7 BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES TO SHOP NOW

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I usually fill this space with light, family-driven style content. However,  the events we’ve all witnessed over the past week with the murder of George Floyd have moved me to tears.  Amidst a sea of thoughtful, moving, gut-wrenching posts which have flooded social media, I’ve tried drafting a number of blog posts that simply couldn’t do all that is happening right now justice. I’ve come to realize it’s time for me to simply listen and continue to educate myself and my children.

20 TODDLER ACTIVITIES (FOR YOUR QUARANTINE SANITY)

Los Angeles mom blogger, RELish By Arielle, shares quarantine activities for toddlers

Throughout the quarantine so far, I’ve kept a running list of the toys and crafts that have kept Naiya happy and entertained (and me sane!). Most days, I’m literally not sure what I’d do without them. Sharing our top 20 picks out of everything we’ve tried so far. It’s our hope that your toddlers will love them too (and that you’ll get at least five extra minutes of “me” time while they’re busy playing)! All of the product images below are clickable and I’m linking to everything at the bottom of this post too. Hope you’re all safe, healthy and hanging in there!

CORONAVIRUS: HOW ANXIOUS SHOULD WE BE?

Los Angeles blogger, RELish By Arielle wears a striped sweater and black vintage jeans from made well

We snapped these photos a few weeks ago when Sadie and I had a date at the beautiful Beverly Hills Hotel. It was a couple of days before I went back to work from maternity leave and I remember feeling so nervous!  At that point, I hadn’t been away from Sadie for more than an hour or two here and there and I was trying to wrap my head around what our new normal might look like. Looking back, it’s crazy that at this point, coronavirus was not yet a household name and that so much has changed in just a few short weeks. Likewise, along with rounding up our outfit details today, I’m sharing some ways our family is protecting ourselves against this scary virus in case this info helps any other anxious mamas out there.

5 AFFORDABLE PANTSUITS I’M LOVING

If you’ve been following along on my instagram recently, it’s no surprise that monochrome pantsuits and I are really having a moment. They’re so easy to throw on, they’re comfy and I love that they make me feel polished without too much extra effort. They also have a tendency to make me feel like a total boss lady–#winwin! Sharing some photos today featuring my favorite red pantsuit of the moment, along with some other power suits I currently have my eye on. If you’re in the market for a pant suit of your own, I’m excited to also tell you about a big sale happening online this week that will help you to snag one at a big discount. Scroll down for a special discount code.

HOW PLATED RESCUED THE WORST COOK

Los Angeles mom blogger, RELish By Arielle, tries the Plated meal delivery service with her family

Worst cook in America right there on the left. Thankfully, there’s still hope for the cutie on the right! There are so many things I’m passionate about but for those who know me best, cooking has never been one of them. But this week, I experienced a total game-changer: Plated. It’s a service that delivers meals right to your door—with recipes and fresh ingredients ready to cook in one perfectly customized box. Excited to share a bit about my Plated experience with you today and how it turned me into a pseudo chef who could cook edible food for once!