COVID-19

Apr
21
A Day With Lots of Feelings

A Day With Lots of Feelings

Yesterday morning, my 11-year-old woke up with a cough. He had coughed a few times the day before, but nothing
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Mar
13
One Year of Pandemic Later

One Year of Pandemic Later

It has been a year since had any type of “normal.” On March 13, 2020 we pre-emptively kept our kids
2 min read
Dec
31
Hindsight is 2020

Hindsight is 2020

On December 31st, 2019, I spent some time not only reflecting on the year, but also the decade. And now
3 min read
Dec
17
A Remarkable 100 Years

A Remarkable 100 Years

My grandmother certainly lived a life unlike most. From traveling the world to her hobbies to her longevity, she was
4 min read
Nov
27
A Different Thanksgiving Celebration

A Different Thanksgiving Celebration

Our Thanksgiving was only our household this year. As we have been doing for eight months now, we followed public
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Jul
23
Doing the Best for Our Family

Doing the Best for Our Family

I was positive that my kids would be returning to the classroom this Fall. Illinois has been careful in its
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Jul
20
The Things I Do Now

The Things I Do Now

“Pandemic Parenting” has turned me into the kind of parent that I never wanted to be.  I have always been
2 min read
Apr
24
To Myself, 6 Weeks Ago

To Myself, 6 Weeks Ago

Today marks 6 weeks since our confinement at home started.  Quentin refers to it as the “coronavirus conundrum.”  I think
3 min read
Apr
14
Acceptance of the New Normal

Acceptance of the New Normal

Day 32 of our confinement to our home.  The days have now turned into a predictable rhythm of remote learning
4 min read
Apr
01

The Last Thing I Did "Before"

Everything happened so quickly in a matter of days in March.  As the news from Seattle grew more serious, with
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