Parenting, Planning & Organization

Surviving COVID Homeschooling: Don’t be the expert

This school year will be unlike any other. You will have the opportunity to watch your child learn in real time. You will be able to hear what a teacher says during class. And you will have a front row seat to your child's learning style and behavior throughout a school day. But with this… Continue reading Surviving COVID Homeschooling: Don’t be the expert

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Parenting, Planning & Organization

Surviving COVID Homeschooling: Implement Breaks

This year, your child has likely experienced more time in front of the screen than he or she has in all of the years combined. As we navigate this new normal and embark on a new school year, many parents are questioning how to manage screen time when our kid's entire lives are now online.… Continue reading Surviving COVID Homeschooling: Implement Breaks

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Parenting, Planning & Organization, Time Management

Surviving COVID Homeschooling: Time Management

Managing time can seem like an art - either you naturally master the 24-hours in your day, or you get trampled by distractions and wonder what happened to all of the hours in the day. When we are working from home, we can sometimes get lost in day. Without a routine, minutes turn to hours… Continue reading Surviving COVID Homeschooling: Time Management

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Home Organization, Parenting, Planning & Organization

Surviving COVID Homeschooling: Creating a workspace

Working - and attending school - from home can be complicated. Home, for many of us, is our place of comfort, not our place of business. As such, it is important to designate a space in our homes where work is completed. We have to create a workspace that is quiet, free from distractions, and… Continue reading Surviving COVID Homeschooling: Creating a workspace

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Home Organization, Parenting

Surviving COVID Homeschooling: Supply List

It's Back-to-School season, and while this time of year typically energizes me, this year, I am dreading the very thought of the first day of school. And I know I am not alone. Every parent across the country - globe, even - is likely struggling with the same thought: How are we going to survive… Continue reading Surviving COVID Homeschooling: Supply List

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Anxiety, Fear, Personal Growth, Self-Care

It’s OK to Feel Moments of Hopelessness

You are not alone. Unless you are streaming television from a subscription service, you can’t escape the around-the-clock Coronavirus broadcasts. Last night, in a matter of five minutes, we watched the death toll increase by seven people. We turned off the TV and, instead, watched as two fire trucks and an ambulance pulled into our… Continue reading It’s OK to Feel Moments of Hopelessness

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Anxiety, Family, Parenting

Parents: It’s Our Job to Bolster and Protect the Mental Health of Our Children

Especially now, when their world has been turned upside down It wasn’t until my daughter sat silently in the backseat of the car with tears streaming down her face that I realized she was as anxious and overwhelmed by today’s new world as we are. As an educator, I’m embarrassed to admit this, but truth… Continue reading Parents: It’s Our Job to Bolster and Protect the Mental Health of Our Children

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Health & Fitness, Personal Growth, Planning & Organization, Relationships

Things to Do During Social Distancing That Aren’t Binge Watching Netflix

As an American, our duty right now is to social distance. Whether you believe this is serious or not, our government officials and health organizations do think this is serious. Until they understand the complexities of the new COVID-19 and just how serious this is STAY HOME. This doesn’t mean that you are quarantined to… Continue reading Things to Do During Social Distancing That Aren’t Binge Watching Netflix