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Give the Gift of Self-Care & Wellness this Holiday Season

Looking for unique gifts that you can pick-up locally? Enter Inner Light, our favorite infrared sauna spot. In addition to the sauna services, Inner Light offers a wellness boutique. We’ve tapped owner & founder Kelly Ingraham (who’s a twin mama and Darien native) to put together a few of her favorite gift offerings in the shop. What we love is that their selection of skincare, body care, books, crystals and more are...

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Orange Is the New Black’s Laura Prepon Shares Her Mom Life

Actress and director Laura Prepon has played plenty of memorable roles in her life—feminist teenager Donna Pinciotti on That ‘70s Show and prison inmate Alex Vause on Orange Is the New Black both come to mind—but her newest one is mom to 1-year-old Ella, who she shares with husband Ben Foster. Here she speaks to The Local Mom’s Network about how motherhood has fundamentally changed her life, from how she cooks to how much she worries...

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Five Ingredient Friday (FIF)! Brie En Croute…Perfect Appetizer for the Holidays!

FollowFollowFollow I love brie and when you wrap it in puff pastry and stuff it with sweet filling, it can’t really get any better. I make this appetizer for every get together and there is never, ever any leftover. Another plus? You can leave them pre made in the freezer and pop them in the oven whenever some unexpected guests drop in…WIN!   Serves 6 to 8   • 1 Medium Brie, entire wheel • 1 Sheet Puff Pastry, I love...

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Momsgiving: A New Tradition by Megan Palmer

Megan Palmer Rivera, executive chef at Palmer’s Market in Darien, clearly knows a thing or two about preparing a perfect holiday feast. After all, area families rely on her to make their Thanksgiving, Christmas and other festive meals special, from hors d’oeuvres to dessert. But that doesn’t mean she can’t understand how stressful this time of year can get. Says Megan: “As a working mom with two small children, the last thing I...

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Decorate Cookies, Give Back & Get in the Holiday Spirit!

GRAB TICKETS! FollowFollowFollow Anna Gass is a local New Canaan mom who has been guest blogging her “Five Ingredient Fridays” recipes among other delicious tried & true must have meals on New Canaan & Darien Moms since the sites’ inception. She has poured her heart and soul into a cookbook called, “Heirloom Kitchen” where she cooks with grandmothers who have immigrated from around the world and...

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Thanksgiving Mini Crafts for Kids

We are moving quickly thru November and whether you are trying to find some fun things to do with the kids during all those days of no school, or simply looking for a fun little project to entertain the small ones at your Thanksgiving gathering, we’ve rounded up a few projects that caught our eye on Pinterest.  I tell you, people are so creative and I am just loving it! HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Turkey Crafts Turkey Frame Leaf Turkeys...

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