We’ve all seen the memes about 2020 so far. We’ve laughed at the YouTube videos and nodded our heads in agreement as the phrases resonate all too well with our lives. Currently, I am taking a break from the...
For many of us the school year started remotely, pushing kids' screen time through the roof. Like many adults know, sitting at a desk looking at a computer or tablet all day can be tedious and tiresome for even...

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2020 is a real jerk.I mean, what's next, ducks with shark teeth that have been living underground for the past decade but just surfaced above the soil and only eat human feet?Seriously. It's been a year....and we're...
When I hear the phrase “back to school”, I think of crowded aisles filled to the brim with shiny new supplies--the endless options of crayons, colored pencils, regular pencils, and pens that will never fit inside those sequin-swathed pencil...
Within days, my perspective on immigration was changed with a visit from a river to a harbor. About this time last year, I flew to New York City with my mom and my four-year-old to babysit my nephew for a week....
Dear 2020 Moms, Do not give up.  I know it’s been a tough six months.  We’ve obviously been living in a time warp that made each month 500 days long, and now the school year is about to begin. You’ve been...
Ready or not, the start of the 2020-2021 school year approaches quickly, and for many of us that means a return to distance learning. The COVID-19 pandemic brought us a school year none of us expected, and understandably our...
So we had COVID-19. And it was rough. I would say that my husband and I did not have mild symptoms, but we were also never hospitalized. I think we land somewhere in that middle ground of mild to...

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We have grown accustomed to seeing friends and family in a virtual manner. Birthdays and other celebrations take the form of car parades and summer travel plans are being altered to fit within the safety and comfort perimeters of...
It's all any parent can think about: what will we do this fall if schools reopen? Will schools reopen? If not, what will happen? How will we go back to work if the kids are home all fall? How will...
Spinderella, cut it up one time. Let's talk about (Texas) Sex (Ed), baby You may or may not remember what if anything you were taught in school about sex. I’m not talking about what we learned from friends or scribbles...
Quarantine hasn’t been easy for most of us; we have had to balance social distancing and at the same time, distance learning, work, and household chores. We have had to ‘multiply’ our time and strength, to overcome this situation,...
As we come out of isolation, there are hero interim-teachers, aka parents, the world over, who have done everything in their hands to keep their children entertained in the confinements of their home. During the first few weeks of quarantine,...
There is never a right time to talk to your kids about racism, but when the latest Black victim of police brutality is front and center on the news, we must face it head-on. That’s a pretty big earful...

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2020 Thanksgiving Roundup: Where to Dine-In and Carry Out This Turkey...

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In years past, I was the queen of meal planning and prepping. I wrote lists, shopped seasonal items for best priced options, and chopped...

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