Differentiating Between My Inner Child and My Actual Child

When we started social distancing last week, I was confused. We decided on no playdates, but neighborhood walks seemed okay. We kept our distance when speaking to people, even my toddler daughter did. There was one time though that as we were chatting, a child picked up a bug, which my daughter soon after picked … Continue reading Differentiating Between My Inner Child and My Actual Child

Seeking Self-Care: Balancing Our Children’s Needs with Our Needs

This afternoon I spent my lunch break taking my daughter to the doctor for a sick visit. I was grateful that the doctor could fit her in at the time I requested. When I returned, my co-teacher asked me how she was doing. I was grateful that she cared about my daughter—her former "student"—but I … Continue reading Seeking Self-Care: Balancing Our Children’s Needs with Our Needs