I won’t even fake it… Pandemic parenting isn’t an everyday fun adventure 😐…
Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE being a mother. God has gifted me an opportunity to be apart of something so beautiful.
But March 13, 2020 changed our lives, routines, and rituals for the long haul. Schools shut down. Simple grocery store runs became a circus show as food and common household items became scarce. We were restricted to our home as the state of New Jersey literally shut down. Social interactions were limited to Zoom meetings, frequent texting, and video chatting. COVID-19 had landed with a vengeance and people became ill and some even lost their lives.
Wow— I thought I’d journaled the bulk of my Pandemic reflections but expressing this via this post reminds me just how far I and many others have come!
Some days have been better than others. Some days I feel like the activities, art kits, and face-masked excursions are enough.
And on other days, I feel like my efforts are a complete waste of time as Jordyn, my six-year old, experiences moments of grief and instances of complete boredom as an only child with limited play date options due to COVID-19.
And although life isn’t perfect, I can testify that I’m learning, growing, and am depending on a few consistent things to ease the difficulty of the hard days…
Some of these things are:
1. Encouraging Scriptures
2. Prayers at Meal Time
3. Time Outs — for Parents + Kids Combined
4. Stop + Clean
5. Be Creative
Find out more about my latest devotional for moms…
“I love the journaling component. I try to get up early for tea in order to write before the baby wakes up.”
“My favorite chapter is ‘Pretend Play: We Are Key Carriers.’ Jordyn’s request speaks so clearly.”
“Mommyhood Deconstructed is very well written and a joy to read! Continue to walk in your calling.”