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With talk of lockdown restrictions being lifted in the upcoming weeks; we’ve started to wonder whether there are some aspects of our lives we should continue to socially distance from when the world opens back up again.

With lockdown 3.0 restrictions slowly easing up, it looks like we can finally get some semblance of our old lives back. But before we go running off into the sunset (or the nearest M&S for a well-deserved, child free, non-essential shopping spree), we reckon we should continue to socially distancing ourselves from certain aspects of our lives that no longer serve us. Let’s speak on it.

  1. Going to mother and baby groups that you don’t enjoy!
    Ahh, mother and baby groups, don’t you just love em? Errm, not all of them. For us introverts especially, these groups can prove to be a challenge, particularly those of a cliquey nature that unearth long lost memories of school days when trying to fit in with the cool girls. When lockdown lifts, let’s make a pledge to only hang out at groups and clubs where we make genuine connections with fellow mummies that leave us feeling uplifted, understood and appreciated in all our awkward splendour.
  2. Mum guilt
    2020 marks the year that mum guilt left the building, and we don’t think we should invite her back inside anytime soon. Just a year ago, who’d have thought we’d be unashamedly plying our kids with oven chips and nuggets for dinner, allowing them to enjoy endless hours of screen time, or bribing them with sweets for staying quiet during mummy’s mammoth 2 hour Zoom meeting? Not us! And guess what? All things considered; the kids are alright. And you’re probably a lot less stressed by being saddled with the burden of having to be perfect too. It’s a win win!
  3. Buying unnecessary crap
    One thing that lockdown has revealed is it is possible for us to save money if we stop spending it on pointless items. Hun, we’re sorry to break it to you, but your 6-month year old bubba really couldn’t give two hoots about those £300 designer sandals that they’ll only be able to wear on two occasions, max! Put the credit card away.
  4. Being a flaky friend
    Back in the days of the old AKA pre-pandemic, how many of us were guilty of of putting our friends waaay down in our list of priorities? Well lockdown certainly changed that. From group chats over Zoom, to emotionally raw confessionals with our besties – our friendships have provided such a powerful source of fun, support, and a welcome respite from the humdrum of our Groundhog Day existence. When the world opens back up can we please continue to nurture and prioritise our friendships.
  5. Taking life so damn seriously
    We know mama hood is serious business, but it’s okay to have a laugh every now and then. In fact, it’s not only okay, but it should be a part of your daily self -care practice. Yes, we’re living in serious times, and the pain and despair we’re collectively experiencing is unparalleled. But laughter is healing. And the little people in our lives love to see us happy. One thing we’ve learned from this whole experience is hide n seek is still a vibe, and you’re never too old to play it.
  6. Maintaining an Instagrammable home
    Being cooped up indoors around the clock with children and hubby in tow has definitely made us less obsessed with having to maintain an instagrammable home. Cosy and ‘lived-in’ trumps sterile showroom perfection any day.

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