Sunday, March 22, 2020

What to do during a stay-in...

As a teacher and a mother, I know how difficult staying home can be, so I thought I'd share a few things that I've found that may help you during this time.

Declutter your home:

I decluttered my home during winter break and loved how great it felt. This is something you can get the whole family involved in doing. Click here for just one of the many ways to tackle this challenge. Once you are done, donate the things you are getting rid of to a local charity. I donated my items to the Vietnam Veterans of America, but there are many organizations that will come and pick up your items.

Learn something new during this time:

Ivy League schools are offering certain courses for free during this time. It may be the perfect opportunity to branch out into a new field. Click here for more information. 

Learn a new language:

Open Culture is offering free courses to learn a new language. Think of a country you want to visit once this virus is gone and start learning words and phrases in that language. Click here for more information.

Listen to audiobooks:

If you have non-readers or simply enjoy audio books, Audible is offering free audio books while schools are closed. Click here for more information.

Read a free book:

The New York Public Library system is offering free downloads of their books during this time. Click here for more information.

Support an indie author:

I am a member of the Rave Reviews Book Club. These incredibly amazing authors write books of all genres. There are free books as well as many books for just $0.99. There are micro reads, short stories, stand alone novels, and series. Browse through their catalog and choose a book of your liking. Click here for their catalog.

Of course, you can also read my books. ;-) The One Discovered is always free. If you've already read that one, check out my other novels here.  

Do you know of other great ways to pass the time while we are stuck indoors? If so, leave your ideas in the comments below. Let's come together as a community to help one another stay sane during this time. :-)


  1. Thanks for sharing these tips, Yvette! I especially like the last one!

    1. I couldn't help but give our amazing writers a plug! ;-) Thanks for stopping by, Jan. :-)

  2. All great ideas, Yvette:) I've been working on decluttering. Stay safe!

    1. Have fun! I enjoyed getting rid of things I no longer used. I felt even better about donating it to a worthy cause. :-)

  3. Great tips, Yvette! I'm doing a lot of reading and my husband and I are checking some home projects off our list. Stay safe, my friend! :D xo

    1. I, too, am reading and getting things done around the house, but I am also finally writing again! Yay! Keep healthy, my friend, and keep posting your poems. I love them! :-)


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