I’ve had my hand at trying new things, but to be honest I never did I imagine I would be interested in writing a blog to connect with other moms. I was working a full time gig, while focusing on launching a new clothing line for families, on top of spending time with my family (another full time gig).
The beginning of 2020 started off amazing. Two months into the year the most amazing man I’ve ever known proposed to me and has committed to not only loving, protecting and supporting me, but my son. Life was moving smooth, everyone was healthy and happy. Then…the pandemic happened. It felt like we went from getting dressed up to go out on dates, family park days to play catch, dropping our son off to school, doing homework, meeting with friends and family to doing absolutely nothing. Being forced to stay indoors. Being forced to isolate from society. It happened with the blink of an eye.
Shopping has never been the same. People were rushing to buy up toilet paper and cleaning products. Shelves were going bare. Let’s think about that again…toilet paper! I will definitely say we were guilty of buying to stock up on everything everyone else was buying because we had no idea how long we would be forced to stay home. Stores were closing, businesses were closing, and then schools shut down. NOOOOOOO!
How, why, what?! Listen, well read lol…I know I was not alone wondering what is happening. How are working parents going to do this? You are shutting down our communities and our kids are being forced to figure out life at home but still focus on school work? Working parents that are considered essential are being told to figure it out. Some businesses were very flexible and understanding with their employees with young kids and immediately adjusted, while some didn’t seem to show as much compassion and understanding. At the end of the day, they still have to run their business and make the revenues they need to sustain. Am I mad at that…absolutely not. Am I a stressed out working mom trying to figure out this new normal? Ummm yes!
Fast forward to me writing this intro post, 3 months into being home and promoted to home school teacher. This ain’t the sh*t I thought I would be doing right now. Oh wait, that’s on top of still cooking, cleaning and taking care of a new puppy we added during the Covid shut down (I am sure that will be another post). I’m home a lot, with nothing but my own thoughts, fears, questions and concerns to think about while I push through each virtual teaching day in hopes that this blog will resonate with other moms that are faced with similar challenges and thoughts daily.