Tag: pandemic

A Thank You Letter to the Teachers of the 2020-2021 School...

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After the year 2020 brought us I knew the 2020-2021 school year would be like no other we had faced in the education field....

6 Ways to Take the Stress Out of Video Chats With...

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  We are over a year into a global pandemic, and communicating through video calls is now a normal way of life for many. It...

Good Things are Afoot

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The pandemic brought complicated and personal struggles. Some lost work. Others were without housing or food. Some even lost family and friends. Some dealt...

7 Lessons I’ve Learned From 2020

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As I sit down to write this article, every adjective I can think of to describe 2020 seems like an understatement. This year has...

It Won’t Last Forever

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This pandemic? It won't last forever. Homeschooling your kids? It won't last forever. Working full-time from home while overseeing insane virtual school schedules? It won't last forever. We're living in...

No Need to Cancel Halloween, Make Boo Baskets!

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Fall is officially here and I know a lot of us have started to think about what Halloween might look like in the middle...

What a Homeschool Day Looks Like for This Work-From-Home Mama

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Six months ago I went from working in a box (aka a cubicle) for 15 years to suddenly working from the comfort of home....

Moving During a Pandemic

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We moved during a pandemic.   Now, this may seem stressful and a terrible idea, but let me tell you why we did it and...

Back to School Blues :: Brought to You by COVID-19

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It's 2 p.m. and I'm sitting on my back porch. That's right, I said sitting. It's one of those days I've decided to let...

Lockdown Apathy

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So the other morning, my younger daughter had approximately a half-gallon of lemonade for breakfast. And I didn’t really care that much. And another morning before...

Enthusiasm is Contagious :: Getting Kids Ready for Back to School...

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Has there ever been a more fraught back to school season than this one? I can't recall a single one. Parenting during a pandemic...

The Great Backpack Debate :: Why I Support In-Person Learning as...

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I didn’t want to write about this. I said I wouldn’t write about this. Too controversial. Too polarizing. Not my scene. I like bringing...

Gratitude During a Global Pandemic

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How are you? I mean how are you, really? I know – life is bonkers right now. Really, really bonkers. The whole thing. Shutting everything...