It was the day after Thanksgiving when I found out I was pregnant. After the initial surprise wore off, it was time to start doing some serious calendar math. Woven around all the usual uncertainties of pregnancy are now the ever-changing COVID-19 complications. Home is the only place that truly feels safe.
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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 […]
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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.
Being a stay-at-home mom keeps a person very busy, but unfortunately it won’t earn you any money. If you can find a way to earn some money from home, while you look after the kids, that is a huge bonus. Here are nine amazing jobs for stay at home moms:
For minor issues, telemedicine is your new secret weapon to help prevent your kids from getting sick. A virtual visit can be a game-changer for easily-diagnosed issues such as rashes or chicken pox—and many health care providers are now offering virtual visits as an option.