GC4W Motherhood News & Advice

A Positive Update on Pandemic Guidelines, and What it Means For Families

By: Catherine Pearson The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new safety recommendations for Americans who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. And for many, they offered some long-awaited good news. The agency now says that individuals who are fully vaccinated ― meaning they have received both doses of a two-round vaccine and it’s been two weeks since the second dose, or they have received a single-dose…

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15 Ways to Celebrate Easter With Your Kids During COVID-19

By: Deena Campbell The ending of winter means the start of another (dare we say, better) season: Spring. You’ve been indoors a lot these days, but Spring is the best time to do outdoor activities (while practicing social distancing) and the Easter holiday is the perfect excuse to do even more activities your kids will love.  To help you start thinking of Easter traditions to try (and…

7 Ways Parents Can Teach Girls to Build Female Unity

By: Phyllis Fagell When Ashley Eckstein, an actress and entrepreneur, started performing professionally in fifth grade, the other girls in her class taunted her relentlessly. Now 37, Eckstein recently brought her 13-year-old niece to a girls leadership summit to show her a different dynamic — hundreds of girls celebrating one another’s accomplishments in fields including writing and social activism. “The cheers,…

How To Practice Simple Mindfulness Activities With Your Kids

Creating a Family Mindfulness Practice Mindfulness, or the act of being fully present and accepting our own emotions without judgement, has been practiced for thousands of years. With roots in Hinduism and Buddhism, it’s often connected to meditation, yoga, and even spiritual enlightenment. And the benefits are wide-ranging: It can help rewire negative thought patterns, decrease stress levels, and increase…