After weeks of coronavirus lockdown, only seeing each other in car parades and 8pm howls, giving our kids at-home haircuts for virtual birthday parties, and only buying gifts via pick-up or delivery, Georgia paved the way as one of the first states to allow businesses to slowly open doors. Phase one of the reopening began May 1, with more restrictions removed each week since. Governor Kemp's decision has been met with mixed feelings; while some patrons and businesses are eager to restart something that resembles pre-pandemic life, others still weigh the risks and choose to remain mostly at home. Whichever your perspective, there are options now for getting out of the house, and we've pulled together some that interest families most.
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Moms, we hear you. The past two months plus have been a challenge for *us* in particular. As newly minted social distancers, homeschoolers, work-from-homers, breakfast, lunch, and dinner preppers, round-the-clock house cleaners, launderers, and PhD Fellows-In-Training for proper grocery purchasing and disinfecting, it's been hard to catch a break. As if we didn't need a reason to indulge ourselves, Mother's Day offers the perfect respite to enjoy some takeout. This gesture not only serves ourselves and our families -- it also helps local businesses that could use some love right now. Whether it's fine dining at home or good ol' southern style comfort food, there's bound to be an option that will have us salivating. Check out some of these local Atlanta restaurants for Mother's Day brunch or dinner.
For fun ideas on ways to enjoy quality family time on Mother's Day and every day, check out our Stay-at-Home Guide.
At publication time, these restaurants are offering take-out service for Mother's Day. Since the COVID-19 situation is constantly evolving, please confirm with the restaurant directly to be sure.
Easter 2020 is likely going to be very different from what most families are accustomed to, but the holiday should still be memorable. We can still gather around the table to dye Easter eggs or do a creative holiday craft; enjoy an Easter egg hunt in our backyard, balconies, or living rooms; and dress in our Easter best to share a special Easter brunch or Easter dinner with our families.
Taking the time to plan a meal, set the table, dress up, and sit down for a joyous Easter brunch can bring a welcome respite from our new, solitary day-to-day routine.
We have good news for overworked parents who have been pulling double duty as homeschoolers the past few weeks: Select metro area restaurants are offering specially curated Easter Sunday meals for families. Some can be delivered directly to your door, while others require curbside pickup. Either way, you'll have a tasty, special Easter brunch or holiday dinner ready to enjoy in the comfort of your home.