3 Things Parents Learned During Lockdown

Photo by Paige Cody on Unsplash Lockdown has been a trying time for all of us. A lot of parents have struggled during this period. After all, juggling homeschooling and work has not been easy, has it? Plus, there are a lot of parents who have found themselves out of work because of the pandemic, […]

Building Boys & Learning During a Pandemic

Learning during a pandemic is challenging.  Hell — LIVING during a pandemic is challenging. But you already know that. The chaos, confusion and sense of overwhelm are likely intimately familiar to you now. What you want — need –– are answers. Answers that will help you figure out how to keep your boys learning during a […]

What About School?

What about school? is the question on everyone’s minds right now. It’s on the minds of school district administrators, teachers, parents, legislators, school staff…everyone, really. There is an upside to this near-universal questioning. For the first time in the 20 years I’ve been raising kids (including the 10 years I’ve been covering education as a […]

How Parenting Teenage Boys Prepared Me for a Pandemic

None of us expected this pandemic, save maybe a few epidemiologists and public health experts who “expected” it in the same way we all “expect” to die, which is to say that we know it will happen, but we have no idea when or how or what it will feel like. Three months or so […]

Parenting Through a Pandemic

I don’t know how to do this. I have zero experience parenting through a pandemic. I’ve worked-from-home before, so I have some apparently useful skills. My 15 years as a work-from-home freelance writer have taught me how to get work done when you really don’t feel like working (set a timer), as well as the […]