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Hot Dog Bar

Hot Dog Bar

Besides ice cream, there are few foods that scream “summer” more than hot dogs, right? So as summer is getting started, we’re sharing this adorable hot dog bar from food blogger Jessica Merchant of How Sweet Eats.

Mom Hack — Moonpig Cards for Father’s Day

Mom Hack — Moonpig Cards for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is around the corner, and The North County Moms and our team at The Local Moms Network are loving a new mom hack we discovered – Moonpig. These are clever and cute customizable cards that you create online using your favorite photos and a personal message, and they’ll mail it for you.

The North County Moms 2024 Summer Camp Guide

The North County Moms 2024 Summer Camp Guide

​Camps throughout San Diego are preparing to help our kids have the best summer ever in 2024! The North County Moms 2024 Summer Camp Guide offers some exclusive San Diego camp options in North County and beyond! We hope it helps make the decision and registration process quick and easy with at-your-fingertips camp info and selections.

The New Frosé — 9 Frozen Spiked Desserts for Summer

The New Frosé — 9 Frozen Spiked Desserts for Summer

Just in time for summer, we rounded up some of the best spiked frozen drinks, popsicles and other desserts. We start with a new spicy twist on frosé, and then have some other options if you’re over rosé for now.  Just keep them well out of reach of kids—they look as yummy as they are, and the sugar masks the alcohol (meaning kids may not realize they’re not for them).

Down Syndrome Mom

Down Syndrome Mom

I’m pleased to share this post about a mom who is raising a family that includes a child with Down syndrome. Similar to Kelle, I too am a mom of three, and my youngest son is Trisomy-21 diagnosed. As the founder and publisher of The North County Moms, I’m able to bring more awareness around a community of beautiful humans with so much potential.  Please see the links at the end of this post to learn more about my family’s story. 
When Kelle Hampton wrote Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected, she described coming to terms and embracing her daughter Nella’s Down syndrome diagnosis.

Popsicles — Refreshing Recipes for Summer Fun

Popsicles — Refreshing Recipes for Summer Fun

Heading into the weekend, under a heat dome, we’re going to need this assortment of tasty popsicles to compensate for increased perspiration. Parents and kids will find something that suits their fancy in this rundown! So, we’re sharing a few recipes to try, divided into two categories—kid-friendly and 21 & Over (aka spiked varieties). Plus, fun molds to use when making them!

Meet a Mom — Kim Holderness of The Holderness Family

Meet a Mom — Kim Holderness of The Holderness Family

Kim Holderness is one half of The Holderness Family, with over 8 million followers across their social media platform. Kim and her husband Penn first became widely known to the public as winners on Season 33 of The Amazing Race in 2022. Since then, they’ve achieved social media stardom for their hilarious take on parenthood, marriage, as well as Taylor Swift hysteria and pickleball mania.

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