Pandemic Parenting: Motherhood in Times of Covid
Many of us are struggling to find a new normal amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Parents are being especially challenged, not only to find some normalcy for themselves, but also to provide some stability for their children.
To add to the strain, those caring for children at home are navigating increasingly chaotic environments. Every member of the family, so used to having separate lives, is now forced to intertwine and work, learn, and play all in the same place.
There’s a lot of pressure on households, and it’s falling particularly hard on the shoulders of women and mothers. Across the world, even before the pandemic hit, women do more housework and childcare and have less leisure time than their male counterparts. They are the household managers with brains always activated with planning, anticipating, organizing.
Closed schools and isolation make parents' lives significantly harder. Yet despite the multitude of adversity and challenges, mothers are not wavering. They’re holding families and communities together in new and remarkable ways. Filling homes with love and comfort – cuddling little ones under blankets, baking treats, reading stories, bandaging scrapes, and playing games.
We are so grateful for all of the mothers, parents, caregivers in our lives. Even as you face an unprecedented pandemic, you show us that through adversity, you are still building a brighter future for your families and your communities. Thank you.
In celebration of Motherhood and Breastfeeding Awareness Month, MassageMNL is officially launching MNL Talks, a free virtual event that discusses health, wellness, relationships, motherhood topics and so much more! This first episode tackles Motherhood In Times of Covid with host and When in Manila COO, Sky Gavin, and guests MassageMNL CEO, Janine Khazaie and Pediatric Occupational Therapist and Covid-19 survivor (during pregnancy!) Julienne Nido-Meria, OTRP
MNL Talks Episode 1: Motherhood in Times of Covid