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#Ad We are all aware that we are in a boxing match with COVID-19. During a round with your opponent, you make on-the-fly adjustments to the best of your ability. Luckily, we can wear our masks to reduce our chances of getting COVID but otherwise, we have kept our distance and learned how to stay home until we figure out a great offense for this elusive threat. It has been a great defensive plan, but we know that COVID keeps changing. It is for this reason that we need someone in our corner to prepare us for when the bell rings–like the Department of Health and Human Services has.
Since August, 1 in 5 new COVID cases have been in kids. This means that our defense alone is not going to win this fight.
Right now, the best offense available is a COVID vaccine. I currently have everyone in my family vaccinated. I believe that I have done what is best for my family and have significantly reduced the risk for my 3-year-old, who cannot be vaccinated yet. I knew that my children could have some symptoms after having their vaccinations but the greater risk is from COVID—not side effects from the vaccine. The game plan, for now, should be to stay in the fight and outlast the opponent. Put your family in the best position to succeed and roll with the punches. The fighters who listen to their corner are the ones who win the rounds.
Love of impromptu dance parties, 80’s cartoons, and horizontal life pauses (aka naps); Natasha Brown is a stay at home mom of 4 kids, and wife to one lucky guy! In her spare time, she is co-editor of Grits & Grace, as well as editor for The Mother Hustler Blog and Creative Director for the Mother Hustler podcast.