We have exactly three weeks left before we return to the Philippines, and we’re trying to stay as careful as possible because of the logistics involved with international air travel. My mom’s friend came from Korea to attend her niece’s wedding in the US, but she caught covid before the wedding so she couldn’t attend. The rest of her family returned to Korea after the wedding — she was the only one who tested positive — while she is still currently in quarantine in the US. Once she returns to Korea, she has to complete another 2 week quarantine. Traveling in the time of covid is no joke! If any of us caught covid before our flight, that would mean rescheduling rt-pcr tests for our entire family, as well as rescheduling our international flight, our quarantine hotel, and our domestic flight to our island. I don’t want to travel again via air for a long time!
Corrine Tan, the new Chinese-American American Girl doll
Here are some interesting links from around the web this week!
H E A L T H
The Long-Haul Breastfeeders of COVID via Slate
Parents of the youngest kids are not OK right now via CNN
A pediatrician’s advice to parents of kids under 5 on omicron, travel and day care via NPR
COVID-19 vaccination rates for children are low. Experts say parents are ‘taking an enormous risk’ via PBS
No Way to Grow Up. For the past two years, Americans have accepted more harm to children in exchange for less harm to adults. via New York Times
E D U C A T I O N
Lawsuit Says 16 Elite Colleges Are Part of Price-Fixing Cartel via New York Times
Go back to school and ditch weekly testing: The advice from one children’s hospital via NPR
We Talked to the NYC Student Whose Post About High School Life Under Omicron Went Viral via Slate
A High School Principal on Why, Even With Omicron, Remote Classes Aren’t Coming Back via Slate
America doesn’t have enough teachers to keep schools open. The problem started way before omicron. via Vox
F A M I L Y
A guide to parenting fat kids via Today’s Parent
Here’s what’s behind the Wordle c-r-a-z-e via NPR
The great population growth slowdown via Vox
Look Back at the Top 10 Pioneer Woman Recipes of 2021 via Pioneer Woman
Why Making Friends in Midlife Is So Hard via The Atlantic
A Patriarchal Tradition That Just Won’t Budge via The Atlantic
Why More American Children Are Dying by Gunfire via New York Times
Why Isn’t Biden’s Expanded Child Tax Credit More Popular? via New York Times
American Girl Debuts Chinese American Doll in Response to Anti-Asian Sentiment via New York Times
The New Urgency for Work-Life Balance: Why Women Are Quitting Their Jobs and Redesigning Their Lives via Real Simple
cherry / 174 posts
Appreciate the article on the “longhaul breastfeeders.” My youngest was born just as COVID was hitting the U.S. I had originally planned on breastfeeding until 15ish months, but I decided to go until her second birthday in hopes she would get some of my antibodies from my vaccination, and then will at least be able to start wearing a mask. Glad to know I am not the only one.
The “A Guide to Parenting Fat Kids” should be compulsory reading for ALL parents!
persimmon / 1271 posts
@bees. ….did you all get home safely to the Philippines?