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50 moms around the world show us what coronavirus quarantine looks like for their family

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We asked and you delivered. Thank you to the hundreds of mamas who shared their coronavirus quarantine stories with us. We both teared up and smiled while looking through all of the beautiful photos of your children and the sentiment behind the fact that no matter who we are or where we are in the world, right now, we're all in this together.

Whether going on walks as much as possible or attempting to keep busy at home with crafty and creative ideas for children of varying ages, you showed us what your social distancing situation looks like right now—and guess what? It's very similar to ours.

From New York to California and from Finland to Hong Kong, here is a peek into life right now for 50 different mamas around the world.

1. ​Laura Bertolini in Rome, Italy

kids with artwork

My two boys, locked in our house since March 5th. Today is Father's Day and they're proudly showing their presents for Daddy ❤ We're trying our best to stay positive and healthy, smiling a lot and spend quality time with the kids, but the situation is indeed scary. My husband and I are smart-working because we are both software engineers, and it is definitely a privilege! We also have another daughter aged 1, the day-to-day is not easy at all. Stay safe Mamas and Daddy's, sending virtual hugs to you all ❤ you've got this!

2. Jessica Farley in Minnesota

toddler on a couch

Watertown, MN. Have been isolating since the weekend. I've been temporarily laid off from the restaurant that I work at too. People in our neighborhood put up shamrocks in street facing windows and doors so that families could play a scavenger hunt by driving around or when out on walks. All trying to work together to keep kids occupied while not being together! We plan to continue this with other shapes, etc. Someone had a great idea with this! Art projects to make the shamrock and then the scavenger hunt!

3. Jovelyn Panis-Evensen in Norway

woman with children

Norway here. One week ago since kindergarten closed and the country has been on lock down. Dad works in the health sector mainly night-shifts. Very active big brother is almost 3 years old and loves to be outside. He misses his stones, sand and water and our 5 months old loves to sleep outside. Thankful to have free access to amazing nature here so we can just go in the middle of nowhere by ourselves and enjoy grilling hotdogs and some warm coffees. Where social distancing doesn't exist. ❤️✌️

4. ​Christine Wong in Singapore

dad playing with kids

Day 12 self-quarantined in Singapore! 🇸🇬 We're learning about animals today. Here're the little ones organizing their own animal adoption drive.

5. Sini Siimes in Finland

woman with baby

Finland, with a five months old baby, we've been social distancing for four days today. Days are full of trying to keep her happy. Usually we are doing lot of things with other people outside our home. I think she is doing well. For me it takes more. I get power and resources from seeing other people and it's the best way to spend time. I'm waiting for all the fun days with friends when this situation is over. ❤️

6. Maryke Stern in South Africa

kids cooking

Hi from a farm near a small town in countryside South Africa! Our schools and boarding schools closed, we have been asked to stay at home but life pretty much... for now... goes on as 'normal' apart from government declaring it as National disaster, asked for social distancing. So not quite quarantined but no big groups allowed to gather and a few other strict regulations. We also mostly stay home and just do the necessary things ie shop for food. We keep ourselves busy doing quality time together...cooking (here we are baking cookies!), reading, walking outside on farm, playing, I work mostly from home, and the schools has send work home. So interesting to read everyone's stories! Keep shining and keep your homes a restful place!!

7. Kristen Bellows in Toronto, Ontario

woman in medical mask

I'm a mom of a 3-year-old and currently 10-weeks pregnant with our second. What I thought would be a happy time has been extremely stressful. While the observations around COVID-19 and pregnancy are hopeful there are still so many unknowns and I don't know what to think. I work in community mental health as a teacher and since we have a health clinic and pharmacy we can't close. I am on rotation to screen clients as they come into the building so no self-isolation for me. My partner stays at home with our son.

8. Paige Mitchell in England

Military family stationed in England. Just arrived here so we haven't moved into our home and are currently living in "temporary lodging". Had plans to go home to the states in May to visit family but as of now, that will not be happening since there is a travel ban preventing us from leaving the local area.

9. Nicki Castillo in South Texas

woman on couch with baby

We are technically on Spring Break, but our district has canceled school until further notice. We canceled our family vacation to Scottsdale Arizona. Just enjoying the time with my husband and 17 month old. We are both high school band directors so having so much time off feels really crazy!!

10. ​Klara Merv in Germany

woman on couch

35 weeks pregnant and mostly chilling on the couch. Been at home for three weeks now and don't miss a thing. 😄 #introvertswinthistime

11. ​Ewa Wozniak Dor in Israel 

kids playing

Greetings from Israel—we are in isolation 5th day.

12. ​Dennise Muñoz in Westchester, New York

children outside

Distance learning started 3 days ago. Social distancing started this weekend. Husband and I are both in the healthcare field. I was blessed enough that I could cancel patients and stay home with the kids, but my husband still has to see emergencies. Praying for all our essential workers out there. 💕

13. ​Makiko Tiffany Yamamura in Santa Clara County, California

child outside

Santa Clara county has one if the highest number of corona patients. We are practicing social distancing, staying inside most of the day except for getting fresh air in the morning when no one is around.

14. ​Małgosia Janczyszyn in Poland

mom and child outside

Kisses from Poland😘Mom of three girls: 14,12 and one year old. One week at home isolation and trying to stay positive. Every day we leave our house only for short walks.

15. ​Giada Pirolo in Northern Italy

rainbow picture

North Italy and we are closed at home since 15 days....and maybe we stay for a long time in isolation...#andra'tuttobene...🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

16. ​Stephanie Grace Cabacungan in Toronto, Ontario

mother breastfeeding

Nurse on maternity leave, but still nursing. Social distancing for a week now. We still go for walks at the trail by the lake once a day but no more playground.

17. Sandy Holterman in Barcelona, Spain

kids with artwork

In quarantine since Friday. We live in a small apartment with 2 toddlers and 2 dogs and a tiny balcony. Luckily we're still aloud to walk our dogs, so we get out for a few minutes.

18. ​Krisanta Tabia Angeles in California

I work in the laboratory as a scientist. (We are the one who do the testing for COVID-19) I still go to work, because the hospitals/laboratory don't close. How I wish I can stay at home with my 16-month baby girl! Praying for all the mommas around the world. (Can't even kiss my baby and need to wear mask at home.)

19. Laura C. Llanso in Maryland

man outside

Started feeling sick Wednesday. Husband is high risk so this was our social time last night. He is taking care of our 2-year-old while I rest and try to find a place to get tested...

20. ​Michelle Dumit in Colombia

parent and child outside

We are in Colombia 🇨🇴. 5 days with social distancing and we begin tomorrow total isolation in the city. It's been fun but we miss going to the park.

21. Caitlin Heckenliable in West Valley City, Utah

mom and kids under table

We we're already social distancing due to my 4-year-old having a tonsillectomy a little over a week ago. He's doing much better but now we're trying to practice social distancing while non-stop communicating with family and friends due to the 5.7 earthquake that rocked right near our home yesterday. And now we're dealing with the aftershocks.

22. ​Kim Uren Perth in Western Australia

family playing game

We are at the end of day 2 of self-isolation. We have just been notified today that as of Friday Australia's borders will be closed to all internationals. Pictured with 2 of our 4 kids, 3 of which are all school age plus a toddler. We will be making an effort to carve out 'school work hours' every day with the kids and fill the rest of the time with board games, movies, cooking, baking and other activities. So far we've definitely spent a lot of time eating, so thinking we need to come up with a way to burn some energy too. Maybe a daily dance off is in order, 😂😁 Very uncertain times here in Australia, but here in our little bubble we'll just look out for each other as best we can.

23. ​Patti Goyette in Cape May, NJ

piggy back ride

We have been home since Monday. So far we are keeping active with long walks and at home activities. We live in a town that survives on tourism. We are trying to stay positive that this will end soon and praying for everyone!! 🙏

24. ​Eileen Yanoti Snyder in Long Island, NY

We've been social distancing for 4 days. Daddy still needs to report to work so we have been keeping busy baking, trying to homeschool, coloring, and playing. We had an indoor beach day on day 2.

25. ​Kim Perrigo Powers in Vermont

toddler playing

First week of isolation. Husband and I working from home with 7-month-old, 13-year-old and 15-year-old. Schools and daycares closed.

26. ​Melody Levine Morris in Los Angeles 

baby playing

One week of social distancing in Los Angeles. Started online learning for our weekly music class ☺️

27. ​Jessica Brandenburg in Brooklyn, NY

Day 4 of Social Distancing—WFH full time with my one year old son.

28. Joanne Ho in Hong Kong

child on laptop

Hong Kong 🇭🇰 7th week of home schooling! Zoom playdate with classmates in pjs. 😅😅

29. Claudia Sarabia Warman in Houston, TX

child playing with blocks

I'm a stay home mom so for us nothing change 😂 almost 4 years in 🙈 husband have to work so we try to keep it busy.

30. Ivana Pescar in Romania

man mowing the lawn

Romania, southeastern Europe, day 7.

31. ​Nikki Armstrong in Illinois

baby in pool

Day 5 in Illinois. But we made our own beach day!

32. ​Nikki Herrmann in Dallas, TX

toddler playing

My little boss babe and I have been busy working from home this week in Dallas, TX.

33. ​Zaira Collazo-Chaparro in Union City, NJ

mom and baby

I have been working from home since March 9th until further notice. And here is my assistant.

34. ​Jessica Lee Lourens in South Africa

baby playing

My son is immunocompromised and has one of the 8,000 rare deseases in the world, so at high risk for life threatening complications should he contract COVID-19. So we have been social distancing from January already, and have been in self isolation, under advisement from his specialist's, for 2 weeks now. We are on 116 cases so far and has been declared National disaster in our country. Has been a very scary time. Here my son is with his familiar faces cards of his family💙😟

35. ​Tamara Kleut Cveticanin in Serbia

kids outside

Isolation from this Monday in Serbia, but a quick walk with the sun is what we need. 🌞

36. ​Julie Zenarosa Solana in SW Florida

kid in pool

Pool days for us!

37. Camille Lim in Philippines

woman in mask

Strict home quarantine since March 15. Wearing a mask because I have a mild cough that lasted 2-3 days. Good thing I'm alright now and baby is fine, too.

38. ​Amanda Tyler Gibson in Ontario, Canada

playdough

Day 6—Doing all the things to keep occupied while mom tries to work and take conference calls. Though, balance is hard with a 4 and 2.5 year old!

39. Juwairia Thameem in India

toddler playing

2 days of social distancing with my 5-year-old and 2-year-old.

40. ​Nancy Galvan in Italy

Twin toddlers

My twins are 14 months old and we're in Italy which of course means we've been home for 1 month now. We're doing our best to stay positive. 💙💗

41. Carrol Evans Gowen in Wisconsin

kids swinging on tree

Catching a few rays in Mukwonago, Wisconsin.

42. Magbule Doko in Cananda

family game time

From Canada social distancing for 4 days now.

family in bed

Barely day 2 and already out of snacks and things to do hahaha lol people here have been going crazy over stockpiling. 😒

44. Ana Serrano in Costa Rica

kids coloring

The weather is sunny and warm, we should all be at the beach, but most people are staying home. I'm home with my 5-year-old girl and 2-year-old boy. We watch Frozen 2 at least once a day, try to keep up with this temporary homeschooling madness. It's been 8 days since my girl's school closed because a parent of a student tested positive. The rest of the schools in the country closed on Monday. My husband still has to go out because of work.

45. Mar Ta in Poland

toddler coloring

Today is one week of social distancing. Stay strong, we will win.

46. Joëlle Bakhuis in Holland

baby in a stroller

Here, schools and childcare are closed for 4 days now, at least 2.5 weeks to go. We go outside everyday and try to have a good time together.

47. ​Simone Neal in Germany

mother working from home

Greetings from Germany ❤ We are going to get through this!

48. Lindsay Anstett in Maryland

kid jumping in puddles

Social distancing since March 1 when my girls got the stomach flu. Then social isolation as of 3/11, when they spiked fevers due to strep. My girls were sick, we stayed home—it makes good sense even when there isn't a pandemic to worry about! Now we're truly isolating—no parks, stores, appointments or work. Groceries delivered, outside time in our buildings courtyard.

49. Sarah Cooper in NSW Australia

baby in grass

Not much change. Still going out as I have to work, daughter still in day care twice a week. Just being more cautious and taking extra precautions. Our schools are all still open and where possible people work from home. I work in disability so can't! Life is pretty much normal right now. We survived drought, bush-fires and floods in the last year we can survive this!

50. Niki Hawel in Ontario, Canada

woman outside with baby and dogs

Day 5. Husband is an essential service so he is still working. Only time bubs and I have left the house is to walk our dogs once or twice a day around the neighborhood. Niki Hawel

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As a mid-Spring holiday, we never knew exactly what to expect from the weather on Easter when I was growing up in Michigan: Would we get to wear our new Sunday dresses without coats? Or would we be hunting for eggs while wearing snowsuits?

Although what the temperature had in store was really anyone's guess, there were a few special traditions my sister and I could always depend on—and it won't come as a surprise to anyone who knows me that my favorite memories revolved around food. After all, experts say memories are strongest when they tie senses together, which certainly seems to be true when it comes to holiday meals that involve the sounds of laughter and the taste of amazing food.

Now that I'm a parent, I'm experiencing Easter anew as my children discover the small delights of chocolate, pre-church brunch and a multi-generational dinner. While I still look forward to the treats and feasting, I'm realizing now that the sweetest thing of all is how these traditions bring our family together around one table.

For us, the build-up to Easter eats is an extended event. Last year's prep work began weeks in advance when my 3-year-old and I sat down to plan the brunch menu, which involved the interesting suggestion of "green eggs and ham." When the big morning rolled around, his eyes grew to the size of Easter eggs out of pure joy when the dish was placed on the table.

This year, rather than letting the day come and go in a flash, we are creating traditions that span weeks and allow even the littlest members of the family to feel involved.

Still, as much as I love enlisting my children's help, I also relish the opportunity to create some magic of my own with their Easter baskets—even if the Easter Bunny gets the credit. This year, I'm excited to really personalize the baskets by getting an "adoptable" plush unicorn for my daughter and the Kinder Chocolate Mini Eggs that my son hasn't stopped talking about since seeing at the store. (You can bet this mama is stocking up on some for herself, too.)

At the same time, Easter as a parent has opened my eyes to how much effort can be required...

There is the selection of the right Easter outfits for picture-perfect moments.

There is the styling of custom Easter baskets.

There is the filling of plastic eggs and strategic placement of them throughout the yard.

But when the cameras are put away and we all join together around the table for the family dinner at the end of the day, I can finally take a deep breath and really enjoy—especially with the knowledge that doing the dishes is my husband's job.

This article was sponsored by Kinder. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.


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A new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study looking at coronavirus in American children supports the findings of an earlier study of pediatric COVID-19 cases in China.

The research is good news: The data suggests children are way less likely to become seriously ill if they contract the virus, compared to adults (with the important caveat that babies are more vulnerable than older kids).

The CDC says that nearly three-quarters of kids who get COVID-19 develop fevers, coughs and shortness of breath, but 93% of adults develop those symptoms. Most other symptoms (including sore throats, headaches and muscle pain) are more common in adults. The only symptom that's more common in kids than adults is a runny nose.

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According to the CDC's report, "relatively few children with COVID-19 are hospitalized, and fewer children than adults experience fever, cough, or shortness of breath. Severe outcomes have been reported in children, including three deaths."

Kids who are immunocompromised are more vulnerable to severe symptoms of COVID-19, but the CDC wants parents to know that because healthy children may get a very mild version of the illness (so mild you might not notice they are sick) it's important for families to stay home during this time as kids can be spreaders of the disease and give it to older adults who can become more severely ill.

"Pediatric COVID-19 patients might not have fever or cough. Social distancing and everyday preventive behaviors remain important for all age groups because patients with less serious illness and those without symptoms likely play an important role in disease transmission," the CDC notes.

The CDC says more data is needed to understand why COVID-19 impacts kids differently, and outside experts agree. "Compared to other respiratory diseases, this is incredibly unique in the proportion of severely ill children," Dr. Srinivas Murthy, an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of British Columbia (who was not involved in the study) told the New York Times.

Murthy continues: "We would expect more hospitalization based on the number of kids that might get infected, and we're not seeing that at all. And we still don't know why."

Of almost 150,000 confirmed cases in the United States between February 12 and April 2, only 2,572 were people under 18 years old.

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There's no denying that Christmas trees bring the joy of the holidays to life into our homes. They make us happy and decorating them creates moments of happiness with our family. And now during these trying times, people are finding that same joy decorating Easter trees.

Some parents are digging out their faux Christmas trees and redecorating them for Easter.

"Given the current situation and the craziness of it all, I thought we'd try and cheer the house up a little bit, because we're all stuck here for the foreseeable future," says mama Louise Connolly.

"And it gave the kids something to do. They thought it was hilarious! I just want to make this time memorable for them in nice ways," Connolly says.

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While the trend is fairly new in the US, Germany and Sweden have followed the trend for centuries. Known as Ostereierbaum, the tradition symbolizes the start of the spring season.

Some mamas are opting for minimalist versions while others are going full Christmas with faux evergreen trees.

From whimsical pink and farmhouse to sparkled and rustic, there are a rainbow of Easter tree varieties to buy or DIY. Just don't forget a pair of bunny ears at the top!

Need ideas? Here's what to put on your Easter tree for a cheerful pop of color:

  • Plastic dyed eggs
  • Rabbit-themed stuffed animals
  • Feathers
  • Faux peonies + roses
  • Pastel-hued lights
  • Faux carrots
  • Paper bunnies + chicks
  • miniature birds or bugs
Instagram mama Ania Krezalek says her kids had so much fun with their indoor minimalist version that she's now doing her outdoor trees, too.

Krezalek tells Mothery some moms in her neighborhood suggested outdoor Easter trees as a way to cheer up everyone's kids.

"A lot of moms are resorting to drives with the kids to get out safely, and for the kids to spot out homes with trees decorated for Easter I'm sure would put a smile on their faces," she explains.

From outdoor trees to indoor lights, mamas are making the most of anything festive right now.
Grey's Anatomy star Camilla Luddington dug out her Christmas lights (sans tree) to cheer up her daughter.
She tweeted "We've renamed them Easter lights :)"

During these hard times, we all need something to smile about, and if you're one of the people who can't wait to get their Christmas decorations up you now have the perfect excuse to get them back out.


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During a recent coronavirus press briefing at the White House, Dr. Deborah Birx, a leading physician on the federal coronavirus response team, emphasized the critical importance of social distancing over the next two weeks. Referring to the guidelines issued in March by the White House, Dr. Birx has been widely quoted as saying:

"This is the moment to not be going to the grocery store, not going to the pharmacy, but doing everything you can to keep your family and your friends safe, and that means everybody doing the 6 feet distancing, washing your hands."

Dr. Birx's comment has been interpreted as advising Americans to avoid grocery shopping in stores for the next two weeks. While most people already know the importance of doing their part to slow the spread of coronavirus, following this particular advice may be a challenge for many families.

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Snagging a grocery delivery spot or curbside pickup slot has become next to impossible in most areas (assuming delivery is available), and online grocery services are struggling to keep up with demand. And with a growing number of at-risk delivery service workers demanding better on-the-job protections, you may be having second thoughts about using delivery services, even if you can find a slot.

You may find, despite your best efforts, that you just have to go to the store.

If you do need to go to the grocery store or the pharmacy during this time, here's what you should know in order to shop safely.

1. Have a plan

Minimize your trips to the store as much as you can, and time your shopping trip for a day and time that foot traffic is as low as possible (so, not on Saturday afternoon, if you can avoid it). Early in the day is a good time to go, since aisles tend to be less crowded, and stores are at their cleanest right after opening. Many stores are offering special hours for older and immunocompromised customers—if you're pregnant, consider shopping during these hours. Shop by yourself if at all possible.

2. Make a detailed list

In order to complete your shopping as quickly as possible, make a detailed list in advance, and organize your list by grocery section—produce, dairy, meats, baking needs, household items, and so on—so that you can move swiftly through each section of the store. For in-demand items such as bread, meat, sauces and pasta, think of alternatives in advance so you can grab "plan B" if you need to. Experts suggest making a paper list that can be disposed of rather than using your phone in the store.

3. Wear a mask

The CDC and the White House have advised Americans to wear homemade masks to add an extra level of protection when out and about. To protect yourself and the grocery store staff who are working hard to provide much-needed supplies during a stressful time, wearing a mask is now the recommended (and considerate) choice.

4. Follow hygiene and social distancing guidelines

You know the drill, mama. Wash your hands thoroughly before and after you shop. Many stores are offering wipes for shopping cart handles, so make sure you use them to wipe down the cart handle. (You may want to bring your own wipes just in case, if you have them.) Bring hand sanitizer, and use it after you touch freezer case handles or other surfaces. As you can guess, now's not the time to squeeze half a dozen avocados to check for ripeness—touch only the items you intend to buy. Maintain physical distance between yourself and other shoppers as well as grocery store workers.

5. Bag your own groceries

Follow your store's guidelines for reusable bags (which have been temporarily prohibited in some stores), but whether you bring your own bags or use the bags provided by the store, be prepared to bag your own purchases.

6. Don't make yourself crazy with disinfecting purchases

Should you wipe down every last strawberry and Cheerio when you get home? The good news is, it's probably not necessary to disinfect every item you buy. Experts still say that the virus is much more likely to be transmitted person-to-person, rather than surface-to-person.

While there's a lot that's not yet known about the virus, here are the steps experts recommend when you bring your groceries home:

  • Wash nonporous containers: According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), "Currently there is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with transmission of COVID-19." But Consumer Reports suggests that there's no harm in washing or wiping cans, plastic containers and glass based on its interviews with epidemiologists and experts.
  • Wipe cardboard containers: A March 2020 study by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases suggests that the coronavirus can survive on cardboard surfaces for up to 24 hours, and on plastic and stainless steel surfaces for up to 3 days. So while experts say the odds of a box of pasta transmitting the virus are slim, wiping boxes with a disinfecting wipe can't hurt.
  • Wash fruits and vegetables with water: Experts say that food is unlikely to transmit coronavirus, but you should always wash produce anyway to remove pesticides.

7. Wipe your counters after you unpack and wash your hands.

Once all your purchases are stored, clean your counters with a disinfecting spray, and wash your hands again.

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This week isn't going to be an easy one for most of us. There are hard things happening in the world right now as the coronavirus pandemic continues. We're not going to pretend like this is an easy time to be a parent, because it is not. It's okay to say you're not okay today. But it's also okay to allow yourself to enjoy the lighter moments of life because these moments are still happening inside our homes during the pandemic.

This is a hard week, but there are still so many things making us smile.

Here are a few of the good news headlines we're loving right now:

This baby's quarantine style birthday party is going viral 

So many events have been canceled because of the pandemic, and many first birthday parties are among them. For parents who were looking forward to celebrating their little one's first birthday with friends and family having to cancel the guest list is hard.

Mama Kylie Najjar was one of the many parents having to make the hard choice to cancel her baby's birthday party, but she decided to make it special by doubling down on the theme of social distancing.

Her baby's big day has now gone viral because even in a difficult time like this pandemic, small moments still matter and can still make us smile.

This viral illustration highlights how the pandemic is impacting newly postpartum mamas 

The artist Spirit Y Sol touched so many mamas this week, letting art speak for the women who have had their postpartum experience changed so drastically by the pandemic. Through an essay and accompanying illustration Sol describes what was stolen from those currently in the fourth trimester.

"This is not what you had planned. This is not what you'd envisioned. There are no visits from friends, no loving doula bringing you soup, no "mommy and me" yoga classes, no coffee dates, no stroller walks through the park." Sol writes.

"But mama, know this—We are alone. Together. You are surrounded all the other mothers who are navigating this tender time in isolation. You are held by all of us who have walked the path before you and who know how much you must be hurting. You are wrapped in the warm embrace of mama earth, as she too settles into this time of slowness and healing."

Sol is right. We are in this together, mama. And we are here for you.

Some Good News with John Krasinski has a surprise for Hamilton fans 

Last week we told you about John Krasinski's new coronavirus YouTube series, Some Good News, and this week he's going viral again with his second episode.

He gets his wife Emily Blunt to make an appearance and organized a treat for Hamilton fans, having Lin Manuel Miranda and the rest of the cast put on a performance (through Zoom, of course).

We love how Krasinski is using his creativity and connections to make people smile during this tough time.

This mom just welcomed baby no. 22, 30 years after her first child's birth! 

Back in February we told you the mom of Britain's biggest family was going viral after announcing she was expecting her 22nd child.

Now, Sue Radford's 22nd baby is here. She's a girl and her name has not yet been announced by the Radfords, Sue and her husband Noel.

Sue was 14 years old when the couple's oldest child, Chris, came into the world in 1989 (Noel was 18). Both Sue and Noel were adopted at birth and when they found out they were expecting as teens they decided together to make the choice to parent.

Four years after Chris was born they got married, and a few decades (and many kids) later they became reality TV legends in the UK, starting with a show called 15 Kids and Counting. They now have more kids than their American counterparts from 19 Kids and Counting, the Duggars. Besides TV appearances, the Radfords also own a pie shop.

In total, Sue has given birth to 12 girls and 10 boys so far (one son, Alfie, was stillborn), but giving birth during the coronavirus pandemic was a bit different. "I was so worried that Noel wouldn't be allowed to stay with me," she told The Sun.

Radford continued: "We have all been isolating and it seemed wrong to leave our safe bubble to go to a hospital, but when I got there I felt safe straight away."

Kristen Bell's Hello Bello launched a new 'camp' you'll want to check out 

Everyone is looking for extra ways to keep kids entertained these days and that's why Kristen Bell + Dax Shepard have launched Camp HelloBello on Instagram Live and IGTV!

Each week there's a new schedule for activities like singing, dancings and crafting (and Hello Bello is paying people creators to participate, you can apply to be a "camp counselor" at CampHelloBello.com).

According to a press release, "Schedules will be released on a weekly basis with lots of special guests (like Kristen + Dax and their friends) and members of our community to add some extra creativity to kids' days (and fill up some time for the parents too!)."

Sounds super cool!

This viral post highlights how our kids are 'little heroes' during this crisis 

There is a viral post floating around the internet that gives some credit where it is due: To our children.

Our kids have been champs during this crisis, as the post notes, "their little lives have been turned upside down...[but] every day they get up and carry on despite everything that is going on! Painting pictures, drawings to show their support to the heroes out there and to make other children walking past feel better!"

We see you, little heroes.

You're doing great and we are so proud of your resiliency!

Viral video shows even social distancing can't stop toddlers from 'socializing' 

Twitter user Toby Marriott went viral this week thanks to an 8 second clip of his nephew, "the friendliest toddler you'd ever meet." According to his uncle, this 3-year-old always says hello to anyone he meets on the street, but he's not running into any people on his daily walks these days...so he has to pretend.

"Hope this brightens up your day!" Marriott captioned a video of his nephew saying hello to an invisible friend. It's super cute and if we hang in there, one day this little guy will be able to say hello to his neighbors again.

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