During these last several weeks of isolation with my family, I feel like I’ve traded in my chauffeurs’ cap for a chef’s hat. My kitchen, which used to be my sanctuary for meal preparation, has taken on the feel of a 24-hour diner. It seems like the sink is breeding its own dirty dishes, and […]
Wake. Coffee. Kids. Work. Enforce learning/meetings/etc. Work. Lunch. Work. Break up kids arguing. Work. Dinner. Check on school work. Family time. Kids bedtime. Work. Shower. Bed. Repeat. Sound vaguely familiar? I kept hearing the phrase “self-care” and I would chuckle to myself. Who has time for self-care in a crisis? Sure, maybe when things get […]
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Disclaimer: This is NOT medical advice. This is one Mom’s experience of living with COVID-19, for which she tested positive for (not presumptive). Be sure to use virtual visits to connect with your healthcare providers if you have concerns about your health. Yes, you read that title correctly. On Tuesday, April 7, I received […]
We are in challenging times. Coronavirus has changed our lives for the long term. I don’t know about you, but a few weeks ago when the shelter-in-place was announced and schools were closed, I was shell shocked. It was hard to work, deal with kids, and process what was going on. Everything has changed so […]
Being stuck at home due to this pandemic has been a trying time for all of us. If you are anything like me, you’ve been eating (or drinking) your feelings as a way to cope with all of the additional stress in your life. If you’re also like me, you’re over it. At some point, […]
I’m a glass-half-full kinda gal. When we got word that our kids would be home indefinitely, I made sure we were set for essentials, then I looked for the silver lining. I landed on it being a good time to teach them some life skills. They are 7 & 9 and will be home learning […]
When my son was three, I was sure that he was the wild child, the leader of the pack. As it turns out, he was just a very active three-year-old who loved to entertain. Then along came my wild child daughter, and everything changed. In her very first seconds “outside” in the world (C-section mama, […]