Birthdays and holidays are tricky enough to make special during average times. Figuring out the right activities, the perfect restaurant, who to invite, what gifts to get… Now add in a quarantine. Tricky becomes even tricker. Especially when kids are … Continue reading 3+ME: Kids’ birthdays in quarantine
How’d your first post-layoff week go, you ask? Aw, how kind of you to check in! In long: I remembered on Monday that Mother’s Day was in ONE WEEK 😬(use. a. freaking. calendar.) promptly made/posted a small handful of Mother’s … Continue reading Post-layoff: Week 1
I bounce.I sing.I snack.I overshare.I overthink.I laugh.I hug too tight and feel too much.I procrastinate and don’t text back and get distracted (squirrel!) This is me on a normal day. It’s also me in quarantine — except, my family is … Continue reading 3+ME: Laugh. It’s good for you (and your stepkids. Even after you almost punch them)
What do you turn to when the world turns upside down? For me, weirdly enough, it isn’t art. Don’t get me wrong, art is the air I breathe — But when life feels out of control (lately more than usual), … Continue reading In uncertain times — write?
“I need makeup,” I told my stepson. We were in costume to role-play his latest adventure. He was going to be a shadow demon, while his dad and I were warriors. However, as a warrior, a sweater and jeans would … Continue reading 3+ME: Intimidating and beautiful
LOTS of changes (that happened reeeeeally quickly) have plunged literally ALL of us into a weird new Unknown, and some of us are finding fresh and exciting things to complain about. But (most of the time) everything doesn’t actually suck. … Continue reading What’s your glass-half-full look like?
Everyone’s kinda freaking out. Panic in the streets — (er, panic keeping everybody OFF the streets?) Yes, everyone’s an introvert now. For those of us who’ve had lots of practice introverting, we actually welcome the sudden cultural approval of staying … Continue reading How to Introvert: 9 tips for social-distancing (Part I)