Author/teacher/ship captain Kate Sundquist was home with her two sons, 6 and 8, when COVID hit and her merchant marine husband was at sea.
Her story of feeling lonely and worried has a happy ending when the neighborhood started coming together to run errands and help each other out. You can read it here, along with Kate’s nice list of “How to Help” ideas, like create a frozen meal swap, or decorate the outside of your home to spread some joy.
How is this Free-Range? Your kids can be part of it all, bringing food to people, running errands, knitting together the community by being out and about.