What I’ve Learned about Motherhood during the Coronavirus Pandemic
The fourth in a collection of personal accounts written by Los Angeles moms in 2020, at the beginning of the global pandemic.
Photos by Rachel Carrillo
Quarantine has taught me a lot.
Most of all it has taught me to slow down.
It has made me understand that even though I am the provider— providing should not be my main focus.
I realize now how many Saturday football and baseball games I missed, because of work.
We’re programmed to think we can’t stop in order to keep progressing!
I felt like I couldn’t take a Saturday off…how could I!? That was my busiest day!
Now I see it differently. I see how important it is to have a balance, and now I understand moments with my son will always outweigh my busiest day in the salon.
I think before quarantine I knew my son as my son.
But now I will forever know him as his own person.
Thank you quarantine for giving this single mom that chance.
Mommy in Los Angeles Magazine encourages local women to share their stories of Parenting in a Pandemic. We are gladly accepting submissions through 2021. We want to hear what you’ve experienced in Los Angeles during times of Coronavirus in your own words. Submit your essay to: email@example.com. Stay strong, L.A. mom. You matter. You’re always essential.