We have never seen anything like this in our lifetimes, a Global Pandemic. It will be almost one year of being accustomed to this “new normal” of social distancing, wearing masks and working from home. With this Pandemic, most of us have been cooped up in our homes streaming the latest on Netflix and Disney+ while others were getting a lot of items on Amazon.READ MORE
…And we all thought this year would never end! 2020, the beginning of a new decade and the start of the 21st Century’s “roaring 20’s” had a promising start. Now, a lot of us cannot wait for it to be over.READ MORE
Did you know that children started writing lists to good ol’ Santa Claus in 1879? For over 140 years, children across the globe would write what they want to receive for Christmas from Santa Claus and their families.READ MORE
If you are like me, “Culinary Expert” is not apart of your repertoire and just thinking the phrase “Thanksgiving Dinner” makes you anxious. What if I told you that it doesn’t have to be that way? Since this Thanksgiving will be different due to the Pandemic. Instead of feeding 15 people, you might find yourself feeding 4 people or less with close friends and immediate family.READ MORE
I know what you are probably thinking, how is it November already? Didn’t this year just start? For a year that feels like it has been going on for an eternity, we still always feel that the holidays are constantly creeping up behind us!READ MORE
2020 is not like any ordinary year. With a historical event that is the COVID-19 Pandemic, there were many things that changed our mindsets on what is to come.
It definitely has not been easy for us, but imagine how children are doing? How are they feeling about all of this? A lot of their events, school activities, sports are postponed or cancelled. With video conferencing becoming the new normal, kids are not having their usual socialization like they did in school.READ MORE
No one would have predicted last year that this Halloween, we would be in the middle of a pandemic. A lot of vacations, gatherings and concerts have been cancelled and or postponed due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Caring for a pet is an excellent way for your children to learn responsibility and other important life lessons. Since the pandemic began, the pause has meant paws for many families who took the pet ownership plunge as they found themselves spending unprecedented amounts of time at home. In fact, dog and cat shortages have been reported by many shelters and breeders in recent months. With adults and kids continuing to work or attend school remotely in large numbers, there’s still ample opportunity for many to bring a “pandemic pet” into the home. Here are some of the ways that caring for a pet can help your child grow and develop.READ MORE
School started several weeks ago and now families across the country may now have an opportunity to reevaluate the distant learning or in-person plan. Some communities are experiencing an uptick in Covid-19 cases while others are not. School buildings are either closing temporarily or going fully remote, where others are just starting a blended/hybrid model.READ MORE
About 4.4 million children have been diagnosed with anxiety, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and anxiety symptoms have increased since the COVID-19 crisis began. The start of the school year has exacerbated the anxiety level for many, as children are separating from their families for the first time in six months and finding that their school has a markedly different look and feel, with all the masked faces and new social distancing and handwashing routines. Kids may worry (with good reason) about whether it’s safe for them to be at school. Those kids who are attending school virtually may have increased anxiety, as well, as they worry whether life as they knew it will ever return. Here are some ways to help kids cope with anxiety as they adjust to the current normal.READ MORE