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Getting Our Kids Emotionally Ready for School

This story was provided by The Local Moms Network Contributor Caitlyn Dunn, LCSW Getting our children emotionally ready for school entails getting our children to a place where they are open, willing, and able to try.  They have a general feeling that “I can...

Talking to Kids About Race

As we speak to our children about race, it can be hard to know what to say and how to say it. To get some input on how to address these complex issues in a way that kids can understand, we reached out to Dr. Carlin Barnes, MD and Dr. Marketa Wills, MD, MBA, both...

How to Prepare 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...

Black Maternal Health

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...

Meet the Dad Behind CPR Legislation That Will Keep Our Kids Safer

    June 1-7 is CPR and AED Awareness Week, and it’s the perfect time to share some good news regarding heart health and our kids. At the end of April, Florida lawmakers passed a bill that requires all high school grads to have CPR training. The man behind...

Swim Safety

Summertime is the best time, but with fun days spent around pools, beaches and lakes, most moms are also concerned with water safety—and for good reason. “Drowning is responsible for more deaths among children ages one to four than any other cause except birth...

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