It may be a few weeks, even months, before we see happy couples or groups of friends posting date night and moms' night photos on social media. At least those from OUTSIDE our homes...less than 6 feet from other people. In the meantime, what we will see are amazingly creative stay-date nights and virtual happy hours. Check out these ideas from some of our MOMLETA Moms!
An international pandemic. Leap year. Daylight Savings Time. A full moon. Friday the 13th AND a new trending phrase ‘social distancing’ happening all in the same week. Whoa mama! By nature we are all social beings who need community and interaction with others. Social gatherings boost our serotonin levels, and help us learn how to connect on a deeper level. So with schools closing, events canceled, and social distancing, how do we maintain our community when in isolation?
Planning meals and snacks for yourself each week is on trend...and hard. Once you add a partner or spouse and kids of different ages to the mix it can quickly become overwhelming. Do I make separate meals for everyone’s different preferences? Do I have to have every meal and snack planned out? How do I make mealtimes more peaceful? How do I stop a food fight? These are all real concerns that even a dietician mom faces each and every day.
Check out these tips for feeding the whole family:
What do you want mealtime to look like in your home? Less stressful? Maybe a little more fun? Do you have dreams of your kids being involved and it not being complete chaos? No promises on that last one, but here are a few tips to get mealtime running a little more smoothly for the family.
Becoming a full-time stay-at-home mom (SAHM) to my two VERY active boys is a blessing and I enjoy it, but it's also a challenge (like, will I ever pee alone again?). One of the hardest decisions that I had to make was whether or not to leave my teaching career to stay home..and it was not a decision I took lightly and, in fact, I relied heavily on my tribe of Baby Boot Camp Moms for input. Now I'm here and I'm ready to share some words of wisdom.
The Oxford dictionary defines self-care as "the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during times of stress." Self-care is a hot topic right now, especially among mothers. What's interesting is that, while this definition is relevant across the multi-year journey that is motherhood, the actual practice of self-care takes on different meanings at different stages of motherhood.