Thankyou Erin for your poignant story of being a new Mum in Covid times. My son is now 3 1/2 but when he was born I was a became not only a single parent but also continued in my carer role to my Mum, who I know now was in the end stage of vascular dementia. I couldn't join a new Mum's group. I couldn't get help for my son when he sleeping issues because I couldn't leave my Mum for any extended period of time. It was very difficult reaching out to connect with friends who were also mothers because they were partnered and in a very different situation to myself. I became disconnected and went into survival mode. I also became an angry person because it had taken so long to become a Mum (at 45) and could do none of the things that I had always dreamt of doing with my child.