What Being Forced To Slow Down Taught Me As A Mother

Our stay-at-home order in Seattle has come to an end, and as I strapped my kids into the car to head to the park for a walk for the first time in three months, I felt like a mother bear coming out of hibernation. What a joy to see people out. Even with the strict precautions we still have in our county, the small sense of freedom felt like a weight lifted off my chest.

As I am eager for getting out just a little bit more, seeing some of our family again, and perhaps a patio side date night with my husband in the coming months, I don't want to forget how this time of quarantine changed me as a mother — for the better.

While there were many challenges that came from being forced to stay home and still plenty of unknowns to come, I don't want to forget how a little forced slowness helped me to reevaluate some of my everyday tasks. To find joy in the simple and to shift my mindset to valuing family time even more than I did before.

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