2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome to The Local Moms Network 2019 Holiday Gift Guide! Before kids, we had all our holiday shopping done by (or shortly after) Thanksgiving. Post-kids? We sometimes find ourselves relying on anything available with overnight shipping, or online gift cards (when...

Holiday Happiness

This story was contributed by Caitlyn Dunn, LCSW. Ah…the most wonderful time of the year (wink, wink)! More like the most stressful time of year, especially for all of us “making” the holidays—aka moms. Here are some tips to help actually feel lots of...

Holiday Trend: leopard print

One of our fashion contributors, Liz Whitney of the Whit & Whimsy blog, is all about animal prints! In fact, it’s more of an obsession. According to Liz, “Whether you call it leopard, cheetah or jaguar it all looks stylish, sassy and...

RECIPE: Halloween Candy Cookies

Now that Halloween is about a week past its due date, you’re probably ready to get your kids’ candy out of the house. There are lots of good places to donate, from shelters to dentists’ offices to the military, but we stumbled upon this smart idea from The Baker Mama...

Meet-A-Mom: Jenna Smith

Meet Jenna Smith, new mom to her nine month-old boy Connor with husband Paul. They live in Sellwood with their labradoodle Herman. Why did you decide to raise your family in Sellwood? My husband and I decided to move to Sellwood because of how family friendly it is!...

Autumn Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup

This Autumn Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup combines classic fall ingredients in a savory and sweet, healthy meal. Former chef and mom of two, Jennifer Segal, is the blogger behind Once Upon A Chef and author of a book, also called Once Upon a Chef, full of...

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