The End of School As We Know it, COVID19 Lessons


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Family enjoying picnic

So, the school year is finally over and I am ecstatic! The above photo is of our celebration. Balancing work, school, and the stressors of day-to-day life combined with the additional stress of being Black in America during this time has been quite a lot. (Click here to read about our experience.)&

Still, I cannot help but be proud of my older kids. Considering everything, they are the rock stars. They are the ones who did their work and focused. And, yes, the focus required prodding and there were sometime tears.& Still, they kept at it every day. They dealt with mommy school and they thrived.

Boy graduating Kindergarten

Our daughter completed fourth grade. We began her virtual school five weeks before her school had anything. We did math, language arts and science. We read a novel, did equations, and...