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West Side Love: The West Side Market

After 107 years in existence, The West Side Market is still the cornerstone of the west side and a jewel in the crown of Cleveland. Boasting 100 vendor spots inside and 81 spots outside, it is and has always been the center of grocery commerce for the people of...

Meet A Dad: Donte Palmer

Meet Donte Palmer who is the dad changing what it means to be a father—one changing table at a time.

Keeping Kids Entertained While You Work At Home

If you’re a work-from-home mom or a stay-at-home mom, it can be hard to get stuff done with busy kiddos running around. But it is possible! Here are some fun, easy ideas for keeping the little ones entertained (with something other than screens) while you get your...

Self-Care Is What It’s All About

It’s the oxygen mask rule: In case of emergency, put it on you before you put one on anyone else. Anyone who has ever flown in an airplane knows this. We cannot take care of others if we go down. So, why is it that this concept does not translate well to motherhood,...

West Side Love: Franklin Castle

The west side boasts one of Cleveland’s most haunted places so we thought this was the perfect time to feature it! Franklin Castle has been haunting the west side for over a hundred years. In fact, it has even been named the most haunted house in Ohio! It is a High...

Craft Corner: Painting Acorns

Fall crafts can be so fun! They’re a chance to celebrate the season and upcoming holidays. We found one that also gets you out into nature, enjoying that beautiful weather. Painting acorns is fun and easy and can include a nature walk!  Here’s what you do:  ...

Air Fryer Rotisserie Chicken

      Air fryers are all the rage. They produce yummy “fried” food without all the grease and fat. So, we thought we’d share a delicious, easy recipe for anyone who just purchased or is thinking of purchasing an air fryer.  If you are considering one,...

Weave a Rug Out of a Hula Hoop

Looking for a weekend project? How about making a rug out of a hula hoop through weaving. Renee from RenKroDesigns has provides another great upcycle activity for us. Check this one out!

Lemi Shine is Changed How We View Our Appliances

We recently learned about the Lemi Shine line of appliance cleaners that are all powered by citric extracts. Meagan Gates, Lemi Shine Brand Manager and mom told us about these innovative products. Click here to learn how Lemi Shine can could improve your appliances!

No-sew Linen Yarn

It is time for another upcycled fun project with Renee Krohn. This time we will be working with “No-sew Linen Yarn”. It uses old fabric gathering dust somewhere in your house!

Meet The Owner of Galvin Therapy Center

Kara Brogan is the owner of Galvin Therapy Center in 2017. In the two short years that she has been leading the center, she has doubled the size to now include 2 locations, one on the east side and one on the west side of Cleveland. Galvin Therapy Center is one of the only private practices in Ohio capable of helping children with combined diagnostic challengers.

College Admission Challenges

The Local Moms Network reached out to some college admission experts to hear their opinion on the college admission scandal. The experts also provide advice on how to support your child through the college application process.

Make Your Own Trivet

Have to many magazines and catalogs? Renee Krohn shows us how to upcycle with this eco-friendly magazine trivet. Check out this super easy and creative activity.

Summer Reading Guide for Kids

As a follow up to our Summer Reading Guide for Moms, we decided to put together a Summer Reading Guide for Kids, with recommendations from some of our moms across the country that make up The Local Moms Network. Check out their picks and freshen your reading routine this summer!

New Sunscreen Study

A recent study about how sunscreens are absorbed into skin (and can even be shed into breast milk) got our attention. With previous reports saying that oxybenzone, a chemical found in many sunscreens, can disrupt hormone production in boys, we knew we needed to find out more about this important topic. We went to Dr. Sara Perkins, a Yale Medicine dermatologist for some additional information.

Meet a Mom: Scary Mommy Founder Micaela Birmingham

Scary Mommy is a guilty pleasure for millions of moms—including us. The site’s intelligent take on tough mom issues are must-reads, and its no holds barred video series (from Momsplained to Preggo Nancy) is addictive. So we couldn’t wait to speak with Micaela Birmingham, Head of Studio at Scary Mommy.

I Named Him Isaac

LaVonna Riley tell us about getting the opportunity to meet and reconnect with her adopted son after 18 years.

A story about Adoption

LaVonna Riley shares her powerful, moving, and inspirational story about giving her son up for adoption.

Upcycle CDs into Woven Coasters

Renee Krohn from RenKroDesigns shows us how to upcycle CDs by making them into woven coasters. Grab your old CDs and let’s get crafting!!

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