Tag: parenthood

How To Help Your Children Cope With COVID-19 Stress

By: Lauren Ramakrishna As COVID-19 first spread across the US in early 2020, parents’ main concern became protecting their kids’ health. While masking and social distancing have gone a long way to help ensure the physical health of many children and adults in this country, families report a worrying decline in mental health, particularly now. ParentsTogether Action, a national parent-led non-profit,…

12 Road Trip Hacks to Make Car Rides Easier for Kids

By Deena Campbell The American Automobile Association reported that this holiday season travel by automobile will account for 95% of all holiday travel. Mamas know family road trips call for creative thinking—playing the license plate game and piling up the car with snacks will only entertain little ones for so long. We caught up with Gregg Murset, CEO of BusyKid (and a father of six who…

How To Navigate Education On & Offline During The Pandemic

By: Children and Screens This year’s “back-to-school” looks very different for families grappling with the pandemic. While some students will return to in-person learning, many will take their classes online or participate in a hybrid model that mixes virtual education with in-person attendance. Each scenario comes with its own set of challenges, opportunities, and anxieties. With this in mind, we’ve brought together…

The Unspeakable Cost of Parenthood

One morning in May 2016 — having unexpectedly become a single parent several months earlier, and sick of lying awake nights trying to mentally balance my household budget — I did something that, at the time, felt drastic and slightly shameful. After taking my 5-year-old to school and my 2-year-old to day care, I returned to our fourth-floor walk-up, tidied…