Spring fever is here!
Don’t forget, COVID is here too. Guidelines for vaccinated individuals have certainly changed in regard to being in groups unmasked indoors, but the recommendations really haven’t changed for unvaccinated people. Children less than 16 years fall under this category. [Read more…] about Spring Fever!!!
To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate, that is NOT the question. The question is, when and where may I get my covid vaccine?
The past year has brought most of us to our emotional limits and ramped up anxiety and stress. For many of us, the COVID vaccine is like the sun coming out at the end of an apocalyptic movie. It feels like a sign of hope. For others of us, the vaccine is anything but……. [Read more…] about To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate, that is NOT the question
This week, I was trying to figure out a topic to write about, and it occurred to me that I am writing this on the “anniversary” of when I started to really understand that life was about to significantly change…and almost stop. [Read more…] about Happy Anniversary!
Another early dismissal? Another snow day? I think that we can all admit we are exhausted by winter and COVID, but it may be hard to admit that we are exhausted by parenting too. Well, I am going to put it out there. I feel like my parenting reserves are severely depleted these days. This means that I have less patience, I am crankier, and I have a lower threshold for the day-to-day at home.
Normally, even when our parenting skills are entirely depleted, we might depend on a friend or family member to give us a respite. The reality of COVID is that there isn’t really a respite. When you and your partner argue over who gets to go to the grocery store, you know you have hit a new low. Prior to COVID, I would say “ugh, there is a line at Trader Joe’s”. Now, I am thinking, “I hope the line is pretty long so that I can have a little alone time while waiting in line.” Being a parent is already difficult, but these days, it seems like we are on a reality show of “Survivor, Parent Edition”.
Even school is not a respite since they don’t quite seem to be in school (either in-person or virtual) with the weather these days. The irony is that I have a hard time not taking it all on myself. I tend to fall on my sword a bit. My husband always offers to watch the kids so I can have time for myself, and I just can’t seem to take it or use it effectively. It is hard to take that time when there really is nowhere to go. I can’t seem to shut it off even though I know I need it. [Read more…] about Parenting in the Age of COVID
Our offices will be opening today, February 19th, at 10 a.m.
As always, a doctor is available until then.
Keeping the safety of our patients and staff in mind, our offices will be closing today, February 18th, at 12 p.m.
As always, there will be a doctor available!
We will be keeping an eye on tomorrow’s weather and keep you updated.
Stay safe and stay warm!
by Dr. Meredith Renda
As I sit at the computer trying to decide on a Valentine’s gift for my kids/husband, it occurs to me that I haven’t been to the mall in a year, I haven’t eaten in a restaurant, and I haven’t hugged my parents in 11 months. I am both shocked by and defeated by this realization. Time during this last year seems to have both sped up and stood still.