I will be taking some time off during this very challenging time to home school my kids, spend lots (and lots and lots) of time with my family at home, and to rest and stay healthy. You can follow me on Instagram, and I will follow along with you here on the forums, though I won’t comment as much. I’m wishing you and your loved ones good health and strength.
Over the years, I’ve shared 15 Things Couples Should Do Before Moving in Together, 17 things every couple must discuss before they get married, and 20 Things Everyone Should Do Before Having Kids. Today I have a new list for a new milestone many of us are experiencing – some for the first time ever: working from home with our significant others. As someone who has worked from home for 12 years, the past two of which have been with my husband working from home part-time too, I feel pretty qualified to give some tips. And so, below, eight great tips for working from home with your partner or spouse during a pandemic:
Hello! I don’t even know what to say. This has been one of the strangest, scariest weeks ever and I know it’s just the tip of the iceberg. I hope all of you are safe and healthy and managing to handle these rapid changes with as much grace and patience and strength as you can muster. I’m grateful for this DW community — for the camaraderie and the small amount of income it allows me to make at home while I figure out, like a lot of you, how to juggle the demands of around-the-clock parenting, practice some self-care, and contribute in whatever ways I can to my various communities. It feels weird to wish anyone a nice weekend, so instead I’ll wish you moments of peace and calm. Here are some links that may give you some ideas for weathering this oncoming storm:
My Ex and I Fought About Everything. Then Came the Coronavirus.
Easy Recipes to Cook While You’re Self-Quarantined
Celeste Ng, Ann Patchett, Min Jin Lee and Others on the Books That Bring Them Comfort
Walking the Dog Is the Only Time I Feel Sane
I thought this article was particularly helpful: How to Clean and Disinfect Yourself, Your Home, and Your Stuff
Top Tips For Surviving A Lockdown – From The People Living It Right Now
Here’s How To Support Local Businesses During The Coronavirus Pandemic
Also helpful (if you have older loved ones who are slow to take this pandemic seriously): A Psychologist Explains How to Get Elderly People to Take This Seriously
OMG, this is so deliciously awful it’s good: Celebs sing “Imagine”