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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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…
How to Celebrate Your Teen’s Graduation During the Pandemic

How to Celebrate Your Teen’s Graduation During the Pandemic

Photo: ShutterstockMillions of high school seniors will be finishing up their final classes, submitting the last of their assignments and taking their end-of-school-year exams this month. Their long journey toward graduation is about to conclude, and they probably won’t get to walk across the stage, shake a bunch of hands or toss their hats into…
Should You Postpone Your Child’s Well Visit During the Pandemic?

Should You Postpone Your Child’s Well Visit During the Pandemic?

Photo: ShutterstockRecently, my son turned one year old, and with this milestone, he was due for his 12-month wellness visit. Or—wait—was he? I thought navigating appropriate finger foods for my son was tricky, then the world threw me a pandemic curveball. I wondered if the stay-at-home order in my state of Indiana, and the necessary…
Set New ‘Family Pandemic Rules’

Set New ‘Family Pandemic Rules’

Photo: ShutterstockKids on the screens a lot these days? Staying up later? Sleeping in more? Wearing pajamas all day and all night? Hello and welcome to Pandemic Parenting, the gameshow where everything’s made up and the points don’t matter.If it sounds as though I’m cracking a bit, it’s because I just had to push “pause”…
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…
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…
Finally, Our Kids Are Bored

Finally, Our Kids Are Bored

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It’s good for kids to be bored. I know this, you know this, most of us know this. We were bored as kids, roaming the neighborhood with our friends, our imaginations and a distinct lack of electronic devices. We believe this boredom is at least partly responsible for the creativity and resilience we developed as…
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…
Will Only Children Have a Tougher Time During the Pandemic?

Will Only Children Have a Tougher Time During the Pandemic?

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If you’re a parent of any number of children, chances are good you’re worried about the effect this time in isolation is having on them. Parents of kids with special needs are struggling to get the services their children usually rely on. Parents of multiple kids are wondering when the endless sibling arguments will officially…
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.…

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