What are you going to do for school? Are you in a pod? How are you handling work? Have you heard about professional learning pods? How are you managing to do the hard things?These are questions are playing on...
Back to School is here! Use this guide to navigate educational resources and tutoring assistance in our area. We hope you find this helpful! If you have other resources that fellow local moms should know about, please email us...
Ah, social media. Like so many adults, I have a total love-hate relationship with this aspect of technology. I acknowledge what an incredible time-suck it can be. The endless (and often mindless) scrolling can feel mind-numbing sometimes. It also...
School will begin soon and it looks very different this year. For lots of us, areas of our homes will transform into learning environments where we normally eat breakfast or in bedrooms where kids normally sleep. This change can...
This article is written in partnership with guest author, Chloe Varelidi. When Covid takes a toll on playtime, let your kids build their own worlds. Last week, as I was wrapping up my last Zoom call of the day, my partner came...
Back to school season is practically here and things look very different this year. According to many parenting Facebook groups, local listservs, and group text messages, parents are sharing concerns about two topics: What schools are doing for the...
So you’ve decided to homeschool. Now what? Due to the unexpected nature of 2020 and all of the changes brought on by COVID-19, many families are making the decision to homeschool their children. In Part 1 of this mini-series on...
Confession: I never planned on homeschooling. What a unique time to be writing about homeschooling! While some parents have been pondering this idea for weeks, months, or even years, homeschooling was never the plan for many. I've gathered from parenting...
For many families, social distancing and quarantining have created a whole new world of extended periods of togetherness. That means more snuggles, more playtime, and more family meals together. It also means more pets and more children creeping into...
My kids and I are definitely missing our public library! In past summers, we escaped to our local library weekly for new books, storytime, and free AC. Since this summer will be different, I’ve started a list of places...
Nine months ago I wrote an article with tips for being a room parent. I could never have guessed that I would end the year writing an addendum to that piece with ideas about how to celebrate the end...
My son, Ezra Winter, wrote this essay on how kids need more recess. He began work on this project during distance learning, as we started our isolation at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new schedule of work and...
>>> Enter to win one week of Camp Q here! <<< It was Thursday, March 12 and I was awoken by the synchronous sound of an early morning text landing, the rare ring of our landline, and the footsteps of my...
Week one is here friends. It will be one full of family fun where we will get to share EVERY MOMENT with our day with our significant other and children. By now you are probably somewhat mentally prepared and...

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