How Mums Are Staying Connected & Sane During Social Distancing
Today marks the 43th day of quarantine and while some mums are loving the quiet time spent with their babies, others are going stir crazy, or worse, feeling the effects of isolation and loneliness as they try to cope with a lack of support. The good news is you don’t have to go it alone. Now more than ever there’s a virtual activity for anything you can imagine! Here’s how some mums are changing it up and getting social online.
Join A Facebook Mums Group
As you can imagine, quite a few Facebook Groups have started up in response to lockdown. Our favourite is the Family Lockdown Tips and Ideas Group. It’s a fun page where families are encouraged to post anything they want to share with other members. Post a link to a good online resource or just let off some steam with a personal rant on how you feel - we love how this page lets you express yourself.
Credit: Lauren’s post is from the Family Lockdown Tips & Ideas Facebook Group
Social Distancing Happy Hour
Wine-not? These neighbourhood mums are enjoying a Friday catch up with a cocktail in hand, six feet apart. Cheers to that.
Community Group App
If Facebook pages aren’t your thing, there are a few new-mum apps available for online meetups and chats about day-to-day mumming. Our favourites are Peanut and Mush. Both are online social networking apps for mums where you can connect on issues of motherhood, fertility, PND and just about anything else you can think of.
Credit: Image from Peanut.io
Need to see faces? Don’t forget video hangouts on Facetime, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger Video and Zoom. Bring a cup of tea and don’t be shy about suggesting regular meetings. Even your kids can get in on the action, using hilarious filters and greenscreen backgrounds to create a virtual playdate.
Credit: Image from NorthshoreMums.com.au
Live Stream Exercise and Meditation Classes
Credit: Image from mothernurtureyoga.com.au
Now more than ever it’s important to keep your body moving! Workout with other mums at one of the numerous online exercise events taking place at different gyms and exercise studios. We love this pre-natal yoga class by mothernaurtureyoga.com based in Drummoyne.
Will you try one of these groups? Let us know how you go! Message us in the comments about any free resources or links you’ve stumbled across that you think might be helpful for other new iso mums.