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Do you know what our teachers and administrators are doing right now? Working ALL.THE.TIME. The beauty of technology is that during a health crisis, our educational system can still deliver quality curriculum right into our homes. The downside of...
It might feel like you're failing this "homeschooling" thing, that the only thing your kids are learning from the pandemic is to use less toilet paper. But while that is a good life skill, I'm here to tell you...
To say I've learned a lot in the past few weeks of sheltering in place is an understatement, but here are a few of my favorites. Our family of 6 cannot shower all in a row. Apparently we had never tried...
COVID-19 has taken a lot from us. It has taken our routines, our illusion of control, our sense of safety and for some of us it has taken very precious things such as family members and finances. Nothing is...
It’s what we introverts have been waiting for our whole lives: The President of the United States of America has not only excused us from all social gatherings – he has encouraged it. Our literal dreams have come true. ...
This is some intense mothering. Like most of you, I haven't left the house in weeks. The things I have learned in quarantine do help me recognize the good when those inevitable moments come when  I'm feeling awful.  I haven’t...
Our usual egg hunts are canceled this year, and yet, with a little help from our friends, we can still celebrate with a neighborhood Quad Cities wide egg hunt, safely, in social distance style! Encourage your Quad City neighborhoods to...
I'm pretty sure my teen daughter said it best when she said, "If I hear someone say 'we're all in this together' one more time, I will stab that person in the eye with my fork." I'm not entirely...
It’s an uneasy and scary time, but you all need to eat. The act of preparing and serving a meal – even the most simple of meals – can bring great comfort to you, or whoever is doing the...
This year the world will be celebrating Easter at home. Across the globe, Shelter in Place orders are due to the continued monitoring of COVID- 19. The Easter egg hunts we love to attend with our kids are cancelled....
I’ve seen it several times in the last couple of days, and it’s still true. When you’re accidentally homeschooling and when working from home has been forced upon you, you’re just doing all you can to keep afloat. It’s...
March....that escalated quickly didn't it? Normally, I would be putting together a fun list of local activities for you and the family to enjoy for the month of April.  However, it now appears that April has been canceled....ugh. Quarantine...

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