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Resources for Uncertain Times

The world as we know it has changed drastically in the last week. We went from looking forward to spring break to suddenly having an extended break from school, working from home, and being quarantined for the forseeable future. 

It is only natural to feel stress and anxiety when we are faced with so many unknowns. Moms, we give you permission to grieve. To not be OK. To not be excited about all these changes. We’re right there with you. 

We may not know what the upcoming weeks will hold, but we’re in this together! We will continue to add resources here for you and your family to stay healthy and hopefully thrive during these uncertain times. 


COVID-19 101 from MercyOne

Here are the facts you need to know about COVID-19 to help keep your family healthy.


Talking to Kids about Coronavirus

Things to consider as you navigate the topic that won’t freak them out.

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Managing Anxiety

9 ways to stay calm during uncertain times from a mental health professional. 


5 Outdoor Spaces

Check out these local parks to avoid the crowds and hear yourself think.

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Focus on Family

We have a choice to make – adjust and prepare for the future or lament the past.

Just Stay Home

Talking to our parents about why it’s so important they stay home. 

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Have a Virtual Birthday Party

5 ways to make birthdays special even when you can’t celebrate in person with loved ones.

Plan a Virtual Event

Extroverts have to get creative to socialize when they are stuck at home. 


Tips for Schooling at Home

A homeschool mom shares advice for teaching kids at home. You’ve got this!

Take a Break

Parents live by routine. In the face of uncertainty, let’s give ourselves grace and take a break. 

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