Around Town

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!!

Lauren Egger Discusses Health Foods

Lauren Egger talks about Healthy Mom Project. It a guide for parents to navigate this toxic world because living a healthy lifestyle (with health foods) shouldn’t be difficult.

Teen and Adult Acne

I’m also a woman who is finally feeling comfortable in my own skin – yes, it has taken me almost 35 years to do that! I struggled with teen and adult acne. I want to use my experience to help others over come the scars that acne can leave.

Meet Mo Chavers – Cleveland Fusion

We had a chance to sit down with Mo Chavers with Cleveland Fusion. She talks about being a professional football player and how she came to join the team.

“Please Just Get in the Family Picture”

My dad died when I was only 10. I’m 43, I still miss him and it’s true that even the most vivid of memories fade with time. He was often behind the shutter, doing what adoring parents do, capturing every single moment of my life. So many photos of me. But how can we remember them and how they were?

Should You See a Naturopathic Doctor?

We have all be to a traditional doctor and heard “everything is fine”. However, we know our bodies and something isn’t right. Dr. Emily Mohar explains that is the time to see a Naturopathic Doctor for a second opinion. Click here to learn more about Naturopathic Doctors. (NOTE: Services can be paid for using your HSA!)

Baked Apple Pie Oatmeal

Heather Athens from Grateful Kitchen Provision shared an easy dairy-free, vegan breakfast.  (You can also make it gluten-free! )This easy and nutritious breakfast recipe is sure to be a hit with the whole family especially on a cool morning.

Kid Friendly Interior Designs

Interior designer Chris Roughan provides suggestions on creating kid friendly interior designs. Somethimes when people say “child-friendly” they don’t alway have a visual sense to envision something that’s still really great modern and trendy design. You can create beautiful and child safe spaces. Chris provides us with some of her best suggestions.

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