Green Bay Area Mom

Green Bay Area Mom is a parenting resource for the Green Bay and Appleton areas. We are passionate about bringing together our communities in a supportive online environment, offering encouragement throughout the parenting journey. Our site aims to develop community, share the amazing things the Green Bay Area has to offer, cultivate friendships, and host events to connect moms and families. Our team of local moms love to share both the amazing and difficult parts of parenting, bring you helpful tips, and feature things to do in our area.
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Heart healthy and tasty meal options from Festival Foods

Ah, February. The month of love and hearts and chocolate and roses and … Whew! With all that plugged into one month, it’s easy to understand why February also is American Heart Month. To help celebrate, our team of Mealtime Mentors has rounded up some of our all-time favorite heart healthy recipes.
Festival Foods Resolve to Eat More Plants

Resolve to Eat More Plants this New Year

At Festival Foods, we want to help you make small changes that lead to healthy habits that lead to a better, healthier life. And we want to do it in a way that is approachable, friendly and manageable.
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CityTins {The Ultimate Stocking Stuffer}

We all have at least one person on our list...you know, the person who is difficult to shop for. Or, that person you tend to buy the same thing for over and over. Well, this year is going to be different! Consider this: A gift that comes in a modern circular tin, holding 20 $10 coaster-inspired coupons to some of the area's best restaurants. Oh, and, did I mention it's only $30? Seriously, a gift worth $200 for only $30. Have I piqued your interest yet? If so, you need to learn more about CityTins. It may just be your gift-giving life-saver.

Books to the Rescue! Brown County

Books to the Rescue! is a program that launched in Ohio about a year ago.  Its mission is to equip police cruisers and rescue personnel with bags or bins that are stocked with books and activities. These books and activities will be given to children in crisis situations to help distract and comfort those little ones in their times of need.  These bags of books can also be used in crisis centers, or any place that there may be children who need something to calm them in a difficult situation.
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{Breast Cancer Awareness Month} Fight Like a Mother

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we are thrilled to be partnering with Ink to the People to offer our readers an opportunity to join us and more than a dozen City Moms Blog Sister Sites across the country in raising funds for Look Good Feel Better.  This organization teaches beauty techniques to people with cancer, helping them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. The program includes lessons on skin and nail care, cosmetic techniques, and wigs and turbans.  The goal is to help people find some normalcy in a life that has ceased to be normal.

Instilling Kindness in Kids

I'll admit it, the news depresses me. Terrorist attacks, random shootings, two women recently murdered in quiet little Bellevue. How do you raise kids in such a violent and cruel world? How can I protect my kids when so many of these acts appear to be random? These questions and more kept me awake at night. So I decided to do something about it.
The Predator Next Door

The Predator Next Door

The neighborhood that my family is fortunate enough to live in could be mistaken for one from a scene of Pleasantville. The children run and play safely in the street and all of the backyards meet in a way that one cannot be differentiated from another. Our 2 year old is among the youngest on our quaint block, and still the older children include him without question or prejudice.

Protecting Our Precious Little Ones :: New Technology from Britax

Confession. On more than one occasion, I’ve been unsure if I’ve secured my daughter into her car seat properly. I’ve tightened and pulled and shrugged, all the while praying nothing bad happens as I...

The Evil Stepsister We Rarely Talk About — Postpartum Anxiety

The below post was submitted by guest contributor, Ashlee Rahmlow.  Thank you, Ashlee, for writing about your experience with Postpartum Anxiety, and, for offering support for so many others.  Please read more about Ashlee...