As October wraps up and winter begins to sneak up on us, the holiday season is inevitably not far behind.
For some, the holidays are the most joy-filled time of the year. For others, they are daunting and something that is actively avoided until December rolls around. If you are familiar with the looming presence of the holiday season, a simple solution to all the stress and dread is to be proactive.
Feeling a sense of limbo around back-to-school? You’re not alone! With so much uncertainty in the air, parents of school-aged children are getting more creative than ever, faced with “reimagining education” so our kids don’t feel a sense of limbo, too. Whether they literally go back to the classroom or school is strictly online, be sure they have everything they need.
When I think of past Father’s Days with my dad, I think of the little gifts that I used to give him in elementary school. A paper cut-out of a necktie, a small gift from a school craft fair, a homemade baked treat… as I grew older, I found myself buying a gift online or meeting him for lunch with my brother. Father’s Day is right around the corner on June 21st, which also happens to be the first day of summer.
We’re nearly through April of 2020, and though most of us feel like we’ve been cooped up inside long enough to last the rest of the decade, we still have no idea when things will return back to “normal” (though let’s be honest, that definition is always evolving and it’ll probably take awhile for us to catch up). Though one would think we’ve had time enough to get into a sort of routine or groove by now, most of the people I’ve talked to still feel less than motivated and have fallen into a creative rut. Even I’ve felt glum lately, and “working from home” has been my norm for the last four years! So, in light of all of this, I’ve conjured up a few things that could perhaps blow the blues away and make us feel a little lighter in spirit and a smidge more productive.