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March 2020

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Ideas to invigorate your kids’ social-distancing routine

Social distancing is hard, especially when you are a kid. Their entire world has been rocked and it is hard to understand why they can’t do the things that they were able to do just a few weeks ago. Recently, there was a Parent-ish blog about five things to consider when it comes to social distancing. Of those five items, the first one was structure. As a parent, you might have already put a routine or schedule in place, but maybe you are feeling a lull and want some ways to improve the experience for everyone in your home.

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5 things to consider as a social-distancing parent

By this point, parents are all too familiar with the term “social distancing.” Although humans are social in nature, this tactic of social distancing appears to be our best combatant against the spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19 disease. Even though it is an effective strategy, social distancing comes with a new set of challenges. Those hurdles include parents being asked to work from home, the shutting down of schools and the combination of trying to balance these changes within the confines of our homes. Fortunately, with adversity comes great opportunity.

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Debunking myths about COVID-19

There is a lot of information circulating about COVID-19 and it is important for people to be educated about the virus and how to help keep it from spreading. But with so much information available there also comes misinformation. Which is why we turned to our medical experts to set the record straight by dispelling some of the common myths.

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Talking to kids about COVID-19

Children are becoming more and more aware of the coronavirus — though they may not fully understand it or know how seriously to take it — as it begins to affect their daily lives with school closures, event cancellations and travel restrictions. With this, many parents are trying to figure out how to talk to their children about the virus.

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5 tips to keep connected with your partner after kids

Date nights when you’re a parent can be... hard to come by and to be honest, the last thing you want to do when you do find free time as a mom. Let’s be honest, it can be challenging to feel confident in being “date-worthy” when you’re in the thick of it. Feeling confident and comfortable in your postpartum body and just trying to figure out your new normal can make it feel like you’re starting over in your relationship. And that’s just scratching the surface.

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Kids and springtime allergies:  6 mistakes you might be making

After a cold winter, spring is finally here. And now that the temperatures are warming up, it’s also time for that other season—the one that’s just a little less exciting: allergy season.