When the COVID-19 lockdown forced my husband to stay home, I looked forward to a break from the typical busy routine and had grand thoughts of bringing back those exhilarating and blissful days of long ago. Being a work from home freelancer, I had no problem with the coronavirus quarantine. I’m used to being alone […]
“School’s out forever!” Watching classic rock videos on YouTube while on quarantine took me to Alice Cooper’s song. And got me guiltily thinking, “How are my kids coping with school closures and COVID-19?” I’d maybe mistakenly presumed they’d be like me. I had no problems with school closing. Heck, I looked forward to those days […]
These are uncertain times, at best. Quite scary. Definitely uncharted territory. The emergence and rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus has upended all our lives, and there’s no handbook on how to deal with such times (unless you count works of fiction like The Stand by Stephen King). With all that’s happening, it is understandable […]
The holidays are a joyful time of year. We all have different traditions and ways we celebrate. Unfortunately, some of these habits are creating unnecessary waste. Stanford University reports that 25% more trash is thrown away during the holiday season the spans from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. This waste includes everything from uneaten food […]
When you are making a lifelong commitment with someone you two are bound to face some obstacles. Because all people are different, there are no real rules you can follow to have a happy marriage without any problems. Like anything else, marriage takes work and effort in order to be good.
The first few months of motherhood and meeting your new baby is a time of joy and happiness for many (not to mention mild stress and sleep deprivation, of course). But what happens when your experience is very different from this?