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Pain With Sexual Intercourse And The Role of Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy in Enhancing Intimacy

We chatted with Dr. Tejal Ramaiya of Body Moksha PT in Chatham about pain with sexual intercourse and the role pelvic floor physical therapy has in enhancing intimacy.

Meet-a-Doc: Meet Dr. Ganguli of Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health!

Dr. Ganguli is an expert at diagnosing and managing a wide range of autoimmune, auto-inflammatory conditions including juvenile arthritis, systemic onset juvenile arthritis, lupus, vasculitis, dermatomyositis, periodic fever syndromes and COVID-19 related multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), non-inflammatory musculoskeletal pain syndrome, such as fibromyalgia. Read more in our latest Meet-a-Doc interview.

Shockwave Therapy: The Treatment That Will Finally Help You!

We spoke with Dr. Tejal Ramaiya of Body Moksha Physical Therapy about the benefits of this new amazing treatment!

Holiday Catering by Kings Food Markets

The Holidays can be stressful enough, make the meal portion easy with Holiday Catering by Kings Food Markets.

Molly Sims’ 5 Minute Skincare Routine!

Molly Sims shared her 5 minute skincare routine with the founder of TLMN! Learn all about it here!

Recipe: Halloween Kids Dinner Board!

Check out our simple instructions for a Halloween Dinner Board that your whole family will love!

25 Halloween Movies to Watch in October!

We rounded up some silly, spooky and downright scary picks for every age.

Summer Recipe Round Up!

From potlucks to backyard barbecues, enjoy this round up of summer recipes all summer long thanks to our parent site, The Local Moms Network!

The 5 Best Potty Training Tips for Moms!

If you are like most moms, chances are you have experienced a change in your bladder habits since being pregnant and/or postpartum. We spoke with the experts at Body Moksha Physical Therapy on The 5 Best Potty Training Tips for Moms to help fix that!

Around Town

Register Now for YWCamp@Mahwah!

Register Now for YWCamp@Mahwah!

Registration is now open for YWCamp@Mahwah! Located at 200 Midvale Mountain Road Mahwah, NJ NEW! Bus stop location at Verona (Our Lady of the Lake School) Camp is open to children ages 5 - 12 and includes: FREE Daily Swim Archery, Boating, Creative Expressions STEM...

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St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes from Emma Heming Willis

St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes from Emma Heming Willis

Looking for a super easy St. Patrick’s Day activity or sweet treat? You’ll love this crazy simple—and healthy!—recipe from our friend Emma Heming Willis, which she says her two girls, Mabel, and Evelyn love. The secret ingredient? Spinach, which serves as a folate-filled natural food coloring.

Emma shares smart mom hacks like these semi-homemade St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes on her blog whenever she has a moment, in between launching her new CocoBaba organic coconut oil skincare line and raising her family. “I started it as a way to communicate with other moms. I felt like everything I was reading and out there was like ‘This is how you do it’ and I was sick of that attitude. I started the blog to have an open conversation,” says Emma, who calls these “Martha Stewart-esque” but “not too fussy or complicated.” “I admire women like Martha Stewart who can do these elaborate things so effortlessly, but I’m not that person,” says Emma.
Want to know more about mompreneur Emma and her life in the suburbs with husband Bruce and kids? Read our full interview here! 
What you’ll need:

Equipment:
Food processorKitchen scaleHand mixer or mixerLarge mixing bowlMuffin panCupcake wrappers and toppers

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Add your St. Paddy’s cupcake wrappers to your muffin tin.
In a food processor, process your spinach and applesauce into a smooth puree. I let mine process for about 3 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine the dry cake mix with the applesauce/spinach puree. With an electric hand mixer or mixer combine for about 2 minutes.
With an ice cream scoop or spoon portion out the batter into the prepared muffin tin wrappers (spray with non-stick spray for best results).
Bake 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean. Allow to cool.
Add your St Paddy’s toppers and enjoy!

Read more from the Local Moms Network:
Pot of Gold Cookies from The BakerMama
Lucky Charms Ice Cream Sandwiches!
Emma Heming Willis: Her Skincare Launch, Pandemic Silver Linings, Blended Family & More!

Lucky Charms Ice Cream Sandwiches!

Lucky Charms Ice Cream Sandwiches!

We just might skip green beer this year and swap in these instagram-worthy St. Patrick’s Day-inspired Lucky Charm’s ice cream sandwiches from South Orange County Moms! Don’t have Lucky Charms? Use any colorful cereal you’ve stocked up on!
 
Ingredients:

Sugar Cookie – Cookie Dough (you can certainly make sugar cookies from scratch. I saved a couple steps by using Pillsbury ready-made sugar cookie dough).
Green Food Coloring
Lucky Charms
Vanilla Ice Cream

Steps:

Put the pre-made sugar cookie dough in a bowl and add green food coloring. Add as much food coloring as you need, until the whole batch is green.
Cook the sugar cookies per the instructions on the wrapper.
Let the cookies cool.
Take some slightly soft vanilla ice cream and scoop it on to the bottom side of one cookie.
Place another cookie on top and then take the lucky charms and place them in the ice cream around the entire edge of the cookie.

Recipe c/o our sister site South Orange County Moms Network
Read more from the Local Moms Network:
Pot of Gold Cookies from The BakerMama
St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes from Emma Heming Willis
St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails & Mocktails

Love Spicy Margaritas? Try This One Next!

Love Spicy Margaritas? Try This One Next!

If you love spicy margaritas, you have to try this version made with mom-founded 21Seeds tequila. Kat Hantas created the brand because “it’s what I wanted to drink – something smooth, simple, and casual with a fresh, natural flavor that made drinking infused tequila as approachable as a glass of wine.” Cheers to that!
With three inviting flavors, a partnership with a female-owned distillery in Mexico, and refreshing cocktail ideas for every occasion, 21Seeds is The Local Moms Network‘s go-to for girls’ night, date night, and quiet weeknights.
In celebration of National Margarita Day (February 22nd!), we asked Kat to share her signature margarita recipe. The best part? It only has four ingredients and can be pre-batched for easy entertaining.
Pre-Batched Spicy Seed Margarita Recipe (Makes 12 Cocktails) 
1 bottle of 21Seeds Cucumber Jalapeño Infused Tequila6 oz fresh lime juice5 oz simple syrupAdd 12oz of water (no shaking of cocktail required)
Simply pour on ice and serve!

More entertaining ideas from The Local Moms Network:
Meet the Founders of 21 Seeds!
5 Tips for the Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Party!
Freezer Martinis: Making Entertaining Easy!

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