Most kids will have some natural hesitations—about parents going back to work, about the safety of playdates, about returning to camp or school. Talk to your kids about the risks of returning to some places and the rules of your area as you begin to go back out again.
What You Need to Know about Swimming in Backyard Pools This Summer
Like any outdoor activity, there is a certain amount of risk in swimming in backyard pools due to the coronavirus. Should you choose to take it, here’s how you can do so as safely as possible. While public swimming pools are closed throughout New York State and new restrictions and guidelines were set for visiting beaches during […]
Sensory Friendly Tips to Prepare Your Child for Season Changes
If you have a child with sensory processing disorder (SPD) or a highly sensitive temperament, you know change can wreak havoc on your family’s harmony. Environmental triggers can cause behavioral meltdowns, and if you aren’t prepared, you could feel like you’re losing the parenting game. Young kids often lack the vocabulary to explain what bothers […]
8 Awesome At-Home Prenatal Workouts
Being pregnant during a pandemic is no picnic. There’s the stress of carrying a baby as you’re navigating a brave new world of quarantine. But there’s also a sudden lack of exercise options with gyms and yoga and pilates studios shut down. So it’s time to turn to at-home workouts. YouTube is one great place to find a ton of free content, and we’ve rounded up eight great workouts to do when you’re expecting a bundle of joy.
Early Pregnancy Symptoms No One Tells You About
Everyone’s heard of the classic first signs of pregnancy: you miss a period, your breasts feel tender, you’re tired and fatigued all of the time, and you feel nauseous. While those tell-tale signs can help determine whether you’re pregnant, there are some symptoms that you don’t often hear about.
How Parents Can Manage Their Mental Health During Quarantine
Now more than ever, taking care of your mental health as a parent is crucial. Parents are juggling working from home, homeschooling the kids, managing kids’ mental health, and trying to figure out their own during social distancing—and all of that adds up to an increase in negative feelings that can be breathtaking. Here are some tips on managing your feelings, getting professional help, and remembering the little things that can make you happier right now.
This Is What It’s like Being Pregnant during Coronavirus
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.
Watch out for These 8 Hidden Home Dangers in NYC Apartments
For New York City families, looking for a new home is no easy task; it’s one of biggest decisions and financial commitments you’ll make.
This Is How Exercise can Help with Postpartum Depression
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 […]
This Is the Best Gluten & Dairy Free Banana Pancake Recipe
What’s better than homemade pancakes on a snowy day?! Homemade pancakes that are actually HEALTHY – yet still delicious!