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coronavirus

Masks Are Like Windshields: Stop Yelling!

Take an average, level-headed woman, whose friends and family wouldn’t describe her as hot tempered, put her behind the wheel of a car and cut her off in traffic. That calm, well-mannered person becomes a lunatic, screaming and giving the bird. The steering wheel is the great equalizer when it comes to entitlement and outbursts. […]

Why This Town is Putting Up Christmas Lights.

I almost put my Chirstmas tree up the other day. I know. That sounds like a crazy thing to do at the end of March, but I love Christmas time and thought it would bring a little unexpected joy to our week. Then my sister shared a fun idea with me. Back in Ohio, where […]

How I’m Feeling Today.

We are 13 days into our “Shelter in Place;” our family started a week before it was mandated. 13 days of togetherness is a lot. But oddly, it’s been sort fun and surprisingly easy. We all feel much more relaxed without having to adhere to crazy schedules. We have enough food, even if it isn’t all fresh […]

20 Things That Start with C…Besides Covid 19!

There must be something else we can talk about. What did we talk about before COVID-19? I know it is a big deal. I realize it is affecting the economy and our schedules, and for about 1300 Americans, their health. More people will get sick, that’s how viruses work. The fact that Tom Hanks and […]

Today is My Sister’s 40th and She is Spending it at Work

Today is my sister Alli’s 40th birthday and she is spending the day at work. She might not have wanted to go but she felt like she had to. Unlike many of us who are hunkered down with our families and avoiding crowds, she is encountering hundreds of people a day. She is in what many have […]

The Fallout We Need to Consider

The dark humor abounds. Funny videos are hitting my inbox, and my texts are blowing up with memes about the increased need for alcohol and the decreased need for toilet paper — we all seem to have much more than we need. I appreciate the laughs, I really do. I need them. As I’ve learned the […]

How to Avoid the Quarantine-15

It has been two days of homeschooling, and one thing is clear. This is unhealthy on many levels. It is not only the general health of our kids, who are unnaturally stuck inside and socially isolated, at risk. It is not just the already apparent damage to my sanity. It is our waistlines that may […]

Great Read: “Social Distancing: This is Not a Snow Day.”

Also Read: 5 Good Things About Coronavirus Our school system sent an email suggesting that parents read this article; it hits the nail on the head: “Social Distancing: This is Not a Snow Day”  by Asaf Bitton, MD, MPH. Our schools closed as of yestrday at 3pm and my kids asked if they could have friends over after school. I […]

30+ Things to Do When You’re Quarantined

If you told me even 2 weeks ago that I’d be staying at home for 2 weeks with my kids and husband, I’d have thought you were nuts. But here we are. And “school” ends at 12:30 each day while we’re quarantined. Instead of stressing about it, embrace it and enjoy it. Do the things […]

5 Ways to Reframe the Quarantine

Also Read: 5 Good Things About the Coronavirus This is crazy, right? What is happening? The panic is scarier than the virus itself. I feel like I’m in the movie Outbreak, and any second Renee Russo is going to knock on my door in a yellow space suit, or the military is going to prevent […]

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