Roots & Wings Online

Reshaping How We Connect & Communicate

Despite the challenges and complexities that the COVID-19 health crisis has imposed, there’s no doubt that life has taken us back to a simpler time at home.

Simpler doesn’t mean easier. In less than a few weeks, our daily schedules and to-do lists were scaled way back. We found ourselves playing home room parent, IT support for home technology, and on the constant prowl for activities to keep young minds engaged.

We also played more board games; found ourselves hiking and biking, preparing more meals at home, and connecting with friends and family in new ways.

And then, overnight, Zoom, Google Hangouts, Facetime and House Party (app) became familiar. From distant learning, connecting with family, business calls, and virtual happy hour get-togethers, video conferencing was the new norm.

Families also rediscovered local Ladera – from hiking the trails to visiting the Farmers Market and reacquainting with neighbors and businesses.