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dads are parents too

Dads Are Parents Too

It was an innocent omission: “Hey Moms…let’s schedule a lunchtime Zoom story!” I read the email from a fellow school parent quickly, with the newborn on my boob, knowing that my husband would add the event to our (suddenly sparse) calendar. My husband came downstairs for his second cup of coffee on a break from […]

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Erasing My Plans One Month at a Time

Change is hard for me, even under the best of circumstances. I’m a planner at my core, so one way I deal with change is to plan ahead. My paper planner is my lifeline; each future event and special occasion penciled in with a sense of anticipation. My pencil has come in handy in 2020…. […]

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Cyber Etiquette

Cyber Etiquette for Kids

  I’ll admit it. Before the stay at home orders, and schools closing, I was very against my kids on the Internet. Let me be clear, “screen time,” a whole different story. They’ve logged plenty of hours on Netflix, Disney+, Hulu. You name it, they’ve watched it (age-appropriate, of course). But my children are still […]

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Do We Have to Cancel Everything?

It happened this week, and I’m surprised it took 9 weeks for her to crack. I said “no” to something my daughter wanted to do, and the floodgates opened. “Why do you have to take away EVERYTHING that’s fun? We can never do ANYTHING anymore! You’ve ruined EVERYTHING!” I tried not to take it personally. […]

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Finding the Strength

On March 12, I left my classroom and went to pick up my oldest son from school for the last time. We thought it would be for two weeks. The next day, we found out that my son’s district was approved for distance learning, and a few days later, mine was as well. Like so […]

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