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If you’re like me, motherhood is kicking your ass during the pandemic. You’re trying to be super-mom, super-teacher (to the kids) and super-employee (while working remotely). Zoom calls seem irrelevant, you’re judging yourself for not providing quality instruction to your children and the house just might be a tad bit junky because after all, you’re home all the damn time.

Can this be? It can’t be life. Where can I find a time out, please? 

To add further pressure, hands in the air if you’re doing it solo dolo. No pity, just acknowledgment that we’re badass, because while some have help, we’re doing the job of two as one. Talk about a boss!

While all of the aforementioned might be stressful, you have to know when to ask for help or relief. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and then feel guilty for feeling overwhelmed, because after all, they’re our kids, right? Motherhood in general can be demanding, but it’s double the pressure when it’s all on one. What you and your kids deserve above all is a happy and healthy mama, not a mama who is angry and stressed every minute of the day. Trust, they’ll remember you being angry more than they’ll remember the “why” behind it.

It’s no secret being a single mama can indeed be chaotic, and I’ve only been about this life for 15 months. (That’s how old my son is.) The following are some strategies that have helped me get through the worst days: