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How Kids Are Finding The Silver Lining During The “Stay At Home” Order

How Kids Are Finding The Silver Lining During The “Stay At Home” Order

April 18, 2020 Everywhere I look and read, all articles point to how this is an unprecedented time in our world. In recent history, most of the country hasn’t shut down due to a virus. We are in uncharted territory and everyone is doing their…

8 Lessons Learned During “Stay At Home” Online School

8 Lessons Learned During “Stay At Home” Online School

April 17, 2020 They say it takes 21 days to cultivate a habit. We are at the end of week five or 35 days into online learning from the stay at home order. At the beginning of the order, I had no idea how this…

How 24/7 Parenting During The “Stay At Home” Order Has Changed

How 24/7 Parenting During The “Stay At Home” Order Has Changed

April 16, 2020

Parenting Win: we made it over a month at home with out one of my kids saying I was mean and my yelling is starting to escalate.

This is a major life change we’ve all gone through and I’ve been managing my emotions pretty well. I’ve made sure to get most of my daily rituals in which is a lot of journaling, yoga, meditating, writing and walking. As long as I do this, I’m able to get through the day with more patience.

We’ve been doing great as a family, staying home, strolling around our neighborhood and only really going out for groceries and a weekly trip to the park.

Yesterday, the kids asked for some art supplies and fabric to make blankets. I kept my cool at the fabric store, but when I handed my oldest a bag to hold on the way home, a side glance from her was all it took to set me off.

I haven’t cried about any of this because I know we will get through it but yesterday it all became too much.

The crocodile tears came and while I didn’t yell, I explained to her how I’m doing my best. How it’s hard for me not to have any alone time. While she can shut herself in her room to get away, I’m always needed by a kid. We are all learning here and adjusting as we go.

My kids now miss me when I run to the store for an hour whereas before they could be gone at school all day without blinking an eye. I am grateful how they love spending time with me, but let’s be honest we all need a break from one another.

When did your kids first tell you how mean you were during all this?

 

The “Stay At Home” Order Altered My Kids’ Default Settings

The “Stay At Home” Order Altered My Kids’ Default Settings

April 10, 2020 On weekends prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, my kids would wake up in the morning and immediately ask what time they would be getting their devices that day. Their sole focus would be on electronics and video games. If we had something…

How The Cleanliness Of My House Changed When We Were Quarantined

How The Cleanliness Of My House Changed When We Were Quarantined

April 7, 2020 By nature, I’m a pretty tidy person. After applying the KonMari method and adapting Minimalist principles to my home, clutter is rarely an issue. During this quarantine, I’ve begun to finally add an additional layer to all this. Actually being clean. Our…