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  • 9 Preschool Toys to Celebrate Diversity + Inclusivity

    9 Preschool Toys to Celebrate Diversity + Inclusivity
    One way to ensure your little ones embrace others that are different from themselves, is to add toys and books to your playroom that celebrate diversity. We pulled together a few of our favorite toys to help you as parents to celebrate diversity, show your children that they too are represented in the world around them and help us all work towards an anti-racist society.

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  • 21 Books for Kids to Support Conversations on Race + Celebrate Diversity

    21 Books for Kids to Support Conversations on Race + Celebrate Diversity
    Teaching kids to celebrate diversity and inclusivity is always important, and now is a great opportunity to start if you haven’t yet done so. If you’re struggling to find a way to start the conversation with your little ones, books are an age appropriate way to go. Whether you’re looking for ways to explain skin color differences or just want to celebrate diversity, we pulled together a list of some of the top children’s books for preschoolers through age 8 to get you started. 

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  • How to Host a Virtual Lemonade Stand

    How to Host a Virtual Lemonade Stand
    Summer and sunny days are upon us, and along with that comes weekend Lemonade Stands. Not only is a lemonade stand a blast for the little ones, but it actually is a great first way for them to get creative, learn a few business skills and earn some money. And, while the pandemic may be preventing it from happening physically, it doesn’t mean it can’t be done virtually. There are still some fun and different ways to get in on the fun. 

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  • Parent Burnout is Real: Try These 4 Things to Help

    Parent Burnout is Real: Try These 4 Things to Help
    Parent burnout is real in "normal" times let alone in the middle of a pandemic. As parents are moving into their second or third month of being home with their kids, many are feeling the burn. We're now under the pressure to care for our children, home school, manage the household, feed everyone (all. day. long.), give haircuts, and work a full-time job. If you're having a difficult time, you are not alone! We sat down (virtually, of course) with Dr. Sarah Bren, Ph.D. to weigh in on a few easy things parents can...

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  • We've Got You Covered: Everything You Need to Know About Face Masks for Kids

    We've Got You Covered: Everything You Need to Know About Face Masks for Kids
    We get it. It's tricky enough to get your kids to wash their hands properly and avoid touching their face. Now, the CDC is recommending that children over the age of two should wear face masks that cover their nose and mouth when in public settings. Easier said than done, right? 

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  • 8 DIY Musical Instruments for Kids

    8 DIY Musical Instruments for Kids
    The great thing about music is that it can interest and entertain kids of all ages. And, with so many parents at home with kids of varying ages, we all could use a few ideas to keep them busy. We scoured the web for the easiest DIY musical instruments to make with your little ones. And, because we know not everyone is the crafty type, we added few quick fix options too. 

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  • 84 Simon Huck - Cofounder of JUDY on The Essential Entrepreneurial Spirit

    84 Simon Huck - Cofounder of JUDY on The Essential Entrepreneurial Spirit
    Simon Huck is the cofounder of emergency preparedness brand JUDY and I am so excited to have him as a guest on The Mentor Files! Having spent 18 months preparing to launch his new business, Simon was coming from his successful public relations firm Command Entertainment Group and felt a need to use his connections and skills to help change the world.

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  • How to Make the Best Homemade Granola You'll Ever Eat

    How to Make the Best Homemade Granola You'll Ever Eat
    Let's be real. It's a little harder to get to the grocery store these days to ensure your go-to snacks remain stocked in your pantry. With that in mind, we turned to Karina Heinrich, Founder of The Karina Method, to fill us in on how to make one of her go-to healthy snacks with ingredients that are easy to keep on hand. 

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  • Nurses In Their Own Words

    Nurses In Their Own Words
    A few weeks ago, we asked nurses, who are also parents, to share their stories with us. And hundreds responded. The M+A family is so grateful for all that they do. Read on for a few of our heroes in their own words. 

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  • 18 Ways to Treat Yourself from Mom Founded Brands 

    18 Ways to Treat Yourself from Mom Founded Brands 
    Whether it’s a subscription for healthy smoothies or virtual workouts, an at-home DIY manicure kit or the most comfy bra you’ve ever laid your hands on, you deserve that extra pick-me-up and treat this month. And, with products starting at $9, you don’t need to spend a fortune to do so. So, support yourself by getting some great goodies and support other great mamas in the process! 

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