My husband and I have spent the last few months quarantined with a toddler.
I am normally a stay-at-home mom, so initially having an extra hand during the day felt like a relief. Man, was I wrong. Having my husband home seemed to over-excite our son and we were off our normal routine. No more playgrounds, story time meet ups, or baby music classes. Just in the house all the time. Plus, my husband still had to maintain a full-time job now with a toddler climbing into his lap during calls.
We struggled to figure out a routine, but after a few weeks we started realizing what routines worked for the both of us. A lot of the ideas were activities we already enjoyed and it was just about becoming more intentional about practicing each day.
Self-care will look different for everyone, but the goal is just to create little rituals that help keep you sane during this moment. Parenting is already tough and these conditions aren’t making things easier for moms or dads. Let’s not judge one another for how we’re coping, and instead find what works best for our families.
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