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Coronavirus Central

By now, you are likely feeling overwhelmed by all the coronavirus updates. And they are coming at you from everywhere – the news, social media, your coworkers, friends, family…it’s a LOT to take in.

We get it.

In fact, I’m lucky if I am making it through each day without worrying about everything from toilet paper to checking my kids for symptoms.

So here at Military Moms Blog, we have compiled all our resources for you in one tidy corral. Whether you are searching for tips on homeschooling during this time, an immuno-compromised citizen’s perspective on self-isolation, or a few laughs to ease the tension, we have you covered.

Perspectives from our Team

My Anxiety is Giving Me a Hard Time

My anxiety is giving me a hard time.   It doesn’t show, even to me, because my coping mechanism of choice is avoidance. I push my fear of the unknown […]

Our Family PCS’ed During The Pandemic

My husband is Army Reserves. For the last 18 months, we have been on active duty orders and stationed in Fort Rucker, Alabama. What came as a shock to me […]

I Was Not Meant To Be This Kind Of Teacher

I remember a time in early motherhood where I was voluntold to work in a children’s class. Voluntold because there was a need and some of that need was a direct […]

We are NOT in the Same Boat: Gratitude and Support During the Pandemic

COVID-19 has changed lives across the planet. One of the things I keep seeing all over social media is “We’re all in the same boat!” While I appreciate the sentiment of […]

No-Contact Ways to Connect With Friends Right Now

As military spouses, we are well-practiced in loving and supporting one another from a distance. We have connections in other states and other countries that we don’t see often. But to […]

In Its Own Way, COVID-19 Has Made Me Appreciate Military Life

Life as a military spouse is not often framed in the most glowing of terms. We endure a unique set of challenges, after all. But when discussed positively, it’s almost […]

What I’ve Learned: Observations In The Time Of COVID-19

As I write this, I am several weeks into social distancing/quarantine/isolation in response to COVID-19. It is a surreal time to be sure. In fact, time itself has become an […]

COVID-19 Has Created a New Class of Heroes – So Thank Them

A friend from college texted me the other day. She was worried about her father, a doctor, contracting COVID-19. I told her I had some idea what she might be […]

Week by Week, I’m Struggling…But Still Trying

It had been one week since our governor canceled all public schools through at least March 30th, and yesterday it was pushed to May 15.  At that moment, I was sitting […]

COVID-19 Dispatches from Around The World

No matter where you are in the world, you are feeling the impacts of COVID-19. Our Military Moms Blog team is located in multiple states and countries. We are all [...]

It’s Not About The Toilet Paper – It’s About Our Humanity

Covid-19 pandemic…or a toilet paper crisis? I keep thinking about this toilet paper crisis during this pandemic, a crisis that seems to only affect those of us in the United […]

Self-Isolation: Human Responsibility VS American Rights

I posted this yesterday on Facebook after days of reading article after article about the current pandemic: OK. That’s it. I’m tapping out. I’m now going into self-isolation for the […]

As the Wife of an Emergency Physician, I Beg You, Please Stay Home

This weekend, on the cusp of Spring Break, my phone was abuzz: “What are we thinking about Mom’s Night Out? Are you still going?” “That pool party’s still okay since […]

Dispatches from Northern Italy: How to Survive A Coronavirus Quarantine with Kids

Because of the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy where I live, schools have been closed since February 23rd. As of March 9th, our town and region have been under quarantine […]

Homeschooling and Self-Isolation Resources

The Five Best Sourdough Bread for Newbies

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When Life Has Not Slowed Down, Practice Mindfulness

Our family is going on week five of the COVID-19 stay-at-home routine. I call it a routine, but it has not in any way come to feel like a new […]

We Have Masks: Our Choice for #Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday was established in 2012. It started with a simple idea of enabling people to do good for others. It has grown into a global movement that inspires people […]

10 Cardboard Box Crafts and Recycling Activities For Kids

Being a forces family, we move around a lot. By default, that means a LOT of boxes. Big boxes, small boxes, broken boxes, over taped boxes, you name it. A [...]

Make Your Own Sourdough Starter

This is part one of a series about making your own sourdough bread starter and bread recipes. Make sure to come back for part two next month! So, there’s a […]

Friday Favorities- Dani’s Coronavirus Survival Picks

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Pandemic Induced Insomnia? You Are Not Alone

I’m a night owl, and it’s been a long-time fantasy of mine to convince the world to run on my personal clock. This is what it would look like:  Sleep […]

Friday Favorites: Meals for the Stay at Home Era

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“Some Things Never Change” – Making Frozen II Your Pandemic Playlist

Someone knew we'd need Frozen II in 2020. I'm not necessarily talking about the amazing people at Disney+ who released it months ahead of schedule. But someone up there - [...]

Easter Ideas in the time of COVID-19

Times are wild, am I right? I’ve been wanting to try some new things for Easter but COVID-19 has been messing with all my plans.  There are a lot of things […]

Military Moms Neighborhood Egg Hunt

We may not be able to attend our favorite events and holiday activities right now, but with a little help from our communities, we can still do an Easter Egg [...]

15 Ways to Use PlayDough For Learning and Play

Do you like playdough? Do your kids? Most of us have play dough in the house or perhaps like to make our own. We like using playdough for learning and […]

Schools Closed? 7 Sanity Saving Tips and Activities From a Seasoned Homeschooler

Schools all around the world are closing due to coronavirus. This isn’t the first time schools have closed down, and it won’t be the last. Whether it’s due to weather, […]

Recommended Family Viewing for the Shut-In Season

If you’re like my family, the winter months are a time for hibernation and family bonding. This year we’re even more reclusive with a raging flu season, a newborn in […]

City Mom Collective and Sister Site Resources

Live Videos

Have you suddenly found yourself as your children's primary educator and unsure what to do? Join us as we talk to Heather Tabers, a seasoned homeschool mama, for tips, advice, and resources to continue educational momentum without skipping a beat! What questions do YOU have? Comment below!

Posted by Military Moms Blog on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

 

LIVE Q&A with Dr. Lisa Di Enno- With so much medical misinformation out there, we are honored to have Dr. Lisa Di Enno join us to help navigate your questions relating to COVID-19 and your family. Dr. Di Enno is a retired Navy pediatrician who currently specializes in pediatric urgent care.What questions do YOU have? Be sure to comment below!

Posted by Military Moms Blog on Friday, March 20, 2020

 

Creative Mindfulness with Grace from The Rainbow Tree – With schools out across the country, we want to help you create fun and meaningful connections with your kids while learning! Today, we're talking with Grace, from The Rainbow Tree, to learn about the purpose of creativity, and do an activity together. All you need is play dough! It's more than a craft – it's a creative reset!

Posted by Military Moms Blog on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Facebook Resources and Posts

 

When I first heard about the virus, I wasn’t very worried. I thought to myself, “This won’t affect me, it’s going to be…

Posted by Military Moms Blog on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Almost nightly my oldest son struggles to fall asleep. He worries about little things such as if he will get a hit at…

Posted by Military Moms Blog on Monday, March 23, 2020

Isolation, lines at grocery stores, and homeschooling – is this the new normal?Right now, being told to stay home…

Posted by Military Moms Blog on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

For the first time in my life, I'm filing for unemployment.I work at a transportation and warehousing company. And…

Posted by Military Moms Blog on Friday, March 27, 2020

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