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Staying Connected With Peers During Our Quarantined Time At Home

Staying Connected With Peers During Our Quarantined Time At Home

March 18, 2020 There are some days when having a family of six can be loud and overwhelming. But when the whole world goes into their bubbles, it’s nice to have the company. We have found there are times during the day when we need…

When A Virus Wipes Out Your Calendar – Embrace The Opportunity To Slow Down

When A Virus Wipes Out Your Calendar – Embrace The Opportunity To Slow Down

March 17, 2020 One by one, events were being canceled. Practices for sports were put on hold and visits from family members rescheduled. Each day, I would cross out another thing on our family calendar hanging in the kitchen. The once full schedule now completely…

My Type A Personality Shines Through During Our Extended Coronavirus “Spring Break”

My Type A Personality Shines Through During Our Extended Coronavirus “Spring Break”

March 16, 2020

My type A, organized personality shone through in clutch time. When Ohio governor, Mike Dewine declared that schools shut down for a minimum of three weeks, I went into shock for a hot second.

Not only do I not have a homeschooling personality, my kids really love school. All four of them get excited to head off for the day to learn and be with friends. So it was my job to turn mom mode on hardcore and figure out how to make this period more enjoyable for everyone.

Luckily, our school district has equipped us with a plethora of things to do while the kids are on an extended Coronavirus break, but how to get it down is up to you. Everything I’ve read about kid over the years is how they truly crave schedules, so even though my oldest wasn’t too keen on this, I knew she would thrive with it.

As a family, we mapped out the day with what activities we would do and when. That way, we could check the time and know what to be working on at any given moment. Sure, it’s only been one day and with a couple tweaks here and there, I think we will get this figured out.

Sure, this isn’t the situation I pictured when they started school back in August, but we are going to roll with the punches and play out this hand we’ve been dealt.  In fact, my kids said I’m stricter about what they get done in a day than their teachers. I’ll figure out my groove, too, cause none of us wants to experience burn out.

Have you come up with a way to get schoolwork done during the day?

Instead of Toilet Paper, We Stocked Up On Books

Instead of Toilet Paper, We Stocked Up On Books

March 14, 2020 As the mass hysteria grows with people quarantined in their homes due to the Coronavirus, the grocery stores are crowded and the shelves are emptying. Many people are stocking up on Ramen noodles, bottles of water and most importantly toilet paper. While…

How Not To Fall Down The Rabbit Hole Of Worry

How Not To Fall Down The Rabbit Hole Of Worry

March 13, 2020 Things come up and the stories begin to unfold. What if this? What if that? The question is how do you stopped yourself from unleashing the inner demon of anxiety. First off, awareness is key. The moment you notice the unraveling, stop…