Cut Yourself A Little Slack — pandemic parenting

How to Nurture Your Child's Artistic Spirit Without Having to Rent a Storage Unit for All This Freaking Art

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How to Nurture Your Child's Artistic Spirit Without Having to Rent a Storage Unit for All This Freaking Art

Don’t get me wrong, I'm all for kids expressing themselves artistically, but if I have to find a place to store one more piece of art, I'm going to lose it. It’s not all ‘good’ and some of it is actually ‘shitty’, but yet I keep it all. Because, love. I have storage bins FULL of paintings and drawings my darling children have created over the years, but I’m at max capacity. So, I've started getting crafty about different ways they can still show off their Jackson Pollock skills that don’t result in a trip to the storage unit with...

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Try This New Winter Activity That's Taking my Living Room by Storm!

Tyler Karlberg last-minute magic mandatory family fun pandemic parenting sounds better than they are

Try This New Winter Activity That's Taking my Living Room by Storm!

When it comes to keeping kids busy during long, brutally cold Minnesota winters, I'm the fricking champ. When my son was little, I did in-home childcare for some friends’ kids. Spring, Summer, and Fall, piece of cake. We played outside and did crafts on the deck and went on walks to the playground and all that jazz. In the Winter, we had a lot of busy small people in one small house during very frigid weather. I had to get clever with what we had in the house to keep them entertained and to maintain my sanity. And so, cotton-balling...

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End of Year Performance Review: Parenting in a Pandemic

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End of Year Performance Review: Parenting in a Pandemic

"As you know, the project that we're talking about is "raising children during a global pandemic." And yes, I'm aware that you did not volunteer for this project and have asked off it repeatedly. But that's not happening, so let's talk about your performance!"

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