At 9:30 AM last Tuesday, I got the first question from a friend: “How do you manage to work from home?” Over the course of the week, more of the same trickled in as friends and patients alike were thrust into new routines because of quarantine. Some people are having a hard time adjusting and this is especially true for friends and patients with kids. Before quarantine, a quiet joke among work from home parents was that we were seen as hobbyists. “Like, what do you even do all day?” Eve 👏 ry 👏 thing 👏. Now that everyone who can is being thrown into the work from home lifestyle, the nation is lifting the curtain on the reality of multitasking, connected parenting, and productivity that we work from home parents have been trying to tell you about. This blog is the tip of the iceberg of what I have figured out as a work from home mom over the past few years and I hope that it can serve you through this quarantine and beyond. Featured image and cover photo by Plush Design Studio from Pexels

Six Tips to Work From Home More Productively

At 9:30 AM last Tuesday, I got the first question from a friend: “How do you manage to work from home?”

Over the course of the week, more of the same trickled in as friends and patients alike were thrust into new routines because of quarantine. Some people are having a hard time adjusting and this is especially true for friends and patients with kids.

Before quarantine, a quiet joke among work from home parents was that we were seen as hobbyists. “Like, what do you even do all day?” Eve 👏 ry 👏 thing 👏.

Now that everyone who can is being thrown into the work from home lifestyle, the nation is lifting the curtain on the reality of multitasking, connected parenting, and productivity that we work from home parents have been trying to tell you about.

This blog is the tip of the iceberg of what I have figured out as a work from home mom over the past few years and I hope that it can serve you through this quarantine and beyond.

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We need to stop panicking about Covid-19. Covid-19, otherwise known as the novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, and as “the coronavirus” is a mutation of a common upper respiratory infection that has been making headlines for everything from its death toll in China to cleared shelves at Costco. Friends and patients alike have asked me for my opinion about Covid-19 and I thought I would write a newsletter to send out. And then it exploded into an essay. Fair warning: this is a long read regarding what a coronavirus is, other coronaviruses you may know of, Covid-19 compared to influenza, the real dangers of Covid-19 beyond symptoms, and what you can do to protect yourself and others. Featured image and cover photo by Susan Jane Golding via Flickr

Teasing fact from fiction: how to respond to Covid-19

We need to stop panicking about Covid-19.

Covid-19, otherwise known as the novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, and as “the coronavirus” is a mutation of a common upper respiratory infection that has been making headlines for everything from its death toll to cleared shelves at Costco.

Friends and patients alike have asked me for my opinion about Covid-19 and I thought I would write a newsletter to send out. And then it exploded into an essay.

Before we get into it I want to be abundantly clear: Covid-19 is serious. Deadly serious. You might be fine. You might catch it and feel like you only have a minor cold. Or you might catch it and spend the next four months recovering your ability to breathe.

I mention the flu A LOT in this piece. Covid-19 isn’t a “bad flu.” And to understand the difference we have to get down to basics.

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