When my kids were little, summers were tough enough balancing summer camps and fights over the same toys surrounded by a floor littered with plenty of choices. “Mom, that’s mine.” “Mom, she won’t share.” With the amount of time parents and kids have spent at home over the last year in the midst of pandemic lockdowns, both sides are looking for new ideas to do this … [Read more...] about Feeding Kids’ Curiosity at Home
Regardless of where you live, the pandemic is continuing to have an impact. Last year at this time, two of my six kids were impacted by graduation ceremonies being canceled. One child was finishing high school, another was wrapping up life as an elementary school student. In our house, it meant no ceremonies, no proms, no end-of-year school trips or parties. This year is … [Read more...] about Graduation is upon us…. but so is the pandemic!
We took three “First Day of Kindergarten” pictures this year. There was our son's first day of virtual kindergarten – August 24. Then his first day of hybrid kindergarten – November 10. Two weeks after that, we went back to all-virtual school. We started round two of hybrid kindergarten again at the end of February. And then, finally, in April, we took our son's “First Day of … [Read more...] about We Survived Virtual Kindergarten!
In honor of Mother’s Day, ModernMom is recognizing 100 Top Moms achieving significant life goals across twenty diverse categories from A-listers juggling the busy schedules of their kids to celebrity mom fitness instructors, financial wizards, physicians, foodies and former first ladies. ModernMom has always strived to be an inspiration to women around the world. By … [Read more...] about Top 100 Moms List In Honor Of Mother’s Day
Where I live, we’ve just gone into another lockdown. Different regions are seeing different things – schools closed, restaurants shut down, physical distancing in place. This is hard. It has been going on a long time and parents are exhausted and frustrated. We have a lot to be upset and stressed about, but with the risk of sounding toxically positive, I want to reflect on a … [Read more...] about Silver Linings for Families During a Pandemic