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Quarantine 2020 Activities At home for family

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, many parents are finding themselves in quarantine with kids in order to most effectively practice “social distancing.” I am a mom of two and let me be real… I have found myself in some difficult times when it comes down to entertaining my kids while trying to also educate them and run the house. SEND HELP…. lol

After many breakdowns and research, I found out that us parents can do a number of activities alongside our kids that facilitate active, engaged learning. I also found several solutions to keeping the kids occupied. From keeping their minds sharp with various online learning tools or keeping their spirits high with family activities.

I have put a list of things together that have worked with my kids (so far) and I hope that it will help you as well. We are in this together. Sending you all a big loving hug during these tough times.

1. Set up a treasure hunt: This one is easy and can keep the kids occupied for a few hours. Hide anywhere from 10 to 20 items in the yard or around the house.

2. Virtual tour of the Louvre: Take a trip with the family Paris, France by taking a digital tour of one of the most famous international museums, the Louvre. Here are some more virtual tours I found for you:

The Great Wall of China 

Boston Children’s Museum 

Guggenheim Museum 

Van Gogh Museum 

The Louvre 

Houston Zoo live animal cameras

Farm 360 (Virtual Farm)

 African wildlife cam 

live stream of puppies

British Museum

3. Watch the beluga whales at the Georgia Aquarium: This is probably one of the coolest webcam’s set up at the Georgia Aquarium. Your family will love this.

4. Indoor Family Picnic: We love and use our VEER Basecamp in the living room and have family picnics in the afternoon. If you don’t have a VEER Basecamp, you can always create one with the sofa/chairs and pillows and a sheet over them all.

5. Cosmic Kids Yoga: Having a structure is a must. That’s what they are used to. Craft projects or solving puzzles are fun activities but staying physically active is also crucial.  We enjoy Cosmic Kids Yoga YouTube channel it that will encourage your little ones to get up and get moving while teaching them mindfulness and relaxation.

6. Online education resources for FREE: The public educational company Scholastic has launched a “Learn at Home” website with ‘day-by-day projects to help keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. Here are some other websites that are offering free online courses: Khan AcademyDuolingo, National Geographic Kids, and ST Math and.

7. Go to Mars: Explore the surface of Mars with this digital 360° camera.

8. Academic printables: Download and print academic printables at printables.

9. Play dress up: It’s always fun and puts the kids in a good mood.

10. ABC Mouse Learning Academy: This app has been a great help. It’s educational and fun.

Beauty Lifestyle

Skylar

As you all know by now, I am a lover of all things beautifully made and beautifully scented. Since I became a mother, I have been in search of all things naturally made. When I found Skylar I was beyond excited.

Skylar’s philosophy is simple: use the good and lose the bad. They offer natural, clean, modern scents that are hypoallergenic and free of toxic chemicals. They checked all the boxes: Hypoallergenic ✓ No Synthetic Dyes ✓ Phthalate-free ✓ Cruelty-free ✓ Made in the USA

They do not contain allergens and harmful chemicals and smells fresh and sophisticated. Skylar is a brand of clean perfumes that you can feel great about spritzing. A fun fact, the name Skylar was inspired by the qualities of a clear day – airy, natural, and beautiful.

love all the scents, but my favorite one is MEADOW.

Lifestyle Style

Sustainable Comfort with BleuSalt

If you are in the hunt for effortlessly stylish joggers, oversize button-ups, stylish loungewear, most comfortable hoodies, and dusters, you need to check out Bleusalt.

All Bleusalt pieces are made domestically using an eco-friendly material derived from beechwood trees! Officially will be living in my Bleusalt loungewear for life. Thank you, Lyndie Benson, for designing a selection that is not only comfortable to wear but also stylish and chic.

As a new mom to my number two, I was in search of something comfortable enough to run after my toddler while trying to keep my newborn alive, and at the same time look semi-chic. is that too much to ask? I was so happy that I found Bleusalt. I am a forever fangirl

Lifestyle Product Review

Linger Home

After baby number two and eight months of milk spills, and spit ups all around the master bed it was time to change our bed set “hallelujah.”

I was not sure what I was looking for since I was still very much sleep-deprived and exhausted, as some of you moms can relate. I just knew that I wanted it to be white, beautiful and chic. The comfort didn’t even come to mind at the time of my google search.

Flowers: VENUS ET FLEUR
My Pajamas: Pretty You London

I am happy to report that, I found what I was looking for and more in Linger Home collections. I seriously feel like I have missed out on good sleep and luxury feel all my life not having Linger Home linen collection as my bedding set. My family and I love lounging and having our cuddle sessions on our new found bed set.

I am absolutely in love with my Linen Sheet Set & Linen Duvet Set in white. Made of 100% finely spun European flax it feels like pure luxury. It looks beautiful and best of all it feels ah-mazing.

One of my favorite things about the duvet cover is that it includes corner ties to prevent your duvet insert from bunching and a hidden-button closure. Whaaaaaat? how come no one ever thought of this before. I love Linger Home even more.

I also got the Linen Throw in Birch to add a little color accent to my bedding and let me tell you that elevated the whole set.

Overall I am more than a satisfied customer right now; I am more like obsessed. I will be getting more products from Linger home since they have all things bed, bathroom, living room and more.

Lifestyle Parenting

Safety 1st

After testing so many monitors finally decided on Safety 1st HD WiFi Baby Monitor. I can stay connected wherever I go via using my phone, and I love the ever so clear monitor app on my phone and the smart audio unit. Use Code: MONITOR25  25% off + get a free Safety Kit with your monitor order through the Safety 1st website only 

We also have the adhesive lock for the drawers around the house. I love that I can unlock and lock the feature of the adhesive lock! It is pretty cool. It is toddler tested and that makes me feel safe about all the sharp tools drawer! The Safety 1st Highest Standard in Safety (HSS) is Toddler Tested, Proven Stronger so you can rest assured you are getting products that already meet the highest standard in safety.  
All of Safety 1st Home Safety locks will be on sale for 25% at major retailers (Amazon, Walmart, Target and Buy Buy Baby).

Lifestyle Motherhood Parenting

MaxTrix Toddler Bed

As I blink my eyes, my little rascal is turning three in a few weeks and I am at awe of what he has taught me in these past three years. I still can’t believe my little munchkin is turning three, more like three going on 13!

It was time to move our Preston out of his comfortable, safe, and cozy crib into a big brother bed. I knew that the transition was not going to be an easy one but it was something that had to be done.

Bed: MaxTrix Kids Bedding: RookieHumans PJ’s: Kytebaby

I was looking for a bed that was practical, safe, and something that would grow with him and turn into a bunk bed. I also wanted something stylish that would match the room decor. That’s when I came across MaxTrix Kids. They have many beds to chose from, all types and colors and so many different variations.

Read more about our experience in choosing the perfect bed here:

Preston’s Room Reveal Starring a Toddler Bed for Boys

The beautiful bedding is from Rookie Humans.

Preston’s Pj’s are from KyteBaby.

Bed: MaxTrix Kids Bedding: RookieHumans
Lifestyle Motherhood Parenting

4moms breeze GO

4moms breeze GO Playard in Grey

Those that follow me know that 4moms has a special place in our home. We love everything 4moms creates. Everything is done with busy moms in mind with high-quality material and meticulous attention to details on every product. Innovative and efficient products all around.

I am so happy we got our 4moms breeze Go Playard. First and foremost, it is so easy to set up and pack up, it makes life so much easier for traveling, and it is one of the best quality playards we have seen in the market, and it has its own carrying case, which is a win-win in my book

I love that it has a see-through mesh kind of wall for me to see my little one while trying to get things done around the house. It is large enough that he can crawl a little or sit and play with his toys.

4moms breeze playard
Wearing: Statement Cashmere Lounge Wear Set
Earrings: ADMIT Jewelry Belgravia, sterling silver pearl earrings

Setup

To set it up all you have to do is very gently push down on the middle handle of the Playard and voila it opens and snaps into place like a futuristic machine. The latches require zero hustle since they are all automatic, SCORE!

To secure the mattress to the base of the playard, there are velcro fasteners that you just have to put a few minutes of your time in securing them to the Playard.

To pack it up and close it, just pull the playard from the strap that is placed in the center of the Playard and again voila it collapses together perfectly. easy breezy…

Last but not least, it helps that 4moms breeze GO makes me feel at ease knowing my baby is in there safe while I … let’s say take a shower! haha

Overall 4moms breeze GO is a great product and I highly recommend.

Lifestyle Motherhood Product Review

UPANG

Keeping my babies away from harmful germs thanks to Upang

Keep your baby away from harmful germs with Upang.

I love my UPANG and wouldn’t change for anything else. UPANG has undoubtedly saved me so much time and unnecessary stress of if the toys and teethers are clean enough or if the bottles are sterilized properly.

I have been fighting OCD since I can remember. Now that I am a mom of two my OCD is on another level. Yes, it is true that some germs are good for kids and it will strengthen their immune system but everyone is entitled to their opinion. I don’t like germs.

UPANG makes it so convenient to clean the bottles, toys, binky, etc and sterilize them all at the same. I love all the options, from sterilizing to just drying.

With powerful dual UV lights, UPANG will kill more than 99.9% of harmful germs and bacteria. With this all-in-one sterilizer, I can dry, sterilize, and remove odours at the touch of a button. After baby number one I have realized that cleaning and sterilizing baby bottles don’t have to be more work than necessary.

This amazing device is designed with busy parents in mind. Every minute counts why should I worry about boiling water and whether or not the bottle was cleaned enough for my precious baby.

I put everything that fits in my UPANG, bottles, teething toys, spoons, brushes, sponge, keys, remote control, toys, and everything else that my baby puts into his mouth.

It is definitely worth the price, keep our mind at ease knowing that everything is well sterilized and 100% germ-free.

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