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Coronapod 5 (Jennifer O’Connell on Family Matters, Sleep & Home Schooling)

April 1, 2020

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In this fifth instalment of our mid-week coronavirus specials, we are joined by Irish Times columnist Jennifer O'Connell.

Jennifer speaks about the unsettling side to the new Ireland that we have been seeing in recent weeks and, in light of the financial strain that everyone is experiencing, Jennifer also gives some great advice on controlling the controllable.

There's also a fascinating discussion on something a lot of us are struggling with. Jennifer has been involved in researching why a good nights sleep is just as important as washing your hands right now during the pandemic. Her refreshingly positive thoughts on surrendering to the simplicity of our lives at the minute and the insight she gives into how her young family are overcoming the challenges of home-schooling make this a must listen. 

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