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.
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.
Kids of any age (and plenty of adults!) struggle with boredom. A parent’s inclination is to suggest a fun activity or provide yet another distraction for children. But these boring moments are critical for your child’s social-emotional development.
Traveling abroad with children can feel a bit like herding cats — with the huge exception that the stakes are incredibly high. If you’re planning on traveling internationally with a child — or children — in tow, here are a few tips and tricks to help make sure you all stay safe and the trip goes as smoothly as possible.
All the way back during the Industrial Revolution, high-profile names like Adam Smith and David Hume were already speaking out against a failure to protect the natural world that we live in.
In more recent years, the threat of a rapidly changing climate and the importance of sustainable living have been even more keenly felt as bigwig personalities, like Robert Downey Jr., have continued the push to save the planet through modern technology.
Governments and researchers call it the ‘global fertility crisis,’ but what does that even mean? Is there a crisis, or are women in control of their reproductive systems for the first time? One thing is clear: today’s global average fertility rate is just below 2.5 children per woman, which is less than half of the global fertility rate from 50 years ago when the average woman had at least five children, if not more.
“What do you do with a newborn in the winter?” seems to be one of the most frequently Googled questions by new moms before the chilly wind hits the town. I asked the web the same question six years ago after delivering my twins. Back then, we used to live in Denver, where temperature can […]
Congratulations! You’re pregnant! Have you been keeping up your Pilates practice? Wish you had kept up your Pilates practice? Whatever your answer is, do not fret — there is something you can do! Just because you have a baby bump doesn’t mean you have to be a bump on a log! The wonderful thing about […]
It’s a lot to handle, which might make food the last thing on your mind — or it would be if your kids hadn’t learned to ask what’s for dinner every day around 11 a.m.
In those moments when you can’t imagine finding time to cook a big meal, try one of these eight fast recipes for busy parents. They’ll only take a few minutes of your time so you can get back to loving your kids.