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How To Help Your Children Cope With COVID-19 Stress

By: Lauren Ramakrishna As COVID-19 first spread across the US in early 2020, parents’ main concern became protecting their kids’ health. While masking and social distancing have gone a long way to help ensure the physical health of many children and adults in this country, families report a worrying decline in mental health, particularly now. ParentsTogether Action, a national parent-led non-profit,…

Why You Should Set Intentions for 2021 Instead of Declaring a New Year’s Resolution

By: Josephine Atluri Dear 2020—bye! We are so over you and ready to move on to better days. As we head into the new year, let’s take a page from pandemic life and do things a little differently when it comes to planning out 2021.  So, rather than doing what you’ve done every year (making a resolution that may last for only…

Common Winter Beauty Problems—and How to Fix Them

By Anneke Knot and Hana Hong Winter beauty woes getting you down? Dropping temperatures can cause skin to change—and not always for the better. We consulted with some of the top experts in the biz to ensure you have everything you need to glow through the upcoming winter.  Flyaway hair How to prevent: Cold temperatures, wind, and excessive combing can create a buildup of…

12 Road Trip Hacks to Make Car Rides Easier for Kids

By Deena Campbell The American Automobile Association reported that this holiday season travel by automobile will account for 95% of all holiday travel. Mamas know family road trips call for creative thinking—playing the license plate game and piling up the car with snacks will only entertain little ones for so long. We caught up with Gregg Murset, CEO of BusyKid (and a father of six who…

Is It Safe to Travel With Kids During COVID-19?

By: Zara Hanawalt Parents across the country are wondering whether it is safe to travel with kids right now and if they should move forward with holiday travel—or plan a staycation at home. Unfortunately, the answer to that question isn’t clear cut. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continues to advise against nonessential travel, noting that “travel increases the chance of getting and…