When I opened the March 11 email from my son’s school, I learned life wouldn’t be going back to normal after spring break. Based on what I knew about children in general, my kids in particular, and myself, I knew what I had to do next: Make a schedule. Six months later, Slate’s executive editor wanted to hear from me about how that worked out for us. I was happy to talk.
When I was asked to share distance learning tips with Her Agenda, I was nervous. I’ve never had a child start kindergarten in distance learning during a global pandemic before. What advice did I have to share? Then I remembered: no one has had a child start kindergarten in distance learning during a global pandemic before. We are all just figuring this out as we go. Here’s what I’m figuring.
How the scientific method can help parents of young kids feel hopeful about Covid Schooling.
A reflection on acceptance, adaptation, and persistence during the Covid-19 pandemic, social justice uprisings, and infertility
What submitting essays to publications taught me about connection, rejection, and vulnerability.
How the mindfulness practice of RAIN can protect your mental health during the coronavirus crisis.
For plants to live, roots must detect and then respond to what is happening to them. I think our hearts are a little like that.
For years I was desperate to escape anxiety. Then I discovered a better way to be free.