“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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Give Mrs. Claus the Day Off

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You did it! You made it through this year’s one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving. You’ve scrubbed the roasting pan, frozen the leftovers and packed up the turkey decorations. Before you kick into high gear as your family’s Christmas CEO (aka Mrs. Claus), you deserve a day off. We’ve got three sweet ways to give Mrs. Claus the day off. Here’s how you can rest and recharge for your busy December.

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The Importance of Taking Time for Yourself

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Being a parent or caretaker always comes with challenges. These days, it’s more important than ever to remember to take some time for yourself. When you feel calmer, it’s easier to meet the needs of your loved ones and be present for them. Give yourself permission to carve out some “me time” for self-care with our tips and suggestions.

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