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Marilyn Campbell

Freelance Reporter

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Organizing Boxes of Old Photos

The daunting project can be broken down into smaller tasks.

Stacks of boxes containing thousands of photographs line the walls of the basement in Alice Denson’s Fairfax home. For the past five years, the 73-year old mother and grandmother has promised herself and her family that she would begin the monumental task of sorting and organizing the photos.

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Parental Burnout on Distance Learning During COVID-19

How to survive until the end of the school year.

Whether deciphering algebraic equations and trying to teach them to a disinterested child or helping with a science experiment during a Zoom conference call, for parents who are trying to homeschool their children during the current COVID-19 pandemic, the struggle is real. Last fall, some parents developed a plan to deal with the academic burnout that occurs as the school year neared an end. Little did they know that the plan they created would be themselves.

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Comfy Kitchen Amid COVID-19

A gloomy, dark space gets a light and bright update.

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Virtual Fitness Classes Offer Options

Online choices for those who want to get or stay in shape.

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Staying Active in Social Isolation

A variety of local offerings allows for days filled with activity.

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Working from Home with Children

Juggling the role of parent and employee.

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Home Office Design

Creating a professional backdrop for video conferencing.

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Cooking in the Age of Coronavirus

Turning pantry staples into delicious and nutritious meals.

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Talking to Children about Coronavirus

Sharing developmentally appropriate information can ease fears.

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Local Designers Donate Talent for a Cause (Event Rescheduled)

A home in McLean gets a makeover to benefit cancer support community.

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