You might have pictured a busy mat leave filled with baby swim classes and mommy-and-me yoga meetups. But COVID-19 has forced us to readjust our expectations indefinitely.

Published by Today’s Parent, November 2020

Earlier this year, my new baby girl finally got to meet her grandma for the first time. 

I handed her over to Omi, and grabbed my camera in order to capture this momentous occasion, which had been put off for months due to COVID-19 restrictions where we live in Regina, Sask.

But there would be no photo.

My daughter screamed and screamed—a horrified cry that seemed to say, “WHO IS THIS STRANGE WOMAN!”

This was new for me. 

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