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Looking for ways to approach sensitive topics? How art activities can help you talk about racism with young children. Yes, even during a pandemic.

Looking for ways to approach sensitive topics? How art activities can help you talk about racism with young children. Yes, even during a pandemic.

In less than one month it will be 12 months…  …that the Wild One has been doing some-type-of-learning distance learning. And even though there were a couple of months when children were finally allowed to go out again, and the Wild One got to spend some time with her buddies, it still seemed as if we were stuck in a perpetual lockdown. But we have been one of the lucky ones throughout this pandemic. We never got sick. Nobody in…

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A broken toy, battles lost…and other not-so-fine parenting moments that occur in lockdown.

A broken toy, battles lost…and other not-so-fine parenting moments that occur in lockdown.

I walked into the room. Exasperated. I’m just so tired of this. I sigh loudly as I step over a pile of capes, books, dinosaurs, a magnet wand, and tulle. There is always tulle somewhere in this house.

Tired of being ignored by your small human? How a to-do list solved my quarantine parenting problems…100 days later.

Tired of being ignored by your small human? How a to-do list solved my quarantine parenting problems…100 days later.

In my previous life as a nursery owner and teacher of fabulous kids, I spent the majority of the past eight years creating activities and planning crafts for children. But even with that experience under my belt, I panicked when I learned about the school closure. Even though the Wild One is very independent, and often finds ways to keep herself busy…she also has the energy of ten Olympians and the curiosity of a mad scientist—any long stint at home…

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