Pandemic Parenting

This Is the Year to Ramp Up the Holiday Magic, Damn It

This Is the Year to Ramp Up the Holiday Magic, Damn It

The other day, my 10-year-old said something that broke my heart a bit: “This pandemic has taken all of our holiday traditions away from us.” Maybe it hasn’t taken all of our traditions, but it certainly has taken a lot of them. We couldn’t travel to see my family for…

Break Your Own Parenting Rules Once in a While

Break Your Own Parenting Rules Once in a While

Setting reasonable rules and boundaries, which you then enforce consistently, is the cornerstone of good parenting. On the other hand, life is tedious right now. It’s all dark and dreary and distanced, and we could use a little fun. Which is why it might be time to bend your own…

How Parents Can Ask for More Flexibility at Work

How Parents Can Ask for More Flexibility at Work

It’s interesting how much we used to talk about the need for work-life balance, back when things were actually kind of balanced. Sure, many of us were stressed and spread thin in pre-pandemic times, but there was a set time for work and a time for family and a time…