Tag: coronavirus

Starting the Second Round of COVID Birthdays

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And here we are... a year later. Starting the second round of quarantine birthdays.  Last year, our world shut down on March 12. That was...

Nominate a Mom :: Boston’s Super Mom on the Frontlines

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  UPDATED 5 p.m. March 26, 2021:  UPDATED 5 p.m. March 22, 2021: Nominations are now closed! Stay tuned for our announcement of our 5 finalists...

It’s International Women’s Day… But We’re Tired

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It’s 1848 in New York City. Several women, after being banned from speaking at an anti-slavery convention, held our nation’s first women’s rights convention. It’s...

Healing Perfectionism in Parenting

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2020 was a big year for personal growth for me, primarily because COVID forced it. It was a year in which boundaries became necessary...

My Frustration with All Things COVID

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I’m frustrated. I’m frustrated with the man at Target who refused to wear his mask in the store. I’m frustrated that when I asked him...

I Am Grateful for the Time COVID-19 Gave Me

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Every year, sometime in mid-August, after six or eight weeks of summer vacation, I brush my crazy hair out of my eyes and mutter...

Can We Take Anymore? Our Family’s COVID Scare

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As a family, we have not had a COVID-free year. We lost jobs and two very important family members and have had a difficult...

Running Away During COVID

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My stress and anxiety were growing. My pants were getting tighter. The numbers on the scale were increasing. I knew I had to do...

This. Is. Hard.

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This is hard. Coronavirus is hard. Remote school is hard. Teaching remote school is hard. Working from home is hard. Being unemployed is hard. Having...

Teaching Kids (and Ourselves) About Ambiguous Loss

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In a recent article about how we are all coping in the pandemic, the author brought up the concept of ambiguous loss. This is...

I Didn’t Expect My Friendships to Be Affected by a Pandemic

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Back in March, when we were asked to stay home because of this "novel" coronavirus situation, most of us had no idea what we...

Hearing Loss and Mask Wearing :: A Unique COVID Challenge

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It was a typical Sunday morning at Market Basket, our favorite local grocery chain, and I was standing at the checkout line sporting my...

Is 2 Enough? How the Pandemic Might Change Our Plan

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My husband and I have always known we want three children. I am one of two, and my husband is one of four. I...

Low-Cost Internet Options :: Resources for Parents

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  Recently, a photo of two children sitting outside a California Taco Bell to use the restaurant's WiFi drew attention to the often-overlooked "digital divide"...

Five Things I’ve Learned From the Chaos of the “New Normal”

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The "new normal" is what we're calling this chaotic time in our lives, and while it is new, it is anything but normal. For...