Hello my friends! It’s been a crazy week. How are you feeling?
We’re home and the kids are home from school, and likely will be for the next two weeks (or more!) due to school being canceled with the Cornoavirus outbreak. We are staying home, other than for very necessary grocery trips (and limiting those- and only me or Scott going to the store by ourselves), since social distancing is really important to us right now. We’re trying to focus on the good (No early mornings! Lots of great family time!) instead of getting too caught up in the depressing and scary. Scott and I talked earlier about how we feel like we’re in a movie – right before the impending doom. I have a feeling that things are about to blow up in Georgia, which brings on feelings of uncertainty, anxiety, and fear, but we’re staying faithful knowing that this is ALL in God’s hands, and know that this too shall pass, and we’re all going to be okay.
I thought I’d share some excellent links from all around the internet today- links that might help you out this coming week! Some things for you and also some fun things for the kids since you’re likely indoors and playing teacher like I am this week! I am praying that you and your family are staying healthy and safe.
A great schedule for you and your kids as you navigate this time with eeeeeeeeeeveryone at home!
Are you getting really anxious and stressed out? The Calm Place is so wonderful and helpful.
Need a break, mama? Check out Yoga with Adrienne, FREE yoga instruction on YouTube! EXCELLENT to do with the kids or if you need to get away for a few minutes!
Starting today, Science Mom & Math Dad are going live on YouTube and Facebook 11-1pm EST Monday through Friday with Science Lessons, Engineering Challenges, Crafts & Games!
Did you have a “panic purchase” over the weekend? I was dying over the comments!!
30 Virtual Field Trips with Links– including the San Diego Zoo, Yellowstone National Park, and the Louvre!
Struggling with dinner ideas? Here are 9 easy and cheap recipes using pantry staples. Don’t feel like cooking? Support local restaurants by utilizing Doordash, Grubhub, Postmates, or Uber Eats!
A link to a GREAT printable workbook for kids about the Coronavirus that explains it really well, makes it more understandable on their level, and less scary.
Take advantage of the time at home to organize! The Home Edit is offering a 14-Day mini edit– mini projects for bite-sized wins. Totally doing this.
Are you really struggling? Talk to a therapist quickly and easily through the Talkspace app. We will get through this. So will you.
Get those kids moving indoors! 87 Indoor Games and Activities
Brantley got a guitar for Christmas and she’s going to start online guitar lessons this week!
Maybe the kids aren’t the only ones that could benefit from online learning right now! The Great Courses Plus is offering a free month of their online classes.
I hope y’all end up using this week to soak up family time, slow down a bit, and see the good in the social distancing. I also pray that you understand the responsibility that each of us have to deal with for a few weeks- the individual sacrifices we all need to accept for the greater good of our nation, our communities, our friends, families, and neighbors. More than anything, I pray that you and your family stay safe and healthy.
Through our virtual church service yesterday morning, my pastor said that this is the time for the church to step up and be selfless. I couldn’t agree more. Let us be the light of HIS GLORY, out in this world that is hurting. Stay safe and take care of one another.