8 Experts to Help You Thrive Right Now

March was, well, interesting. To say the least.

So much to do, so little time, and yet infinite time.

In today’s climate, some of us are:

  • Dealing with new constraints in the kitchen 😖
  • Homeschooling our kids 🥴
  • Skipping spring break travel plans (and who even knows about summer…) ☹️
  • Missing the gym. No, really. 😭

It’s easy to fall down a rabbit hole sourdough bread recipes, Tiger King memes, and at-home workouts tailored to no one in particular.

It might be refreshing to have some experts serve up content, curated just for you, with little-to-no effort on your part.

Today, I’m sharing some resources from experts.

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Each is loaded with helpful information.

In this crazy world, good tips from experts can make your life BETTER!

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8 Experts to Help You Thrive Right Now

1) Secrets from Culinary School

This is a guide that I personally cooked up with 5 of the most useful lessons I learned in culinary school.

These are simple tips to help you master the basics.

A plate of grilled hibachi steak and grilled wasabi potatoes next to a bowl of teriyaki sauce.

I also like to include memes in my emails, so if that sounds good to you, you’re going to love this series.

Anyone who needs to eat.

2) Cookie Baking Hacks

I’m baking more than ever, and cookies are the easiest thing there is.

But I can’t be wasteful with my ingredients either! I need to get things right the first time around! That’s why I love this next series so much.

A close up of a chocolate chip cookie.
Image: Crazy for Crust

And here’s the thing.

Dorothy from Crazy for Crust is a veritable cookie genius. You won’t be disappointed!

Anyone who likes to eat cookies. AKA everyone.


3) Fun at Home: Disney Projects for Kids

My friend Matt is sharing his best Disney-themed games, projects, crafts, and activities for kids.

No screens here.

A picture of aliens from Toy Story.Image: Picture the Magic

Matt and his wife over at Picture the Magic know more about Disney travel than anyone I’ve ever met. And I’ve never gone wrong with one of their craft ideas!

Kids, people with kids, kids at heart.


4) 2 Weeks of At-Home Workouts

I’m starting to feel stir-crazy and sluggish all mixed up together.

Not like I was training for the Olympics before (but I hear I have until summer 2021 now?), but I think it might be time to move my body!

Two women sitting on a bench
Image: Sorey Fitness

I really like these home workouts from Sorey Fitness. On the first day, they give you a schedule of stay-at-home workouts for the next two weeks. And they totally mix it up to keep things interesting!

Anyone who needs to get some exercise (going from the couch to the refrigerator and back again doesn’t count).


5) 14 Days of STEM Activities

“The only guidelines from the CDC that I’m ignoring are their recommendations on screen time.” – someone funny on the Internet

And that was hilarious for the first week! But now we’re in deep with no immediate end in site, and we need to keep the kids busy.

That’s why I love this “14 Day Activity Challenge” – this freebie has incredible hands-on science experiments like coffee filter art, homemade fluffy slime, and even homemade play-dough.

2 small children with paint on their hands.
Image: Little Bins Little Hands

The STEM and STEAM experiments for kids of all ages at Little Bins for Little Hands are a fun way to interact with the kids without having to research and plan activities yourself.

Parents of kids. Or honestly anyone who is bored.


6) Foolproof Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners

It’s crazy how “more time” doesn’t necessarily equal more time in our new reality.

But when it comes to home cooking (which we are ALL doing more of, like it or not), nothing saves time quite like an Instant Pot.

A closeup of a chocolate dessert.
Image: Simply Happy Foodie

Pressure cooker expert Sandy at Simply Happy Foodie  shares her favorite Instant Pot recipes for novices and experts a alike.

Anyone with an Instant Pot, willing to use it.


7) 5 Secrets to Stress-Free Travel Planning

No, we can’t travel right now.

But a girl can dream, right?

Even if you’re not ready to make any reservations right now (don’t blame ya), these tips from The Planet D are fun and inspired!

2 people standing in front of a mountain.
Image: The Planet D

I travel or a lot (or at least I did), but I’m always looking for more ways to:

  • Save for a trip
  • How to budget for travel
  • Skip the over-planning

Amazing secrets from people who travel for a living.

People who will travel again, ASAP.


8) 5 Secrets for Reading during Quarantine

Janssen of Everyday Reading cares deeply about helping kids learn to love reading. She said, “The most important educational thing you can do for your kids while school is out is read.”

I’m a mom of 3 kids, and I struggle every day to help them love reading as much as I did at their age.

Janssen, with her MBA in Library Sciences, launched a free resource called “5 Secrets for Reading During Quarantine.”

A group of children looking at a book shelf.
Image: Everyday Reading

She gives actionable tips for parents of young kids to help your child to have:

  • more reading
  • less screen time

I’m going to be all over this!

Parents who want to instill a love of reading in their kids.

I hope you found something(s) in this list that will help you! If you need anything else, just let me know.


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  1. Liz

    Thank you!!!!

    1. Meggan

      You’re so welcome Liz! -Meggan

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