"If we have essential trips and we have essential workers, we also have essential tasks. We don't have to do all the things."
Episode 17 – Parenting in a Pandemic : In This Together
Thank you for joining us for a very special episode of Milwaukee Momcast….one we never thought we would be making. As we find ourselves in the midst of having to parent during a global pandemic, we want you to know we are here for you and we see you.
It’s been a crazy few weeks. Our world has been turned upside down and we are now facing the task of living, working, and parenting in an environment like none other. With the Coronavirus continuing to spread across the globe, we parents are trying to figure out how on earth to do this. And it’s hard. Really hard.
May this episode bring you some encouragement and reassurance in these difficult times that we are in this together.
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Episode #17 - Show Notes
You Don’t Have to Do All The Things
Believe it or not, you don’t have to fill every waking moment of quarantine with science experiments and virtual field trips. You don’t even have to make bread if you don’t want to.
Be Aware but Not Overwhelmed
Know what’s up, but know when to shut it off. All of this is scary and is also leading to a lot of Internet Keyboard Warriors throwing shade around like confetti. It’s okay if you need to shut it down to save your sanity.
Do What You Can, not What You Think You Should
We only have the capacity to do so much in a normal world and in this insanity, even less. Avoid convincing yourself of what you “should” be doing/accomplishing and stick to what you CAN do.
Throw Out the Rules
Screen time limits? Consistent bedtimes? Guidelines about what counts as pants? Throw it all out. We’re just surviving here, friends. This is the perfect time to throw out the rulebook and live your quarantine lives a little dangerously…..from the safety of your home, of course.