Paper Greats: Pretty Paper Goods That Will Give You Back Time

Paper Greats: Pretty Paper Goods That Will Give You Back Time

On the website for their new paper goods company, Paper Greats, CT-based founders Heather Terry and Selina Fletcher write: “Life is short—let us take something off of your plate and put it on ours.” You don’t have to ask us twice—and we’re already huge fans of their recycled, recyclable and compostable (read: eco-friendly) paper trays, cups and notepads. As moms, disposable paper goods (particularly in the hazy first post-partum weeks or when hosting family for the holidays) can be a lifesaver. But, we also don’t want to feel like we’re trashing the earth that our kids will inherit or “giving up” and not making meal time special. That’s where Paper Greats is, well, great. The growing line of products is gorgeous—seriously, their new Pantone-colored coffee cups (which go on pre-sale in a few weeks) are made for Instagram—but they’re also completely eco-friendly. We chatted with co-founder Heather (also mom to a daughter, 5) about how the business began, the products you should know about (stocking stuffer and teacher gift alert!) and where the brand is going.

Where Designer Chris Roughan Shops for Holiday Décor

Where Designer Chris Roughan Shops for Holiday Décor

Chris Roughan of Roughan Interiors is well-known in Greenwich, New York City, Palm Beach and beyond for her warm and sophisticated style. Since 1994, she has focused on carefully listening to clients to create spaces they truly love to live in. “Every interior should be functional while remaining aesthetically purposeful and elegant,” says Roughan. One of her favorite times of year to decorate, in her own home as well as in those of clients’, is the holiday season. These are the places she goes to as she invests in quality pieces that will stand the test of time.

Last Minute Thanksgiving Recipes courtesy of Weelicious author Catherine McCord

Last Minute Thanksgiving Recipes courtesy of Weelicious author Catherine McCord

Are you hosting your first Thanksgiving?  In charge of bringing something to a family member or friend’s house?  Wanting a different way to cook a turkey?  Intimidated but the occasion?  Well you are in luck because we connected with Catherine McCord, author of Weelicious, and founder of One Potato, who gave us access to some of her favorite Thanksgiving recipes.

How To Travel With Kids

How To Travel With Kids

Traveling with kids is just that—relocating with your children. In other words, it’s a trip, not a vacation. Once you realize that and accept that your time away will look a little different than it did pre-kids, what are some ways to ensure more fun and less meltdowns (from them and you…)? To help, The Local Moms Network turned to Carri Willbanks who is a travel blogger with CatchCarri.com, as well as host on Comcast and segment expert for AOL and MSN. She’s also a mom of one son, Everett (19 months). We asked Carri for her tried-and-true advice, from how to survive the plane flight to her favorite kid-friendly destination…

KIDBOX

KIDBOX

If you’re like us, you had plenty of super cute clothes for your kids’ first few months. Seriously, our babies looked pretty much like mini models after leaving the hospital, with gorgeous gifts on constant rotation. But very quickly, you might have noticed that the keepsake-worthy (or even stain-free) items started to thin out, slowly being replaced by hand-me-downs and sale finds. Now don’t get us wrong—we have nothing against a few cast-offs from the cousins or some inexpensive play outfits—but we are always on the lookout for ways to upgrade our kids’ wardrobes and not break the bank. Because honestly, is there anything more frustrating than spending more money on their clothes than your own—right before they hit an inevitable growth spurt?

5 Tips for Getting Your Child’s Sleep Back on Schedule

5 Tips for Getting Your Child’s Sleep Back on Schedule

Summer done right is care-free and full of play dates, beach excursions, and pool days that leave your kids smelling like sunscreen, with sand in their hair, dirt under their fingernails and smiles on their faces. There aren’t many things I can think of that are more beautiful…

7 Cost Free Child Proofing Tips You Can Do On Your Own!

7 Cost Free Child Proofing Tips You Can Do On Your Own!

Do you have an curious little one at home? Jay Martel, founder and owner of the Child Proof Coach, shares his top 7 child proofing tips you can do yourself. Want some professional help to complete the process? Check out the http://childproofcoach.com

Tips on Boosting Nutrition in Your Kid’s Meals

Tips on Boosting Nutrition in Your Kid’s Meals

Cooking healthy meals that are delicious and satisfying can be hard work for us moms. Now that my daughter is on solids, I’ve been struggling to curate a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner that include all of the important nutrients and vitamins she needs to thrive…

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