HOW TO CREATE BALANCE WFH (WITH KIDS!)

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

As this very uncertain time continues, I’ve found myself having a harder time than ever creating balance between work and family time. It’s SO difficult for me to actually find a way to shut down work when my office is in literally in my bedroom. Creating separation from the kids during the day when they’re constantly trying to knock down the door to my home “office” is also nearly impossible. And on top of it all, the mom guilt I feel when I have to pick zoom over cuddles in order to stay productive really weighs on me. #Quarantineproblems with kids!. Sharing a few tips with you today that I’m trying my best to follow this year in order to help create a better sense of work life balance. It’s not easy and I’m definitely still a work in progress but hopefully this resonates with other parents who are in a similar boat.

2 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS I’M STICKING WITH

“You can’t go back and change the beginning but you can start where you are and change the ending.” This CS Lewis quote is my new mantra for 2021.  Jumping into the new year, I’m feeling hopeful, grateful and inspired. In fact, I’ve been SO excited to be out of the 2020 dumpster fire, I feel like a GIANT weight has melted off my shoulders. Anyone else?! I know that nothing has ACTUALLY changed since December 31st, 2020 but something just FEELS different. Also, 2021 has already been especially crazy thanks to yesterday’s insane news out of D.C. so there’s that. I’m still staying positive because it’s the only way to get through all of this in one piece! Likewise, I’m excited to share our first outfit post of the year with you as well as two resolutions I’m setting out to accomplish this year.

OUR FAVE SOCIALLY-DISTANT HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES

2020 may be one of the craziest years ever but the holidays don’t have to FEEL canceled! Naiya and I masked up and took our first mother/daughter date out this past weekend in MONTHS to celebrate making it to the end of 2020. Thanks to ALL the work zooms, I’ve BARELY left the house this year. Needless to say, this adventure felt like a safe mini vacation in the best way! Sharing photos from our (socially distanced) girls day out to the Westfield Century City mall.  Rounding up all of the fun holiday things we did there and ideas for safe holiday festivities for you and your fam.

HOLIDAY MUST-HAVES: GIFTS FOR HER

Rounding up some of our favorite gift ideas today for the ladies in your life this holiday season. Out of all years, everyone deserves to enjoy something EXTRA special in 2020. And if it’s something you’re ready to treat yourself to, the more the merrier (life is short)! From cozy sweaters to combat boots and yummy candles to fuzzy slippers, sharing all the things below. All of these gift ideas are all clickable so I hope they’re helpful and you enjoy!