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Boredom Buster Activities

Boredom Buster Activities

Have you heard of a boredom buster jar? We love them for these days when you stay indoors and need some go-to activities for the kiddos! Below, find some creative ideas to add to your jars! Let the kids decorate their own jar and add fun ideas for things to do! ...

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Houston Summer Camps 2020

Houston Summer Camps 2020

If you went to summer camp as a kid, then you already know about its wonderful benefits.  Aside from those benefits, it is almost imperative for kids in Houston because the sweltering heat can leave fewer options available for moms when trying to organize daily...

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Meet a Houston Mom | Meet Monica Terry of Lavi & Co Photography

Meet a Houston Mom | Meet Monica Terry of Lavi & Co Photography

The mom community in Houston has been extremely instrumental to my business! Being able to connect with all of these moms not just on a business level but just having that connection of being a parent and understanding each other has been phenomenal. I would say about 95% of the clientele I have connected with over the past few years have been moms from local mom groups.

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Valentine’s Day Pink Hot Chocolate Sticks

Valentine’s Day Pink Hot Chocolate Sticks

Need a festive, easy recipe that the kids will love for Valentine’s Day? Try these Valentine’s Day Pink Hot Chocolate sticks! There are only 2 ingredients… and they’re super simple!   Ingredients: pink melt-able chips, festive...

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Virtual Tour of Elite Care Rice Village with Dr. McLaughlin

March 31, 2020 | 0 comments

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Eric McLaughlin, “Dr. Mac”, with Elite Care 24 Emergency Center in Rice Village. For the past decade, they have serviced our community with any emergency needs from trauma and injuries to imaging and lab work (this is not the place to come if you just have the sniffles, although they would not turn you away).  I was able to learn about the new safety precautions they are taking to keep our community safe with the emergence of Covid-19 and was also fortunate to get a virtual tour of...

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Meet a Houston Mom | Meet Kryse Broussard of Sleeping Pandas Pediatric Sleep Consulting

March 30, 2020 | 0 comments

The Houston community has been so supportive overall…especially the different moms’ groups and neighborhood groups. I think it really helps my business for other parents to see that I’m relatable and that we are all in this together. The majority of my business comes from meeting parents within my local community and referrals.

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Sanitize and Disinfect your Outdoor Space and Backyard

March 21, 2020 | 0 comments

It’s now more important than ever to make sure your home is as clean as possible and Geek Window Cleaning can offer entire interior/exterior home disinfection using EPA registered Hospital Disinfectant proven to kill a wide range of viruses, including COVID-19.

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10 Home Schooling Apps to Try

March 18, 2020 | 0 comments

  If you’re moonlighting as a homeschool teacher for the next few weeks, technology can help get you up to speed. High quality apps and websites exist for every subject and every age. For younger kids, they can add some variation to other screen-free activities. For school age kids and teens, they can complement their school’s remote learning program. Here are ten we love. Foreign Languages Early Lingo – A wonderful mom-founded learning system that includes 6 language options (English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Mandarin), for...

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Meet the Houston Moms | Meet Elizabeth and Hilary of MilkLoveYoga

March 14, 2020 | 0 comments

“Houston is full of good people. Whether or not they are from here or transplanted here, everyone is friendly, willing to help one another and dreams big. This city is so big and vibrant and constantly changing. No one will tell you not to follow your dreams.” Elizabeth of MilkLoveYoga

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What to Do with Your Kids if School is Closed Due to Coronavirus

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No doubt about it—these are weird and worrying times. For many regions of our country, coronavirus concerns have led to (or will lead to) school closures. If you’re at home with your kids, please use this social distancing-friendly list for ideas to keep kids engaged (and away from screens for a while). Got one to add? Email amy@thelocalmomsnetwork.com and our editor will add it to the list! Download Educational Apps/MaterialsWhether your school is sending home materials or you’re on your own, try your hand at a little homeschooling. We...

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Boredom Buster Activities

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Have you heard of a boredom buster jar? We love them for these days when you stay indoors and need some go-to activities for the kiddos! Below, find some creative ideas to add to your jars! Let the kids decorate their own jar and add fun ideas for things to do!  Boredom Buster Jar Ideas Plan dinner, write a menu, help cook and serve Make a family tree Learn how to use the washing machine Write to a penpal Tie-die some t-shirts Make a card for someone and mail it to them Find shapes, animals and objects in clouds Wash the car Make a paper...

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“Off the Beaten Path” Houston Kid Friendly Parks & Activities

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Getting sick of the same old neighborhood park? Shake things up and explore a few of Houston’s hidden gems!

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6 Fantastic Nature Spots for Kids in the Houston Area

March 13, 2020 | 0 comments

The weather is amazing this time of year, round up the kids and enjoy some of Houston’s best nature spots! Many of our favorites are also open in the evenings if you prefer the slightly cooler evening temps in the summer. Here are our top 6 nature parks for kids. 1. Nature Discovery Center–This wonderful spot is located in Bellaire and has several mini natural habitats including a cypress pond, prairie, deciduous forest and wetlands. When the kiddos get too hot, head inside to the hands-on discovery rooms. Kids can learn about wildlife, see...

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Free CPR Class at Elite Care in Rice Village

March 11, 2020 | 0 comments

Elite Care would like to invite local residents and workers to attend one of our free CPR classes. Moms, Dads, Nannies, Babysitters, Lifeguards, Restaurant Staff, Teachers or concerned citizens – this class is for you. Our instructors teach the American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR with AED Training for Infants, Children, and Adults. The class also covers the Heimlich maneuver for choking victims as well. Class size is limited and fills up quickly. Please click the registration link to check availability. (PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CLASS IS...

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