Self-Quarantine:Day 2 - West & Rose Farm

Self-Quarantine:Day 2

Hey y'all!  It has been more than a hot minute since I have blogged.  All I can say is that life working full-time while raising two very busy children and keeping my marriage healthy and full of love was about all I could manage.  I have missed this space and the outlet it provided to me.  We are in historic times not just as a nation, but as humans across the globe and I wanted to document some of my days in this new reality.

As of Monday, March 16th my kid's schools along with the institution I work for shut down for a minimum of two weeks due to the COVID-19 or Coronavirus pandemic.  My institution will be delivering their instruction online to all students for the rest of the semester, so more than likely my time working at home while homeschooling my children is my way of life for the next few months.  I don't hate it.  I am trying to keep my mind on the fact that, while this is a scary and stressful time in history, it is precious time that has been given to me to spend with my children and my husband.  It is precious time spent doing what I can to protect my family.

It is exhausting being both a Stay-at-Home mom and a Full-Time working mom at the same time.  Trying to keep my kids on a semi-structured schedule while keeping myself on a semi-structured work-schedule is all consuming.  Our mornings are dedicated to school work and completing assignments.  Our afternoons are focused on time outdoors along with reading.  Our walks in the woods are part of our educational time as we stop to look at the different shapes of leaves, animal tracks and rocks.  We are only on Day 2, but this plan has been working well so far.  During all of this I am able to stay connected at work, speak with my students and work on tasks involving data and planning.  Again, it is only day 2 of self-quarantine, but I feel like I have the opportunity to be the best at all my roles.  I am having to be very intentional about each hour of my day, what there is to accomplish and most importantly showing my children love and stability during these challenging times.

More to come on the new way of life for a family of four living in the country in Georgia amidst a pandemic...

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