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Hold Weekly Family ‘Check-in’ Meetings

You might already do something similar at work: once a week, even if you’re in near constant communication with your colleagues, the whole team sits down (probably via video chat these days) for a brief overview on how things are going. These meetings follow a certain script with updates from…

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Start a ‘Conversation Journal’ With Your Kids

When I was in high school, I had a notebook that I passed around with two friends. We’d each take turns writing in it, handing it off in the hallways between classes like one endless spiral-bound note — texting before there was texting. We’d draw pictures, we’d complain about how…

Connect With Nearby Friends And Family With A ‘Family Drop Box’

Connect With Nearby Friends And Family With A ‘Family Drop Box’

When my husband’s parents returned from a trip to Florida back at the beginning of March, I picked them up from the airport and my son and I elbow-bumped them in greeting in place of our usual hugs. We haven’t been within six feet of them since that night, despite…