Trick-or-treating is not the only way to celebrate Halloween. For any number of reasons, trick-or-treating might not be ideal for your family. But there is always more than one way to celebrate! Here are 10 ideas to have fun this Halloween! There are many ways to celebrate Halloween. Don't limit yourself to trick-or-treat. By Bethanie Ryan … [Read more...] about 10 Ideas to Celebrate Halloween Safely
Did you know that women, and disproportionately women of color, are on the front lines during every respiratory virus season? According to the Center for Economic Policy and Research, nearly two-thirds of frontline workers are women and people of color, who are overrepresented in industries such as: We know these workers are at risk, but what if they are … [Read more...] about Pregnancy & Contagious Illness: Know Your Rights in the Workplace!
During a time of isolation, feelings of rejection heighten. If you’ve dealt with a messy breakup, been abandoned, or experienced major death loss, the chaos of world events might bring you full circle to Stage 1 of grief, which you thought had passed. Add to that children in your face, fingers under the bathroom door, and tweenage attitudes about school assignments, and these … [Read more...] about Dealing with Dejection
Whether because of a snow day or some other unforeseen crisis, sometimes, your child's school needs to switch to more of a homeschooling format to keep the learning going through this unplanned time off. So now, parents like you who have previously sent their kids to school are finding themselves needing to act as their children’s teachers. Here are some tips from someone who … [Read more...] about 11 Tips for Homeschooling Temporarily
The elderly, especially those with preexisting conditions (heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, respiratory issues including asthma and COPD, etc.) are at highest risk of dying from infectious disease. When they have to go into isolation, they still need regular contact with their family and friends. Here are ideas to keep up their spirits while you are separated. … [Read more...] about 8 Ways to Keep in Touch with Elderly Loved Ones When You Can’t See Them in Person
Here is what I have been telling my patients: There is a lot we do not know about COVID-19, but it seems to be similar to the flu in many respects. Precautions that pregnant women should take include avoiding travel by plane, avoiding crowds, and avoiding exposure to people who are ill. Frequent handwashing is important as the virus may reside on inanimate objects, such as … [Read more...] about Are My Unborn Baby and I at Risk from COVID-19?