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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Should You Give ‘Unschooling’ a Try?

Should You Give ‘Unschooling’ a Try?

Photo: ShutterstockMost of us have been home with our kids for at least a month. My kids have been home since March 6 (but who’s counting?), and although we are happy to keep our distance as long as necessary, I desperately long for the days when I could drop my girls off with their patient…
How to Turn Your Garage into a Playroom

How to Turn Your Garage into a Playroom

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The past several months have caused many of us to take a long, critical look around our homes, and in some cases, we’ve found our living space wanting. To be fair, most of us didn’t move into these spaces expecting them to serve as our home, office and school, but here we are. We’ve had…
Host ‘Theme Weeks’ For Your Kids At Home

Host ‘Theme Weeks’ For Your Kids At Home

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Photo: Getty ImagesAt this point in the pandemic, your kids are likely missing school and you’re definitely missing the time when your kids used to go to school. The days are all blending together now, and school was able to switch things up in a way we couldn’t fully appreciate before. But you can take…
Be Your Child’s Emotional Coach

Be Your Child’s Emotional Coach

Photo: ShutterstockEmotions, they are running high right now. We’re living in a time of fear and sadness and anger, grieving the loss of normalcy in our day-to-day lives as the pandemic has redefined normal. The circumstances are challenging for the calmest and most resilient among us, let alone for our kids, who are still learning…
Tell Us Your Best Pandemic Parenting Hacks

Tell Us Your Best Pandemic Parenting Hacks

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Photo: Getty ImagesHave we reached the point in the coronavirus crisis where we’re actually starting to get a little better at pandemic parenting? Many of us have been at this for several weeks now and have, in all seriousness, gone through many—if not all—of the stages of grief over what our daily lives have become.…
How Are You Going to Survive the Summer at Home?

How Are You Going to Survive the Summer at Home?

Photo: ShutterstockFor weeks now, I’ve been focused on a particular date: June 9. I had until June 9 to figure out a plan for this summer. June 9 was when my son’s third-grade school year would officially wrap up. June 9 was when the loose schedule we’ve been adhering to—centered around blocks of time for…
Occupy Your Kids With These Free Virtual Summer Camps

Occupy Your Kids With These Free Virtual Summer Camps

Photo: ShutterstockFor many kids, traditional summer camps just aren’t in the cards this year. And as we bid farewell to the at-home academic schedule we clung to all spring, our kids are looking around and saying, “Sooooo.... now what?” Well, like every other aspect of our lives for the better part of this year so…
Have Far-Away Family Make Bedtime Story Videos for Your Kids

Have Far-Away Family Make Bedtime Story Videos for Your Kids

Photo: ShutterstockWe’re all about connecting with friends and family via FaceTime and Zoom and whatnot right now. And for some kids, particularly older kids, that can be a great way to curb the feelings of isolation that we’re all feeling. But for younger kids who may not be old enough to really understand what is…
How to Hire a Babysitter During the Pandemic

How to Hire a Babysitter During the Pandemic

It can be difficult to determine whom to allow into your family’s little physically distanced bubble right now, but as businesses open back up and more parents return to their in-person jobs (or actually attempt to get work done at home), someone’s got to watch the kids. Finding the right babysitter during normal times can…
Use Magna-Tiles to Secure Birthday Banners to Your Car

Use Magna-Tiles to Secure Birthday Banners to Your Car

Photo: Magna-TilesWe’re all getting creative with how we celebrate big milestones while also physically distancing our way through the pandemic. One popular tactic, particularly for birthdays, has been the drive-by party parade. Guests “gather” around the block by lining up in their cars and then drive by the birthday boy/girl’s home, honking and calling out…

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