Tag: Quarantine

A PSA for the 2020 Bread Bakers

Friendly PSA for all you overly optimistic pandemic bread bakers: If you bought an exorbitant amount of yeast in bulk at your local wholesale store...

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

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

My Favorite Apps for Preschoolers :: Tested and Approved

In our family, the policy regarding screen time is blurry, at best. Pre-quarantine, we spent a LOT of time in the car driving, and...

The Virtual Burnout :: In-Person Connection Can’t Be Replaced

If there is one adage I can relate to over the course of COVID-19, it's "You don't know what you got 'til it's gone."...

It Takes a Village, Especially During the COVID Quarantine

Prior to quarantine, social distancing, and all that has come with COVID-19, the phrase “it takes a village” could have been put on a...

I Know What I Did Last Summer

I know what I did last summer… and it won’t be like this summer. I’ll try, but I know it won’t be...

Emotional Dysregulation — and the Puffer Fish Who Can Help

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLbK0o9Bk7Q Emotional regulation.  Sigh. The absolute bane of my existence during this quarantine. Everyone is dysregulated — myself included. Mostly, though, my preschooler is struggling more than...

Macaroni and Cheese Showdown

No matter the weather, comfort food is always in season. I write this during quarantine, where I am 100% thankful for grocery delivery and online...

I Won’t Sacrifice My Relationship With My Kid to Homeschool

We started off strong, with homemade checklists compiled from materials sent by my daughter's six different therapists and one teacher. Our workbooks were secured,...

Things My Kids Have Done on Zoom

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...

The Staying-In Guide :: A Boston Moms Guide to Activities that...

Boston Moms has got boredom covered! We have compiled this list of activities and resources that can be done from the comfort of home!

Setting Goals with Kids During the Coronavirus Quarantine

Be flexible. As we are learning from the current ever-changing news cycle, things change rapidly. Make a schedule — and set goals, because kids need to know what to expect — but be willing to hold it loosely, and adapt to what your kids are communicating. If they're having a blast building Legos, don't move things along to get to "requirements." Don't be so hell-bent on a particular goal that you miss the bigger lesson your kids are learning about kindness and care for others.