Model Lais Ribeiro is married to former Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, and mom to 15-year-old Alexandre, diagnosed in 2013 with autism. Of advocating for her son, she says, “Once you find out all the tools you need for your children to achieve their goals, it makes it easier. I don’t like to compare. Every mom goes through their own journey.”
Renewing your health, wellness and fitness goals during this harvest season? The North County Moms’ 2023 Fall Fit-Wellness Guide has some excellent suggestions for you! Discover our collection of local professionals, dedicated to making your wellbeing their priority.
Dentists Peggy Lundquist, DDS and Angela Lee Masterson, DMD and orthodontist James Grant, DDS, MS lead the Amazing Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics practice in Carmel Valley. The team opened its doors in the Spring of 2023 when doctors Peggy, Angela, and James combined their mission to offer excellent dental care. Check out our interview, and find out how they spend their time outside of the office at some popular North County destinations.
A mom uniform is something that simplifies your life, whether you’re going from drop-off to tend to younger kids and do endless errands and activities, or heading to work and back. These are a few key pieces that you wear on repeat, that you don’t have to think about, and that stand the test of time.
Want to wow your family for the Jewish New Year and following Yom Kippur? This Fig & Pomegranate Brisket is the perfect way to please a crowd and honor tradition.
How’s the back-to-school transition been for your kids and YOU? Getting settled into a new school year after a fun summer can be a bummer for kids. Plus the transition can put a huge burden on parents. Dr. Jennifer Okwerekwu, a Harvard-trained reproductive psychiatrist, shares five suggestions to keep this year on track.
Is it time for a “big-kid cup”? Dr. Breanne Reid, pediatric dentist at Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics in Solana Beach and Carlsbad, discusses why the bottle-to-cup transition is an important one for your six to nine-month-old. Dr. Brea also offers ways for mom to stress-less around the new adaptations.
Sheet pan dinners are perfect for busy weeknights and over-scheduled weekends. We love this salmon and potato version from Joanna Keohane of The Family Food Kitchen, but you can also swap the salmon for chicken or tofu, and use whatever veggies you’d like. Says Joanna: “You can’t beat a sheet pan dinner! The prep is minimal and you can use all those seasonal veggies you’ve been meaning to cook with! Plus [there’s] just one pan to wash.”
Football season is here, and that means Game Day eats. Sundays are busy for a lot of families, so simple recipes are key. This 4-Ingredient Sour Cream Chive Dip from Joanna Keohane of The Family Food Kitchen is not only quick and easy, the flavor gets better with time, so can (and should) be made at least one hour ahead of time.