Homeschooling during a pandemic

Homeschooling has largely been an option taken by a small minority of families for a number of years with most parents opting for the traditional education system. In fact, just 3% of school-age children in the US were homeschooled in 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. When the Covid-19 pandemic struck, it gave parents and children around the world a taste of learning at home as schools were closed and lessons moved online during the first wave of the pandemic. And even when restrictions were eased and schools reopened, it was a blend between classroom and online

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Folks Who Grew up Poor Share the Items They Thought Were Luxuries

I didn’t grow up poor but I didn’t grow up rich either, so I remember believing that some things were definitely luxuries.

But if you truly grew up in poverty, your whole perspective is different about how you view the world.

And those kinds of things stay with you forever.

AskReddit users who grew up poor talk about what they considered to be luxuries.

1. Hot water.

“A hot shower.

Cold showers were always available, but when you scraped enough cash to get some diesel fuel and get the burner to kick on long enough to have a hot shower man, absolutely nothing better.”

2. Clothing.

“New clothes.

I grew up pretty poor (no TV, no toys, but had a Sears catalog). My dad got in a serious accident when I was in 4th grade and almost lost his life. He won a small settlement from the community college he was working at and I was able to buy new clothes for the first time in my life.

Before this all I ever had were hand me downs from my cousin and donation clothes from the church. Most were worn to the point of having patches on the knees.

The worst part about getting new clothes for the first time is I felt terrible the whole time picking out new clothes because I always felt like a financial burden to my parents. I remember going to Miller’s Outpost and picking out typical 80’s clothes (OP, TnC, etc.).

It’s funny how growing up poor affects my everyday choices, for better or worse. I’ll never outgrow some of the feelings I had as a poor kid and I feel for any kid who has to endure a childhood of poverty.

It will affect them and their choices for the rest of their life.”

3. The good stuff.

“Honestly, I didn’t know that Pasta Roni was $1 until I was a grown man. I thought that was some gourmet sh*t.”

4. Going hungry.

“Having breakfast.

It’s gotten to the point where I can’t eat in the morning because my body is so used to waiting.”

5. No movies.

“Going to the movie theater!

I saw a grand total of, like, three movies at the theater when I was in high school. My classmates would be discussing movies that had just come out and I never knew what to contribute to the conversation because I had not seen them yet.

Finally started seeing movies at the theater when I started earning my own money.

We weren’t really poor, it’s just that most of the money went towards our education, basic necessities, and luxuries like an internet connection. Pretty middle class, but I guess there’s a huge difference between first world middle class and third world middle class, ahaha!

It also wasn’t very common for high schoolers to hold part time jobs, although I’m not sure now?”

6. Instruments.

“I don’t know if anyone can relate, but in about 3rd maybe 4th grade, me and my twin brother had a music class where we were both required to buy a recorder, like a plastic flute thing.

Well my mom said we didn’t have the money so my twin brother and I tore the whole house up in search of $6 for two recorders. We brought a ziploc bag full of change pennies, nickels, dimes etc.

I think the teacher felt sorry for us, cause she paid for our recorders when the rest of the students left the room. Gave us the ziploc bag back.

Thank you Mrs. Albrecht.”

7. Brand name.

“Brand name cereal was for the upper class, man.

Every time I saw Reeses Puffs on top of the fridge, I knew tomorrow was gonna be a good day.”

8. Wow.

“Grew up pretty poor in Arkansas in a trailer.

I literally got a door to my bedroom for Christmas one year.

It probably still was the best gift I ever received.”

9. Scraping by.

“In middle school I was on reduced school meals so it would be .40 for lunch.

So my parents would always give me 2 quarters every morning for lunch, now the cafeteria would also sell cookies which wasn’t part of the lunch set for .50 each.

So saving .10 each day I could afford one cookie by Fridays lunch. Good times.”

10. Trying to stay warm.

“A new winter coat.

I don’t remember having a new winter coat until I was probably 14 or 15, they had always been hand-me-downs from my cousins.

They were usually at least ten years old by the time I got them and the stuffing would be all clumped up.”

11. Sad.

“School parties where everyone brought something to share for lunch.

“If you don’t bring something, you don’t get to participate…”

I brought two carrots after not being able to afford school lunch for two years. Even the teacher laughed at me.

My young self just decided that day that some people don’t deserve lunch.”

12. Hiding.

“Staying at someone’s house who wasn’t poor, like a relative or friend.

Their house was also so clean, beautiful, pictures on the wall, knick knacks on the counter, and carpet you could play on because it was clean.

I spent my entire teenage years hiding where I lived.”

How about you?

Did you grow up poor?

Whatever the case, we want to hear from you.

In the comments, tell us what you considered a luxury when you were growing up.

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These Husbands Prove That Guys Can Be Really Funny (Sometimes)

We all think we’re super funny, but that can’t possibly be true.

And way too many guys think that an excellent sense of humor comes part and parcel with becoming a husband and/or a father – I mean, puns are cool and all, but there are other types of jokes!

These 10 husbands, though, have some seriously funny thoughts on marriage and relationships – just check it out and see if I’m right!

10. You can do that at home!

For free (and now I sound like my father).

9. That’s called working in tandem.

Something tells me she doesn’t think it’s as cute as he does.

8. You’re on the same page.

You’re just reading different books.

7. He can never be wrong.

That’s more important than romance, hello.

6. Everything is a competition.

You know I’m right.

5. Heaven help the person loading it “wrong.”

Because of course there is a right way.

4. Working from home is a trip.

Just be impressed he knows how to work an iron.

3. He thinks it’s charming.

She’s not so sure.

2. Someone needs a memo.

That’s a clear violation.

1. Now that you mention it.

He probably didn’t want to know the answer to that question.


I’m giggling quite a bit right now, and I’m glad I am. Dads need to get more credit for being essential AND hilarious.

Which one of these cracked you up the most? Which one would you retweet immediately? Which one do you wish you tweeted?

Let us know in the comments! We love to read your thoughts!

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People Share the Meals They Like to Make When They Don’t Feel Like Cooking

When I have some downtime and I’m not trying to rush things, I like to make a leisurely meal. I put on some music, take my time, and then sit down and actually enjoy the food I cooked.

But, as with most folks, life is usually pretty busy and a lot of times I end up making something quick (or getting take-out) so I can be on to the next thing as fast as possible.

So what are some good things to make when you don’t really feel like spending a lot of time in the kitchen?

Home cooks of AskReddit shared what meals they make when they really don’t feel like putting in a whole lot of effort.

1. Nice and easy.


And if you want some protein we make it an egg quesadilla. For anyone interested, you take a couple of eggs, scramble them, cook them like an omelet but immediately top with a flour tortilla.

Dab oil on the tortilla for a nice crust. Flip. Spread Monterey jack cheese slices on the hopefully not overcooked eggs. Top with another tortilla. Dab the oil and flip once more.

Perfection! I like to dip my triangle slices in salsa but spaghetti sauce works well too.”

2. An old classic.

“Grilled cheese and tomato soup.

I keep the Pacific brand soup on hand and pretty much always have cheese and a loaf of bread.

Panera charges $15 for what costs me $3 and ten minutes to make at home!”

3. I’m getting hungry…

“Fried rice.

Rice in the rice cooker, a scrambled egg, maybe some vegetables or leftover meat.”

4. Good point.

“Sliced deli meat straight from the bag.

Who am I trying to impress?

My demons?”

5. Sounds good!

“Toast is entirely underrated.

Whether you just put a little butter on it or fresh mozzarella with garden tomatoes, oil and vinegar; it’s good.”

6. It’s quick!

“Naan bread pizza.

One naan round with a spoon of sauce and a small handful of cheese.

Chuck in the toaster oven for 5 minutes!

So yummy and fast!”

7. Potatoes!

“Loaded potatoes.

Just grab a big potato, bake it (or nuke it for 10 minutes ), cut it open, butter it.

THEN… stuff it full of cheese, diced onions, shredded sandwich meat, whatever other goodies you have on hand, sprinkle some herbs on it, nuke a little more to get it all melty, top with sour cream, and enjoy.”

8. Perfection.

“Pressure cooker + box of yellow rice + cup of water + can of black beans + 3 minutes + natural release = perfection.”

9. Oh yeah!


I always have tortilla chips in the pantry.

Brown meat with seasoning and throw random things at it.

Avocado, sour cream, cheeses, tomato or lettuce if any.”

10. As simple as that.

“Meatballs and Gravy.

Get some frozen meatballs, some pre-made gravy, cook it in the gravy for about 25 minutes, get some instant mash or rice (cook rice with chicken bullion because its super easy and tastes way better.) combine and boom.

It tastes like basic salisbury steak.”

11. Just like in college.

“Tuna melt.

This was my go to college meal besides spaghetti.

We’d do tuna straight out of the can, lemon pepper, and whatever cheese we had handy.

Grill it up and you had a cheap quick dinner!”

12. A quick omelet.

“I have a Spanish omelette variation that is a total cheat; I use bought salsa instead of making my own.

Always keep it on hand. Eggs, spinach, salsa, toast. May add cheese if I have it. Done in about 5 minutes.

My absolute laziest meal is a protein bar and a beer.”

13. Sounds like a good time.

“”Bangers and mash”.

Sausages with mash potatoes with onion and gravy.

Combine garlic, oregano and butter to your mashed potatoes for a good time.”

14. Yummy!

“I find myself reaching all the time for two things: eggs and dumplings.

The eggs I cook in butter and eat plain cause I’m an animal and I just love eggs and think they’re perfect on their own.

Dumplings, I just buy frozen ones and sometimes I boil them with veggies into a soup, sometimes I pan fry them.”

How about you?

What meals do you make when you don’t feel like cooking at home?

Talk to us in the comments! Thanks!

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