This here? These are my people. My unit. My family.
We are all smiles in this picture because oftentimes there is so much to smile about. These ridiculous tiny humans of ours who make us chuckle and put life in perspective.
There are picture-perfect days like this and there are difficult days. Often not gracing your Instagram feed are the days not captured on the camera roll. The sleepless nights. The work stresses. The doctors visits. 😷 In any other environment these stressors can be overwhelming – but in the middle of a global pandemic, they can be downright debilitating.
Today I read that 54% of mothers say that Covid is having a negative impact on their mental health. I scoured the internet trying to find the source but no luck. This statistic doesn’t surprise me one bit. Candidly, I thought it would be higher.
I share this because I want you all to know you aren’t alone if you are feeling this way. The number one thing I do to help combat how I’m feeling is to talk about it. 🗣 To my family, friends, and coworkers … and all of you here. If my candor helps one mom, dad or caregiver feel less alone, then this mama is happy. ❤️ Here’s hoping for better days ahead – for all 100% of us!