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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
If You’re Thinking About Hosting a Sleepover, Read This First

If You’re Thinking About Hosting a Sleepover, Read This First

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Photo: Corbis/VCG (Getty Images)Sleepovers and pandemics don’t really go together. They are a wonderful childhood rite of passage, what with all that pizza-eating, soda-drinking, movie-watching, and late-night giggling. But all those things (potentially sharing food and beverages! cuddled up next to each other! with respiratory droplets hovering in the air!) are also what make them…
I’m Karen Walrond, Speaker, Author and Hurricane Harvey Survivor, and This Is How I Parent

I’m Karen Walrond, Speaker, Author and Hurricane Harvey Survivor, and This...

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Karen Walrond has been many things in her life—a lawyer, speaker, photographer, author, leadership consultant, and a mother. She was born and raised in the Caribbean, met her husband-to-be in London, and they are now raising their teenage daughter, who they adopted at birth, in Texas. Walrond and her family are also Hurricane Harvey survivors.…
Let Your Kids Skip a Day of Virtual School

Let Your Kids Skip a Day of Virtual School

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Photo: Hello World (Getty Images)We’re weeks into the longest, most hellish school year of our kids’ childhoods. It’s possible you’ve settled into a nice little routine with whatever “learning” looks like in your home. If so, that’s great! If, instead, the mood inside your home is more akin to complete and utter misery, it might…
Parents Don’t Need Self-Care, They Need Help

Parents Don’t Need Self-Care, They Need Help

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Even before the pandemic hit, it became popular to prioritize “self care.” Parenting podcasts like One Bad Mother have long discussed the challenges parents (particularly mothers) face in finding balance: One of their signature phrases is “I am a self,” a fact we’re meant to remind ourselves of when we feel like anything but a…
Take a ‘Schoolcation’ With Your Family

Take a ‘Schoolcation’ With Your Family

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Photo: EB Adventure Photography (Shutterstock)This pandemic has been full of tough moments, but some nice walks, too. I try to hold on to those nice walks, but for parents who are staring down the barrel of an entire school year of remote learning, the silver linings can seem pretty damn dim. Enter, the “Schoolcation.”In 2020,…
Keep Your Kid’s Schoolwork Organized With This Checklist

Keep Your Kid’s Schoolwork Organized With This Checklist

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Screenshot: Meghan Moravcik WalbertThere are a lot of challenges for kids learning remotely, whether on a hybrid or full-time schedule this year. But one of the biggest is keeping track of exactly what needs to be done each day, in each of their subjects, and across a slew of apps and online programs. With some…
Will a Halloween Mask Protect You From COVID?

Will a Halloween Mask Protect You From COVID?

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Photo: esthermm (Shutterstock)New CDC guidelines are out with recommendations for fall and winter holiday celebrations—including Halloween. Many of the recommendations will sound familiar: Indoor gatherings are generally more risky than outdoor gatherings. The longer the duration and bigger the group of people, the higher the risk. Traveling is riskier than keeping it local. Get your…
This Map Can Help You Decide Whether to Go Trick-or-Treating

This Map Can Help You Decide Whether to Go Trick-or-Treating

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Photo: DavidCarpio (Shutterstock)It may seem counterintuitive to trust a company like Hershey with advice about whether it’s safe to go trick-or-treating this year. They do have some serious skin in that game, after all, to the tune of 10 percent of their annual sales. But the famous candy company has launched a website that could…
How to Stop Helicopter Parenting

How to Stop Helicopter Parenting

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If the pandemic has turned you into a helicopter parent, one can hardly blame you. Unless you were the stay-at-home-parent to very young children before COVID hit, chances are your life used to be structured as such that every member of the family had some semblance of a life outside of the home. But now,…
So… How’s School Going?

So… How’s School Going?

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Photo: hxdbzxyI took my son to a doctor’s appointment yesterday. It was an appointment with a new doctor, a specialist we’d never seen before, and the nurse took a moment to pause and look me straight in the eyes. “So,” she said. “How’s school going?”It wasn’t the usual doctor’s office small talk of, “Oh, what…

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