Dear Mommas – Mommy Blogger


Dear Mommas – Mommy Blogger

April 13, 2020

My name is Erin. I’m a toddler mom and a pup mom. I had my son in May of 2016. Becoming a mom was the scariest thing I’ve ever done, and I have loved every moment of it. I am a stay at home writing mom. I write everyday after my son goes to bed. My partner occasionally works away from home. When he’s home, we spend as much family time together as possible, and when he’s gone, I practice my Solo Mom Life. Life isn’t always easy, but I try to be as grateful as I can. My son helps with that. You can find my blog at or follow me on Instagram and Facebook at thewritingmommalife


Dear Mommas, (Or Dear Mamas depending on how you spell it),

I wanted to write you a quick note to let you know that I see you. I see you from afar because we are social distancing, but I see you. I see the single moms, the solo moms, the moms with a partner. I see the moms with multiple kids or the moms with just one, I see the pregnant moms, or the moms dealing with loss. I also see the amazing Dads (I can’t forget about them.)

I see you. I see the scared moms. I am a scared mom right now. I see the anxious moms. I am an anxious mom. 

Dear Moms, I see your strength, and I am amazed by you. We are living through something completely new, and it is scary, and it is lonely. 

We’re about three weeks in and I’ve already seen the posts from people who apparently consider themselves experts in a situation that none of us have gone through. I’ve seen the posts on how not to gain too much weight while we stay home. I’ve seen the posts about the schedule you should keep with your kids. I’ve seen the posts judging others for what they are doing or not doing with their time. I understand that people like to do things their own way, but can we give others a break if they don’t follow your rules? As for the posts and judgement about weight and eating, please be kind to yourselves. Your bodies have done amazing things, and they will keep doing amazing things. If you or your body want to eat, please eat without the guilt. 

My son and I aren’t keeping to a schedule. He’s going to be four in May, and we are going day by day. We don’t know when this will end, and I’m guessing it won’t end anytime soon. My goal is that we keep on laughing. He misses his friends, and he misses going places. He REALLY misses the bouncy castles at The Backyard. He knows that the germs are keeping him away from his family, and his friends, and even away from his daddy who is self isolating away from us after returning from work in the States.My son has all sorts of plans about what to do when the germs are gone, but we don’t know when that will be. In the meantime, we will play outside, we will do crafts, we will run around in circles, he will play with his toys, and he will have screen time if we need a break. We will watch movies together, and we will read books together. As long as we continue to make great memories out of the little moments, I refuse to worry I am doing it wrong. The truth is nobody knows if they are doing this right because they don’t know how to do it. We’re all in this together, and we’re all learning together. 

Dear Moms, live your lives, make sure to laugh, and when the anxiety or worry gets to be too much, stop and breathe. We are all being forced to slow down right now. My plan is to slow down and be grateful for the laughter of my toddler. When my partner finally gets home, we will have time to enjoy parenting together, and to learn how to live our new reality. 

Dear Momma, I see you. And I am grateful that you are all out there. It makes our world a little less lonely to know that the world is full of amazing Moms just trying to figure this new world out. 

There are some amazing local photographers taking photos from an appropriate distance of families on their front porches. They are doing this for a donation. We just received ours. Lovestruck Portraits took our photos, and I’m adding a couple of mine. They were a nice reminder that even though life is scary, it’s also amazing.

Dear Moms, we got this, and we will survive.

Dear Mamas, you are stronger than you know.


Another Momma


(Erin McCrea The Writing Momma) 



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