Gen COVID: I worry for my child who has known nothing but the pandemic – CBC

If it takes a village to raise a child, the pandemic made us miss out on that one

Dec 04, 2021

The last two years have truly been one for the books.

Not only did we have to endure the trials and tribulations of raising our first child while battling postpartum depression but we also made a whole new career change, moved from the city to the country, and navigated a global health crisis — all at the same time.

Our reflections from these experiences have led me to believe that raising a child in these past two COVID-filled years was an exhausting and often isolating experience.

Looking back, I can understand how several factors led to my wife’s postpartum depression in an intense and unforgiving way. Kara has always had a history of depression but it was easily managed.

However, after a long and traumatizing labour experience, suddenly she was filled with a life-changing amount of responsibility.

We had Khadija Omair McPeak on Nov. 30, 2019, during the first snowstorm of the year as winter blues were starting to set in.

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