At times it can be challenging and as most mums can probably relate to, there are times I just want to hide in the bathroom wishing for the day to be over. Wishing for this all to be over and return to normality.
On a positive note, I have been seeking new ways in which I can find my own personal balance and I have never understood the importance of well-being before now. Before all of this, I never exercised! I just couldn’t find the motivation, but recently I have introduced myself to a personal trainer (Ashleigh) and she has changed my life. I love being a mum, but when you are stuck with no soft play, parks or anything to do, it can be a hard job. It is so important for us Mums to make time for ourselves and focus on being ‘Melissa’ for an hour in the day, in addition to Mummy! I feel guilty saying it, as I love spending time with my girls, but I also want to set an example for them.
I think for all parents during this time it is so challenging. You want to be the best mum/dad you can be, but you have to wake up and put on a brave face for your children. We need to pretend that nothing on the outside world is happening and be as positive as we can be. Maybe we will look back at this time and be thankful for extra time and the special moments we shared together.