Author Archives: tfitzpatrick

Helping a child navigate the ups and downs of grief

One thing that you can’t protect or prepare your children for is the pain of loss. My son lost one of his grandmothers and he is learning how to cope with his feelings. Although this is not the first time our family has lost a loved one, it is the first time that he is fully aware of what death ...

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Op-Ed: Working moms juggle tasks as home becomes office

As I write this, I’m sitting at my home office, the desk and computer that has become my mainstay through most of my working hours during the week and increasingly at night and on the weekends, too. Save except when I’m picking the kids up from school, or helping them with their homework, trying to put in a load of ...

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day at home with your kids

Like all previous holiday parties at school this past year, the tradition of passing out cards and candy for Valentine’s Day will look different for kids. Although some schools will still allow the passing out of Valentine’s Day cards and treats, all will be practicing social distance protocols. While kids won’t get a traditional Valentine’s Day celebration this year, there ...

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