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From cocktails to cocktails, cheers to 2022!
Do you belong America’s Top Baker like Debbie or Worst Baker’s in America like Stephanie? Whichever category you fall into, this is a fool proof recipes for some Christmas cheer!
Are you a master of materials or clumsy Wirth clippings? Whether you are a pro at the gift wrapping or need a few pointers, here are a few basic tips for every gift wrapper!
Looking for the perfect gift? Here are some great ideas for kids of all ages!
Kristin and Jen are real-life best friends and comedians who realized that their nightly conversations over wine would be great fodder for a video series!
This year, take the true meaning of the season and give back through these wonderful organizations.
An initiative to keep our playgrounds safe and accessible to all!
Have a jolly time with these step by step holiday light show directions! Don’t forget the Christmas carols!
Thanks to South Houston Moms, the Elf is prepared with ideas this year on how to make your child’s month of December a magical one!
Whether you’re connecting with family via Zoom, getting together a small group or hosting a holiday meal outside, these recipes will help make this Hannukah memorable.
Want to share with your family what the giving season is really about? Here are some suggestions of organizations in the area doing good for the community!
Meet Jen! Jen is a founder of a nonprofit which builds literacy in schools and is mom to one daughter, Logan. When she’s not being a rockstar finding book donations for children, her and her family enjoy relaxing to Hawaiian music (where her husband was born and raised!). Learn more about Jen this week!
Jabbour Law Firm, LLC is a boutique estate planning law firm that specializes in helping families protect their assets and leave a lasting legacy. They treat their clients like family and put clients needs first. Golden Isles Moms sat down with founder Puja Jabbour to talk a little bit more about why estate planning is so important.
Don’t go into buying your home blind! Make sure you are well educated on the state of one of the biggest purchases you will make. Here are some tips on home inspection from Leapfrog Inspections, a family run business in the Golden Isles!
Need a last-minute cocktail for a pared down holiday meal (or Zoom call!)? These festive sips will take you from Thanksgiving through New Year’s–and are easy enough to make any night of the week.
Meet Heather! Heather is a local travel consultant here on the Golden Isles and loves helping families plan their perfect get-aways! Read on for Heather’s go-to stain removal tip (one we love too!).
What parent doesn’t want a more restful night’s sleep?! Here are some helpful tips from Dr. Rebecca Robbins, Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Associate Scientist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and co-author of Sleep for Success!
This pumpkin chili recipe from Chef Debra Ponzek is a classic fall dish, full of seasonal flavors like pumpkin and butternut squash!
This weeks Meet-a-Mom is Brelynn Dumortier! She is a long time Brunswick resident and Fast and Furious fanatic! Find out more about this local mom in her interview with GIM!
Looking for some candy-free options for Halloween this year? Whether your child’s school doesn’t allow candy, you want to offer kids (and parents) a healthier option or want to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project (allergy-free options in a blue pumpkin), we have you covered.
This Creamed Corn Pasta with Zucchini and Basil is the perfect end of summer recipe, packing in all that seasonal produce into a pasta dish that is both kid-friendly and vegetarian.
Our October Book Club pick is The Husbands, by Chandler Baker. This smart sophomore novel has been referred to as a feminist twist on the Stepford Wives.
Applying to college has never been easy, but over the past 20 years, it has become more competitive than ever. That means if you’re helping your kids apply to college, you’re playing a whole different ball game than when you were up at bat. That’s why we were thrilled to read Get Real and Get In: How to Get Into the College of Your Dreams by Being Your Authentic Self by Dr. Aviva Legatt, who has been an admission officer in the Ivy League (including at the Wharton School), as well as a professor and counselor.
This week’s meet-a-mom is Shannon! You may have spotted her at the newly popular Dorothy’s Oyster Bar on St Simons but when she’s not creating perfect cocktails she’s out for a run or spending time at the beach with her two little ones! Find out more about Shannon and her favorite parts of living on The Golden Isles!
Fall skincare and beauty feels like a fresh start for our faces. With the kids back in school, you have more than 30 seconds to get back into a skincare routine…and maybe even put on some makeup! But where to start? We asked Kari Molvar, a mom of two girls (10 and 8) and regular contributor on beauty and wellness to publications like T: The New York Times Magazine, Vogue and Forbes to share her picks for Fall 2021, from the one face cream you should invest in to the perfect lip gloss for every day.
These Maple Pumpkin Pecan Muffins are full of Fall flavor. Bake up a batch on the weekend to serve all week long as a grab-and-go breakfast! Thank you to our food contributor Kathleen Ashmore for sharing.
It’s the season of ghosts and goblins and we are thrilled to share our list of brand-new picture books along with some timeless favorites that are perfect for getting children excited for Halloween! We hope you enjoy these spooktacular booooks as much as we do!
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Meet Lauren! Mom to three little girls and the mom behind The Three Little Bows, an online hair accessory boutique! Find out more about Lauren here!
As a network made by moms for moms, we look for any ways to help the community and our network of families in the Golden Isles. Shannon Lemmon gained her angel wings and her husband Tom (or as many of our children know him as, Coach!), and their two daughters Olivia and Ava need our support. Here are a few events and fundraisers run by community friends to help the Lemmons during this difficult time.
Who says summer is over?! This take on coleslaw from Cat with a K Cooks uses pre-shredded coleslaw so it comes together in just under a minute!
As Oglethorpe Point Elementary’s School Resource Officer, Jillian Shepard is a familiar and welcoming face to many parents on the Isles! Here she shares a bit about her own family and a few surprising facts about herself! Thanks Jillian for all you do for our community and children!
Golden Isles Moms had the opportunity to catch up with Aaron Wallace from Anchored Shrimp Company and talk about our local shrimp industry, the Anchored Shrimp business, and what that “Wild Georgia Shrimp” logo means!
Cookies for breakfast? Yes please!
L’Shana Tova to all who celebrate. This Roast Chicken with Thyme and Honey, from Leah Koenig’s The Jewish Cookbook, is one of those go-to meals that works as well for holiday dinners as it does for family meals all Fall long.
Dr. Michelle Chung is a clinical psychologist based in New York City specializing in the treatment of anxiety-related, mood, and ADHD / executive functioning challenges. As an expert mom at YourMomCares, Chung gave The Local Moms Network some insight into behavior and challenges you might encounter during a very stressful pandemic.
This take on Grandma’s bruschetta is super versatile, you can use it at nearly any meal!
Looking for some “close”cation ideas for this Labor Day weekend? Check out some fun ideas to do in and around the Golden Isles!
Meet Erica! Erica is a boy mom and owner of The Tinted Tide, a pottery painting company on St. Simons! She loves frosé Friday’s at The Porch (we know where we’ll be this Friday!) and even Maes getting the mail an adventure for her son! Learn more about Erica here!
Is your home hurricane ready? Going into the peak of hurricane season, we spoke with Matt O’Rear of Apex Roofing and Restoration to find out how to make sure your roof is ready for a storm! And don’t forget to check out our Hurricane Preparedness page on our website!
Check out Golden Isles Moms’ suggestions for unique and adventurous date nights!
Why we should get rid of the term “super mom” and what we should say instead.
This fast, fresh, and healthy salad will leave you feeling satisfied and refreshed (plus give your immune system an added boost of vitamin C!).
A healthy twist on a classic favorite bringing bold, earthy flavors!
Last year The Local Moms Network spoke with contributor Caitlyn Dunn, LCSW, about how to ease children’s anxiety over COVID. As school begins and procedures are already constantly changing, this article provides support for parents during these difficult times.
A few things every child should know before leaving home!
Popsicles could just be the perfect summer treat!
The month’s Meet-a-Mom is Tyra Warner! Mom to Warner and head of the St. Simons Island Moms Facebook page, Tyra has so pretty good insight on raising children on the Golden Isles!
The perfect drink for Derby Day!
Important tips on how to keep your children safe throughout swim season.
This super simple and delicious recipe can be made ahead and reheated to save time on busy weeknights! And can you ever go wrong with avocado?!
These fun Easter recipes are sure to have the whole family helping in the kitchen!
Golden Isles Moms spoke with internationally known local designer Emily Burton for some tips on how to make the perfect table scape for your Easter celebrations!
If you’re like us, you’re hoping to make Summer 2021 extra special for your kids this year. With that in mind, we’re excited to share our annual Sleepaway Camp Guide! Head to link in bio for a short list of amazing options. These wonderful camps are all sure to help your child make memories, forge friendships and most of all, have fun!
Everything you need to know to get your pool prepped for summer!
Stephanie Conti runs Golden Isles Moms as well as Stephanie Conti Photography in St. Simons Island! Her family has been here three months after leaving the cold Connecticut winters and they are already loving the community!
Looking for a way to re-organize all those new holiday toys? Thanks to New Canaan-Darien Moms for these great tips on how to rearrange the new goodies!
No doubt about it, anxiety and Covid-19 seem to go together like two peas in a pod. Whether you were already battling anxiety before this pandemic began, worrying about keeping your family healthy, the economy, homeschooling and more can certainly trigger it....
These will be go-tos during this strange, social distancing times period—and beyond.
This is the perfect cake for a special brunch or to enjoy all week long.
This easy, healthy dish will become an instant go-to.