If your kids are alive and fed, you’re doing just fine


There are no best practices for parenting, working and living through an international crisis. You need to function in whatever way works best for your family.

It was only hours after my province, British Columbia, announced schools would be closed indefinitely that my Facebook feed was flooded with colour-coded home-schooling charts. The ones that explained how to break up the day between outdoor time, independent reading, kitchen science experiments and backyard art.

Mom groups were filled with queries about homeschooling resources during the COVID-19 isolation, and friends were sharing photos of the pies they were baking with their children. An activity that, apparently, doubled as a lesson in fractions.

As if the idea of being quarantined with my beloved children (bless them) was not enough to send me into a state of panic, social media was now…

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