47 products and activities that will help you get through quarantine
As we’ve all been asked to social distance, quarantine and keep our kids at home, we’ve become more than just ‘mom’. We’ve become the live-in chef, personal entertainer, and teacher. And we need all the help we can get… which is why I’m sharing a TON of my favorite things that are helping me and my family survive being in the house all day with each other.
From fitness products to self-love for mama and activities for kids, you’ll find everything you need to survive the next few months of quarantine, kids and all.
Fitness and Nutrition products
It’s more important now than ever before that we focus on our health and nutrition. We need to stay healthy, keep our minds clear and stay fit during this time. I know it’s easy to wear your sweat pants every day and eat your feelings (believe me, that’s what I’ve been doing) but we have to stick to our goals! Exercise gives you endorphins and endorphins make you happy. And believe me, that goes a long way in my house…
Here are some of my favorite fitness and nutrition products that are helping me get through this period of working out from home and trying to keep a healthy routine.
I am obsessed with resistance bands workouts, and I really think that you can create a solid home workout routine with just resistance bands (and a pair of dumbbells). Get some resistance bands for yourself here.
Dumbbells are a staple for home workouts, and I would suggest getting 2 sets: a heavier one for lower body and a lighter set for your upper body. Start your own home gym, get your dumbbells here.
Booty Bands are super versatile and you will get a lot of use out of them in the gym as well. You’ll walk out of quarantine with the best booty gurrrlll! Get your booty bands here.
A bit of natural extra energy to endure the days with the kids! Grab my favorite pre-e HERE!
Having a smartwatch is a great way to keep track of how much you’re moving and encourage you to get those steps in. My Smart Watch is set to notify me every hour if I’m not moving my body and getting enough steps in. It forces me to get up and get moving, even when I don’t feel like it… Get a smartwatch like mine HERE.
Many people have been having a hard time finding different protein sources, so having a protein powder handy to keep reaching your protein goals for the day is definitely a plus. This is my favorite protein powder. You can get some HERE.
The Mother Strong League is my signature program that helps moms regain their fitness, confidence and feel sexy AF! We are having a SUPER special right now where the membership is 60% OFF, which has NEVER happened before. JOIN NOW!!
Don’t worry about what to cook! I’ve got you covered. I’ve created 50 easy to make recipes, that the whole family will LOVE. Trust me, I’ve got picky eaters at home and yet everyone in my family loves these meals! Grab your copy HERE.
An air fryer is a great addition to your kitchen! Air frying offers a much healthier alternative to some of your greasy favorites. Get one for your kitchen HERE.
Turn your favorite veggies into a healthy pasta alternative. Being quarantined means it’s time to get creative in the kitchen. One of the best ways to get creative is by seeing what you can make with a vegetable spiralizer. Get one today and start experimenting. This is my favorite one!
Beauty, Health and Wellness
We all know a little self-love goes a long way… so why not grab a candle, a face mask, and a bubble bath and lock yourself in the bathroom. We’re on quarantine rules which means, wine any time of day and giving the kids the iPad so mama can have an hour to herself…
My hair is getting a lot of love during this quarantine period, and KURE is hands down one of the best hair masks I have ever used. Grab the same one I use HERE.
Revitalize has been a staple in my afternoons as it really helps me curb my snack trips to the kitchen, looking for something sweet.
Your face deserves a royal treatment too. I have been taking advantage of the fact that I am not wearing as much makeup during the day and putting on a face mask regularly. Grab a new face mask for yourself HERE.
15-Deep Conditioning for your hair
Your hair deserves a lot of love right now. With this deep conditioning, you’ll walk out of this quarantine with the best hair on the block and all the other moms will be coming to you for tips, trust me. Get the one I use HERE.
Can’t go to the nail salon… no worries, try doing your own! This is a really fun activity to try if you’ve got the patience for it! And it can be a lot of fun with your kids (if they’re older of course!). Start doing your own nails with this DIY nail kit! Grab one HERE.
17-DIY Macro Dermabrasion
Another thing to try out while you’re in quarantine. If you can’t go get a facial, it might be nice to try your own, at home! Grab this kit for home Macro Dermabrasion.
18-Relaxing Bath Bomb
My husband LOVES baths, and he swears by CBD bath bombs! A bath is a perfect way to relax after a long day of school, cooking and entertaining the kids. #thankyouteachers am I right?! Grab some for yourself HERE.
The other day I was feeling a bit blah, and after a little self-tanning, I actually felt a lot better. This is the exact one I use, which doesn’t leave me looking like an Oompa-Loompa and it doesn’t smell. Get yours now!
What better thing to do when you’re taking a bath… reading a book and enjoying a nice glass of wine after you’ve finally got the kids in bed. Set the mood for relaxation with one of my favorite candles. Grab one HERE.
Entertainment for kids and adults
It takes a lot of creativity to keep kids entertained all day. I have been trying everything I can to entertain and wear my kids out. These are some of their favorite things right now. I’ve also thrown in a couple of things just for mom as well (unspillable wine? Yes please!).
Simply click on each of the items below to get one for your house!
22- Paddling pool
Reading (when you can get some quiet time) is a great way to unwind and escape. These are some of my favorite reads, from self-help to inspiration, these books are likely to put a smile on your face during this quarantine. (Click on the titles to get your copy!)
This is one of those books that everyone was raving about, so I finally had to give it a try. It’s a great read during quarantine times! Get yours HERE.
This is an awesome read. Elizabeth Gilbert is an inspiration. Her books will leave you laughing, filled with tears and constantly reminded that you’re not alone. Read Big Magic HERE.
This is hands down one of THE MOST informative books about fat loss, and it bridges the research and the general public. Layne and Peter really did a phenomenal job. Grab a copy HERE.
This is the exact book I used to potty train both kids AT.THE.SAME.TIME. And, it worked like magic. One of the things the book encourages is for you to not leave the house at all for a few days, so now might be a perfect time to start thinking about potty training. You HAVE to get a copy! Get yours HERE.
These activities are perfect to help you get through the next few weeks of quarantine. They’ll help you connect with other mamas, have a virtual happy hour and jumpstart your fitness routine right alongside a group of women going through exactly what you’re going through. Whether you need a shoulder to cry on or an accountability buddy, or a mini escape from reality, these activities will help you!
41-A group Virtual Bootcamp
This is a great way to break a sweat, train hard from the comfort of your home, and get connected with like-minded people during social distancing… I will be hosting my Sweat and Shred, Live Virtual Bootcamp on Saturday (Apr 11th) and it is completely FREE, you can sign up HERE.
42- Try some at-home Yoga
My Friend and Yoga Instructor Sarah Shiplett posts daily yoga flows on her Instagram account. You can find her HERE.
43-A virtual painting course
Taking a course to exercise our minds and take the focus out of everything that is going on in the world, at least for a few minutes… might be a great way to start learning a new skill. My friend Aly Harte, who is an artist and an educator has THIS free course.
My other artist friend, Stephanie Noble is doing weekly paint tutorials on her FB page, and they have been super helpful as well. You can check her out HERE
If you are having a hard time staying on track with your fitness while quarantined, you can benefit from doing a jump-start fitness program to get you back on the fitness wagon with amazing results… in just 28 days!
Check out my 28 Days Tone & Sculpt, which has Home workouts, meal plan samples and templates, calorie calculators and much more!
45- A supportive community for parents
Find a supportive community to share fun and educational activities to do with your kids while connecting with others like you. This is a great time to be able to connect with other parents and share what works with your kids, as well as get a chance to let off some steam to other parents who totally get you. Click HERE to check out Parents First by BabyFirst.
Taking a few minutes at the start of your day to clear your head and start fresh can not only help improve your mood but also your temper. I am a HUGE fan on the app Insight Timer.
47- A girls’ virtual happy hour
Next week we will be having our very first “Wine & Whine” Happy Hour for the members of the Mother Strong League, and I am super excited to get to “hang out” with our members, even if virtually! If you would like to join the MSL and take part in our first ever Wine & Whine click HERE.