About Serena

A writer and mom of two, Serena Norr is the managing editor of Momtrends. She is also the creator of Seriously Soupy, a website devoted to soup making. She also loves to write about healthy living, fashion, beauty and lifestyle topics on her blog Mama Goes Natural. She can be reached at serena@momtrends.com.

Decorating for Valentine’s Day

Feb
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As much as we enjoy going out for Valentine’s Day, it can get expensive, especially with my husband’s birthday being eight days later.  Since my kids and I are planning a fun little ski weekend to surprise him for his birthday, I’d like a low-key Valentine’s Day at home, with … Continue reading

5 Ways to Keep Your Relationship Strong After Kids

Feb
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Relationships and marriages certainly get tested post-kids. Tempers flare and arguments happen. Momtrends recently learned some expert tips from Care.com and Carol Lindquist, Ph.D and author of Happily Married with Kids on how to care for your marriage throughout the chaos. Keep your relationship strong after kids takes some effort. 1. … Continue reading

Thai Shrimp Spirals

Feb
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We’ve featured two amazing dishes by Gail Simmons in the past–Sweet Potato Dumplings with Honey, Goat Cheese, & Thyme, and Spinach & Feta Mini-Calzones. This week, we are thrilled to share another of Gail’s recipes. To enter the Great Game Day Recipe Contest, consumers should create their original recipe using … Continue reading

Cutest Humidifiers: Just What the Doctor Ordered

Jan
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It’s that time of year, again, and my toddler has a perpetual runny nose and a dry cough since before the holidays. I haven’t owned a humidifier since my college days, but the doctor says it will really help. Since my kiddo hasn’t exactly mastered blowing her nose, it’s even  … Continue reading

Tackling Resolutions

Dec
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With 2015 just around the corner, we are excited to focus on wellness, fitness and health for the new year. To ring in 2015 with nothing but success, check out some of our favorite products and programs will help tackle those popular resolutions and put you on track for a fitter lifestyle, a … Continue reading

The Most Popular Baby Names in America

Nov
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The Social Security Administration just released their latest list on the most popular baby names in America for 2015. Our friends at Baby Center shared this information with us that includes a brand new top 10 with Jackson and Sophia winning! 10. I know names ebb and flow–right now my daughter has three … Continue reading

Jane’s Carousel Brooklyn

Sep
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jane's carousel

One of the highlights of Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO is Jane’s Carousel. This completely restored historic Carousel was made by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company in 1922 that is now housed in a spectacular Pavilion designed by Pritzker Prize winning French architect Jean Nouvel. The carousel is the cornerstone of the Brooklyn … Continue reading

Moving Tips for the Summer

Jun
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Ninety percent of the 32 million Americans moving each year do so during June, July and August. Indeed, summer is the most popular time to move for most people, after all, the weather is perfect and the kids can start the school year with their new peers. So, if you … Continue reading

Celebrating National Donut Day

Jun
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Celebrating National Donut Day

Happy National Donut Day! We are celebrating everything about this sweet treat with an ode to donut recipes, books, and even donut fashions. Here are some of our favorite finds to celebrate our occasional favorite sugary and sweet treat. Ideas for Celebrating Donut Day Donut Jewelry: For some a fashionable way … Continue reading

Travel Essentials with Kids

Jun
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I’m sharing my top travel essentials for kids! We’ll be hopping in our cars (or taxis) and driving to the airport only to sit around for awhile and, then, get in the airplane and sit around some more… To a child getting there is not half the fun, so I’ve rounded … Continue reading