The COVID-19 statistics today indicate the average trend in new cases is still on a downward slope. If the trend continues this way for the rest of the week we will be safe in assuming we are past the peak. Certainly, the number of patients with suspected / confirmed COVID-19 has fallen in th…Continue Reading.
We’ve all learned a lot lately about what’s necessary and what isn’t. Taco Tuesday with friends from the gym? Delightful but nonessential. Groceries, though—how can you bring home the all-important staples without bringing home the virus? Wait until you really need to shop. If you’…Continue Reading.
Trying to navigate the ins and outs of COVID-19, when scientists don’t yet completely understand the disease, is hard enough. But what are we supposed to do when children start asking questions? The short answer: Be honest and validate their feelings. “A lot of children are missing out on bei…Continue Reading.
No one wants to be told they’ve contracted COVID-19. If it happens, though, it’s important to know this: 80% of the population can manage symptoms—including fever and cough—and recover at home. And most people feel better in a week, if not sooner. But, what should you do if coronavirus en…Continue Reading.
Now comes the hard part. The past few weeks have seen changes nobody could have predicted six months ago. Schools closed, college students arrived home, businesses temporarily shut down or transitioned to online only enterprises, sporting events (and even entire seasons) were cancelled; the pace …Continue Reading.
Hat’s off to you, parents! You’re working from home while keeping a responsible distance—at least six feet—from everyone except the immediate family. You’re cooking every meal. You’re even starting to understand the e-learning thing and how to keep your kids occupied when they can’t…Continue Reading.
Are you missing face-to-face chats with grandma, grandpa, mom, dad, or your older neighbors? While nothing can replace those conversations (or a really good hug), there is a special reason to stay at least six feet from anyone over 65 as we work together to stop COVID-19. The reason: Older people…Continue Reading.
I am hopeful you had a restful Easter weekend and are refreshed and ready to tackle our strange times again! As we move into the new week there are a mix of bright, and dark, spots appearing in the data. On the positive side, a very large drop in the number of new COVID-19 cases in Indiana was re…Continue Reading.
“Good Friday.” The words might seem out of place in the midst of a global pandemic, with anxiety overshadowing us all and uncertainty reigning supreme. Rather than being out of place, I believe “Good Friday” provides exactly the certainty and hope we all need at this moment in our journ…Continue Reading.
With so much time to fill, it’s extra tough to keep kids occupied in ways that don’t make you fear their brains are turning to mush (even if yours kinda feels that way, too). You can find scads of lists these days of free educational resources online, and here are a few highlights to get you …Continue Reading.