Being Mum during the pandemic… A collection of stories shared by our community to celebrate the highs and lows of motherhood.

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Aarushi’s story (Mum & You mum)

Hi, I am Aarushi, I currently live in New Jersey and I am going to be a first time Mum in May 2021! I was fresh back from a cruise trip when I first started hearing about the Covid-19…

Ashlie’s story (Mum & You mum)

Lockdown has certainly been a testing time for me and my family in many ways. Emotions have been up and down like a roller-coaster. The first lockdown I lost my Grandad who was my hero. We didn’t get the…

Beth’s story

My name is Beth and I am mum to 28 month old Tommy. Tommy has worn Mum & You nappies since the day he was born… never any other nappies – we love your brand!! 🙂 Alongside being a full time mum, I am also a student…

Beth A’s story

I’m Beth, I had the marvellous Edith in July 2020, I also had a little boy with very complex needs, Dougie, who died in 2018.  We also have my partner’s fab boys who live with us half the week so Edith has amazing…

Beth H’s story

I found out I was pregnant when travelling Asia with my husband. It was unplanned but a lovely surprise. We continued our travels until I got to 12 weeks when we returned home and quickly into the pandemic. I…

Bethany P’s story

I was a mum of 2 (Florence 6 and Henry 3) when lockdown 1.0 hit. I was also secretly pregnant with my third but hadn’t yet told my manager. I work as a physiotherapist, treating patients with neurological conditions…

Brooklin’s story – watch her video

I am a single mum to a 1 year old baby girl, it is just me bringing my daughter up by myself as I have no family or close friends. I never grew up in a stable environment so…

Caroline’s story

My name is Caroline and I’m a Mammy to my first baby. She’s now 13 months old today 💖. Katrina Rose was born 1st Jan 2020 on her due date. @ 12.33pm. I had a emergency c section as cord was…

Charlotte C’s story

All my life I have “belonged” to the military. First as a daughter. Then for the last decade as a wife. It is the most amazing group of women who make up the WAGs of our military. Last March…

Charlotte K’s story

In this hard year I kind of wanted to try and find the silver lining of it all. Yes, the pandemic has been terrible for our mental health and with the little one, but it’s also given us opportunities to be tighter…

Claire’s story

I have two boys (6 and 2) I work in the nhs and my husband works in the university. I have been unable to work from home so feel for me life has continued on as ‘normal’. Thankfully my husband has been amazing…

Erinn’s story – watch her video

My name is Erinn and I’m 27 and have two little boys aged 2 and a half and 4 months, we live in Devon. I was so excited when I found out I was pregnant around this time last year and…

Faron’s story

Hi I’m a first time mum. Was in the last months of pregnancy at the start of the first lockdown and had my little girl during lockdown in May. Had to go for final scans on my own and be induced alone…

Heather’s story

My journey into motherhood… tales from a caffeine deprived mum brain. We started lockdown in March 2020 with a positive pregnancy test after nearly two years of trying. Unfortunately we had a miscarriage just after our wedding in 2018…

Jemma’s story

This is probably a pretty common story throughout the pandemic but I found out I was pregnant just before the first lockdown. We’d just come back from a holiday in Australia where the virus had gotten to Tom Hanks and when we got back…

Jess’s story

My son is 3 & I’ve been WFH since March. Our childminder was open til my husband was furloughed in April. I’ve been working from kiddos bedroom so they could play in the lounge (still paying 1/4 to childminder to keep…

Jessica’s story

I’m Jess and I’ve got a little one who’s just turned 5 months called Ayda. Being pregnant throughout this pandemic was a lot harder then I thought pregnancy was going to be. I was on furlough and shielding from 16 weeks so my…

Jo’s story

So my name is Jo, I have 2 kids. A girl who turned 5, 2 weeks ago. And a little boy who is about to turn 10months – my lockdown baby! He was born April 15th in the first lockdown!…

Joanna P’s story

I’m a Mum of 2 nibblets. I had my 2nd child in August 2019 so was on maternity leave when Covid hit us. My husband left his paid job to try and start his own product design company 3 weeks…

Jodie’s story

I found out I was pregnant January 2020, when the world wasn’t a crazy place! I also have a 2 year old daughter.  I work as a nurse for NHS. When we first went in to lockdown March 2020, I was so scared/nervous to…

Kayleigh’s story

I had my second baby in July 2020, I have a girl who is almost 3 years old and my son will be 1 this year.   I had to attend all my hospital appointments alone and my husband was only allowed…

Lana’s story

I had my first baby in January 2020, not knowing what was just around the corner 😅 It’s been lovely being with her for her whole first year, not missing anything like first word or steps because I’m always there but…

Laura’s story

My name is Laura and it was July last year was when I found out I was pregnant with my first child. Approaching 40, I had put the idea of having a child out of my mind. But a little miracle happened!…

Laura J’s story

I saw your post and thought I’d share a bit of my story. I went back to work from maternity leave with my first child (daughter now 20 months) in July last year, during lockdown. I work for the…

Leah’s story

First time mum, Violet Rose is 19 weeks old. I feel like this ‘pandemic’ has cheated me out of the maternity leave I’ve been dreaming of for years but I’m reminding myself daily how blessed we are. Violets a…

Lisa B’s story

I am a first time mum and my little girl was born in January 2020, we were living in London at the time and all our family and friends live in Blackpool. We had a few visitors but then a month…

Lisa C’s story

So I finished work on the 10th March 2020, looking forward to mat leave meeting family & friends, baby groups, visitors at the hospital! Well lockdown started 6 days after I finished work! I had to go to 2 scans on my…

Lucille’s story

I had my little girl in late June 2020 as a new mum, I was working as a medical secretary for respiratory consultants in the hospital so it was quite a scary situation, luckily I was able to work…

Melissa’s story

We have an (almost) two year old son, his first birthday trip to tower bridge was one of the last “normal” things we did before lockdown in March. We moved from London to the Cotswolds in the summer so it’s been an interesting…

Nancy’s story

We’ve had an incredible year, I’m homeschooling 3 children (4, 5 and 10), my husband works away and currently is having to isolate at his father’s house because he has covid. I’ll have done a 5 week stretch if…

Naomi’s story

I had our first baby in May so middle of the first lockdown. It’s been hard not having the support around, family haven’t met our daughter. But it’s been amazing being a little bubble and I’ve tried to make the best…

Paula’s story

I have 3 girls (I know 🤯) age 5, 2 and 5 months. My husband works off shore for months at a time and had done extended trips during my pregnancy due to travel restrictions. We also have no real support to…

Rachel’s story (Mum & You mum)

When lockdown 1.0 hit, I was in that blissfully unaware state that this was a very short term thing and everything would be back to normal soon. I remember telling friends with autumn weddings not to worry, it would…

Rhian’s story

Last year was a really interesting one for me as I went back to work on 23rd March (first lockdown!!) after a year off for family leave. We adopted our little boy in 2019 and he’s now three. So it has been a huge…

Rosie’s story

Hello. I’d like to share my story as a Mother. I have two lovely children, Pietro who is 3 years old and Lucia who is 1 year old. They say “It takes a village to raise a child.” and how more difficult…

Sian’s story

Sian’s positive birth story… I’m Sian, I’m 35 and I have two children: Bobby who is 3 and Demi who is 6 months. The past year has been interesting to say the least and I cannot say that it…

Silvia’s story (Mum & You mum)

I’m Silvia, one of the mums behind Mum & You. This is a bit of my 2020 story. We live in Barcelona – and the first wave of the pandemic was specially hard for us. I’m a mum of…

Claire E’s story

Hello, I’m a first time mum, I’m 38. I found out I was pregnant at the end of January last year but decided not to tell anyone until after my 12 week scan and Harmony test. Unfortunately the Harmony…