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A Stay Home Guide For Parents: Stay Sane During Social Distancing

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We don’t know about you, but we are for sure practicing social distancing during the global pandemic happening right now with COVID-19 to do our part and flatten the curve. We are definitely living in uncertain times right now and as parents, we’re all scared of the unknown. To help ease your anxiety a little bit, we’ve compiled some resources to get you through this tiring and challenging time (especially with the kids off from school for who knows how long). We’ll definitely be adding to this resource, so let us know what you want and we’ll do our best to provide it for you. Or, if you have some advice or recommendations you’d like to share with others, write it up and email [email protected], so that we can get that post up for you!

101 Activities To Keep Your Kids Busy At Home

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“I’m bored…”

Sound familiar? Of course it does and that’s because your kids have most likely said it countless times, which is why we’ve compiled this massive list of things to do while you’re stuck at home with the kids. Whether it’s a global pandemic isolating your family at home, summer vacation, a sick day, the weekend or even a regular day after school, here is a helpful lis of 100 activities that’ll keep your kids entertained at home to use whenever you hear that phrase!

Working From Home? Tips From A Seasoned Work-From-Home Mom

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I’ve been working from home for the past six years (ever since my oldest son was born). My industry (publishing and social media) has allowed me the opportunity to work from home as I raise my three littles (my other son is three and my daughter is 22 months). Yes, it’s challenging and chaotic at home, but I’ve learned some tips along the way that could be very helpful for those who find themselves in this unknown territory of working from home.

Resources For The Accidental Homeschooling Mom

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With school closures happening all around the nation because of the COVID-19 pandemic, moms everywhere are scrambling to figure out what to do with their children for the next few weeks. While the homeschooling community is like “we got this,” other moms (myself included) are like “WTF do we do now?” To help you keep a semi-normal schedule, here are some resources that’ll help parents continue their child’s education during their school hiatus (or some things to do in between extra screen and iPad time).

Yesterday… All My Troubles Seemed So Far Away

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I wasn’t really feeding into this whole virus scare, but now my emotions are all over the place. One minute I feel fine and the next I’m worrying about where I’m going to get milk from. I’m sure I’m not the only one, with Facebook mom groups and their posts testaments to the emotional roller coaster we’re all riding. I’m literally thinking about how to ration the eggs and bread I have now to last me as long as possible so that I don’t have to go out and go on a wild goose chase trying to find these basics.

Free Home Workouts For A Good Sweat!

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CODIV-19 is definitely impacting everyone’s normal daily routines right now, but the global pandemic doesn’t necessarily have to hinder your fitness and wellness regime. It doesn’t matter if your favorite local gym is closed or if your’e practicing social distancing to do your part on keeping other healthy, we’ve got you covered with a list of free home workouts that’ll make you break a sweat and keep sane (especially if you’re like me and workout daily to keep the crazies away).

Tips From A Homeschooling Mom

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Education at home does not have to be all textbooks and pencils. We use every opportunity to teach our kids. Most of our education is NOT using textbooks.  Once you start the ball rolling, you will find that you see educational opportunities in everyday life. Daily tasks can teach kids more than you think. Here are some ideas that may help your regular school child, get some education at home.

Tips On Keeping A (Semi) Normal Homeschooling Routine

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Last week all hell broke loose as moms (and dads and grandparents and guardians) everywhere scrambled to figure out what to do with the kids being off of school for so long (some even say that the 2019-2020 school year is totally done). While the first week was a learning period as we all researched tons of homeschooling resources, this second week should be more about figuring out a routine that works for both you and the kids. This way, they know what to do and expect during the week and you get some sort of normalcy to these chaotic and uncertain times. Here are some helpful tips on how to create and keep a (semi) normal routine with your kids at home due to COVID-19:

5 Free Meditation Apps To Be Zen AF

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Given the recent COVID-19 pandemic the entire world is facing and  being home 24/7 with my kids and hubby has made me on edge (more than usual), and I’m trying to find things to help unwind to keep my cool and sanity. Meditation is one of those things I’m going to revisit and have found a few of these apps pretty useful in my mission to chill TF out. Since I’m not used to such exercises or practices, these apps help guide me to be more zen, so that I don’t become mommy dearest when this is all over. And the best part is that they’re free (with in-app purchases, of course).

Must Read Book List for Moms In 2020

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If reading more books is on your list of goals while staying in due to COVID-19, then here’s an excellent reading list for  moms, mom bosses, soon-to-be moms and just women who want to empower themselves to live passionately no matter what they’re doing or what stage of life they’re living. Books have a way to transform us, leaving a lasting impression. Depending on what you’re going through, they can really speak volumes about how to handle a situation.

5 Healthy Habits to Adopt While Under Quarantine

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Quarantine sucks, am I right?! Well, habits take time and since that’s all we have right now let’s try to start some new healthy ones!  So while you’re stuck at home with nothing to do, incorporating these 5 healthy habits now will guarantee that they’ll become your new normal once we are all living our regular life again.

World Health Organization Releases Guide To Healthy Parenting During Coronavirus

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The World Health Organization (WHO) knows how much of an impact this COVID-19 pandemic has on parents and released their own Guide to Healthy Parenting. The simple, visual guide has some pretty good tips that are very useful during this confusing and stressful experience. There’s some solid advice on how to keep calm (because we all know we are literally one tantrum away from losing it), how to stay positive, how to talk about coronavirus with your kids and more!

Social Distancing Birthday Guide

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CORVID-19 has completely turned our world upside down. Our new normal is staying home and staying safe. This means no large gatherings of any kind, which now means special celebrations are a no-no. No more birthday parties, graduations, anniversary parties, etc. until further notice thanks the global pandemic of COVID-19 we’re all facing. This has to be the hardest part for those with birthdays that fall during this uncertain time, especially for young children who don’t quite understand why they can’t invite their friends over or see family on their special day. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate a birthday (or any celebration for that matter) while in quarantine; you just need to get super creative and you’ll be able to still make that birthday magic for a loved one or friend (whether they’re in your household or not). To help you make birthdays during this difficult time that much more special, here are a few ideas!

All About Me COVID-19 Printable

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We are living through a historic time right now. Keep track of how history is impacting your child (while keeping them occupied) with this memory sheet to remember the time we were all practicing social distancing and staying home because of global pandemic surrounding COVID-19. This FREE printable activity page is perfect for any preschool through elementary age children.

15 Date Night Ideas While You’re Stuck At Home

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But just because we’re stuck inside 24/7 for the time being doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with how you “go” on a date with your partner. So here are some ideas on how to have a date night despite being in a pandemic, with no where to go but home.

5 Tips For Healthy Snacking In A Pandemic

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Being at home and so close to our pantry definitely has a way of sneaking up on us! So, what do we do to fix this conundrum? Here are some 5 ways to practice healthy snacking and minimize weight gain.

8 Ways To Stay Sane Right Now

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We’re all dealing with a prolonged crisis and a collective roller coaster of emotions. We don’t know when it will all end, what it’s going to look like when it does or what the future holds for “normal.” I’m trying to keep my cool, my the downward spiral of emotions seem to take their toll on me, and I need it to stop. It’s not helping me or my family, so I’ve come across a few different things that are helping me cope better and stay sane,  and hopefully they can help others feeling the same way.

Tips & Tricks: How To Have More Patience With Distance Learning

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I find myself loosing my mom cool way too often with my oldest as he mouths off, whines or struggles to listen or follow directions in regards to his teacher-assigned worksheets and computer work. I know he’s struggling with his new normal, too, and misses his school friends and teacher, but having to fight him on everything every single school day (we do Monday-Thursday because I NEED those three-day weekends) is becoming too overwhelming for me. I knew I needed to change things up to get through the rest of the school year (which goes until early June) and came across some helpful tips and tricks on how to have more patience that I thought would be beneficial for other moms (and parents) on the same boat.

How To Throw A Baby Shower In A Pandemic

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Not sure where to start planning a baby shower in a pandemic? Don’t fret because we’re here to help! Here are some tips on how to shower a mom-to-be with love and new goodies she’ll definitely need and appreciate when baby gets here.

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