Showing posts from March, 2021

What Will It Take to Get Schools Back Open?

The coronavirus pandemic has led to major changes in the daily lives of people across America and the world. One of those changes that are felt most severely by parents is the closing of schools. Getting back to school is a good sign that normalcy is returning, but several things need to happen before they can reopen safely. Here are a few things to look out for as signs that schools can open soon.   Vaccinate Teachers Vaccinations are one of the most important things we can do to protect teachers and students from the risks of coronavirus. Vaccinations are also our best bet at getting to a level of herd immunity while minimizing the number of people who have to suffer to make that happen. When teachers have been vaccinated, they are safer and in a better position to put their energy and attention into engaging students and teaching with the passion, we all know they have. Many state and local governments are focusing on vaccinating teachers first to help schools reopen as quickly and

Additions That Can Make Your Landscape Pop Out

When it comes to spiffing up your yard, endless project ideas may flood your mind. You could add trees, transform your deck, or do several other things to give your outdoors a lift. These ideas can give you a place to start. Add Lights One of the best ways to give your landscape an instant facelift is to add lighting to the backyard. Draping strings of globe lights around or hanging over your patio area will make this seating space instantly more attractive. These gentle lights add warmth and coziness to your outdoor space at night.   You can also consider adding more functional lighting as well. Besides adding them to the patio, you could consider adding floodlights around your outdoor basketball hoop so that it’s still possible to play at night. These lights will also draw more attention to your home as people drove by. Use Decorative Items As you’re working to give your yard a makeover, think about different decorative items you can add. There are seasonal items that you should thi