By: Martianne Stanger When you’ve got kids that are used to being out and about and active more than they are at home, the staying mostly at home, social distancing thing can be tough. However, when you allow kids freedom to work and play, following interests and taking care of needs around the house, a … More 6 Ways to Keep from Going Stir-Crazy During COVID-19
By: Cheryl Maguire When I became a stay-at-home mom I thought, “Finally I can be the boss”. The idea of not answering to anyone or to have the ability to create my own schedule was appealing. Obviously, these delusions of grandeur were construed while I was pregnant. Perhaps the combination of hormones and increased caloric … More Who’s the Real Boss?
By: Martianne Stanger During COVID-19 social distancing, we’ve been shopping less, of course, which mandates greater creativity in the kitchen. My daughter has nailed the kitchen creativity, cooking meals and experimenting to develop her own snack recipes. Among my daughter’s successful food prep forays has been a not-so-exact, every-time-a-bit-different, but always-devoured-within-a-day recipe that we have … More 3-5 Ingredient Healthy Treats
By: Tanvi Maharaja The current global situation caused by the novel Coronavirus is mind-boggling. While we struggle with everyday decisions related to jobs and school, companies are struggling financially, and nations in a health pandemic. Thankfully, the initial chaos seems to have streamlined to a slightly improved understanding of helpful strategies to navigate this bizarre … More One Day At A Time…
By: Sandy Churchill Someday, we will look back on this wacky Coronavirus time—perhaps referring to it as the “pandemic pandemonium”, “COVID chaos”, or the “plague of 2020”. For now, however, we are navigating tough times. Some are struggling with the total upset of routine and freedom, confined at home and perhaps overwhelmed with concerns about … More Covid Cancellations: Embracing Flexibility and Silver Linings
By: Tanvi Maharaja I labored over days to write this blog. Mulled over the options, reflected on the content in the face of the dynamic nature of the situation. I thought people had enough information about the ongoing epidemic, so it would be needless to say more on this subject. There is so much out … More Step Up by Stepping Back
By: Sandy Churchill Schools are closed. Recitals, games, rehearsals canceled… Eat-in restaurants are now closed and a federal state-of-emergency launched… Coronavirus seems to be taking our former lives hostage and ushering in a “new normal” with the steady blips and beeps of e-mail updates, texts, and news counts of the latest number infected, tested, … More Fear vs. Friendship: Choosing Good Amid Coronavirus Chaos
By: Cheryl Maguire Will I get sick? Why are they closing the schools? I’m scared. I’m upset that I can’t go to ballet class. These are some of the questions and comments I’ve heard from my three kids over the past week. Given the recent school closures, lack of toilet paper and bombarding messages … More Expert Advice on How to Talk to Your Kids About the Coronavirus
By: Heather O’Neill There’s an old tale about a carrot, an egg and a coffee bean. If you haven’t heard it, it’s basically this: There are 3 pots on a stove filled with boiling water. Each pot contains a different item. The first pot contains carrots. The second pot contains eggs. The third pot contains … More How Does Your Child Handle Adversity?
By: Sandy Churchill “Making the decision to have a child—it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ” ― Elizabeth Stone This tender quote is as fitting for a mom of teens, twenty-somethings or mid-lifers as it is for a newly-minted parent of infants, toddlers, or … More Parenting Holds Your Heart Forever