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To the Mama Raising an At Risk Kid in A Pandemic:...

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Dear Mama: You never imagined that you would be here, juggling your child's health and a global pandemic. This is the stuff of dystopian novels,...

How I’m {Somewhat} Holding It Together While It All Falls Apart

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  Ah, 2020. If you were a haircut, you'd be "The Karen". If you were a cake, you'd be an olive loaf. And if you...

No More Bras and Other Great Things About Quarantine

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I know some of you are expecting a heartfelt post about how blessed I feel that I'm home with my children and we're making...

Making peace with what may never return to “normal”

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In my nearly four decades on earth, I've adjusted to my fair share of New Normals. Be it post-Columbine, post-Oklahoma City Bombing, post-9/11, or...

Distance–But Don’t Isolate

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Social Distancing. It's a phrase that none of us would have understood two months ago but is now our new normal for the foreseeable...

The Year Without a “Maycember”

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"Maycember" used to be one of my favorite things to playfully complain about.  Not familiar with "Maycember?" It's a nod to the fact that the...

When I Say “I’m Tired”…

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I'm a part-time working mom of three kids, one of which is 4 months old, so I'm used to not getting a lot of...

Check on the Extroverts: We are NOT okay!

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I'll admit that the idea of working from home for a few weeks was appealing. And for a few weeks, it was great. But...

8 Ways to Party Like It’s Your Socially Distanced Birthday

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Kid birthday parties have always been my jam. I love attending the birthday parties of my friends' kids and nieces and nephews. I love...

Coronavirus and Kids: Walking through Grief Together

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I began the day like any other day of The New Normal: juggling my roles as educator, referee, and remote employee. Things were going...

I Don’t Want to Homeschool Either- Confessions from a Teacher

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Under any other circumstances, teachers look forward to Spring Break just as much as their students. This time felt different. I knew there was...

How to Give Yourself Grace During COVID-19

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The chaos of COVID-19 is here and life as we know it has changed pretty drastically. All large gatherings have been canceled, businesses are...