hygiene

PSA: Extra Hygiene Precautions Won’t Weaken Our Immune Systems

PSA: Extra Hygiene Precautions Won’t Weaken Our Immune Systems

During the COVID-19 pandemic we’re constantly being reminded to practise good hygiene by frequently washing our hands and regularly cleaning the spaces where we live and work. These practices aim to remove or kill the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, and thereby minimise our risk of infection. But there have been…

How to Make Sure Your Washed Face Masks Are Dry the Next Day

How to Make Sure Your Washed Face Masks Are Dry the Next Day

My new nightly ritual is to hand-wash the day’s pile of face masks in the sink (hashtag normal things we do in 2020), but if I wasn’t hanging them just so, they wouldn’t be dry the next day — and wearing a wet face mask is a definite no-no if…

How To Trim Your Kid’s Hair At Home

How To Trim Your Kid’s Hair At Home

A couple of months before the pandemic hit, my son–who had always sported a fairly neat haircut–suddenly decided he liked it longer. Well, he either liked it longer or he just really didn’t feel like sitting through a haircut. Regardless, I am now in isolation with a 9-year-old boy who…