How paid sick leave, expanded Family and Medical Leave Act, tax credits, and more can affect you and your nanny during the coronavirus pandemic.
For many women, it’s the happiest time in their lives. Yet for others, it’s an overwhelming time filled with emotions of loneliness and sadness. About 13% of women who give birth develop postpartum depression, and another 80% report general sadness. For most women who suffer from this disease, the peak of the condition occurs within […]
We’ve been in family quarantine for about 6 weeks at this point. So now that you’ve completely decluttered your entire house (ha!), check out these nine toys you might want to add back into the mix. They can inspire little hands and minds to keep themselves busy. But, best of all, most of them are under $20, so you’ll have more cash for DoorDash! A few others just might be worth investing in to have on hand during this unprecedented time. So start shopping and get playing!
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Nearly 4 million babies are born in the U.S. each year, and a pandemic doesn’t bring that to a halt. Like most people, you’re probably feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic that has swept the globe. As of now, there have been over 600,000 cases in the United States. Schools across the country are closed, many states are under complete lockdown, and many people are either working from home or not working at all.
Over the last few weeks, any semblance of routine you might have had has gone out the window. All of a sudden, everyone is at home, and you can’t leave. Never have you been so in awe of daycare workers and pre-school teachers. It turns out that hanging out with a three-year-old for eight hours a day is both incredible and infuriating.
It’s not easy to get out of your normal routine with your kids. Especially if you’re facing shelter-at-home orders from the government in the midst of the pandemic, having to stay home with your children all day, every day, can be challenging. Boredom will set in quickly, or you might find that your kids want to be on their electronics all day.
Right now, busy parents have more than the usual headaches on their plates. Many have added “homeschool teacher” to their resumes, and they have to figure out how to keep the kids occupied while they work from home. Who wouldn’t feel frazzled under such conditions?
New moms tend to have a lot on their plate. Not only are they figuring out how to raise an entirely new human, but they are also reconciling this novel responsibility with a vague resemblance of normal life and a dramatically altered sleeping schedule. Naturally, new mothers might feel they lack time to take for themselves whether that be through exercise, relaxation or fun. Yoga is an excellent opportunity to combine all three and can be done easily. At home, in any spare 20 minutes, they may be able to catch while the baby is sleeping or with another caregiver. Pregnancy, birth and childcare can be tough on the body and the mind, which is why we’ve specially selected some yoga poses with new mothers in mind to alleviate anxiety and stress as well as help with much-needed recovery and strengthening.
Most children by age 3 are able to label the various parts of the human body and describe their functions. Feet are used for walking, eyes are for seeing, mouths are for eating and talking, and so on. However, the concept of the brain and it’s utility is sometimes glossed over by parents and teachers because, frankly, it can be difficult to explain. But your child is never too young to be aware of the brain and the power it has.