When it comes to getting dressed for different seasons, transitional pieces that flex with changing temperatures provide the most mileage. This is no small feat during pregnancy since not only is the thermometer adjusting, but so is your shape. Now is a great time to scoop up a few maternity summer sale items that will go the distance and work for you today and into the autumn months. Our top five favorites are... Hatch Collection Twilight Jumpsuit: Layer this wear-with-everything Hatch jumpsuit with a cozy cardigan, moto jacket or pullover sweatshirt, and throw on a pair of booties or sneakers to make it super fall-friendly for the months ahead. Isabella Oliver Pleat Dress: This easy Isabella Oliver style is not only a transitional piece for changing temperatures, but easily flexes from day to night. It moves seamlessly from the office to happy hour, or a night out with your partner. H&M Skinny Ankle Jeans: Denim is the 365-day-a-year seasonless item. This H&M ankle style can be styled casual or elevated, and will take you through every weather circumstance, all year long. Legoe Striped Dress: This comfortable, flexible striped dress from Legoe will function in all arena of life. It can be cozied up with layers, or worn as is throughout the months ahead and the entirety of your pregnancy. Envie De Fraise Silk Skirt: The of-the-moment pink color can easily transition to fall with this Envie De Fraise silk skirt. Wear it now with a sleeveless top, and pair it with an oversized cozy sweater and a pair of Chucks come fall.
Having a newborn is challenging at the best of times, but during forced isolation and in a climate of fear and uncertainty, it can become overwhelming.
The coronavirus pandemic is setting up our communities for genuine mental health concerns. This may be especially true for new parents. When will 'normal' life return? How will I pay for diapers and baby food? Will my mom be able to help us now? What if my baby or my family get COVID-19? Unfortunately, no one knows the long-term impact or answers just yet.
Most families have built a network of social support by the time they have their first child—if they don't already have a support system, they develop one through various baby classes and groups set up for parents. The creation of the village can be instrumental to the mental health of new parents. Social distancing, the lockdown of cities, and isolation will inadvertently affect the type of support available.