Parenting During Coronavirus and other stressful times
Here are some links and ideas so that you can more easily be the mom that is there for her children with a variety of resources so things stay novel and fresh without going crazy!
Coronavirus Talking Points w/ Tina Payne Bryson:
Years ago I had the incredible opportunity, as a school counselor, to go see author, Tina Payne Bryson speak. Just from that one session I’ve picked up so many tips and tricks as a parent and educators.
Podcast for Moms
We’ve got you covered! There are tons of options out there, but head to thehappymamavillage.com/podcast to check out all the previous episodes! Coparenting, communication, consistency, and so much more!
Toolbox (family tech plan)
For a variety of resources toolbox.thehappymamavillage.com including creating a family tech plan to keep things sane and organized in terms of technology rules. It’s best to set up rules and consequences ahead of time so that you don’t stress out thinking of something in the moment.
This can vary by age, so we are going to add all the great resources that we know about, have personally used, or have been shared with us by other awesome mamas or resources!
Need help in a specific subject? This was always my go to recommendation for parents with kids of all ages. You might even learn something new!
Brain Pop and Brain Pop Jr
These are both fantastic resources for learning that I frequently used as a teacher!
Education and entertaining along with some fun quizzes!
Here is a free access code:
Stories Read to Your Kids
Tired of reading to your little ones? Check out this site to have some incredible actors read some books. Not a permanent replacement, but a fun way for an occasional break. It’s hard to beat story time, cuddling with mommy!
Want to learn a new language?
This is an app that my family has been using almost daily since working at a Dual Language school where everyone learned English and Spanish! There are tons of options. Right now I have lessons going in Spanish, French, and Czech!
12 Famous Museums with Virtual Field Trips
Additional Resource Packets (some free, some for purchase)
Personal Finance for Kids and Teens
This program will give kids and teens a vision for financial freedom and the tools to get them there.
Websites for Kids – Free
Perfect for preschool-3rd grade or anyone needing practice.
5 Love Languages
Do you know your family’s love language?
Read it and forgot?
Not up for reading the book and want a short cut? Click the link below to go take the quiz- there is one for couples, singles, teens, and kids!
Family care = self-care
Feeling that drowning sensation as you realize you just thought you were overwhelmed before but now you are taking on water-FAST!
Here is a free lesson pulled from our course just for you mamas out there. We even have a mom going through some of the lessons with her teen. There is something here for everyone.
For more, check out:
Fun & Games:
When the kiddos need to get their wiggles out, this is a perfect go to!
Even if you don’t have Wii Dance, you can still search youtube for a song you like! Be sure to preview first!
Here is Cotton Eyed Joe-
Draw with Mo Willems:
Challenge your little artists to try new things and explore.
Draw By Numbers:
Cute simple drawings for the little ones based off of numbers
30 Educational Shows on Netflix:
One of my favorite shows to watch with Scarlett (that we both enjoy) is Brain Games!
Check out this review and watch some samples before heading over to Netflix to try it out.
Learn about Animals:
Wild Kratts is nothing new, but it is educational and a lot of fun for the little ones. Check it out!
Too much energy:
One of my favorites to use as an elementary teacher! Fun, laughs, variety, and a great way to get their bodies moving. Join in, mama!
Cosmic Kids Yoga is a great YouTube Channel for making yoga fun and interesting for kids. Here’s a MINECRAFT version!
For Parents or more advanced kids:
Need something more? Check out these powerful resources below. Still don’t see what you need, just ask!
Be Beyond Limits (Brandi Runner) offers several programs for cancer patients and their family members from all industries and backgrounds.
Shannon Herman is a life coach and former LPC therapist specializing in eating disorders. Shannon will meet you in your world and walk with you through recovery and maintenance.
Dr. Steph Waitt is amazing at helping those struggling with eating disorders. Can’t get the help you need during quarantine? Check her out from the safety of your home:
Eating Disorder Recovery Support Group
Bryann offers life coaching for women going through or contemplating Divorce/Separation
Annie helps moms enjoy their lives and family again after overcoming years of damaging self-talk and people pleasing.
Thriving Mamas Mastermind – only for those ready to put their family first, by focusing on our own goals, accountability, and growth!
Business and Life Coach for Men (and dads!)
Deon Fowler helps men become the best version of themselves, so they live the life they’ve always wanted to.