Sure we’re going back to school during a global pandemic, with all new protocol on masks and social distancing . . . but there are other reasons it feels different this year. After so much togetherness, it’s hard to be apart.
That time I tried self care and then redefined it for myself
Self care doesn’t have to be a massage and spa day. It is whatever you make it — whatever makes you feel like you’re caring for YOU. Here’s how I redefined self care for my very own self.
In defense of screen time
Screen time for kids — it’s a topic of a lot of discussion, and often judgment, among parents. But with my kids up at 5am and a bedtime of 9pm, there are a lot of hours to fill. Screen time, among several other activities and boredom busters, can actually benefit them and fill their day with periods of education, relaxation, and fun.
The complicated beginning of letting go
SharePinTweetThis is the behind the scenes look at letting go. No, not quite that. I guess it’s the behind the scenes look at beginning to let go, and not knowing how, and not wanting to, but also realizing the beauty of it, which is more than the sorrow, but mourning the changing chapters, and wanting …
35 Ways to Conquer Boredom and Have Fun at Home (aka a parent’s guide to Day 4,264 of quarantine, or summer, or beyond)
Are you bored yet? Conquer boredom, and have fun at home, whether in quarantine, summer days, or beyond. Here are 35 ways how.
Coping in 2021: “Why am I STILL so tired?” and other pandemic problems
Feeling all the feels, from stress to anxiety to loneliness, are making me TIRED! Read for an explanation of these feelings and a list of ways to get through it all.
How to help even when you feel helpless
SharePinTweetMURDER HORNETS? Because a pandemic where people are dying and our lives have changed and we’re juggling work and schooling and the kids being home and some stuff being hard to get (toilet paper!!! frozen French fries!!!!) just wasn’t enough???? I get it. We’ve heard of killer bees. But somehow, “murder hornets” sounds so much …
10 Easy Steps to Finding Snacks for Kids (snacks they’ll love!)
SharePinTweetSNACKS!!!!!!!!!! As parents, we’re all quite familiar with them, constantly bombarded with requests for them, and constantly on a quest to find just the right snacks for kids that they will love and that we feel good about giving them. We go up to Expert Level Parenting when we actually find one that all the …
Resolutions? Intentions? My guidance to myself in the new year
SharePinTweetAre you a New Year’s Resolution person? Sometimes I am. This year, I made a list of things I want to focus on – not necessarily resolutions that I’ll beat myself up over if I don’t stick to or live up to my own standards, but sort of a list of intentions, to make sure …
Laundry: The good, the bad, and the surprising
SharePinTweet There are 14,233,064 posts about laundry on Instagram. Actually, I made up that number, but I know it’s a lot. #laundry alone has 2 million posts, and when you add in #laundryproblems, #laundrylife, etc. — you get my point — there is a lot of talk about laundry. What is it about laundry that …