Legal help during COVID-19, making kids’ chores fun with Monopoly money & how to see the world from home
Do I have to wait for law firms to reopen for office hours in order to get help? Will my case be ruined if I’m scared to leave home and meet lawyer face-to-face?
The “new normal” we are all experiencing since the coronavirus outbreak has us all worried about so many different things. One question that keeps coming up is what to do about legal issues during a time of social distancing and closed offices. Since so many stores are closed, many people think that they have to put off dealing with their problem until people go “back to the office” by sitting back and waiting. While we can’t speak for other firms in the area, at Attorney McClure’s office, we want you to call no matter what the situation is like in the world. Social isolation or not, we are here to solve legal problems. Technology allows for so many amazing things; the most important being communication. The sooner we know about your legal issue or question, the sooner we can solve the problem or provide you with an answer. There are still actions that can be taken on your behalf. Remember that helping people is the reason the firm was started in the first place, so we want to be able to help and are passionate about doing so. We welcome phone calls, emails, Skype chats – whatever will make you feel comfortable, heard, and understood.
Monopoly money is a great way to replace traditional allowance, encourage kids to earn perks
We must applaud clever Texas mom Stephanie Craig for her now-viral Facebook post about her system for using Monopoly money as a reward system for chores. Let’s face it, right now going out and spending allowance money is not the best option and Stephanie’s idea is the next best thing and outlined in this article. Provide your kids with a chart showing how much Monopoly money they can earn for various activities they are supposed to be helping with like laundry, dishes, and vacuuming. Feel free to add in creative bonuses like exercise, extra studying, or helping a sibling. The Monopoly money can then be “spent” on things your kids enjoy – snacks, extra TV, or video game time. The game can help set boundaries, teach kids about budgeting, and making it a challenge among siblings can encourage healthy competition!
Use virtual tours of amazing places in the U.S. to escape your living room and plan your next trip
Taking a virtual tour is always going to be second place to the real thing, but it is a great tool for planning your next trip and for giving families the chance to explore something that wasn’t previously on their radar. This article on fantastic, immersive virtual tours takes you inside world-renowned museums and breathtaking national parks, gets you up close and personal with animals of all kinds, takes you under the sea without a snorkel, and down art-filled streets without even getting on an airplane. Even better, keeping a running list of all your favorites can easily transform into a travel bucket list and a goal to experience the real thing!