Tag: pandemic

The Parenting Paradox: A Grandmother’s Reflection on Time

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Many of you are in the thick of parenting. You are working, your kids are learning remotely, and you are juggling more than you...

Things I Took For Granted Before the Pandemic Changed Our Way...

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There are so many things that I appreciate now because the pandemic took them away. I didn't realize how many things in life that I...

I Don’t Care if My Leggings Offend You: In Defense of...

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Not long ago, a fellow Vermont Mom writer shared a piece of writing about the importance of “looking your best” even now, during Covid....

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,...

Pandemic Grocery Shopping with Children, in 26 Easy Steps

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I have always avoided taking my children to the grocery store if at all possible. Going shopping by myself gives me some ‘alone’ time...

A Social Media Vacation: Why I Probably Won’t Be Going Back

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My family had been practicing social or physical distancing for two months. My hobby of performing stand up comedy had come to a screeching...

My Family Is Home Together with Nowhere Else to Be

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Except for two standard-length maternity leaves, I have worked outside the home throughout my motherhood tenure. In the wake of school closures in mid-March...

A Mom’s Manual for Navigating a Pandemic in a Foreign Land

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Before the pandemic struck, there were many situations I wish I had a manual for: how to navigate raising teenagers, how to stop my...