Don’t Hide — Go Outside!

By Anna Living in a COVID-19 hotspot (starting in March 2020 and still the case in February 2021), leaving the house has become something more cherished than ever before. Staying cooped up in my bedroom, working on homework assignments, and attending live meetings has taken up the majority of my time, and leaving my houseContinue reading “Don’t Hide — Go Outside!”

What We Can Learn From Dogs

By Sarah It’s an average day in my household, still generally confined inside due to COVID-19. We focus on our work, school, and activities in our separate spaces, coming together occasionally to grab some food, say hello, or ask a question. There’s an additional constant in our routine: our dog, Georgie. He waits downstairs withContinue reading “What We Can Learn From Dogs”

Top 10 Activities When Lockdown Boredom Hits

By Anna Learn to Paint Painting has never been on my list of talents, however sometime in the middle of the summer I decided to use watercolors again. Using an online class I was able to take the courses at my own speed while genuinely having an amazing time trying it. I can admit myContinue reading “Top 10 Activities When Lockdown Boredom Hits”

Why Sharing a Room Won’t be Your Doom

By Anna Practically since the day I was born, I have always shared a room with my sister. Although a decent amount of our experience has been spent arguing over small inconveniences and unattended-to chores, I’ve learned a great deal of lessons that have helped me not just inside, but also outside of the room. Continue reading “Why Sharing a Room Won’t be Your Doom”

An Apple a Day (in Your Oatmeal!) Recipe

By Sarah An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Make it three! With an influx of apples in our refrigerator, I’ve been trying to find creative ways to empty out our fruit drawer. Apples are perhaps the most versatile fruit to bake and cook with, which ended up working in my favor. MyContinue reading “An Apple a Day (in Your Oatmeal!) Recipe”

Why All Teens Should Get a Job

By Sarah As a child spending her summers at the pool, the most dreaded ten minutes of the hour was “Adult Swim.” This was when the lifeguards, sporting red shirts and sunglasses, would go on break and announce that all swimmers under fourteen were to exit the water. I would let out a groan andContinue reading “Why All Teens Should Get a Job”

Our Quarantine Puppy

By Anna Only about a day into quarantine, we had our eyes set on an adorable puppy who was up for adoption, “Georgie.” The last couple days had been horrible – school was canceled, sports abruptly ended, and we weren’t able to see our friends. The only silver lining in sight was the prospect ofContinue reading “Our Quarantine Puppy”

Our Top Ten Favorite Reads

By Sarah and Anna Both of us love to read (almost) as much as we enjoy writing. As kids, we recall memories of snuggling into the couch, reading our treasured Harry Potter and The Mother-Daughter Book Club series. While screens and social media can lure us away from authentic book-reading, there is something special aboutContinue reading “Our Top Ten Favorite Reads”

When a Sibling Leaves for College

By Sarah College. The famous word that stirs a whirlwind of emotions. The place that millions of young adults in the US flock to in the fall. The place known for its lectures, dorms, and newfound independence. The place that’s a blessing and a privilege to attend. As high schoolers, we are constantly reminded ofContinue reading “When a Sibling Leaves for College”

Staying on Track as Life Moves Virtual

By Anna Ever since school went online and I have had to spend the majority of my time at home, simple tasks have become harder and harder. Focusing on one activity has become more of a challenge than before. Although I’ve learned to adapt to this state of “unmotivation,” I still continue to slip upContinue reading “Staying on Track as Life Moves Virtual”