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Seven Things We Should All Prepare for as We Re-Enter the World

Seven Things We Should All Prepare for as We Re-Enter the World

It's almost time, you guys. The time that some of us (myself, really) thought would happen about three weeks after March 9, 2020, is finally here. We're about to go back to "normal."  There's a lot that I miss about normal. But there are some things I'm a little apprehensive about too. As someone who functions pretty well in society given that I am a baseline 6 out of 10 on the socially awkward scale, there are a lot of situations that I've been able to just straight-up avoid in the last year that I'm not particularly excited to get back...

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"When will my kid...?" The milestones doctors don't track.

When I had kids, I had a lot of questions for my doctor about certain milestones. But I never asked because most of my questions were, admittedly, a little selfish. As much as I adore my children, I'm always curious about that next level of independence that will let me drink a cup of coffee, read a book on a park bench instead of pushing them on the swings, and spend time at family events chatting with other adults instead of standing in the bathroom wiping what seems like a conveyor belt of butts. Now that I've hit some of...

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How to create a magical Easter experience when you just now realized that Easter is in two days.

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How to create a magical Easter experience when you just now realized that Easter is in two days.

I feel bad admitting this, because I know of it's theological importance, but Easter is always going to have a bit of a tough time. Growing up Catholic, I frequently heard frustrated mutterings of Christmas being the less important, but more celebrated holiday and why that indicated a problem in society at large. I am absolutely not here to debate that, I mean, society DOES have some problems. But I would like to offer an alternate point of view: Christmas is easier to celebrate because it's Always. On. The. Same. Day. Easter jumps around every year, and that's why people...

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