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My Green Mattress: Big Black Friday Savings and Even Bigger Health Benefits!

My Green Mattress: Big Black Friday Savings and Even Bigger Health Benefits!

Recently, we shared the story of our favorite organic mattress brand, My Green Mattress, including an interview with cofounder Tim Masters. We just love how Tim and his wife Cindy launched the brand to help their young daughter (and other kids like her) who are suffering from allergies and eczema. So we were thrilled to hear that My Green Mattress is doing a *huge* Black Friday sale and offering special savings to followers of The Local Moms Network! See the exclusive offer below—and read on for four additional things to know about My Green Mattress, including the latest on their quality certified organic materials, their no-risk try-it-out policy and more about their family-owned brand.

Trimino: Protein Infused Water

Trimino: Protein Infused Water

“The genesis of trimino came from observing our kids and what they consumed when playing football, hockey, and lacrosse. They were consuming large quantities of sugary drinks that made very little positive contribution to their nutritional health. The ‘ah ha’ moment came with the question, ‘Why not replace the empty calories from sugar with something healthy?’ Protein was our answer,” explains Bob. We spoke to this founder and dad of four, about launching trimino, why it’s a game-changer for youth sports (pun intended!) and what’s next for the brand.

Top 3 Essential Oils for kids!

Top 3 Essential Oils for kids!

Aromatherapy has been used since humans discovered that plants have healing properties. Essential oils are the ones that give plants their characteristic smell, and the oil extracts can be up to 100 times more potent than the plant itself, increasing both therapeutic benefit and risk of adverse effects.

Selecting Childcare in the time of COVID

Selecting Childcare in the time of COVID

Under normal circumstances, parents have a lot to think about when it comes to selecting an early childhood education provider for their family. This year, parents are also looking at additional COVID-19 safety concerns as they choose the right environment for their child. Working parents need to return to their regular schedules and selecting a safe and reliable childcare provider is an important step in that process. What do parents need to keep in mind as they consider their options? What safety protocols should early childhood education providers have in place? 

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. Maegan, the talented mom behind The BakerMama boards, says you can use any black, orange or purple colored cereals. “To make the snack mix COVID-friendly, serve it out of individual baggies, cups or containers,” suggests Maegan. Recreate this recipe at Christmas with red and green cereal and candies, or for Easter with pastel colors!

Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

If you loved the Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies we recently shared, you have to try this Pumpkin version! Our food contributor Kathleen Ashmore has seriously done it again with these Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. They have chocolate chips (read: kid-friendly), are full of pumpkin (so they feel all festive for Fall) and happen to be gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. Don’t have coconut sugar? Regular brown and white will work, too.

Halloween Candy Free Options

Halloween Candy Free Options

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.

Is Your Child’s Behavior with Social Media or Video Games a Sign of Addiction?

Is Your Child’s Behavior with Social Media or Video Games a Sign of Addiction?

Many parents are uncertain about whether their children are showing signs of being addicted to technology or simply behaving in age-appropriate and expected ways. When it comes to your child’s use of social media and video games, knowing where the line is, between normal and not normal, can be extremely important – for you as the parent, as well as for your children.

Install of the Month: Pave-N-Turf

Install of the Month: Pave-N-Turf

Celina, TX — Synthetic grass has skyrocketed in popularity due to its numerous practical benefits such as low maintenance requirements and long-term cost savings. One benefit that often gets overlooked, however, is turf’s hypoallergenic nature. Made with polyethylene fibers, synthetic grass is an ideal landscaping solution for those who are allergic to grass but don’t want to sacrifice a lush, green backyard space. One Celina, Texas, family decided to enlist the help of Pave-N-Turf artificial grass installers to turn their backyard space into a family-friendly paradise that would keep bugs and allergies at bay all year long.

Realtor Guide

Realtor Guide

Looking for your home is so exciting, but also overwhelming in this market especially, so you want to make sure you have the right person to lead you through this process. That’s why we wanted to put together a list of great realtors in the area for you to work with!

Top 4 Strategies for Healthy Eating for Children with ADHD, Asthma, Allergies, Eczema

Top 4 Strategies for Healthy Eating for Children with ADHD, Asthma, Allergies, Eczema

As you are already familiar, we just love Dr. Olteanu and her approach to treating children as a whole entity vs than just isolated ailments. Dr. Olteanu offers her suggestions on how to cope with chronic conditions and treating them with nutrition! When you have a child with a chronic condition like seasonal allergies, asthma, eczema, ADHD, or anxiety, it’s natural to worry about what they’re eating and whether you need to make drastic changes.

De-stressing and Healing your Nervous System

De-stressing and Healing your Nervous System

Most of us have been collecting stress for many years, even though we were aware that it was not good for us. And yet we continued doing this, ignoring the fact that the stress changed our behavior and our personality and caused all kinds of physical, mental and emotional symptoms. Add the huge stress of a pandemic, with its many new challenges, and now our stress levels have become truly toxic. Every day, new stress accumulates in our bodies, building up, building up, building up, leading to burnout, chronic pain, weakened immune system, digestive and sleep problems, fatigue, anxiety and depression. If we continue collecting stress, we are living as survivors. We are surviving. We are not thriving. And this impacts your children’s future because the more stressed you are, the more stressed your children are.

Tips for Photos with the Kids

Tips for Photos with the Kids

Have you all heard of Shoott yet!? They offer high quality photos without the high prices – I know sounds too great to be true right!? Do you look forward to Family photos or completely dread because of the meltdowns or maybe a combination of both? We feel ya, and that is why we were inspired by Shoott to make this year’s Fall Family photo shoot the most memorable yet!So (naturally) you want your family to look good in your photos, but you’re unsure of how to make that happen. The good news: Shoott photographers are pros at working with families and kids; but if you’d like arrive with some options to play with, here are some of our go-to posing tips for posing for family photos:

Meet A Mom: CEO Rachael Blumenthal

Meet A Mom: CEO Rachael Blumenthal

Anyone else get a bit overwhelmed or maybe just skip back-to-school shopping altogether this year? 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 a la carte purchases online. All of the clothes are super fun, as unique as our kids, and not cheesy at all. Between the convenience factor and the quality and selection, we love it, and think you will, too. We spoke to Rockets of Awesome Founder and CEO Rachael Blumenthal about her amazing brand, back-to-school picks, being a dual-entrepreneur family (her husband founded Warby Parker) and more.

Najat Murillo – Your Real Estate Expert!

Najat Murillo – Your Real Estate Expert!

It’s no secret that the housing market has been HOT this year! Homes are selling at record prices and speeds so to navigate this new era you need to make sure you have a knowledgeable and hungry realtor ready to get you the home of your dreams or sell your current home for top dollar!

Back to School Tips!

Back to School Tips!

As children are returning to school, I am frequently asked by parents what supplements to use to boost children’s immune system. Before considering any store-bought vitamins, it’s crucial to talk about nutrition and lifestyle chances! Below are some simple tips on how to use food and lifestyle to boost your child’s immune system.

Leading Computer Science Education: iCode West Frisco

Leading Computer Science Education: iCode West Frisco

iCode West Frisco provides an education that kids love! iCode computer science programs offer kids the opportunity to build soft skills and strengthen their academic skills; with program options that fit their lifestyle and schedule. As a technology and coding school, they equip children with the tools for success in today’s information-driven world. Immersing kids in real-world problems enhances understanding of math and science. Their approach is effective in developing skills in logical analysis, creativity, and problem solving – skills that will help kids at school and in any future career.

The BEST Cinnamon Rolls Recipe!

The BEST Cinnamon Rolls Recipe!

Nothing says the weekend or a special occasion/Holiday like warm homemade Cinnamon Rolls! Last year I was determined to find the BEST recipe out there and finally around Christmas discovered this recipe by the Half Baked Harvest. I sub the dairy for dairy free and it...

Do Baby Teeth Matter?

Do Baby Teeth Matter?

“Do baby teeth matter?” is a question that I’ve always asked myself, but never really heard from the experts on it. My eyes were really opened by the doctors of Frisco Kid’s Dentistry: The misconception that because baby teeth eventually fall out, they are unimportant, has unfortunately often been the origin of unnecessary dental pain and costly dental treatment. Healthy baby teeth not only aid in chewing and speaking, but have the vitally important role of holding necessary space intact for the future permanent teeth. The primary teeth need to be healthy in order to fulfill this job successfully.

Self-Esteem in Children

Self-Esteem in Children

We all want our kids to go into life with positive self-esteem and a strong sense of self-worth.  So, we motivate them, offer them support and encouragement and tell them how wonderful they are.  Yet, one of the greatest emotional epidemics affecting millions of children today is that they struggle with low self-esteem because they have an inner belief that “I’m not enough.”

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