Tag: COVID-19

COVID Morbidity and Mortality: Following Death VS. Sickness

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“Why are we closing things down, when the mortality rate is only 1%? “ “Lots of people die from the flu- what's...

Pandemic Confessions from the VT Moms You Know and Love

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I think we can agree that our new coronavirus-inspired lifestyle has been less than fun and has likely been filled with many ups and...

I’m a Disorganized Mess Now, Thanks to the Covid-19 Pandemic!

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Disorganized was simply not in my vocabulary. I never imagined I could ever be a disorganized mess. I’m not saying I didn’t have piles, but...

How COVID-19 Helped Me Get Along Better with My Quaranteens

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I've had a few realizations that helped me get along better with my teens during COVID-19. When the world came to a pause in March,...

Let’s Get Real: I am Not Cut Out to Be a...

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As I write this, we have been in a state of emergency for 185 days. I know that because it started the day my...

Did You Hear the One About… I’m Overwhelmed by My Covid...

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There’s an old Yiddish folk tale about a man who is feeling overwhelmed by his home life. As a single mom, I feel overwhelmed...

Lessons from Coronavirus – Changing My Family’s Schedule

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This coronavirus pandemic is so stressful and terrible. Thanks to coronavirus, I have been on the verge of tears on an almost daily basis. The...

Quarantine, Quarantine, What Does it Mean, What Does it (Not) Mean?

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“The path trodden by wayfarers and pilgrims followed the railway and then turned into the fields. Here Lara stopped, closed her eyes and took...

Fall School Reopening: What Does Readiness Look Like?

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Disclaimer: The opinions stated in this post on fall school reopening are my own, and only my own. I am a working mother in...

Adopting a Dog During the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Up until now, I’ve never owned a dog.  When we got married, my husband and I talked about adopting a dog, but it was never...

COVID-19 Risk Reduction: Livable Rules to Decrease Transmission

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This is hard. Really hard. As a physician, I take COVID-19 very seriously, and have found myself with friends and family being in the...

An American Mom Experiences Reopening Society in Norway

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Over the past few weeks, our family has experienced a reopening society in Oslo, Norway. I’ve written before about what it was like to choose...

Taking a COVID Vacation Helped Me Find Perspective

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I really needed a COVID vacation. So I took one. When the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order began in Vermont, I had incredible anxiety. COVID-19...

How to Grow a Healing Garden to Nourish Body and Soul

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Early spring is my favorite time of year for so many reasons. Just when the winter blues have tried to suffocate me, I notice...