Howdy everyone.

Congratulations on a great first third of the year.  As we get ready to head off for a well deserved, very needed break, I want to reach out to my fellow parents with one of my hopes for the second third of the year – that we each actively engage in keeping every Collective child healthy and safe.  One of the small ways we can do so is to remind our munchkins to cover their mouths when they sneeze or cough.  One huge way we can do this is keep kids home who are suffering from a bronchial cough or fever.   December has been rough and on no one more than those with vulnerabilities.  

It’s been brought to my attention by fellow parents that there are kids with asthma and/or other manageable conditions that when infected with bronchitis or the flu their situation becomes downright dangerous or debilitating.  These kids are tiny, vital members of our community and it is incumbent upon us to be collective in keeping them healthy.  We’re not talking about a bad case of snots here, folks. That’s gross but part of childhood.   But if you are in doubt about whether to keep your kid home, think about the 2,3,4 and 5-year olds needing a nebulizer over the holiday season.  Boo to that.  

Happy healthy holidays from our family to yours.


Nadine (Nico’s mama, Rainbows)

Special Needs Parent Coordinator