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When Spring Fever and Cabin Fever Collide

When Spring Fever and Cabin Fever Collide

You guys... it's finally spring! Flowers are budding. Green grass is growing. Snow is gone (theoretically). And the temperatures have got us wanting to jump full force into allllll of the summer activities around the corner. If you're anything like me, spring fever is...

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Self Care in Under 10 Minutes

Self Care in Under 10 Minutes

Does anyone else find it interesting that in some ways, we've all been given more time than ever, but in other ways, accomplishing anything significant during a single day feels impossible? On one hand, we've been given a plethora of flexibility in our schedules, but...

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Virtual Entertainment: Is This Our New Normal?

Virtual Entertainment: Is This Our New Normal?

Remember the days when screen time was a bad word? When we blamed social media for sucking away all of our time? When you were too old to know what TikTok was? If those don't feel like memories and you're still stickin' to your guns on all of the above, then I'd like...

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The Importance of Sleep Routines in Our New Normal

The Importance of Sleep Routines in Our New Normal

Over the past few months, we've all had some element of our daily routine stripped away from us as a result of school closures, business closures, and stay-at-home orders. Incase this whirlwind of 2020 has fogged your memory... the current reality of being IN your...

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Teaching Life Skills During COVID-19

Teaching Life Skills During COVID-19

During this “homeschooling season,” we've been given an opportunity to teach our kids more than just what can be found in textbooks.  Do you remember taking home-ec classes back in the day? I remember it being one of the classes I looked forward to each week. We...

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Request a Digital Sit on Komae!

Request a Digital Sit on Komae!

You’ve seen technology constantly evolve in the classroom and in our homes. Sometimes it feels hard to keep up and most of the time it feels unnecessary and over the top. Heck, with the speed at which technology changes, our kids are often better at using it than we...

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Sit Swapping During a Time of Social Distancing

Sit Swapping During a Time of Social Distancing

To say that the buzz about COVID-19 is overwhelming would be an understatement. No matter which direction you turn, the voices are loud. The panic is loud. Heck, even the passiveness has somehow become loud. It feels like organizations are either saying too much or...

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The Answer to Your Spring Break Childcare Plan

The Answer to Your Spring Break Childcare Plan

Spring break is around the corner and for working parents, these changes to our regular routine can come with a reasonable dose of stress. But what are we to do? Take the week off to be with your kids? Schedule a vacation? Attempt to work from home while they kids...

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Pass Along Kindness

Pass Along Kindness

Have you ever been the recipient of a random act of kindness? One of my favorite things is when I’ve been in a drive thru ordering my hot morning coffee to start the day off right and I get up to the window to find out that the car in front of me paid for my drink. If...

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Komae Goes Global – Welcome Sitster!

Komae Goes Global – Welcome Sitster!

One year ago, Komae was making plans to shut down. Our budget had been spent. Our founders were tired. And our traction wasn't quite what it needed to be in order to bridge the gap between the desert we had found ourselves in and the land of plenty that we knew was on...

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What About ME?!

What About ME?!

So much of our lives we equate doing the “right thing” to doing something for someone else, or we choose to do it because of the impact it will have on someone else. One may never stop to consider that sometimes the most important thing you can do, is to take care of...

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A Letter from Erin Beck, Komae’s New Momma

A Letter from Erin Beck, Komae’s New Momma

When I got the news about Komae shutting down, I was in my parent’s farmhouse kitchen. I opened the email and everything went quiet around me, though no one had stopped moving, everyone was still carrying dishes and chasing baby around the table. It’s not what anyone...

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