What Parents Need to Know: Swim Lessons & Water Safety

We spoke with Josh Scott, a parent and owner of local swim school, Swim SRQ, to discuss common myths about swim lessons and water safety.  Even though summer is winding down, water safety is a year-round priority for families in Florida. When should parents start...

2020 Back to School Guide

2020 Back to School Guide Everything Back to School! The 2020-2021 school year is sure to look different than any other year.  Whether you are sending your kids back to school in-person or remote learning at home, we have all the latest info you need to make the...

The Local Moms Network Book Club: Eliza Starts a Rumor!

We’re thrilled to launch The Local Moms Book Club with Eliza Starts a Rumor! The book revolves around Eliza Hunt, a mom who created the Hudson Valley Ladies’ Bulletin board when her twins were in preschool. Cue the mom forum drama (a la today’s social media groups)...

Meet Doula Ann Morris!

How many kids do you have and what are their ages? -I have one son, Zion. He turned 2 in March. If I have realized anything during this season of parenting, it’s that whoever termed the phrase “terrible two’s” just misunderstood toddlers! This stage of navigating the...

Why Are Black Moms More Likely to Die During Pregnancy & Childbirth?

As moms, pregnancy and childbirth is a magical and also, complicated time. We look forward to meeting our child, but also want to be sure we’re making the best decisions, along with our healthcare provider,  to get them here as safely as possible. Black moms (as well...

Lucy’s Story: Help A Family Save Their Daughter’s Life

Lucy Van Doormaal was born on April 1st, 2020 at British Columbia Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, CA, joining older brother Sullivan, 3. But just a week later, parents Scott and Laura noticed something wasn’t right.  “Lucy was a natural thumb sucker, and within...

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