Self-Care for Parents in 2020 – A Complete COVID 19 Parenting Guide

By Dr. Lindsay Malloy, Pandemic Parenting 

Confessions of a Working Pandemic Parent: I Hate “Self-Care”

I’ll be honest – I hate the term “self-care.” If anyone suggests to me that I just need more self-care in my life, I can feel myself bristle. I scream internally…and I’m a psychologist. 

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Your Maternity Fashion Journey

The moment you hear those magic words, “Congratulations, you’re expecting!” Hundreds of thoughts can begin running through your head. Of course you feel joy and excitement—all of the feels. But, one question that probably crops up is likely, as my baby grows and I grow, “Do I need a new wardrobe?” The short answer is no. Don’t feel like you have to buy a whole new wardrobe. But, you will likely want to invest in pieces you love. You know yourself best—if you live in jeans, then invest in a great pair of maternity jeans. If you have a special occasion and want to look your best, invest in a fun dress and rock it. Focus on what you want, and don’t worry about the rest. Also, start with a few basics. These will get you started with a comfortable base and you can incorporate your pre-pregnancy wardrobe into the mix. Grab some great accessories—these will always fit, no matter your size, and can really upgrade a whole outfit depending on how you style them. Think scarves, necklaces, hats, etc.

Here are a few of our top tips & tricks from one of our favorite brands Motherhood Maternity

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Choosing Single Motherhood

Happy single mother hugging daughter

I was raised by a single mother, living in North Carolina with my older sister. Growing up in the 1990s, it was slowly becoming more common in my community to have divorced parents or blended families. The only women I heard about who had kids “out of wedlock” (as we called it back then in my town in North Carolina) were accidental pregnancies. It wasn’t until after college that I began to hear about women choosing to become mothers on their own.

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