Coronavirus Safety on a College Campus 101

About a week ago, I received an email from my University stating that we would be returning to campus in the fall earlier than our scheduled return time. This email comes when the number one course of action provided by the World Health Organization amid this pandemic is to STAY AT HOME. Of course, thisContinue reading “Coronavirus Safety on a College Campus 101”

Taken for Granted

At the beginning of the year, no one could have told me that in three months, life as we know it would be TOTALLY different. I would have looked at them sideways. Our “new normal” has made me grow a deep appreciation for the things that I did with ease before COVID-19. Something so simpleContinue reading “Taken for Granted”

Social Distancing “Must Watches”

As we all sit around trying to pass the time during this COVID-19 pandemic, I have stumbled across some pretty exciting series that I would consider “must watches.” What better time to catch up on TV than now. I hope that you will watch some or all of them and tell me what you think!Continue reading “Social Distancing “Must Watches””

Using My Time Wisely

IMAGINE ME BREATHING A HUGE SIGH OF RELIEF AND SMILING FROM EAR TO EAR AS YOU READ THIS LIST OF 5 THINGS I’VE DONE WHILE BEING SNUGGLED UP IN MY HOME. I finally OPTED OUT. I don’t know about you, but my mailbox is usually filled with stuff that I just move from the mailbox toContinue reading “Using My Time Wisely”

Bad Mom Turned Tiger Mom

Social distancing has led to my 11 year old having more time to game and stream YouTube videos than I would care to admit! Curious about what had her so entranced on YouTube, I decided to join her for one of her binge watching moments. Let me just start by saying, I recognize kids haveContinue reading “Bad Mom Turned Tiger Mom”

Break Out the Board Games

In Social Distancing with an 11-year-old I told you that Gabby loves board games! The thing that is so fascinating to me is that many of the board games that we play were games that I remember playing as a child. The fact that they are still so wildly popular (okay, well maybe that is an overstatement)Continue reading “Break Out the Board Games”

For Parents Who Are Trying To Survive the Quarantine/While Their Children Need to be Homeschooled

If you’re like me, you have spent a night with a glass (or two) of wine in your hand trying to reconcile your current life with the life you had when your child(ren) was in school. Having this “school suspended due to corona virus” has thrown me through a loop.  I can’t tell you howContinue reading “For Parents Who Are Trying To Survive the Quarantine/While Their Children Need to be Homeschooled”

Social Distancing With an 11-year-old

One of Gabby’s teachers called to check in on us last week! In the midst of our conversation, I had to take a moment to applaud her for having the desire to be in a classroom full of middle schoolers all-day. I mean, for years, I have wondered how teachers are able to keep kidsContinue reading “Social Distancing With an 11-year-old”

Social Distancing Without Losing Your Mind

This whole “social distancing” thing has not been that difficult for me! Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, my crazy work schedule (running from courthouse to courthouse while working on my writing and new business ventures) always made me excited about the possibility of a long, quiet weekend at home. When I learned that our courtsContinue reading “Social Distancing Without Losing Your Mind”