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Tag: pandemic

Supporting Our Kids as They Return to School

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Boston Moms is thrilled to share this guest post written by Rita Morris, a local parent coach, certified life coach, and licensed mental health counselor. Who...

Thinking About Homeschooling? Get Started with 4 Easy Steps

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It happened quickly. Families all over the country were all of a sudden at home, schooling their children. COVID-19 really shook us and is...

What the Pandemic Has Done to Us

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I'll never forget it; one day in my classroom, a colleague mentioned she was worried about the coronavirus and whether it would make its...

To the Moms of Kids with Special Needs :: Pandemic Edition

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To the moms of kids with special medical needs, I see you. I see you in this quarantine, trying to hold it all together....

Starting Early Intervention During a Pandemic

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The two months leading up to the widespread stay-at-home advisories were a blur. I was working two jobs, with increased hours at both. It...

Gratitude During COVID-19

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This. Is. Hard. We are facing a pandemic unlike anything we have ever seen before. We are trying to make sense of this and trying...

I’m at a Loss… But I Have Hope :: A Response...

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I had a baby on January 27. It was my fifth baby in seven years. It jarred my world so quickly, presenting my family...

During a Pandemic, Can We Maybe Not Mom Shame? Thanks

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Recently, my son and I were out on a neighborhood walk when a car stopped slightly past us. Its driver rolled down the window...

6 Self-Care and Immunity Boosters for Families

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I can say unequivocally that this is one of the more challenging times for families. With homeschooling, social distancing, and the uncertainty of when...

Isolation and Autism :: A Brutal Combination

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We are nearing the end of Autism Awareness Month, but we're not quite at the end of this difficult period of isolation. It has...

Things My Kids Have Done on Zoom

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When work-from-home life began in March, the first thing my new 3- and 1-year-old co-workers were trained on was Zoom. With everyone now working remotely...

Tips to Take Care of Yourself During a Global Pandemic

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Things are uncertain and scary right now. There's no way to know when life will return to normal — when we'll all look back on this time and say "remember when." But there are certainly some silver linings to it all. We're slowing down and really focusing on family time. We're doing everything we can to make sure things are relatively calm as we set new routines for our kids. If you're anything like me, you're also using this time for yourself as best as you can. It's easy to get wrapped up in what our kids need most, but we can't forget to take care of ourselves right now. Because, as we all know, you can't pour from an empty cup. So here are a few suggestions for how to take care of yourself amidst the craziness.