The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all to adjust to a new normal that is reshaping the way we live our lives. From online learning to virtual meet-ups to remote working to creating at-home experiences that keep us all connected, the world is experiencing change that will last beyond the pandemic.
For many working mothers, work/life balance has taken on a new meaning. Those lines are blurred more now than they have ever been before. We are teaching our kids, working and socializing from home. CEOMOM Magazine has compiled an extensive list of resources to help you with everything from teaching your kids using online platforms to applying for emergency funds to business building. We will update this list often so check back for more resources. You may also share your resources to add to the growing list.
Remember, we are all in this together.
Working from Home
Free Financial Counseling & Coaching – AFCPE® certified financial counselors and coaches are available nationwide to offer you virtual financial counseling and coaching sessions for free. Yellow Ribbon Network and Wells Fargo have partnered to help you address your immediate money needs, develop a viable financial plan including a savings and debt elimination plan.
Free Online Business Courses
Skillshare Premium is giving away two free months access to thousands of courses on business, design and more. You will have to enter your credit card information, but you can cancel anytime.
Sophia – To help students continue their education, Sophia is offering free online college-level courses to students whose university, school, or workplace education program has been affected by COVID-19. This offer is available until July 31.
Free Business Resources
Rawpixel is providing free coronavirus design resources.
Calendly is offering free Zoom and GoToMeeting integrations for remote workers. This is usually a Premium service. The free integrations will be available until June.
Small Business Virtual Events
Webinar Wednesday: SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 hosted by U.S. Small Business Administration
It’s My Business Webinar Series hosted by The Study USA. This 12-part webinar series is every Wednesday and aims to answer your small business questions.
Small Business Financing
$50 Million In Small Business Loans for Texas in Partnership – The Office of the Texas Governor | Greg Abbott has partnered with Goldman Sachs and the LiftFund, as well as other community development institutions, to help small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Application is temporarily closed. Click here if you’re interested in the program.
SMBs Survival Guide: Best 8 Financial Tools to Combat COVID-19 – Finimpact has provided a comprehensive list of finance options for small businesses.
How Small Businesses Can Get Help During the Coronavirus Virus Pandemic – Many groups, including federal and local governments and private banks and companies, have offered coronavirus assistance to small businesses. If you own a small business, these programs can help you receive grants and low-interest loans.
COVID-19 Loan and Grant Tracker – Track the progress of your small business loan.
IRS Economic Impact Payment – Get all of the information you need regarding the stimulus payments.
Paycheck Payroll Protection Application – The application is now open.
LISC Small Business Relief Grants – Round 4 application period is now open. All applications must be submitted by Wednesday, June 17th at 11:59 PM ET.
IFundWomen Grant Program – Visa has extended its partnership with IFundWomen to support Black women-owned small businesses in the United States through a new grant program and educational resources. The application deadline is July 31, 2020.
Revive Dallas Relief Fund – The Dallas Entrepreneur Center Network (DEC) in collaboration with the private business community and LiftFund is launching Revive Dallas Small Business Relief Fund at the Communities Foundation of Texas. Apply here.
The Red Backpack Fund established by GlobalGiving – This grant is backed by The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation and will award 1,000 grants of $5,000 each to U.S. female entrepreneurs in the U.S. to support the long-term recovery of those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The portal will open for applications on May 4, June 1, July 6, and August 3.
Klique Creative’s “Brand Aid” Relief Plan – As a part of their $30,000 Brand Plan, Klique Creative will provide the following to the winning business – Comprehensive Brand Strategy, Strategic Brand Positioning, Cohesive Brand Identity and Custom Brand Assets. The application closes July 31, 2020.
Staying Safe & Healthy
At Home Workouts
Peloton App – Try the Peloton App free for 90 days.
Orangetheory – Orangetheory is offering daily at-home workout routines. Check out their current library of videos.
Where to Buy Affordable Face Masks & Coverings
Kathy Fielder Boutique – Starting at $8 plus shipping. Sold in packs of 5, 10, 25, 50
Custom Ink – Starting at $30 for a pack of 12.
Newegg – Disposable face masks starting at $39 for a 40-pack.
Bubby Lewis – These designer cloth masks range from $10 to $15 each.
Rapid Med Supplies – Disposable surgical masks ($9.95) and KN95 FDA approved protective masks ($25.99)
Coronavirus Facts & Updates
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Get updates on symptoms, ways to protect yourself, what to do if you’re sick, statistics and more.
World Health Organization – The World Health Organization (WHO) will provide updates on the COVID-19 global outbreak and response efforts.
Parenting During a Pandemic
Free Online Educational Resources for Kids
Mavs Learning Assist – Dallas Mavericks NBA team has created the Mavs Learning Assist program, a compilation of community programs and online resources and lessons to help parents navigate their new role as educator.
NASA Science at Home – This online program is designed for parents, educators and students of all ages. NASA offers online activities, outdoor activities, hands-on activities and opportunities to interact with scientists. Activities are available for grades K-12.
Education.com – They have a free account and are now offering free access to some of their Premium resources.
OxfordOWL eBook Library – This extensive provides books for all ages and reading levels, including picture books. There are audio stories to keep younger kids occupied and engaged.
Audible Stories – For as long as schools are closed, Audible is offering free access to an incredible collection of titles and stories for kids. Listen on your desktop, laptop or mobile device.
Rosetta Stone for Students is offering free access to their language programs for three months. Parents with kids K-12 are eligible to sign-up.
Indoor Physical Activities – We highly recommend getting kids outside during the quarantine, but these videos are great indoor alternatives.
Our Picks for Virtual Activities for Kids
San Diego Zoo – Click on the animal cam of your choice to see the animals in action at the San Diego Zoo. San Diego Zoo also has a list of online activities including stories, games and arts and crafts projects that kids can do at home.
Georgia Aquarium – Click on the sea animal of your choice to see them in their aquatic habitat. The Georgia Aquarium also has other virtual activities the whole family will enjoy such as Mindfulness with Georgia Aquarium which includes downloadable coloring books, ocean inspiring playlists and puzzles.
National Constitution Center – Kids can enjoy this virtual tour of the National Constitution Center while learning about the document that helped form America. The National Constitution Center also has several interactive activities for kids of all ages on its website.
Online Coloring Book – There are several resources for downloadable coloring books. This website allows kids to color the coloring book online. They can also print the pages to color offline as well.
Plano Symphony Virtual Broadcasts – The Plano Symphony Orchestra will broadcast several of their previously performed concerts. This virtual concert series will run through May 9, 2020.
Making a Difference
Children’s Hunger Fund is launching their annual Summer of Hope campaign. With your help, they can meet a need that’s greater than ever this year. Many children in the US are facing food insecurity. Click Summer of Hope to see how you can give.