My Routine as a Blogger and Mother During Quarantine
by SHE Media Partner Network’s Jessica Hall of SleeplessMom.com
What has the past month been like for me? Well, I can’t necessarily delegate one word to describe it, but I can definitely say that it’s been interesting. All over the world, us mothers are struggling to stay afloat— mentally and physically. Without any of the answers, we’re trying to do the best we can while maintaining our “Boss Mom” status.
I’d like to start off by having a moment of silence for all the clothes I won’t be able to fit into after this quarantine. I may not know what day it is, or the last time I washed my hair, but I know that for some reason I’m constantly snacking. Now my eyelashes are missing, my eyebrows are bushier than ever, and don’t get me started on my recent outfit choices. Come summer and the neighbors will be calling animal control on the once-blond Sasquatch stepping out of my house.
Now all jokes aside… It’s hard enough getting used to this pandemic ourselves, but how do we explain this to our kids? Thank God my youngest, Jake, is only 2 so he doesn’t really notice anything. But my 4 year old, Sophie, doesn’t understand why I’m keeping her at home. And boy, does she ask a lot of questions. We’ve even attended a “birthday parade” of Sophie’s best friend. Where the guests decorated their cars (like a parade float) and waved to the birthday boy through their window. Having to tell our kids that they can’t do the things they love is something I never anticipated.
I commend the working moms out there. Assuming the roles of mom, teacher, and chef all while maintaining working from home. I am so blessed that my husband and I still have jobs that keep a roof over our head and food in our bellies. Learning to keep the kids occupied long enough to work is a whole new mission.
With the help of my kids’ imagination and some extensive research on Pinterest, we’ve gotten pretty creative. The key is to keep their minds off of the fact we haven’t left the house in over 30 days. We’ve thought of everything from face-painting to turning our garage into “space” using old Christmas lights. Of course each of these ideas entertain the kids about 10 minutes.
I myself have been finally able to tackle those tasks around the house that I haven’t been able to do. Going through my closet and donating years worth of unused clothes felt so relieving. I even dug up outfits from 2002 that should never resurface again.
On top of distracting ourselves from world I think it’s important that we all check in on each other, because this isn’t easy. It’s crucial to stay positive. I’m extremely blessed that my family has remained happy and healthy. Moms, we’re in this together. Us women are resilient and our support system is like no other. We got this.
About jessica hall
Jessica Hall is a mom, investor, owner, host and all around boss babe. Jessica currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Kyle Carlson, and their two children Sophie and Jake. Jessica is a talented TV and radio personality with an ever-growing community.
Starting her career at the age of 19, Jessica has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry and as a multi-faceted entrepreneur. She has joined Kevin Connolly’s podcast network, Action Park Media Group, as one of his main radio show hosts. She has successfully founded a popular blog, Sleepless Mom, where she regularly writes about everything from parenting stories and must-have products for moms, to her favorite beauty products. Jessica has expanded to beauty herself, as a part owner of BB lifestyle, an organic CBD skincare line, and is an investor in Sugar Taco, a plant-based restaurant on Melrose Ave. Her next project is launching Fetch Cocktails, a new hard seltzer line, later this year.