There A LOT of unknowns right now when it comes to school. And, if we parents are stressing this much, imagine how our kids are feeling. That’s why we got with moms and educators, Amanda Kopischke and Angela Anderson who co-founded Incubate to Innovate, to help give us all some tips on how to equip our families for resilience, no matter what happens in the coming weeks. Amanda and Angela crated Incubate to Innovate to give educators innovative pedagogical practices and tools to transform teaching and learning experiences and environments. They offer coaching and extensive resources around their ChangeMaker Mindsets…

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If you’re like so many of us (myself included), you’re probably ordering your groceries online and having them delivered a lot more now — and maybe for the first time ever. Online grocery delivery has always been really, really convenient. But now? Well, I’ve never been more grateful for my Instacart shopper. But there is an art to ordering groceries online — and planning a whole week or two of meals out when you’re not entirely certain what’s going to actually be in stock. Plus, there are other things to consider. Like: what’s appropriate for a tip right now (spoiler:…

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It’s the understatement of the year to say that emotions are running high right now. For all of us. In a whole lot of ways. Workouts have always helped us with our mental health — but that seems to be the case now more than ever. And, as we’ve been getting our home workouts and socially distanced runs in, we’ve been using a few different ways to make them even better for our mental and emotional state. We’re not talking about anything that’s too hard to do; just little tweaks here and there that you can try. These little tricks…

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At the start of 2020, I made a conscious decision to work on reducing my impact on the planet by focusing on cutting back on my use of disposable items. My intention was great, but I was a little hazy on exactly how to implement it in a way that would make it stick. Because, let me be honest with you — I’m passionate about doing my part to help the planet, but … I’m human. I don’t really want to make my life harder, you know? Fortunately, I had an opportunity to interview Kathryn Kellogg, founder of Going Zero…

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There have been a few moments during this pandemic that make me think, “Clearly, this is what I’ve been training for.” Working from home? Been doing it since Dubya was in office. Meal planning? Maybe I haven’t been great at it, but it’s something I’ve been trying to do for years — although I have to admit that having every single meal at home is … kind of a lot. But my friends and acquaintances aren’t coming to me with questions about setting up a home office or figuring out meals — they’re asking me about workouts. Not just what…

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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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We all know how powerful stories are — both the stories that we’ve been told and the stories we tell ourselves. Beth Carvin — CEO and co-founder of JamBios, an online memoir website — knows this better than anyone. She’s had the opportunity to read life stories from thousands of different users and has learned a lot in the process. Here are her top takeaways when it comes to learning from — and healing from — the hardest things in your past. 5 Ways to Heal From Your Past, by Beth Carvin In the mid 1900s, plastic surgeon Maxwell Maltz…

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Been shopping for new workout or athleisure gear recently and done a double-take at the number on the price tag? via GIPHY Hey, us, too. via GIPHY Which is why we are psyched to bring you tips from style, beauty, and lifestyle influencer Sharron Clear that’ll help you to save big and score yourself affordable athleisure — each and every time you go shopping. via GIPHY Sharron is a strong, self-made single mom of three. Born in Tennessee, she was the youngest of four athletic girls and a self-professed “girly girl athlete.” With a love for fashion and an eye…

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I love leftovers. Whether I went out for a great meal and get to have it again or I cooked something amazing at home and I’ve got enough to enjoy it for another day — it’s just nice to take a good meal and experience it more than once. Not to mention that it sure does make for a convenient and quick option on busy nights! That said, leftovers tend to get stored in not-so-eco-friendly ways — especially when you go out. I’m looking at you, foam to-go containers. And, even at home, all of those plastic lids and containers…

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Fashion and beauty trends seem to come and go faster than you can say “leotards” and “legwarmers.” via GIPHY But these tips dropped on some of our favorite podcast episodes on the subject? Timeless. via GIPHY And they’re never dependent on your size or your shape. Which is how we roll. via GIPHY Dress for yourself. Celeb stylist (and former yoga instructor) Elysha Lenkin said this in episode 123 of our podcast and we couldn’t agree more. Because you feeling good? Well, that NEVER goes out of style. Listen here or below. Know what’s in your beauty products. Most of…

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