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Tag: COVID-19

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...

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...

To the Teachers I Love :: I’m Still in Your Corner

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To the teachers I know and love, my heart hurts for you right now.  I see the season of life you’re in — full of...

How to Find Small-Scale Child Care, Even During a Pandemic!

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Scrambling to figure out child care options that feel safe right now? As you can imagine, with COVID-19, child care will look different this...

I’m Choosing to Be Excited About Fall 2020, and Here’s Why

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I don't know about you, but every conversation I've had lately has been about the big question: What is going to happen with kids...

To All Moms Right Now: It’s OK to Ask for Help

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Let’s see if this sounds familiar to any of you moms…  Last year I was at the airport, flying solo with my little ones (crazy,...

Our Family Camping (and Working) Trip

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Many years ago, before we were parents, my husband and I dreamed of being able to work remotely from wherever we wanted. We imagined...

We’re All Stage-5 Clingers Now :: On Pandemics and Separation Anxiety

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I never thought we’d go four months straight with two kids and NO babysitter while my husband and I both work. But there are a...

Old Fashioned Field Day :: Games for the Whole Family!

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After all of our summer activities were officially canceled and I was done feeling sorry for myself, I sat at our (very messy) kitchen...

Our Coronacation :: Making the Best of It

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Three years ago, we went to New Hampshire. Two years ago, we went to Walt Disney World. Last year, we went to the Azores....