We have all found ourselves in a new situation. Our days are completely different than we could’ve imagined a few weeks ago. While we are all thankful for our warm beds, food on our plates, and our health, we are also trying to survive in what many are terming our new normal. Within a matter of a few weeks most of us began working at home, educating our children from home, sheltering in place, and trying to navigate a myriad of emotions while also trying to learn more about working remotely and through technology unlike anything we’d ever planned for, much less experienced. Getting through the days with grace is something we must allow ourselves, and as parents taking a moment to step back, relax, and even scroll through social media or shop online is fine if it makes us feel better and provides the brain break we need from the mental load we’re all carrying. Our lives have been turned upside down, but we are all in this together, we will survive, and we will emerge stronger than ever, likely with a newfound appreciation for our neighbor. Whether its with your morning coffee, or your evening cup of tea, sit back, relax, and check out Daily Mom’s Ultimate Quarantine Survival Guide to help you get through the next few months.
The Ultimate Quarantine Survival Guide
Work from Home
Women everywhere have been thrust into the unfamiliar territory of working from home with many of us also becoming solely responsible for our children’s education as well. Juggling zoom meetings, teleconferences, online schooling and possibly even a few toddlers can be trying to say the least, but take heart, we women are strong, resilient, adaptable, and let’s be honest, the masters of managing the impossible with grace, so we’ve got this. While it might take some time to figure it all out, we will and so now is the time to take a deep breath, start planning ahead, and learn to live in our new normal. Here to help is White House Black Market with a few work from home styles perfect for the spring and summer season.
For the days spent video conferencing we love the Ruched Sleeve Denim Blazer paired with the Jetsetter Tee and Comfort Stretch Ankle Pants. This classic style is simple and easy to wear, allowing you to present yourself online looking professional in business casual wear. Pair with flats for working around the home, or even match with heels or sandals when you head back to the office this summer Tailored enough to look fabulous while working, this outfit or any of the individual pieces are still comfortable enough to keep it laid back and casual around the house while multi-tasking.
For those late evening video happy hours or early morning coffee chats with the girls to maintain our sanity, we love the Jetsetter Tee paired with the High Rise Destructed Skinny Jeans. This trendy and casual look is perfect for working around the house, chasing the kids around the yard, or even taking your fur babies for long walks to get some fresh air. Comfy with a high-rise, wide waistband, these jeans will become your new favorite pair now and forever. Another perfect pair of jeans this season are the Ultimate Sculpt High-Rise Skinny Ankle Jeans. We love the Ultimate Sculpt High-Rise Skinny Ankle Jeans in white paired with a pastel top for all of our at home spring time adventures, scavenger hunts, or even at-home date nights with our significant other. All of these looks are classy and chic for a few perfect mix and match styles you can wear for everything from work to play this spring at home.
Ruched Sleeve Denim Blazer | Comfort Stretch Ankle Pants | Jetsetter Tee | High Rise Destructed Skinny Jeans | Ultimate Sculpt High-Rise Skinny Ankle Jeans
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Working from home while homeschooling the kids is the new reality for most parents and children across the world at this time. While this may not be the most ideal scenario it is giving most of us time a bit more time to spend with family and hopefully a bit of a reprieve from the daily grind. Acclimating to our new everyday routine may be a bit difficult at first, but as we’ve heard quite a bit lately, we are all in this together and we will get there. Here to help those moms who need a little pick me up, or at least some business casual clothing styles that they can wear around the home while still being presentable enough for the day’s Zoom meetings is Garnet Hill. Their easy to wear styles are perfect for spring. Whether lounging around the house or heading out for your daily walk, Garnet Hill will keep you comfy, cozy, and casually chic.
Perfect for everything from baking cookies with the kids to checking emails while they play in the yard, we love the Pleat Detail Cropped Pants paired with the Organic Linen Boxy V-Neck Sweater. The super soft wide leg crop pants can be dressed up or down and look great with everything from sneakers to sandals. Lightweight and pull on, you will live in these crops all spring and summer long. Pair with the Organic Linen Boxy V-Neck Sweater featuring a deep v-neckline, 3/4 length sleeves and a lightweight, sheer and breezy fit for the season.
Another must-have pair of pants from Garnet Hill are the Comfort Trousers. These casual pants will keep you looking professional while remaining oh so comfortable! With a relaxed fit and a pull on waist, these mid-rise ankle length pants are soft to the touch but tailored enough to pair with everything from a tee and sporty sneakers to a loafer and casual blazer. We love them paired with the Garnet Hill Longline Bomber Jacket for those evening treks around the neighborhood. This lightweight sleek and sporty bomber jacket featuring a longer style and relaxed fit will become your new go-to jacket for all seasons well after the pandemic has passed.
Perfect for relaxing and lounging at home this spring, whether working from home, homeschooling the kids, or simply taking a break from the stress of it all, Soma has the spring and summer styles you need. For many of us, at home loungewear has never really been a must since we spend so much of our time on the go. Now however professionals everywhere are finding themselves spending copious hours on video conferences where they need not be dressed in a suit per se, but still need to look presentable for all of their online client and coworker meetings. Here with all the styles you need, Soma will keep you comfy as you work from home, but will also allow you to hop online for virtual meetings at a moments notice throughout the day.
This spring for all day wear we love the Essential Short Sleeve Tee paired with the Sunday Pants and the French Terry Everyday Wrap. These essentials pieces can be mixed and matched with one another or even other tees or pants for looks throughout the season both in and outside the home. Offering optimal stretch and versatility, the tee and pants is ideal for lounging around the house as well as heading out for a bit of exercise. The wrap is a great lightweight addition for the upcoming seasons as it is long sleeved, but not heavy making it perfect for days curled up on the couch or evening strolls around town.
Finally, ditch the uncomfortable underwire and make sure to pick up a few bras from Soma that are ideal for your days at home. We love the Enbliss Wireless Bra with its full coverage and soft touch. This t-shirt style bra is perfect for working from home and simply wearing all day. We also love the Lace Plunge Racerback Bralette for pairing with your tees and tanks when lounging around the house or heading out around town. This wireless bralette is is crafted of ultra-soft, stretch embraceable lace making it both comfortable and cute for those lazy days.
Essential Short Sleeve Tee | Sunday Pants | French Terry Everyday Wrap | Enbliss Wireless Bra | Lace Plunge Racerback Bralette
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While no one expected it, most parents now find themselves trying to juggle working from home with homeschooling their kids in the middle of a worldwide pandemic where we are also supposed to stay indoors. Talk about a tough way to start the year! Fortunately for moms and dads everywhere, there are some amazing products out there to help increase children’s productivity, get them further engaged in the learning process, and make this time at home not only a bit easier but even more enjoyable when it comes to their education. Frequently, parents are so invested in their work and the kids in their school that we don’t really take the time to watch them learn by the time they are school age. So do that now, watch how they do their work, see how they handle the technology and online lessons, sometimes it’s even as if you can see the gears in their little brains working which is actually pretty cool.
This spring for all of you working and learning from home, we love the Slope from Fluidstance. This versatile premium dry erase board is designed to fit seamlessly between your monitor and keyboard where you can use it as a scratchpad, for note-taking and more. Better for the environment than throwing away tons of scrap paper, the Slope is perfect for the kids having to solve those difficult math problems online. The Slope is also magnetic and features a phone dock with a dedicated space for your charging cable. For extra desktop space, the Slope provides storage space underneath to slip the keyboard when you’re finished with it.
We all know kids never stop moving, and they shouldn’t, so here to make their learning time enjoyable and increase their productivity is the Grade, a balance board made just for kids. This board made from recycled plastic provides non-distracting motion for kids of all ages while they work on schoolwork, gaming, reading, and more. Perfect for using at a countertop, standing desk, or right in the middle of the room, the Grade will keep their body moving while their mind is in motion. If you’re setting up an at home office because of the new normal we’re all acclimating to make sure to add the Base Mat for underneath your balance board. It provides for added stability on all surfaces and prevents any floor damage from the Fluidstance Balance Boards.
While right now may mean working from home, that doesn’t mean it isn’t time to be prepared for anything. The myCharge power hub is the best way to be ready for anything, including emergencies, power outages, or simply needing a charge on the go. This all in one charging device has the cables for all of your devices included/attached with additional USB hubs on the back for any additional cords. The foldable wall plug also functions as both a charger wall adapter and charges the power hub simultaneously. The turbo fast charge will get your devices charged up and running 75% faster than other traditional chargers as well to get you where you up and running, where you need to be faster.
Self Care & Relaxation
Spring is in the air and while we may be safer in our homes and yards, that simply means there is no better time to work on our spring cleaning and gardening than now. The temperatures are warming, the sun is shining, the skies are beautiful shades of blue, and with Back to the Roots you can plant a beautiful garden anywhere from the backyard to the balcony box to the kitchen window with ease. Perfect for individuals wanting an easy herb garden to tend or even as a science lesson for kids home from school, Back to the Roots has plenty of options for herbs and veggies that will brighten your day and satisfy your taste buds.
Ideal for your kitchen windowsill, we love the kitchen herb garden for our basil, mint, and cilantro. This super simple grow kit only requires you pop the top, plant the seeds and provide plenty of water and love for a flourishing frenzy of fragrant herbs. We paired ours with the Organic Lavender Windowsill Planter and the Organic Cherry Tomato Complete Mason Jar Grow Kit. Both of these provide a large mason jar, seeds, soil, fertilizer sticks, and easy to follow directions for growing your own healthy plants. Finally, we love Mushroom Growing Kit where you can grow perfectly edible pearl oyster mushrooms right out of the box. These organic, non-gmo mushrooms are ready to harvest in just 10 days! Complete with directions, recipes, activities, and even a downloadable curriculum for kids to learn the science behind growing mushrooms, the Mushroom Growing Kits are fun for both kids and adults.
Don’t consider yourself stuck at home, rather enjoy your time safer at home with a Back to the Roots organic windowsill garden full of the plants of your choice while also enjoying the therapeutic benefits of gardening and teaching your children important lessons in science!
Kitchen Herb Garden | Organic Lavender Windowsill Planter | Organic Cherry Tomato Complete Mason Jar Grow Kit | Mushroom Growing Kit
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Life is stressful right now and anxiety is at an all time high in most households. Between working from home and schooling from home amidst these tough times, relaxation and self-care are likely on the back burners for most adults. Here to help put a little peace in your day is the Original Buddha Board. While it may seem silly to some, a simple bit of calm or meditation can truly work wonders for the brain, for parents and children alike.
With the Original Buddha Board one can use water to simply paint on the surface, watch their creation slowly disappear and do it again. The simple act of painting with water allows one to live in the moment – as your design slowly evaporates you will be left with a clean slate, a clear mind, and a relaxing sense of calm to carry with you into the rest of your day. Adults can use the Buddha Board to de-stress and kids will love its tranquil and soothing effect.
It is not easy feeling helpless and stuck at home. Everyone could use a little stress relief to get through these tough times right now. Spruce CBD has a selection of organic lab grade, full-spectrum CBD oil and topical cream that can help you relieve stress the natural way. A few drops of Spruce’s 2400mg Lab-Grade CBD Oil can help relieve your anxiety and keep you calm during tough days.
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Not only is your mental well-being important, but so is your physical well-being. If you have achy joints and muscles from sitting around all day while you work from home or from that extra exercise you are getting to pass the time, Spruce CBD has just the thing. Experience targeted relief for your aches and plains with their Topical CBD Cream. Apply the cream to the affected area as often as needed for quick relief. Add Spruce CBD to your survival guide and you will feel relaxed in no time.
Ok ladies, who has found themselves spending their days in comfy clothes? All of us right? No one wants tight waisted jeans or stiff blouses when you are spending your days working from your couch or on the floor with your kiddos. However, we still want to look decent in case we see a neighbor to wave to from afar. Figleaves has everything you could dream of in stylish but still comfy loungewear and pajamas.
Everyone loves black leggings, but when joggers hit the scene it is bye-bye leggings. They take comfort (and cuteness) to a whole new level. Joggers made from cashmere- now that is a movement we can get behind. The Bliss Cashmere Cuffed Jogger paired with Tie Detail Hoody is a fabulous combination. They are both made from 100% Cashmere for a luxurious feel. You will want to spend your days wrapped in these luxurious loungers.
Figleaves specializes in beautiful sleepwear in a wide array of patterns and styles. One that we love is the Alicia Royal Blue Cami and Paint Brush Pant from Cyberjammies. These PJs are stunning and feel like you are wearing a much more sophisticated outfit than just pajamas. The Royal blue top features a flattering v-neck and subtle neckline embroidery. The vibrant pants have pockets and a matching blue tie. Don’t let your style falter while staying at home. You can still look cute while staying casual with Figleaves. You can’t have a survival guide without comfy clothes!
The Bliss Cashmere Cuffed Jogger | Tie Detail Hoody | Modern Cotton Jogger | Modern Cotton Sweatshirt | Alicia Royal Blue Cami and Paint Brush Pant
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Chances are that this COVID-19 crisis has you a little on edge. You are not alone. But for the one in thirteen people worldwide suffering from some form of anxiety, this crisis may push them over the edge. To help bring some calmness into an uncertain time, we recommend the quality CBD products from Veritas Farms.
Veritas Farms controls all of its growing, extracting, manufacturing, and bottling to ensure the quality, potency, and freshness of its products. They utilize whole hemp oil and top-quality ingredients that come fresh from their form to your doorstep. This is an important quality in all CBD products, especially those that are ingested like their CBD Gummies.
Their lotions and creams elevate your skincare game, and the addition of lavender further completes the calming effect that the CBD has. Everyone can benefit from these products, especially now during the Coronavirus crisis. Veritas Farms offers many more CBD products to enhance your daily life, so you’ll be using their products long after social distancing is over and we have returned to life as usual.
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While you’re laying around the house these next few weeks, you might find that your wardrobe is lacking inspirational t-shirts to keep your mind positive. Save Lands’ Bee Happy Tee will keep you comfortable and serve as a great reminder to “bee happy” even when you feel like you’ve been locked at home for years. Hand-printed and shipped by the finest American craftsmen, if handled carefully this shirt should have the lifespan of a tree! Speaking of which, Save Lands plants 12 trees for every tee, sweatshirt and bracelet sold. Comfy tee addition to our survival guide? Yes, please.
Now more then ever is the perfect time for a cup of tea. There is no better tea to sit and enjoy while you are spending this time at home than one of Jaf Tea’s amazing Ceylon black teas. Jaf Tea is a family-owned and operated brand that grows all of their teas exclusively in the highlands of Sri Lanka where the elevation, wind, and sun create a unique climate that results in the world’s ?nest black tea.
All Jaf Tea’s are carefully selected and handpicked for the perfect flavor. Their teas are always packed within just a few days of harvesting, so you experience the freshest, most delicious cup of tea. Their Pure Black & Flavoured Tea Collection includes an assortment of four classic black teas and four fruit-flavored black teas with ten teabags of each delicious flavor. You will love the classic, full-bodied English Breakfast and the Ceylon Supreme that few black teas can equal.
You will also love the amazing blends of the flavored black teas in this collection. The Forest FruitBlack Tea is bursting with ripe wild berry flavors and enhanced with real forest fruit pieces, while the Pink Grapefruit is packed with the zing of ripe citrus.
So take a moment for yourself during this stressful time. Spend some quiet time with a cup of amazing Jaf Tea and a good book. Maybe get out some fancy teacups, make some finger sandwiches or cookies, and have a tea party with your kiddos. Stay sane and calm with a daily break for tea time.
Pink Fortitude helps you remember to be grateful even in times of uncertainty. Whether you choose to use the Lined Journal as a daily journal, fitness tracker, meal planner, or a gratitude journal, you will be pleased with the overall quality. The lined pages make writing easy for everyone. From kids to the elderly, and adults in between, the Lined Journal helps you add a routine to your unprecedented day. Daily journaling, especially a gratitude practice, can help ease our minds amid chaotic times. The calming pink color and the fact that it lays flat adds to the theme of destressing your life. Gratitude builds fortitude!
Indulge & Enjoy Morning to Night
If you cannot actually visit California’s wine country right now, bring it to you! For the perfect date night at home, have a bottle of Sycamore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon or Stagecoach Vineyard Merlot delivered to your door from Freemark Abbey. If you enjoy a full-bodied red wine with hints of chocolate, pepper, and raspberries the Cabernet Sauvignon is a perfect choice. For a rich fruitful wine with flavors of plum and cherries, enjoy the Merlot.
Open a bottle, savor the delicious aromas and enjoy a wine tasting right from the comfort of your own couch. To make the experience even more enjoyable, Freemark Abbey is offering virtual winery tours. Learn about the wines you are tasting and see where they are made. Take a sip, close your eyes, and let your mind wander to wine country with Freemark Abbey. Wine is always a must add to any survival guide.
If you are anything like us, you are going through a lot of wine while in quarantine. You need a go-to wine that is not only delicious but affordable too. Joel Gott Wines should be in every mom’s survival kit during these tough times. These elegant wines are made from the finest grapes from Oregon, Washington, and California’s wine country.
The Merlot is amongst our favorites, with aromas of raspberries, spices, and cherries. The Cabernet Sauvignon is a smooth full-bodied red perfect for pairing with a juicy steak for a date night at the house. Lastly, the Pinot Noir has an elegant finish with notes of herbs and pine. If you are looking for a glass of wine to relax after a stressful day with the kids, Joel Gott Wines has you covered. Once the kids go to bed, enjoy a glass (or two) from Joel Gott Wines.
COVID-19 may have closed a lot of businesses and forced many a party to be postponed, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t still celebrate from home. Birthdays and anniversaries are still on the calendar and we’re planning to enjoy those festivities with cookies from Mrs. Fields!
If you have a child celebrating a birthday from home, the Birthday Bear is the perfect treat. This 15″ plush bear arrives with 18 Nibblers bite-sized cookies and 2 hand-frosted cookies that are packaged in pairs and sealed to preserve out-of-the-oven freshness. You can create your own, hot, out-of-the-oven experience by thawing the cookies and brownies and then warming in the microwave for 10-15 seconds or in a 375-degree oven for up to 2 minutes. Frozen cookies and brownies can be warmed in the microwave for 20-30 seconds or in a 375 degree oven for up to 3 minutes.
Then there’s the ever-popular Nibblers bite-sized cookies found in Mrs. Fields Signature Cookie Tin. These are the perfect treat to send to your favorite essential worker as they brave the “front line,” or if you’ve just had a hankering for chocolate chip cookies. Each Mrs. Fields cookie tin holds a tasty assortment of your flavor favorites (tins are available without nuts). Whether you’re sending a cookie tin to your local hospital to show your appreciation or celebrating a special occasion such as an anniversary or graduation, these cookies are sure to brighten anyone’s day. The addition of chocolate to a survival guide makes everything sweeter.
Are you craving something delicious? Check out Scout & Cellar, one sip and you will fall in love with this delicious wine. They are on a mission to do what’s best for the consumer and for the planet. Clean crafting is the answer to both. This method allows their wine to be free of pesticides, added sugars, and chemical additives. They partner with family-owned farms and growers to bring you the best. You will fall in love with any of their delicious wines.
If there is ONE necessity you’ll need during quarantine, it’s chocolate. Not just any chocolate or truffle mind you, but those from Sweet Vegan. If you desire something sweet without the guilt, we give you absolute permission to indulge until you slip into a coma of pure mouth-watering bliss. Only the finest organic ingredients, purchased fresh from local vendors and sustainable, fair-trade sources are used. This makes the pairings you receive in the Indulgence 15-PC Gift Box, which include delights like Energizing Espresso, Midnight Passion, Luscious Lemon, Apricot & Cherry, Date & Mango, and Fig & Ginger, much more satisfying. Oh, and you don’t have to share either.
Now is the time to fortify your immune system in a flavorful and soothing way. Four powerful wellness elixirs come in a bundle, the Turmeric Wellness Elixers. Even though you are staying indoors and practicing social distancing, give yourself the extra boost with the wholesome goodness of premium Indian Turmeric. Vahdam Teas combine the healing and restoring powers of Japanese Matcha, artisanal Cocoa, ginger, active probiotic, and with robust green tea extracts, you are giving your body a better defense with every little sip.
High Brew Coffee offers the caffeine you need in flavors you will love! With scrumptious options such as Creamy Cappuccino Cold Brew Coffee and Milk Chocolate, High Brew Coffee makes sure you get through the day on top! Both packed with protein and delicious- High Brew Coffee will definitely get you through your workday from home or anywhere you may be quarantined! The cold brew process allows you to get the most flavor out of your coffee. Coffee is a must-add survival guide addition.
Pursue Happiness has what you need if you want to enjoy delicious and healthy cold brew coffee from anywhere!
We know these times can make us feel a little crazy and isolated. Make sure you are doing everything you need to take care of yourself both mentally and physically. Worry and upset won’t make things better, so sit back, let your mind relax and enjoy our Quarantine Survival Guide. Stay Well. Stay Safe. Stay Inside.
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