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4 Things I’ve Learned Stuck in Quarantine

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March 31, 2020


Things I’ve Learned Staying Safe At Home


We’ve done it, guys! We’ve made it over two weeks at home and we’re all still safe and like each other (for the most part ­čĄ¬). I won’t lie, it’s felt a little bit like that magic week between Christmas and New Year where I can never tell you what day it is and PJs are the required uniform. Except with much more anxiety, rain almost every day, and no extra extended family time…boo! Here are five things I’ve learned staying safe at home:

1. Schedules Are Essential

Jon and I both work best having a schedule to follow. I think we’d be going insane by this point if we didn’t have structured time for what the kids should be done from the time they wake up to the time they go to sleep! And we made sure to have a variety of things for them to do throughout the day, so they can concentrate on school work and also have the freedom to get all their wiggles out. It’s significantly┬á reduced the number of times I hear the word “Mommy!” ­čśé

2. #Introvertforlife

I am definitely still an introvert at heart. Even time spent all day with my favorite people in the whole world makes me completely exhausted and longing for a place to retreat and recharge in peace and quiet. I’m grateful Jon understands and swoops in to distract the kids just when I need it to take a break!!

3. Patience

Being in charge of the kids’ e-Learning for one week before “spring break” started has confirmed my belief that I would never be able to cut it as a teacher. So extra blessings to you folks who have the patience to do this for 8+ hours a day, as I have a -1256% patience level for it after 10 minutes!

4. Support

I have some fricking fabulous friends and family. Watching everyone support, protect, and love each other has been amazing to see. Things are so up on the air around the events industry right now, but I know we’re all going to come out of this better in the end because we did 1000% what we could to support or couples and each other!!

What have you learned staying safe at home?? Let me know in the comments below!

Much love and stay safe friends,

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