Working and ‘just’ parenting
Raising a child has never been more difficult – staying home as the hours pass by can feel mentally, emotionally, and physically draining. During the virtual discussion, mommy participants realized that there is no right way to homeschool your kids in the middle of a pandemic, and that isn’t something to beat themselves up over.
“There's no perfect way to get all your work done, keep everyone fed, and be a great spouse and parent. Some days will be good, and others will be horrible. I hope there are more of the former, but that you give yourself some understanding during the latter,” said Divine Lee, a mom influencer and user of Philips AVENT.
“As you navigate parenthood during these very weird, uncertain times – tapping in and out of work and juggling the demands of children who are equally bewildered – remember that it can get tough to manage, and all you can do is try your best. On some days, your parenthood struggles may translate into productivity, happiness, and academic achievements. Other days, simply trying to be a good parent may result in lots of frustration. But that’s okay. Let the kids watch a little extra TV while you drink your eighth cup of coffee and scroll through Instagram. We all have ups and downs and manage in different ways,” she added.