Surviving Quarantine: A Resource Guide for Collin County Moms

It seems like just yesterday life looked so very different from what it looks like today. It’s hard to believe it’s been almost four weeks since we were told to prepare for a pandemic, and it’s easy to wonder if life will ever go back to normal. The constant feeling of anxiety and worry. The never-ending doubts about our abilities and strength. The concern and sadness felt daily for our community and nation. To all of our moms, to all of our readers, you are NOT ALONE! We are all feeling many of the same feelings and have so many questions. Although we cannot provide you with many of the answers we all would like to know, we can do our best to continue providing you with the resources, latest up-to-date information, and activities to keep you and your kids busy (and sane!) during this uncertain time.

Thank you so much to our amazing Collin County Moms contributor team who put many of these articles around surviving quarantine together so quickly for our audience; as well as our City Mom Collective sister sites whose valuable articles have also been included below.

*Please note: This will be an ever-changing resource to surviving quarantine. While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and details, we always encourage you to do the same. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know. Continue to check back for the most up-to-date information.

FOR THE KIDS (EDUCATION, ACTIVITIES, & ENTERTAINMENT)

Having the kids at home for an unknown period of time can bring some anticipation and worry. How will you keep them entertained for days on end? What can we do to keep learning happening outside of the classroom? We’ve compiled a variety of resources from Collin County Moms, as well as various other helpful articles we’ve found. Click the images below to head straight to the source!

**While some information may not be relevant given the current mandated orders and advisories, we’ve included these articles because they’re still good activities to do while at home!

FOR THE PARENTS (SELF-CARE, EASY MEALS, & STAYING HEALTHY)

Self-care is going to look a little different for while! Moms night outs, spa days, and movies are definitely activities we’re eager anticipating for in the future, but in the meantime, mamas, you need to continue to take care of yourself and your mental well-being. Here’s a few articles and reminders on the importance of self-care.

**While some information may not be relevant given the current mandated orders and advisories, we’ve included these articles because they’re still good activities to do while at home!

LOCAL & FEDERAL RESOURCES

Staying up-to-date with your trusted local and federal resources is so important with the rapid rate at which things are changing. We encourage you to check these resources regularly and please let us know if you see any information that needs to be added by emailing [email protected]

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (A Parent's Resource)

WAYS TO HELP

While it is always a good idea to shop local, now is more important than ever to show our support in whatever ways we can, given the current climate and restrictions. If you know of a local business providing some kind of service that our readers should know about (whether it’s virtual healthcare, meal deliveries, etc.), please email us at [email protected] If we are missing something, please let us know and we’ll add it here!