From COVID-19 to fighting for racial justice, right now stress is high for all of us — including our kids. While we encourage you to continue having necessary conversations with your children about racism and COVID-19 often (recent Sesame Street specials can help if you don’t know where to begin — get them here and here), it’s also important to help yourself and your kids to self-care by giving them tools to manage big feelings (and the awareness from us that those big feelings may manifest differently in our kids’ behaviors than they do in ours). To help us with…

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Right now I’ve been craving more yoga. And because school is out and childcare isn’t readily available here yet, I’ve found that if I want to get more yoga in my life, it’s going to need to involve my kids. Which, really, has been relatively fun to do … at least for the first few minutes. My five-year-old daughter and I both bust out our yoga mats, put on a short video, do some poses while the twins crawl around, and then, after about five minutes, my eldest asks to watch YouTube, while the twins hightail it to the bathroom…

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It’s not an easy time for anyone right now. And if you’ve got kids at home and are trying to work, care for them, and help them with online learning? Welp, y’all, let us just say that you trying is enough. Even attempting to try is enough. via GIPHY And you just might relate to these GIFs for each day of the week … Monday: I can do this. via GIPHY Tuesday: It’s hard, but, hey, all those memes say I can do hard things. via GIPHY Wednesday: A little … okay, a LOT of screen time can’t hurt. Right?…

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After having a lot of conversations about COVID-19 and why it’s important for us to stay home and limit play to our own yard away from others (sobsob), the reality of what’s going on has started to settle in here. We know we can’t go to the park, and that we need to keep a lot of space between us and others when we’re out on a walk in our neighborhood. We know that we’re not going to school and that playdates and family events have been replaced with FaceTime calls and scheduled Zoom meetings. (For tips on how to…

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Editor’s note: This post was written before the insanity and reality/tragedy of COVID-19 set in. Coincidentally, some of the items are awesome for home learning and independent play, so hopefully they’re extra useful to you and your family. My daughter just turned five. And it’s still blowing my mind — despite the multiple birthday parties and kindergarten registration. She’s FIVE. And, like most 5-year-olds, she’s really curious, silly, and fun. She loves learning and playing. And while her Paw Patrol toys continue to be one of the things she plays with most, she’s also into gardening, helping us with chores…

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Do you remember that post we did on being vegan and pregnant — and how much protein you need? Well, today, we have an example of a vegan lasagna recipe that is high in protein, full of veggies, and so tasty that the whole family will love it. Not to mention that it’s also something you can easily make ahead when you have time and then simply heat it up when you need dinner! This vegan lasagna recipe comes from The Everything Vegan Meal Prep Cookbook — which helps busy peeps learn how to prep an entire week’s worth of vegan…

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You know how much mindfulness matters in the happiness and connectedness of your everyday life — at home, with your kids, at the office, with your partner, with your friends and family, etc. But did you know that you can help your kids to be more mindful and therefore happier, too — both by how you parent and by exhibiting mindfulness yourself? True story, says Beverly Conyers, mindfulness expert, author of Find Your Light: Practicing Mindfulness to Recover from Anything, and mom to three grown children. In this guest post, she’s going to show us how to start incorporating mindfulness…

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Now that the twins are in daycare a few days a week, I’ve been pumping more. And I’ve got some opinions on which breast pump I think is best — both from a convenience and maximizing-your-milk standpoint. And, mamas, there are A LOT of breast pump choices out there. Which is awesome, because there’s a lot of ways to do motherhood — and a variety of ways to feed your baby. (Fed — period — is best!) But, it can also be a bit overwhelming. Especially as a new mom. Hopefully by sharing my experience with the three that I…

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Moms wear a lot of hats — and working moms often feel like they’re being pulled in a million different directions, each and every day. Sam Schacher — host of Daily Blast Live (DBL), owner (along with her husband) of the candle company Biren & Co., and mom of toddler daughter, Sophie, with one on the way (congrats, Sam!) — gets this and talks openly about it. All of it. Which we love. We’re sharing our conversation with her today — because we can all learn from each other and feel more sane and connected by sharing our struggles and…

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Sara Haley is one of our favorite pre- and postnatal exercise specialists. This mom of three has written lots of awesome posts for us (check out this one and this one) — and we simply loved having her on our podcast here. We are thrilled that she’s back again today — this time with tips on how to really enjoy your pregnancy workouts. Sara recently released her Pregnancy Workout Essentials Collection, which we can say from first-hand experience is AWESOME. Now let’s get to those tips! (And, as always, talk to your doctor about what’s right for you and listen…

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