Tag: quarantine

Goodbye, Summer. Hope to see you in person next year.

Goodbye, Summer. Hope to see you in person next year.
Hey, Summer. Been thinkin’ about you a lot lately. The influencers have moved on from you, posting about Pumpkin Spice Lattes and over-the-knee boots for a couple weeks now. As is their seasonal duty, they’re trying to tell me that it’s time to move on. To dust off my chunky sweaters and those fuzzy socks... Read more »

Quarantine road trip: We drove 7 hours to see our daughter's grandparents and it did not disappoint.

Quarantine road trip: We drove 7 hours to see our daughter's grandparents and it did not disappoint.
This post was edited while our power was out thanks to the early August derecho, and after half a pizza and a glass of wine. For more information about pizza and wine, follow @natcmatthews on Instagram. Let me preface this post by saying we are those parents who really didn’t do much pre-pandemic. When our daughter... Read more »

I went back to work after being a full-time mom. Here's what I did wrong.

I went back to work after being a full-time mom. Here's what I did wrong.
For blog updates and cute puppy pics, follow @natcmatthews on Instagram. I returned to full-time work (from home) last week for the first time since April, after taking more than a month off and working part-time for the month of June. I’m very lucky that my company allowed me the time off and that I got to... Read more »
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How I kicked my quarantine bad habit

How I kicked my quarantine bad habit
For blog updates and cute puppy pics, follow @natcmatthews on Instagram. Let’s talk bad habits. A few months ago, we all lost the structure of our daily lives and had to start rebuilding new routines from scratch. For many of us, it was easy to either fall into old habits or develop new “bad” habits.... Read more »

Pandemic Parenting: The childcare struggle continues

Pandemic Parenting: The childcare struggle continues
My almost two-year-old and I have been taking a lot of walks. Last week I logged 8 miles in one day, and coming from someone who never jumped on the 10k-steps-a-day bandwagon, well…that’s a lot. Anyway, I’ve found that around 10 a.m. in my neighborhood, there is what I like to call the stroller parade.... Read more »

Quarantine Fatigue: The 7 Things You're Sick of Right Now

Quarantine Fatigue: The 7 Things You're Sick of Right Now
Coronavirus. We’re over it, right? Quarantine fatigue. It’s happening to you, it’s happening to me, and it’s happening to our dogs. Just kidding, the dogs LOVE quarantine! Those of us who have been cooped up since mid-March are starting to get the appeal of the neighbors down the block who’ve refused to wear masks this... Read more »
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