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.

How to Make a Monthly Budget and Stick To It

Sep
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We are always hearing families complain about money woes. Not just about the expenses of childcare, but also how to budget! To help us out, we enlisted some advice from Melea Johnson, founder of www.Freebies2Deals.com and the author of Create Your Own Money Saving Adventure who shared some insight on how … Continue reading

Join the Sticker Club with Pipsticks

Sep
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Sticker CLub

There is something magical about stickers. I used to love collecting them, and now my daughter is a huge sticker fan. One way that kids can collect a fun collection of stickers is with the Pipsticks, a subscription company that provides a selection of curated stickers to its subscribers every month.   … Continue reading

Watches for Kids

Sep
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Watches for Kids

Being on time is crucial. It is also so important to teach out kids the value of time, and one easy way to do so is by having them wear a watch. From stylish favorites to new fitness trackers, here are some of our favorite watches for kids. TIMEX: The … Continue reading

Clean Out Your Summer Clothes with thredUP

Sep
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With fall on the horizon we have been getting organized and cleaning out our closets. No easy feat, cleaning our your closets and drawers is a great way to clear out the shorts and summer dresses, and be prepared with fall sweaters and pants. One online tool that is making … Continue reading

Labor Day Nail Art: Anchor Nails

Sep
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Nail Art

Get into the Labor Day spirit with some festive nail art. We love the fun Anchor Nails that we recently learned how to make from KISS and Broadway Nails. Check out this step-by-step guide to create this fun look at home. THE LOOK: ANCHOR NAILS Use the KISS Galaxy Effects Kit (which … Continue reading

Sugar Paper for Paperless Post

Aug
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While we love the simplicity of digital invites, there is something so classic and special about paper invites and announcements. One of our favorite new paper collections is the fun collaboration with Sugar Paper and Paperless Post. This modern and stylish partnership, Sugar Paper for Paperless Post, features a collection of over … Continue reading

Time-Saving Lunch Tips

Aug
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Lunch Tips

Are you ready for back-to-school and all of the lunch prep that comes with it? To help us out we are sharing some tips from Katherine Eskovitz, co-founder of the Little BLUEPRINT series that was created to empower and boost children’s emotional and intellectual skills by devising and executing their … Continue reading

How to Avoid skINsecurities withYour Pre-Teen

Aug
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Acne and Teens

Skin issues impact confidence in people of any age. Did you know that research shows acne is increasingly common in pre-adolescents, including children ages 9 and up? With children experiencing skin problems earlier than ever, parents are often unprepared to grapple with pesky pimples. Pediatricians and dermatologists can play a vital role in educating … Continue reading

Pinterest Releases the Ultimate Family Roadtrip Guide

Aug
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As families are traveling for Labor Day weekend, many are looking for fun, family-friendly road trip ideas to celebrate the end of Summer. To help them out, Pinterest has teamed up with key users, professional travelers and prominent family trip planners (traveling moms!) to offer the Ultimate Family Roadtrip Guide, a travel … Continue reading

Makeup Brushes 101

Aug
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Makeup Brushes 101

All makeup brushes aren’t created equal, and during a recent interview we learned all about the different types of makeup brushes from Annie Mayo, Founder of Advanced Mineral Makeup. From different shapes and sizes, here are some tips on how to better understand and use your favorite brushes. Luxury flat top brush: Used with … Continue reading