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Easy Weeknight Recipe – Baked Chicken Nuggets

Easy Weeknight Recipe – Baked Chicken Nuggets

Summer is officially underway, and we're all about easy, kid-friendly meals that can be whipped up quickly after a day of camp or pool. These baked chicken nuggets take just about 20 minutes to come together, and can be made with gluten-free breadcrumbs for food...

Meet A Mom – Cat Osterman

Meet A Mom – Cat Osterman

When softball star Cat Osterman competed at Athens in 2004, she was the youngest athlete to win a gold medal for Team USA—in fact, she was still a student athlete at the University of Texas. The pitcher won a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and she came out...

Easy Weeknight Recipe – Baked Chicken Nuggets

Easy Weeknight Recipe – Baked Chicken Nuggets

Summer is officially underway, and we're all about easy, kid-friendly meals that can be whipped up quickly after a day of camp or pool. These baked chicken nuggets take just about 20 minutes to come together, and can be made with gluten-free breadcrumbs for food...

Not One More Child Lost – Spicewood ISR

Not One More Child Lost – Spicewood ISR

Before this summer, our family wasn't around deep water often, but living near Lake Travis means lots of pool and lake days, so teaching our kids how to swim was imperative. We had looked into a few different popular swim schools in the area, but Spicewood ISR kept...

Super Mom Story

Super Mom Story

We’d like to suggest we collectively stop using the term “Super Mom”. Every time we hear it we cringe a little, and we’re pretty certain whoever coined it hadn’t experienced the miraculous storm of motherhood. Here are three reasons why we think it should be shelved...

Sheet Pan Smores

Sheet Pan Smores

If you love making s'mores but want to skip the mess of roasting marshmallows, keep things toddler safe and make a lot at once, try these Sheet Pan S'mores from Maria Provanzano of From Scratch with Maria. The best part? You can enjoy them this way well after summer...

Easy Dinner – One Pan Skillet Spaghetti

Easy Dinner – One Pan Skillet Spaghetti

There’s a time and place for cooking an elaborate meal, and it’s not during the week. Especially in the fun but frenetic weeks between school finishing up and camp beginning. This one-pan skillet spaghetti recipe from Kathleen, the mom behind CatwithaK Cooks, is more...

Summer Reading for Kids in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade!

Summer Reading for Kids in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade!

This story was contributed by literary specialist and mom Rosemary D’Urso, aka the “Library Mom”. Go to librarymom.com for more of her expert picks, and follow her on Instagram @librarymombooks. While summer is an ideal time for children to relax, explore the...

Meet Dr. J

Meet Dr. J

Meet Dr. J with Empower Family Chiropractic! I had the absolute pleasure of meeting with Dr. J a few weeks back and loved her family approach to chiropractic care. Our family is very natural minded, and with three kids 5 and under, a family chiropractor the kids love...

Gardening with Kids: Fun for All Ages

Gardening with Kids: Fun for All Ages

Spring is finally here, and we couldn’t be happier to be shaking off the winter doldrums and getting outside again. Since we’re planning on still spending more time at home this spring and summer, gardening is at the top of our list. We found a fantastic new book,...

4th of July Popsicles!

4th of July Popsicles!

Celebrate the 4th of July with these festive red, white and blue popsicles! Not only are they adorable, but they’re made with protein-packed green yogurt and fiber rich blueberries and strawberries.  Thank you to Sound Shore Moms for sharing! What you’ll need: Greek...

Pina Colada Chia Seed Pops

Pina Colada Chia Seed Pops

  This sweet treat from Beach Cities Moms is full of tropical flavors, and since it skips the rum, is a perfect dessert for the whole family. Piña Colada Chia Pops makes 6 popsicles 1 14-ounce can coconut milk½ cup frozen banana chunks (or 1 small, very ripe...

Easy Healthy Summer Recipes with Food Stylist Alli Hawes

Easy Healthy Summer Recipes with Food Stylist Alli Hawes

This story originally appeared on greenwichmoms.com and was contributed by wellness contributor Michelle Calarco.  As we gear up for barbecues and backyard cookouts, we often find ourselves on the hunt for recipes featuring lighter fare, but that won’t compromise on...

Meet Alura Buckner

Meet Alura Buckner

I'm so thrilled to introduce local mom Alura Buckner, owner of Spicewood ISR! Alura is a mom of two and a Spicewood local. She has the kindest heart and is so patient and understanding with every child she meets. As a mom of three littles 5 and under myself, these...

Meet a Mom – Actress Yllka Gashi

Meet a Mom – Actress Yllka Gashi

Credit: Fadil Berisha This story originally appeared on New Canaan & Darien Moms.  Meet the inspiring Yllka Gashi, a mom and actress getting rave reviews for her lead role in HIVE. The film, which received the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film...

Meet Dr. Lanny Brustein!

Meet Dr. Lanny Brustein!

As moms, our bodies go through many physical changes throughout our journey of motherhood. Dr. Lanny was one of the first business owners I connected with in the area and I'm so glad I did! Coming from a small town just outside of San Antonio, my experience with...

10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Kids!

10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Kids!

  Earth Day 2021 is Thursday April 22, and all of us at The Local Moms Network love celebrating with our kids—but try to keep it genuinely fun. Depending on the age of your little ones, celebrating Earth Day may be as simple as going for a walk outside in the...

Spring Salad from CatwithaK Cooks

Spring Salad from CatwithaK Cooks

    Easy no-cook recipe that is bursting with spring flavors? Yes, please. Thank you to our contributor, CatwithaK Cooks, for sharing another beautiful, seasonal and nutritious dish! For more easy and delicious recipes, go to...

Jonathan Adler Work From Home Tips

Jonathan Adler Work From Home Tips

This story was contributed by our new wellness columnist, Michelle Calarco. The pandemic has altered nearly all aspects of our lives, and the way we work is at the top of the list. Remote work has become the norm for a lot of us and for some this may even be a...

Best Hiking Trails Near Lake Travis

Best Hiking Trails Near Lake Travis

Thanks to CapTex Insurance Group for sponsoring this post! As we get into warmer weather, many Austinites are taking their everyday activities outdoors. We've compiled a list of the best outdoor hiking and walking trails for you to enjoy going into the summertime! Bee...

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