Over the course of our pregnancy, we spent a lot of time thinking about all the healthy and nontoxic skincare products we’re going to use for baby’s sweet, soft skin. But what about our own? If you think a quick head lather in the shower doesn’t matter, you might be bummed to learn that toxins can be (and are!) absorbed by the skin and then make your way into your bloodstream. Yuck. Here’s 7 ways to clean up your act while you clean up that gorgeous head of pregnancy hair (right?) with our fave nontoxic shampoos and conditioners.

1. Attitude Daily Moisturizer Shampoo, $9.99 // 2. Dr. Alkaitis Organic Herbal Shampoo, $50. // 3. Juice Organics Repairing Shampoo, $9.99 // 4. Nine Naturals Nourishing Pregnancy Shampoo, $20 // 5. Rahua Shampoo, $32 // 6. Weleda Millet Nourishing Shampoo, $11 // 7. SoapBox Açaí Berry Oil Shampoo, $4.99

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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.

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In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental strength is what helps kids bounce back from setbacks. It gives them the strength to keep going, even when they're plagued with self-doubt. A strong mental muscle is the key to helping kids reach their greatest potential in life.

But raising a mentally strong kid requires parents to avoid the common yet unhealthy parenting practices that rob kids of mental strength. In my book, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do, I identify 13 things to avoid if you want to raise a mentally strong kid equipped to tackle life's toughest challenges:

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