Mom-Teacher-Boss: Help & Hacks for Busy Days

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Whether the kids are back at school or learning online, it’s already been a heck of a 2020. The only constant seems to be that things keep changing. We’re here, Mom-Teacher-Boss, with some time-for-you tips and reasons why they’re great for everyone in the family.

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American Girl Dolls: Four Ways to Inspire Creative Play

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What does your darling dream of becoming? Musician or medic? Actress or archeologist? More than ever, children need toys for creative play. A great doll serves as a reliable friend when playdates aren’t possible and encourages role-playing to build a child’s understanding of themself and their world. Inspired by American Girl, here are four fun activities your child can enjoy with their doll.  

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Motherhood By Nightlight

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For many new moms, interrupted sleep is their “new normal.” In an August 2020 survey,* 62% of moms said they wake up at least once nightly. And moms aren’t waking up just to feed and soothe baby. It should not come as a surprise that “worrying about the world” ranked as the top reason for tossing and turning.

Here’s the good news: You are not alone. And you can find your way back to sleep. Read on to learn more.

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Online School or Classroom Learning: Make the First Day Special

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After a summer like no other, it’s time for school again. Whether it’s online school or classroom learning, you can make their first day positive and special. From creating a vision board to capturing this one-of-a-kind year in photos, we’ve got tips and ideas for you.

Instagrammers: Read on for details on how to enter Zulily’s #firstdaynewway Instagram contest, and then enter for a chance to win a Grand Prize valued at over $1,400 (including a new laptop)!

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7 Summer Reading Tips + Free Bookmarks

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Summer reading programs are more important than ever this year. Experts say that the challenges of coronavirus and online learning mean kids may return to school this fall with only 70% of the reading gains achieved in typical school years.* We’ve got tips to help kids (and parents) stay on track.

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Virtual Graduation Tips

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After a history-making spring, graduation looks different for many members of the class of 2020. You can still create the meaningful, memorable celebration your child deserves. Whether you’re marking your student’s completion of college, high school or even middle or elementary school, make it matter. From ceremony to diploma to party, we’ve got virtual graduation ideas for you.

Visit our Celebrate Summer shop to help make the most of a stay-at-home season.

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Small Business Spotlight

Small Business Spotlight

Having started just ten years ago as a ten-person Seattle start-up, Zulily knows and loves small local businesses. In the last decade, we’ve helped many companies grow up along with us. This spring, Zulily, in partnership with our sister brands QVC and HSN and the National Retail Federation Foundation, is working to lend a helping hand to small business owners facing unprecedented challenges. The Small Business Spotlight project enables us to showcase some of America’s finest small businesses.

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