professional organizing world was Alex Modica. He is the owner of...
What I Wish Every Teenage Girl Knew About Liking Themselves
Mallory Grimste, LCSW, shares some practical advice for the teenage girls in our lives. She is located in Woodbridge, and a valuable resource for the Amity Milford Moms community. Thank you, Mallory!
An Interview with Kelle Hampton of Enjoying the Small Things
We first started reading Kelle Hampton’s motherhood and lifestyle blog, Enjoying the Small Things, even before we had our own kids. This Naples, Florida-based writer had already grown a sizeable following by sharing her life as a mom to a toddler, daughter...
Medical Massage: A Necessity, Not A Luxury
Let's face it, we don't have the time to be unhealthy. We all have a lot on our plates – caring for kids, homes, pets, spouses, & possibly parents – all while managing career aspirations and self-care. We have to be efficient, organized, and "on" at all times....
Summer Spotlight 2019: Camp Argo and Nor’easter Lacrosse
With the Summer quickly approaching, I know that most parents are wrestling with camp choices, activities, and schedules for their kids. With that said, I am so happy to highlight two organizations this season that fit the bill and are sure to keep your child(ren)...
5 Ways to Get Organized-and Reduce Stress and Anxiety!
When you’re surrounded by clutter, it’s hard not to feel anxious or stressed. In fact, 84 percent of Huffington Postsurvey participants said they worry about organization in their homes. Stress can weigh greatly on your health, but fortunately there are...