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Jayne Azzopardi's lockdown mum confession perfectly sums up the eternal parenting struggle

Life in lockdown with a baby and a toddler isn’t easy.

By Chanelle Mansour
Weekend Today presenter Jayne Azzopardi has resonated with mothers everywhere as she penned a realistic take on raising kids during a pandemic.
In an Instagram post on Wednesday, mum-of-two Jayne shared a photo of her walking with her young sons - one of the only outdoor activities to do during Sydney's current lockdown.
"One day my boys are going to look back at this photo of them sitting side by side in their new pram for the first time and ask me why I have that piece of cloth over my face," she penned.
Jayne has been making the most of her lockdown walks. Instagram
"Then when I tell them this was taken on the one hour of the day we were allowed outside, they'll look at me like I'm crazy."
Jayne went on to add while there has been some struggles, there is a silver lining to the situation.
"Life in lockdown with a baby and a toddler isn't easy but this moment was a highlight of our day," she said.
Jayne shares her two sons, one-year-old Joey and three-month-old Theodore, with her husband Trent Butler, and has been sharing sweet updates on her little family with fans.
The mum-of-two loves to capture special moments with her family. Instagram
Just recently, she uploaded an adorable snap of her eldest son being affectionate towards his younger brother, and Jayne couldn't help but reflect on how beautiful the moment was.
"Scary & sad world out there right now.. But this morning my little big boy gave his baby brother a kiss unprompted, and it was beautiful.
"The kind of content we need right now I think," she said.
Jayne welcomed her second baby boy in early June this year, where she shared the first snap of her along with her two sons and wrote: "Hands and heart full."
"Hands and heart full." Instagram
"Perfect little Theodore Phillip arrived last week and completed our family. Mum and dad are busy, tired and feeling very grateful for our healthy & handsome little surprise package," she said.
"Extra special that he gets his middle name from his much-loved Poppy who he just missed out on meeting."
This story was originally published on our sister site, New Idea.