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One Great Thing for Monday, 5/4

As parents grappling with life in the era of coronavirus ourselves, we know how hard it feels to get through these days—let alone what the next weeks and months will bring. Every day, we’ll share a few great things that are helping us cope with kids at home, work to do, and plenty to worry about. We hope they help you, too.

Develop a quick and easy way to check in with your kids on how the day is going. Maybe it’s a 10-minute one-on-one walk or a few minutes to chat on the front steps, or maybe the whole family creates a feelings chart together, where everyone can log their current mood. Whatever you prefer, give the kids (and yourselves!) a way to indicate when they’re in a cranky mood, need some space, or need some extra love.

We’re all trying to limit our trips to the store, but a lot of stuff—especially the fruits and vegetables—doesn’t last that long. Here are some expert tips for keeping your perishable groceries fresh for longer.

We’re going back for more space travel (we can’t get enough)—and this time we’re landing on the moon. This short video from NASA, narrated by Star Wars actress Kelly Marie Tran, explores the possibility of humans one day living and working on another planet.

If you could transport yourself to anywhere, time travel, pause time, or be invisible, what would you pick and why?

Doubletree hotels are known for greeting visitors with warm chocolate chip cookies. For the first time, they’re making their famous recipe public, so you can recreate them at home


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