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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A note to our dear listeners: this episode was recorded before the COVID-19 pandemic changed, well, everything. We’re sharing it today in the hopes that it offers a little break to the endless news cycle and adds some levity to a time when it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Stay safe, stay home, and stay well, all. We love you! They say if you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. Well, we can’t think of anyone busier than author, interior designer, and lifestyle expert Lisa Canning (she’s a friend of the Property Brothers — woot!) — who…

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We need to fight for our right for recess, even if we’re adults, no matter what country we’re in. And I can’t think of a better person to remind us how important it is to go outside and play than our friend Darryl Edwards.

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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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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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What does your kids’ play room or area look like? Is it tidy? Chaotic? Fun? A design and look you love … or just totally for them? Maud Maciak, toddler mom and busy business owner of Magnifique Homes, has real-world and functional design tips on how to make it an area you and your kids both love — including easy tricks to keep it organized and engaging. 5 Design Tips for an Awesome Kids’ Play Room, by Maud Maciak 1. Real furniture for a real mess. One of the first thing to remember is that although it is a kid’s…

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With the decriminalisation of marijuana, there’s no denying the stigma surrounding the drug is slowly dissipating. As such, more and more questions are arising as to the appropriate time and place to bust out a joint. And those looming questions apply to everyone, including moms-to-be and new moms, particularly when it comes to breastfeeding. After all, if some experts now say it’s acceptable to have the occasional glass of wine while pregnant and breastfeeding, does the same go for marijuana?

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