Parenting | Polk County Moms

How to Prep Your Child for Sleepaway Camp

Are your kids going to sleepaway camp this summer? As you pack those bags, both parents and kids may be feeling a little nervous—and that’s totally normal. We asked Renee Flax, Director of Camper Placement for the American Camp Association, NY and NJ, for her...

Adapting to a New Normal

The pandemic may have kept us six feet apart from our friends and extended family, but it did keep us as close to our immediate family as we’ve ever been. As restrictions start to loosen as parents (either one or both) head back to work, this can lead to changing...

Reading with The Rays

    Reading with the Rays is back again this summer! You can download a game card on May 30th to keep track of how often the kids are reading. The rules of the game are simple. Pick a book from home, explore your local library’s website, or read something...

Kids Can Learn How to Code for FREE

Learn Coding for FREE About Code.org We love FREE resources and it doesn’t get better than Code.org®. They aim to provide students in every school the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry, or algebra. Code.org® is a nonprofit...

4 Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Teacher Appreciation Week is upon us! Let’s face it, this year has been hard. Teachers have been faced with a daunting task. This year more than ever we need to say thank you for doing your best.  We have some ideas for simple, inexpensive teachers’ gift...

The Local Moms Network Book Club Interview with Laurie Frankel

Our next “Book Club” interview is with New York Times-bestselling novelist Laurie Frankel, whose latest book, One Two Three, comes out in June.  She is best known for her critically acclaimed novel, This is How It Always Is, which follows the journey of a family with...

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