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Screen Time for Kids :: Friend or Foe?

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Picture this: it’s a nice late spring morning. It's sunny, slightly breezy, the birds are chirping, and there's the smell of freshly cut grass....

Sanity-Saving Summer Activities in Birmingham :: Quarantine Edition

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Last year I posted my 25 ideas for summer activities in Birmingham. But . . . that was 2019 -- you know, before COVID-19...

The Beauty I’ve Found in Quarantine Living

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Recently I asked a homeschooling friend if she was tempted to gloat over all the mamas now homeschooling their kiddos for the first time....

Visiting the Big Island, Hawaii :: Traveling Vicariously During the Pandemic

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im.ag.i.na.tion noun: the ability of the mind to build mental scenes, objects, or events that do not exist, are not present, or have happened...

Mom’s a “Non-Essential” Employee :: Explaining to My Kids What That...

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"Mom, if your job isn't essential, why do you do it?" When my gym closed for the quarantine, my kids struggled to...

A Day in My Life :: Quarantine Edition

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I'm writing this on Day 61 of self-isolation from the makeshift desk I've created on our dining room table. The same dining room table...

COVID-19 Forced Us to Homeschool :: Now We Will Homeschool by...

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Last spring, I found myself researching school options for my oldest boy, a rising kindergartener. When I say “researching,” what I really mean is...

Tackling Pandemic Parenting :: Ten Tips to Help our Children Navigate...

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Welcome to Pandemic Parenting Tantrums and meltdowns. Irritability and mood swings. Sleep disruptions and bad dreams. Clingy kids and angry tears. Bedwetting and biting. Withdrawal...

Working From Home During Covid-19 :: Sometimes You’ve Just Gotta Laugh

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“Mommmmmmmyyyyy!!!!” I cringed. Please don’t, I thought. Not now. It was Day 1 of working from home during the quarantine. I normally work from home, and I’ve...

The Quarantine :: New Respect for Stay-At-Home Moms

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I'll be the first to admit it: I've kind of judged stay-at-home moms (SAHMs) over the years.  I couldn't understand it at all when they'd...

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