“New Normal” 8 Months in to COVID-19, Survival Tips on Parenting a 2-Year-Old and 7-Year-Old

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By Amber Weldon, Mommies R Bomb 

We have been living through a pandemic for most of the year now and families have become closer than ever before. When mandatory quarantine first began at the start of the pandemic, I felt like I was constantly preparing for a natural disaster. Going to the grocery store regularly, constantly replenishing snacks, toilet paper and Lysol wipes. Staying at home, watching the news, and online shopping for desks, games, and décor became the norm. Living, working and learning at home is a part of our lives now. Although places have opened, the virus is still spreading. A lot of families are continuing to limit their outings and spend the majority of time at home. Let’s finish this year strong, here are a few survival tips to remain safe at home and levelheaded with a 2-year-old and a 7-year-old. 

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Easy & Unique Thanksgiving Craft Ideas for Kids & Pre-schoolers

Crafts with the child for thanksgiving with natural materials: fir cone, feathers, felt. Place for text.

By Drisana Wallace of Modern Cali Mom

This year has definitely changed what fun activities we are able to do with our immediate families. With social distancing I have planned more DIY ideas with my children in order to make up for the change for not being able to see their family and friends. We love crafting, so why not really focus on working on crafts this holiday season as a family and in turn hopefully to start some new traditions. With Thanksgiving quickly approaching I wanted to start working on DIY Ideas for Thanksgiving Crafts for kids. Read along as I show you how to create three simple and fun crafts that you can do with your kids at home.  

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Is it Safe to Drink After Having a Baby?

By Chelsea Skaggs, founder of Postpartum Together

After giving up alcohol through your pregnancy, you may wonder when it is safe to enjoy a drink again. If you are breastfeeding, there are additional factors to consider. It is important to know how alcohol can get into your breast milk and how long you should wait between drinks and feedings to be safe.  

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How to Create a STEAM Learning Environment at Home

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With the holidays approaching, school and work are going to slow down and we will continue to spend a lot of time at home with our families. Do not let your family become fatigued from quarantining and social distancing. Embrace something different with STEAM learning activities at home. It is easier than it sounds and will be a nice break from the usual learning routine. By the end of this you will know what STEAM is, the benefits, items you need plus easy projects and activities you can start now. 

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Eating Healthy During Pregnancy

Yay, you’re pregnant! So that means you’re eating for two, right? And bring on the ice cream, pickles, and anything you might have a craving for. (That’s how this whole thing works, after all, isn’t it?) It’s actually…not. Sure, pregnancy – especially the first trimester – is really a time to listen to your body and perhaps give in to some indulgences from time to time, preparing healthy pregnancy meals is an important way to help you and your baby thrive during this time.

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Creative Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

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Finding out you’re pregnant – especially for the first time – is a moment you’ll never forget. It comes along with lots of emotions, of course, and hopefully one of those many feelings is excitement. At some point after taking that positive test, you’ll get to think of how to tell people in your life about this happy news. If you’re looking for inspiration for your pregnancy announcement ideas, you’re in the right place!

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Baby Development During the First Trimester

When you first find out you are pregnant, you want to know all about the changes that will happen as baby grows and develops. You are asking yourself what to expect and how to take care of your new tiny one. The first trimester is full of changes and by the end of the first trimester weeks (weeks 1-13), you will be growing a fetus that is developing daily.

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