We’re launching a parenting newsletter

In the Family Way tackles your thorniest COVID-19 era dilemmas

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We knew this moment would come eventually: September. Back to school. Back to a new form of strange reality, and all of the questions that it entails for parents. Are you wondering whether it’s safe for your kids to play sports this fall? What about — gasp — mixed playdates between your remote learner and his hybrid best friend? Are you navigating a learning pod or working in between logging your sullen student into a dozen Zoom calls per day? We’re right there with you.

That’s why we’re launching In the Family Way, a newsletter and column focused on how to parent during this crazy COVID-19 era — while your family is, let’s face it, in your way. It’ll tackle sticky questions regarding health, family life, education, and socializing. (What does that even mean anymore?) It will appear every Thursday in your inbox and in Friday’s print edition. Consider it a candid dose of help and humor when we parents need it most.


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Kara Baskin can be reached at kara.baskin@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @kcbaskin.