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Parental Compassion Fatigue: Coping with kids and COVID
Parenting through over a year of COVID shutdowns, quarantines and ever-changing restrictions was challenging for most parents. It meant extended stretches of time in intense parenting mode broken only by switching into teacher mode and sometimes counselor mode to help soothe children's fears and anxieties.

What's for Lunch?

Simple Ideas to Keep Lunch Healthy, Interesting and Fun for Everyone
After months and months of home-based schooling and fractured in-class learning time, many families across Central Oregon are looking forward to this back-to-school season with more anticipation and excitement than ever. Along with gathering supplies and making sure there are shoes and clothes, the next question is, "What's for lunch?"

Bad Mommy Bad Writer

Examining the messy path of building a career while staying home with the kids
The pandemic made working from home while caring for small children all too real for many parents. Growing a career alongside the kids is at times impossibly difficult, positively hilarious and just rewarding enough to keep anyone from walking out on the job.

Play Date Etiquette

Navigating COVID & kids in these uncertain times
In 2020, your kids spent months isolated away from their friends with only siblings and parents around for entertainment. If your family had a learning or friend "pod," perhaps they knew one or two peers who were allowed to socialize with them on occasion.

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