Special Days for Special Family Time

Hey there!  I’m Kea McGinty, stay at home mom of 4 (9yrs, 6yrs, 3yrs, & 1yr), WarmLine volunteer, and fellow quarantine warrior. On a normal day, I can be easily overwhelmed with the responsibilities of wife, mother, friend, daughter, sister, and any other me’s I need to be. Though I

Coronavirus Pandemic: Manage Your Anxiety First

Put your own oxygen mask on first.  We know this statement from flying in a commercial aircraft.  Should the cabin pressure change dramatically, an oxygen mask will drop down from the overhead compartment.  Put your own mask on before you try to help someone else.   The thought being, of

Coronavirus Pandemic: Stick to Your Routine

My dear mother-in-law had NINE children.  I learned so many things from her!  One of the things she taught me was that when there was a transition in the normal routine of the house it took at least two weeks for a new routine to emerge.  She was reflecting on

Coronavirus Pandemic: Teaching Self-Empowerment

When we’re feeling like we don’t have control over something in our lives, like coronavirus, it’s really helpful to find something that we DO have control over.  Our children are no different - they need to know what they have control over, especially during times of stress.   There are

Coronavirus Pandemic: Kids Have Worries Too

Talking about our concerns with another caring, present, attentive person is so powerful.  In WarmLine, we learn to be fully present, to listen deeply and to put our story on the back burner as we hold space for the other person.  Our children also need us to do this.  It’s

Coronavirus Pandemic: Age Appropriate Discussions

Talking to children about Coronavirus is sort of like talking to them about any other adult topic.  It might feel as uncomfortable or awkward as talking with them about adult money matters or other grown-up topics.  So, let’s remember the WarmLine guidelines for talking to children about any topic that

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