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PostPOURtum Thoughts: What COVID Taught These Moms About Motherhood

Mom and Kid

Photo credit: Alicia Marie

 2020 sure has brought forth some interesting lessons and these moms are speaking out about what quarantine and COVID has taught them thus far.

“I’ve Learned How Strong I Am.”

Mom and Baby

Photo credit: Chelsea Renee

“Through all of this, I’ve learned how strong I am. Being a SAHM, I’m already lonely and isolated with my children. But now my toddler and I socialize even less. I’ve found my strength in my patience as a mother, and my drive to do more now that I have a newborn as well.” – Chelsea Renee, mother of two

 “The Laundry Can Wait.”

Mom and Coffee

Photo credit: Megan Burdick

“It has taught me that taking care of myself is just as important as taking care of my daughter and that sometimes it's okay to push off that laundry or vacuuming to have 15 more minutes playing and bonding with my child. Our lives have been forced to slow down and I've come to realize that our physical and mental well-being comes first. The laundry can wait.” – Megan Burdick, mother of one

“Way Too Much Time at Home.”

Coffee is Important

Photo credit: Toni Lynne

“That I'm spending WAY too much time at home. I did just go on mini vacation to Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Batavia, but I got sun sick (like seriously). I can't win. However, every morning I've got my COFFEE to look forward to. And THAT is wonderful!” – Toni Lynne, mother of three

“I Miss Our Routine.”

Coffee is Important

Photo credit: Melani Swartz

“COVID has reinforced the lesson I learned the hard way when my daughter was a baby, that I need to take time to do something for just me. Crafting truly saved my mental health throughout the quarantine. I also learned how important routine is to us. We went from a pretty steady day-to-day to a complete upheaval of everything. I miss our routine.” – Melani Swartz, mother of one

“Patience is Not Easy.”

Coffee for Mom

Photo credit: Jennifer Aline Graham

 “Quarantine has made me realize just how little patience I do have when it comes to the tiny things: the whining, the sibling arguments, the potty training, the binky battle, the lack of routine and socialization. I’ve learned that being a mom means more than being patient with your little ones, it also means being patient with yourself and the world around you. Patience is not easy during times like these. We need to give ourselves a break and cut ourselves some slack before being able to find an ounce of that patience we once had.” – Jennifer Aline Graham, mother of two

 

Read past PostPOURtum Thoughts:

PostPOURtum Thoughts: Moms Discuss the Current and Coming Year

 

Biography

 Jennifer Aline is a coffee addict, mama of twins, and a passionate freelance writer and author. She writes for Moms.com on a regular basis and has had articles in publications such as the NY Daily News, NY Post, and In Good Health Newspaper. Aline received her Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Family Studies from Keuka College and worked in the Human Services field before her two little girls entered her life. Aline now focuses primarily on writing, teaching aerial arts classes in the evenings, and caring for her twin daughters – all while continuously chugging coffee, of course.

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