They’re risk takers, they’re brave and are the unspoken heroes of this world health crisis. Serving as the front line, they need our support now more than ever. Today we recognize the nurses working endless hours to help heal those in need. Nurse appreciation week is the perfect time to show our heartfelt gratitude for these healthcare workers and thank them for their service. So from everyone here at Western Mutual, we say thank you to all those helping fight this pandemic, especially the nurses as we celebrate your efforts.
Thousands of new job opportunities have come from the Covid-19 pandemic, ranging from the medical field to your local pizza shop. But during this time there are other ways one can also save some money without leaving their home. We would like to share some opportunities available to you, whether you’re looking to make or save money.
Local grocery stores and restaurants are seeking to hire several employees to fulfill positions immediately, ideal for someone who would like to continue working.
With most things being closed and more time on your hands, save some money by getting a quote on your homeowner’s insurance and allowing us to provide you excellent service at a competitive low rate.
Food banks, churches and local governments have gathered to offer residents help by providing produce bags, financial assistance and telecom support for those who seek therapy or medical advice.
Take this time to “spring clean” and set aside items that you no longer use or need and that are in good condition which can be sold in a yard-sale or online app once the shelter-at-home order is lifted.
If you have any ideas or recommendations on how to save or make money during this time, make sure to share it with us.
In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis another crisis has arisen for parents who now have children staying home due to school closures. Many parents are struggling to find ways to keep their children occupied with school work and activities. The following are some tips for parents who are either working from home or the stay – at – home spouses who need to fill in time.
For the stay at home parents that remember having a kid-free morning and afternoon, we present the following advice to help you get through your day;
- Use their school routine as a framework for the day. Start with breakfast per usual and set aside lunch and snacks so that they’re already done when they come to you saying that they’re hungry
- Help them in doing their school work in the morning when they have the most energy, remember that they are not being bothered by other students or unnecessary distractions so they can focus and potentially finish assignments faster
- Do not skip out on recess or breaks (this is when they can use their phones or watch T.V.), for your sake and theirs
- Break up the monotony of school work and have them help you cook dinner, take this opportunity to show them measurements, heating temperatures for foods and how to operate and clean appliances
For the parents that have to work from home during this time, allow them to treat their school work like a job. When you are working, they work, and when you take your break then so will they. If they need help with their work, have them mark the question and during your next available break you will show them how to solve the problem. For smaller children that do not go to school, educational resources and videos are offered online.
We hope these tips allow you to have a more planned and executed day and remember to practice proper hand washing for a healthy a safe homeschooling.