I’m Not OK. The Pandemic Burnout Is Real.

There is no down time when you are juggling kids, remote learning, work and why not add a pandemic puppy to the mix! Even when I should be sleeping, I find myself wide awake making mental notes of all I need to do when daylight arrives.

Survive the day” is my motto, then rinse and repeat.

Here’s the thing—None of us signed up for this. Our lives were turned upside down in the middle of March. I suddenly became a working mom who is also a stay at home mom. Maybe I was optimistic, maybe I was naïve, but I never expected life to still be like this 7+ months later.

As moms, we’re excellent at making it look easy, at smiling when life may be chaos around us.

But remember this: It’s OK to not be OK right now. It’s OK to wave the white flag, to call it a day and have a “woe is me” moment. And it’s OK to ask for help.

Life is messy these days. The only thing we can do is take it one day at a time.


This piece originally appeared on Facebook, published with permission.

Stacey Skrysak
Stacey Skrysak
Stacey Skrysak is a television news anchor and writer in Illinois, but her proudest role is becoming a mom after years of infertility. Stacey is a mother to a 22-weeker surviving triplet and two children in Heaven. Through her blog, Stacey has become a voice for infertility, premature birth and child loss. These days, she sprinkles in the trials and tribulations of raising a daughter, who was once nicknamed “The Diva of the Nicu.” You can follow Stacey on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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