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Chocolate Dipped Watermelon for the 4th of July

Chocolate Dipped Watermelon for the 4th of July

This story was contributed by TSSM contributor, Maria Provenzano, Lifestyle + DIY Expert of Hallmark’s Home and Family and founder of From Scratch with Maria Provenzano. It isn’t summer until you have had watermelon!! It is one of my favorite things to have all summer...

Balloon Darts

Balloon Darts

Looking for 4th of July fun? Try this DIY Dart Game from The Local Moms Network contributor, Maria Provenzano, Lifestyle + DIY Expert of Hallmark’s Home and Family and founder of From Scratch with Maria Provenzano. DIY Patriotic Dart Game Supplies Large foam board...

5 Fun Backyard Activities for Families to Do During the Coronavirus Pandemic

5 Fun Backyard Activities for Families to Do During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Pure Solutions offers organic tick and mosquito control solutions to let you enjoy your yard without having to worry about tick and mosquito borne illnesses. They crowd-sourced some favorite backyard activities and came up with a list of things to do while you are at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

At Home with New England Skin Center

At Home with New England Skin Center

We caught up with Christine McMackin and Tobi Baker-Daigle to talk all things skin, and what we all should be doing for ourselves right now while staying home. Christine and Tobi are local moms and co-founders of New England Skin Center, located in Weymouth. New...

Brighten Your Home with Flowers

Brighten Your Home with Flowers

This story was contributed by entertaining experts Host to Perfection.   Quarantine hasn’t been easy for anybody; when you are secluded in your home with only your immediate family members, it can definitely take an emotional toll on all of us. We have been...

Cinco De Mayo – En La Casa

Cinco De Mayo – En La Casa

Photo courtesy of Half Baked Harvest Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! We may be missing our favorite margs at our favorite Mexican spot, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate our favorite foodie holiday at home! We’ve rounded up some yummy taco, enchilada, veggie...

Meet the Author: Elin Hilderbrand

Meet the Author: Elin Hilderbrand

I was so thrilled to get the chance to connect with the lovely, talented and very busy writer, Elin Hilderbrand. I just love breezing through her books and am excited to share she has two new books coming out this Summer and Fall! 28 SUMMERS will be out...

Anxiety & School Closures: How to Help Kids

Anxiety & School Closures: How to Help Kids

Recently, we spoke to contributor Caitlyn Dunn, LCSW, about how to speak to kids about coronavirus. In the few weeks since then, many schools across the country have closed—some with little notice. Parents may be wondering not only how to deal with the logistics of...

Cookie Dough Energy Balls

Cookie Dough Energy Balls

Looking for a sweet treat to make with your kids to pass (and enjoy) time? These vegan, gluten-free, and refined-sugar-free cookie dough balls are perfect to make for an afternoon snack! Plus, all of the ingredients are pantry staples, so you won’t have to...

Coronavirus: How To Deal as a Working Mom

Coronavirus: How To Deal as a Working Mom

If you’re a working mom who already felt constantly pulled between two busy worlds, coronavirus school closures (and adding a “teacher” job to your daily To Dos) can be incredibly overwhelming. We turned to Lauren Smith Brody, the author of The Fifth Trimester: The...

Remote Learning Tools: Apps & Websites to Try

Remote Learning Tools: Apps & Websites to Try

  If you’re moonlighting as a homeschool teacher for the next few weeks, technology can help get you up to speed. High quality apps and websites exist for every subject and every age. For younger kids, they can add some variation to other screen-free activities....

Pantry Recipes to Try

Pantry Recipes to Try

Photo: Food Network As we spend more time at home doing our part to slow the spread of coronavirus, many of us are cooking regularly—for stress relief, because restaurants may be closing, and because, well, we’re home. But once our stock of fresh fruits and veggies...

St. Patrick’s Day Craft & Recipe Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day Craft & Recipe Ideas

This story was provided by contributor From Scratch with Maria Provenzano. Ready to go green on March 17th? I’ve got all the fun crafts, DIY’s, and recipe ideas that’ll make your kids want to celebrate! St. Patrick’s Day is a fun way to talk about Ireland’s heritage...

Fun & Simple “Lesson Plans” During School Closures

Fun & Simple “Lesson Plans” During School Closures

  This story was contributed by Christine Hernandez. When my son’s preschool closed for the rest of the month because of COV-19 I went into panic mode for a while. Thinking about juggling a newborn and a three year old while being stuck in the house seemed like a...

Schools Closed Due to Coronavirus? What To Do With Your Kids

Schools Closed Due to Coronavirus? What To Do With Your Kids

No doubt about it—these are strange and worrying times. For many regions of our country, coronavirus concerns have led to (and will lead to) school closures. If you’re at home with your kids, please use this social distancing-friendly list for ideas to keep kids...

Talking Clean Beauty with Saint Jane Founder Casey Georgeson

Talking Clean Beauty with Saint Jane Founder Casey Georgeson

A few months ago, we introduced you to Casey Georgeson, the inspiring mom of three behind Saint Jane Beauty, a clean CBD beauty brand known for their luxurious and effective serums and lip glosses. (Read her Meet a Mom here.) After chatting more with Casey, we learned...

Meet The Team Behind Rahoo Baby

Meet The Team Behind Rahoo Baby

THE DREAM TEAM. Matt, Erica and Tom. Two pediatric occupational therapists and a doctor. This trio designed the award winning 3-in-1 Learn & Lounge. A baby product created by clinical experts that not only prioritizes safety but also has a positive...

Talking to Kids About Coronavirus: 5 Things to Remember

Talking to Kids About Coronavirus: 5 Things to Remember

Covid-19 (often referred to as “coronavirus”) is clearly top of mind for all of us—moms, dads, and, as a result, kids. Even the littlest ears pick up things, and small kids can feel our anxiety as well as notice our actions. Bigger kids and teens, of course, are...

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