• I Became A Mom During The Pandemic - Now I'm Nervous About Parenting In Public

    1 month ago - By Scary Mommy

    In March 2020, I retreated from the world with a baby bump that was barely visible. I had just told some people at work and hadn't even told all of my friends yet. Now, more than a year later, I'm re-entering the world with an 11-month-old.
    Becoming a mother is at once a rush of newness and noise combined with constant repetition and isolation. I suspect this is true regardless of what's happening in the world, but for pandemic moms and their quarantine babies, isolation doesn't even begin to cover it. No one admired my growing belly, very few people met my newborn , and almost no one was...
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