March 24, 2020

I know many of you are new to being home with your kids—all day, every day. Even if you were home with them before, now it’s in a new and different way.

We’re all feeling a little shaky right now, and it doesn’t take long for our nerves to fray when everything’s upside-down in the world. Add on kids who are anxious, bored, or confused and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.

If your kids are spending more time on their screens, don’t beat yourself up. It’s not the end of the world. Acknowledge you have a huge job managing the new feelings, questions, extra time together, financial stress, and ever-evolving parameters of social distancing. It’s a crazy moment in history!

You are still the Ruler of your Queendom.

It’s all going to be okay. You’ve got this. Keep focusing on your strengths, and give yourself a lot of credit for what you juggle in a day.

If some days seem like a write-off, let them be a write-off!

Here’s a free resource that may help give you a few more moments of peace in your days.

For as long as schools are closed, you can stream audio books to your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet with Audible. Choose from free audio books for kids of all ages and stages.

Enjoy this! And let me know your favourites so I can review them on Bookends and share them with others.

We’re all in this together.

Love you,
Carolyn

Helps with: boredom, a love of reading, distracting your kids, making time for yourself, allowing someone else to read to your child!

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