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How 8 celeb mamas are adjusting to pandemic parenting

From getting kiddos used to masks to shifting back-to-school plans, to accepting a pregnancy experience that is so different from what they'd envisioned.

Catherine Giudici with son wearing masks

With the fifth month of COVID-19 coming to a close, you may start to wonder how everyone else is getting through the long months of this pandemic. Although celebs seem like they're still living their glamorous lives, they are definitely having to adjust to the new norm, too.

Everyone is making changes these days. From getting kiddos used to masks to shifting back-to-school plans, to accepting a pregnancy experience that is so different from what they'd envisioned, celebrity parents are dealing with pandemic parenting problems just like the rest of us.

Here are some celebs who aren't afraid to share their pandemic adjustments on social media:


Ciara

On Instagram, Ciara's partner, Russell Wilson, recently shared a beautiful post about his then-pregnant wife and the current situation (just before they welcomed their new baby boy). Wilson shared, "You Radiate. Even in the midst of the darkest days of COVID & the world... You Shine. God's Light glistens off of you. Although this pregnancy experience has had so many restrictions due to the circumstances of the world, it has been one of the greatest blessings loving and living life with you. You Are My QUEEN."

Like many other pregnant mamas, Ciara and Russell have dealt with the obstacles of a pregnancy during quarantine. Ciara recently gave birth to a healthy son, Win.

Chrissy Teigen + John Legend

The power couple recently posed with their daughter, Luna, and three puppies outside. Everyone was sporting face masks, of course! Teigen is vocal on her social platforms about the importance of wearing a mask in public.

Pink

At Pink's house, her daughter Willow is mixing health and safety with arts and crafts by making her own masks.

"She's pretty proud of herself for making something from scratch from an old billy idol t shirt I gave her, for taking her health into her own hands." Pink captioned a pic of the 9-year-old's handy work.

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff's 1-year-old daughter Banks looks adorable in her face mask, and her big brother Luca is looking forward to going back to school this fall, but Duff doesn't yet know if that'll be in person or at home.

"We're just waiting to see what happens," Duff recently told People. "For his emotional well-being, I think it would be great if he could go back to school, but also it depends on what that looks like."

"If it's just strictly learning and no social interaction … I guess I would let him make the choice," she explains. "If he was going and it was super sterile and it wasn't benefiting him [in a social way], I would be up for remote learning again."

Catherine Giudici


The former bachelor fan-favorite posted a photo with her and her son wearing masks. Giudici sported a mask with the slogan "Do Not Touch," and captioned the photo: "Masks required. Shirts optional."

Vanessa Lachey

Contact sports are a no-go in the era of coronavirus, but Nick and Vanessa Lachey are happy that their daughter Brooklyn is able to get back to some of her favorite individual activities, like her horseback riding lessons (thanks to her mask and social distancing).

Porsha Williams

Porsha Williams, Real Housewives star, took to Instagram to share the most adorable picture of her daughter wearing a FendiBaby face mask. She added in her post that her daughter is great at keeping her mask on.

Reese Witherspoon

The actress posted a photo of herself wearing a mask and shared her thoughts on the situation. The mom of three shared, "Wearing a mask is not a political statement. It means you care about other people's health and safety. Be KIND, wear a mask!" A week later, Witherspoon posted a meme on her account referring to her role in Legally Blonde that said, "You wear a mask in public? What, like it's hard?" The meme showed a photoshop picture of a mask on Witherspoon.

Bottom line: Mamas, this quarantine is HARD.

The months seem like years, and some days it feels like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Everyone in the world is going through similar obstacles and hardships—even the celebs we admire and love. But this is all temporary. Hang on, mama! Better days are ahead.

Tina Meeks for Motherly + H&M

Going "back to school" this year may be less of a literal statement than in years past—but there is just as much reason for your kids to celebrate moving on to new grades. Just like in every new school year, a big part of the fun is refreshing your kids' wardrobe with clothes that allow them to express themselves.

Even if finding back to school clothes this year doesn't include a trip to the mall, you can still make an event of it by shopping H&M's kids collection from your computer. Pull up another chair for your shopping buddy and get the cart started with these fave capsule wardrobe options we've already scouted.

Here are our favorite picks:

A t-shirt made for play

H&M t-shirt

Call them essentials, not basics. A graphic t-shirt aces the test when it comes to being perfect for school. And because your little student will probably want to wear something that expresses their personal style as often as possible, it's great to know the shirts can stand up to school time, playtime, downtime and everything in between!

$4.99

Dressed-up casual shorts for total comfort

H&M boy shorts

Whether pulling up a chair for a virtual meeting with the class or heading back to the school for in-person learning, some comfortable, yet stylish, shorts will help your kid focus on the real tasks at hand: learning—and having fun while doing it!

$19.99

Layers for when seasons change

H&M sweatshirt

When it comes to feeling comfortable at school, layers are the MVPs. Whether the AC is blasting or the day started off cool and is warming up quickly, having a unique sweatshirt to shed or add will help your kid look cool while staying warm.

$9.99

A bit of flair with distressed denim

H&M distressed jeans

A school staple for generations, denim is both classic and continually fashionable with updates like distressing and new wash colors. If you're shopping online for jeans this year, take note of H&M's generous return policy—your kids can try on the orders at home and return anything that doesn't fit without a trip to the store.

$24.99

A fashion statement piece

H&M girls skirt

What's better than expressing yourself through a stylish outfit when school is back in session? Still feeling perfectly comfortable and ready to tackle anything the day holds while looking so good. With so many fashion-forward looks available at budget-friendly prices, H&M's children's collection means every kid can find an outfit that speaks to them.

$14.99

Some comfy kicks

H&M boys shoes

A sure way to put a little pep in your child's step this year, cool and cozy shoes are a staple on all back-to-school shopping lists for good reason. (Plus, it's fun to compare them to last year's shoes to see how much your kid has grown!)

$19.99

Anything-but-basic blouses

H&M girls blouse

Whether in the classroom or showing up for a video call with the class, a styling blouse or button-down shirt is a great way for your student to comfortably dress up the day. Better yet? Style doesn't have to come at the expense of comfort with so many made-to-move tops designed just for kids.

$14.99

A shirt ready to go whatever the day holds

H&M boys shirt

With "going to school" meaning anything from showing up in the classroom to doing a virtual session, it's important to have clothes that are perfect for anything the day holds. A classic, cotton shirt with a fashion-forward design is a great way to keep your student feeling ready to start the year with an A+ attitude.

$9.99

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

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