Before the lockdown regulations I relied on family a lot. My mum is a guardian angel and is always helping me out with the girls, in addition to my mother-in-law. If they are reading this, I hope they understand how I will always be indebted to them.
So… having to work, be a mum 24/7, cook, clean and remain positive has come with its challenges. It had made me realise how lucky I am to receive extra support. We are such a close family and usually see family members every day, so for the girls to just see myself and Matthew, it does affect them. We are so lucky that technology allows us to FaceTime (which we do almost every day). For my niece’s birthday we all did a group FaceTime call to sing her happy birthday and cut a cake. It was so sweet and you could see that it meant a lot to us all.