I’ve never lived through a pandemic before. But like all parents, I know what it’s like to have my world shrink. My world used to be much tinier than this, those first weeks after I had each baby when I barely left my bedroom, and the months afterward when even a walk down the street sometimes seemed impossible.
The quarantine’s tight intimacy has been strangely familiar, so sweet and so suffocating at the same time. Thanks to those early baby years, I know what it’s like to have my world close in on me and my children, and how to re-craft my expectations around those new boundaries. Luckily, this time around, I have that past experience to guide me.
Expectant parents are filled with anxiety and questions as an outcome of the coronavirus pandemic. Two doctors from the University of Washington School of Medicine share what they know and how expectant parents can keep themselves and their baby safe.
When it comes to playing in and around the water, there are two things families can do to keep children and adults safe and save lives.
National domestic employers network, Hand in Hand, recently partnered with the National Domestic Workers Alliance to answer questions and provide resources around (re)hiring nannies, caregivers, house cleaners, and other domestic workers with one goal in mind: to safely bring employees into work while keeping them and employing families safe.
In this way, a quarter of quilting fabric and bobbins of leftover thread became something much bigger: a project to unite our family in an uncertain time. We pored over pictures of loved ones wearing the masks we made, our scraps and stitches forming an amulet for them to wear into this new world.
A woman of color reflects on her privilege to discover the deep anxieties, fear, and grief conjured up by the pandemic and comes out on the other side with feelings of hope and ideas on how to take action.
Hear how one local parent, trained facilitator, and mindful parenting guru uses mindfulness practices to help her through these groundhog days of parenting, one breath at a time.
By Katie Ferguson, Amara (Estimated reading time: 4 mins) How much do you know about foster care? Much of what most people think about kids and families involved with child welfare is based on media, which often highlights extreme stories, perpetuates stereotypes, and fails to recognize systemic racism as the cause for the disproportionate number of children in color reflected…
(Estimated reading time: 3 mins) With the rapidly evolving impacts of COVID-19 on daily life, it is important to keep in perspective that your child’s dreams and your goals for their future are long-term and boundless. Staying the course can be an essential part of keeping those dreams moving forward. And higher education can be an important step to help…
New parents need social support. Learn one way parents can find that through text-based support with parent mentors with Nurture® Seattle.