Hello! How are you? The past two weeks have been surreal with incredible highs and terrible lows. In case you missed it, our son, Brody, was born almost two weeks ago. When I think of the day we found out we were pregnant last summer, who could have predicted the circumstances in which Brody would come into our lives. He is an incredible blessing amongst frightening times.
Because I’m feeding Brody around the clock and taking care of two small toddlers, my new normal is writing articles two sentences at a time before getting distracted and needing to attend to one of our three children (ah, I have three children!). I have been treating this time as a gift. It’s often frightening. There are times I don’t know who to help first. I get paranoid whenever anyone leaves the house. My parents weren’t able to hold Brody for the first week of his life. Julian’s parents haven’t met him yet. Nothing is how it was supposed to be. There are a million things to think about but I know we’ll all get through this together. In the meantime, I get to spend uninterrupted time with my family, something I dreamed about when I was working full-time and traveling for work.
Julian has had a few days off since Brody was born and I’m so thankful that we have each other and we’re in this together. If I’m ever feeling overwhelmed or tired, I shift my thinking to how grateful I am for my family’s health and to be healthy myself while isolated at home with my people. I’m thinking about all of you and hope everyone is getting rest and staying healthy, safe and socially distanced. <3
The Sunday Edit
Hospital ship USNS Comfort arrives in New York to ease COVID-19 pressure. The ship will be used for patients with urgent conditions other than coronavirus to relieve strain from NYC hospitals.
My morning skincare routine has consisted of a quick shower, serving as a reset button, and applying Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum.
Newscasters are doing their own hair and makeup at home and here’s why that matters. “As social-distancing guidelines leave many people unable to work, the United States recently has broken its records for claims of joblessness – 3.2 million Americans filed for their first weeks of unemployment benefits in the week ending March 21, 2020, according to CNN, making it the largest number of jobless claims in history. Thousands of Americans are ill, lack access to appropriate testing and care, and hundreds more are facing loss of income or ability to pay rent, loss of loved ones, and new responsibilities as caretakers. In calling out how she misses her moments in the makeup chair, Wallace demonstrates another important facet of this new normal: how reliant we are on each other, day-to-day, as work shifts to home in response to COVID-19.”
Macy’s to furlough nearly 130,000 employees.
Love during coronavirus. I’m the one in the lower right hand corner.
These brands are giving away product to medical professionals at the front lines of COVID-19.
How to have a Zoom happy hour that is just as much fun as the real thing.
Shows and movies trending on Netflix right now.