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Water Bottle Roundup

Water Bottle Roundup

With fall routines – and lunchbox packing – around the corner, we rounded up eight great reusable water bottle companies you have to check out.

Advice from Dads of TLMN

Advice from Dads of TLMN

Just like moms, Dads are born when their children are, so it takes time and practice to walk confidently in the role. Here’s some of the best advice we gathered from across The Local Moms Network.

Teen Suicide Epidemic

Teen Suicide Epidemic

Across the country, teen suicide rates are soaring. We spoke to Today Show psychology contributor Dr. Michele Barba, author of Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons That Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine, about this crucial and timely topic.

Test Taking Tips from Dr. Shey Cunha, Psy.D.

Test Taking Tips from Dr. Shey Cunha, Psy.D.

Standardized testing is a stressful time for students, teachers, and parents. We wanted to help parents with practical advice for their test takers. We reached out to Dr. Shey Cunha from Star Psychology, LLC for some tips and suggestions.

Board Games Your Family Will Love!

Board Games Your Family Will Love!

Having a few good board games on rotation is a great idea whether your kids are toddlers or teens. Too cold to spend much time outside? Kids home sick? Need to enforce a screen time break? Board games are a solution to all of these.

How to Talk about Black History Month & Race with Kids

How to Talk about Black History Month & Race with Kids

If you’re looking for ways to celebrate Black History and have age-appropriate discussions about race and racism, you’ll want to bookmark our latest interview with our psychology contributor, Reon Baird-Feldman, Phd.

Vaccine Questions for Kids Ages 5-11

Vaccine Questions for Kids Ages 5-11

As parents, we always want to have the most information we can when making decisions for our kids’ health, and that’s why we turned to the experts at Yale Medicine, to go over the most common questions we’re hearing about the vaccine and kids, from side effects to what it means for your travel plans, playdates and more.

Halloween Books for Kids

Halloween Books for Kids

We are thrilled to share our list of brand-new picture books along with some timeless favorites that are perfect for getting children excited for Halloween!

5 Tips to Make Back-to-School Time Easier

5 Tips to Make Back-to-School Time Easier

Back to school happens every year. And every year I feel like it sneaks up and catches all of us by surprise. Every year I strive to be better prepared and to help my child be ready for the school year.

Things to Do With Kids Before School Starts

Things to Do With Kids Before School Starts

On one hand, it’s sad that summer break is coming to an end. On the other hand, the kids could use some structure, and this tired mom could use a break. So before the kids head back to school here are a few things to do together before school starts.

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