Parenting during a pandemic - the highs and the lows!

‘There are tears and tantrums at least once every day, sometimes it’s me!’ - Leanne

Parenting during a pandemic - the highs and the lows!

Kieva, Poppy and Alfie have been in isolation for the past two weeks after Poppy and her granny tested positive for Covid-19.

Lisa Gregg


Lisa Gregg


BUSHMILLS community worker Leanne Abernethy knows more than most how this pandemic has changed peoples' lives.

For mother-of-three Leanne not only volunteers in the community, she holds down a full time job, is completing her degree and more recently, tackling home schooling with her eight-year-old and six-year-old!

The Chronicle caught up with Leanne for a chat as her family was coming out of 14 days of self-isolation following her mother and daughter testing positive for Covid-19.

Leanne works full time as a Restorative Practitioner in a Community Development role for AIMS Project which is based in the Ulidian Centre, Ballymoney. She is also a third year part time student studying for a Community Development degree at Ulster University. She is part of the Bushmills Coronavirus Support Group who are helping the community to get through this pandemic.

*Full story in this week's Chronicle*

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