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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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  • How to Sew a Face Mask For Kids

    How to Sew a Face Mask For Kids
    Let's face it. In today's world, you can't be too careful. The latest from the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) is that they recommend the use of cloth face coverings when out and about in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. And, that goes for kids too. If you're unable to get your hands on a mask, don't fret. We've got you covered. Below is a step-by-step visual guide to sewing masks for your family, friends, and community (safe to wear for ages 3+)! First things...

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  • Baby On The Way? Here's What You Need to Know as it Relates to The Pandemic

    Baby On The Way? Here's What You Need to Know as it Relates to The Pandemic
    Expecting or have a newborn at home? You’re not alone. Thousands of expecting and new parents throughout the country are figuring out how to navigate a new world with the presence of COVID-19 in it. And, we all have a lot of questions.We sat down with New York City-based OB-GYN, Dr. Jaqueline Worth, author of The New Rules of Pregnancy and Jada Shapiro, founder of boober and Birth Day Presence to discuss how our lives have changed in the wake of COVID-19 and what to expect if you’re pregnant or...

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  • How to Explain the Pandemic to Your Kids

    How to Explain the Pandemic to Your Kids
    Monica + Andy resident pediatrician, Dr. Payal Adhikari, @MommyPMD sat down (virtually!) with us to answer all your pressing questions including everything from visitor guidelines to how to explain the pandemic to your kiddos. Tune into Monica + Andy’s  Instagram live story every Monday at 12pm CST as Dr. Payal Adhikari will be back to answer your questions live and share her perspective on COVID-19 updates. *Recorded via IGTV on April 13, 2020. Please note facts and recommendations are evolving daily. One Fun Thing My mom sent me a video...

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