Tag Archives: Personal Essay

Logging Out of Distance Learning When her young children struggled with virtual school this spring, one local mom decided to prioritize their happiness instead

Logging out of distance learning

I’ve been getting a lot of calls lately from friends asking my opinion about what they should do with their children this fall. My perspective on the subject is unique. As an ICU nurse practitioner, I deal with patients diagnosed with coronavirus every day. I have witnessed how COVID-19 can …

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What to Do When Life Feels out of Control Monica Stoltzfus, a mom of three from Lorton, shares a life lesson she learned in high school

what to do when life feels out of control

I had a coach back in high school who I really didn’t care for, actually. His demeanor was a mix of sarcastic remarks barked through a megaphone and an attitude of perpetual punishment, as if he had done something terrible in a former life and was living out his penance every …

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