Hello hello. Seeing as we are stuck inside our homes with our fingers up our noses for the foreseeable future, we’re all missing the daily variety and moments of serendipity that we often take for granted in our regular non-quarantine lives. With this list, we are hoping to provide ideas, resources and inspiration to keep everyone grounded and to make each day feel different from the one that came before. So dive right in, there’s more to come!
1. FOR YOU
Parenting during a global health crisis is uncharted territory for all of us. So let’s just go easy on ourselves and lower that bar all the way down to the ground and then bury it. How to work from home with kids via The Cut.
If meditating wasn’t your thing before, congratulations, it is now your thing. Free meditations and exercises for our uncertain times via Headspace.
Sometimes it takes a global pandemic to help you realize (or reaffirm) that certain sentiments are most eloquently expressed through art. A timely poem by Barbara Kingsolver via NYT.
Because there are still a few things that are even stranger than the situation you’re in right now. Tiger King via Netflix.
Work from home family politics distilled into 15 high level Slack channels via McSweeney’s.
They’ve got questions and you’ve got only a very thin veneer of patience left. What it’s like to work from home with kids via @ijessewilliams.
The importance of taking charge of how your home smells during the age of quarantine cannot be overstated. DIY signature home scents via Food52.
Dance like everybody’s watching. Join thousands of sweaty strangers on a super fun group dance livestream with Dance Church.
Your MVP (most valuable pantry) recipe. A genuinely delicious meal option that requires no fresh ingredients except garlic. Victoria Granof’s pasta con ceci via Food52.
No Kid Hungry is focused on supporting children who have lost access to daily meals provided by their schools. You can donate here.
Pregnancy during a pandemic adds layer upon layer of extra stress on top of everything else. Expert answers to some of the most pressing concerns via the NYT.