Navigating the Coronavirus with Kids: Grandparents Can Help

Working, playing, and learning from home—it’s a lot to manage, and the end isn’t really in sight yet. Time to bring in the reinforcements! Involving grandparents or grandfriends in your family’s weekly (or daily) life is a great...

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100 Activities To Do With Your Child During a Pandemic: Week Eight

We know. You’re starting to lose it. The weeks are piling on top of each other. They are passing by so slowly, and then it’s Friday again. How is time so slow and fast all at the same time? It’s Groundhog Day every day.

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What To Do If Your Child Resists Online Learning

If your child is resisting remote learning, you are not alone. It’s similar to learning an instrument for the first time: In the beginning, it’s exciting. Then, when harder pieces that require more determination and practice come...

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100 Activities to Do With Your Child During a Pandemic: Week Seven

Having school at home is hard—you now have a calendar for yourself and for all your children’s Zoom meetings and homework assignments. You’ve figured out new routines for your family, and it’s working, mostly. There are good days...

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100 Activities to Do With Your Child During a Pandemic: Week Six

In our fast paced, instant gratification world, this new slow reality can be rough on the kids. Getting outside in nature is a great remedy. Some vitamin D, fresh air, and some socially-distanced socializing might do the trick this...

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100 Activities To Do With Your Child During a Pandemic: Week Five

How much entertaining do we need to do for our kids? For parents with young children, this is very clear. As parents of older children, we hear “I’m bored!” and “Can I have some screen time?” when they want to zone out. Times have...

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Add Audiobooks to Your Stay-at-Home Survival Kit

Parents need a big bag of tricks to get through these distance learning days. If you haven’t added audiobooks to your repertoire, now is the time to give them a try! While many families rely on them for long car trips, audiobooks...

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When It Feels Like Too Much

I experienced that feeling yesterday. It wasn’t the first time, but it was the first time that I really thought about it while it was happening. 

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100 Activities To Do With Your Child During A Pandemic: Week Four

No matter what happens moving forward, life as we know it has shifted a bit. The universe is telling us to slow down, and we have no choice but to listen. So many families have had interesting conversations around the fire pit or...

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5-Minute Self-Care Ideas in the Time of Coronavirus

There is a lot to balance right now: our kids’ online learning, figuring out how to telework, and the  flood of information on the hour about COVID-19. What seems to be getting lost in the shuffle is our own self-care.

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