The pandemic has been long, and even though the end is in sight, we’re all struggling to maintain our mental health. Even now, much of the personal time that was part of daily routines pre-pandemic — commutes, time alone at home or at the store, social time with friends, sitting in a restaurant — is not available for folks with kids at home. Without it, we have to be intentional about creating space to recharge and decompress. - ChildMind.org
Keeper of the Hearth
Hi, I'm Jeanine!
When I think of the keeper of the hearth, I think of stay at home or work at home moms who love their families fiercely, and will do absolutely anything to keep them safe, happy, and nurtured.
The cozy, hygge lifestyle, and hygge homemaking often appeals to them because they want their families to feel that sense of belonging, and connection. That feeling that all is right with the world. And they want them to feel that way every day.
You are the ones I write for, and I think of you as we all navigate this strange new normal we call the pandemic. So here's what I would like more than anything. Tell me below what your biggest struggle is right now.
Are things harder because your kids were at school but now they are at home? Or because your partner or spouse lost a job or an income? Are you more tired than you thought was possible? Do you think you might be experiencing burnout?
I am not a psychiatrist, but I would love to know how best I can help, here, as a self care coach and blogger. And offer support.
Behind all those filtered images of Zoom yoga and wine happy hour with friends, are normal parents...[and]We are experiencing a collective trauma. It is reasonable that we are all learning how to do this pandemic together, and self-care can seem like an overwhelming project. - ParentingNow.com