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 [email protected]

Simple Holiday Craft Idea for Kids

Dec
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This year has been really exciting for my three-year-old. Being in preschool, she is venturing into “big kid” territory where her language and how she thinks has greatly changed. One idea she had this year was to make gifts for her friends at school. I really love the idea of giving something … Continue reading

Tips for Teaching Kids to Give

Dec
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While raising kids has never been easy, it can be one of the most rewarding things that some people do–especially when children grow up to be productive, contributing members to society, and that includes knowing how to give back and enrich the communities in which they live. When should children … Continue reading

Baby’s First Christmas Finds at Target

Dec
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It is the most wonderful time of the year, and this year it is especially so since we are celebrating my daughter’s first Christmas! To get everything for her first Christmas, I headed to Target to stock up on baby toys, essentials and cute seasonal pieces. With the toys, I was looking … Continue reading

Roominate: STEM Toys for Girls

Dec
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Roominate: STEM Toys for Girls

Looking for a fun gift to inspire your daughter? We love STEM toys that both encourage fun and building, which are extremely necessary these days since less than 15% of women are entering college today intending to major in a science, technology, engineering or math-related field. One of our favorites is Roominate, … Continue reading

Best Sugar Cookie Recipe for the Holidays

Dec
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With the holidays comes a lot of baking where I love to make cookies with the kids that can use as simple gifts. While scouring Pinterest, I discovered the recipe for the Best Sugar Cookie EVER that immediately caught my attention. Created by Katrina of In Katrina’s Kitchen, I loved how … Continue reading

Gift Giving Ideas for the Whole Family

Dec
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With the holiday season comes the inevitable running around to find the perfect gift for the loved one in your life. This year we are doing a little less running by doing all of our shopping in one place! As the electronics and tech hub, the Microsoft store is your one-stop shop … Continue reading

Friday Finds: Favorite Winter Accessories

Dec
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It is so important to have the right winter coat for the colder weather. To also stay protected from the elements, you will need winter accessories like scarves, hats and gloves. Here are a few of our favorites: Scarves: To cover our necks, we love the chic and versatile scarf … Continue reading

Strolling in the Orbit G3

Dec
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As a mom of three girls getting around easily is my new mantra. My six-year-old walks everywhere but I always have to think about the mode of transportation for my three-year-old and three-month-old. For the most part my three-month-old has been nestling comfortably on me in the new ERGObaby Four Position … Continue reading

Charming New Book Series: Charlie Girl

Dec
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The bedtime ritual is one of our favorite parts of the night. We love classic tales, but we also love modern and new favorites with one of our favorite new series being, Charlie Girl. Created by Elizabeth Frogel, founder of CenturyMom, a NYC-based fashion consignment business, the story follows the … Continue reading

Favorite Ways to Learn to Play Piano

Dec
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Has your little one shown an interest in piano? This isn’t the easiest instrument to master but there are also a ton of products and tools out there to make the process fun and easier. Here are just a few of our favorites. Melissa and Doug Piano: To encourage the … Continue reading