Amanda Kloots has opened up about the difficulties of being a single parent two months after the death of her husband Nick Cordero.
On Wednesday, the 38-year-old shared a photo of herself with the couple’s 15-month-old son Elvis on Instagram, where she wrote: “I don’t think anything can prepare you for becoming a single parent.”
“On top of being a full-time mom who is still breastfeeding Elvis, I’m having to run two businesses,” Kloots continued. “It is hard and there are many days where I don’t know how to get it all done.
“Emails flood in, my phone is full of text messages and I have a little guy pulling on me to pick him up. How are you supposed to get everything done and feel like you are being a great mother too?”
In the caption, the fitness instructor reflected on the importance of asking for help, explaining she would “not be standing right now if I didn’t have help”.
“In fact, I believe it shows a sign of strength not weakness,” she wrote, adding that her husband had wanted to move to Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles because of the “incredible community here,” which she called a “special pocket of people who really care about togetherness and family.”
Kloots also expressed her gratitude for the “community of women” she has around her, who have been helping her navigate the “new normal”.
“As hard as this new normal is, I’m very grateful for the community of women I have around me,” she wrote. “When women support women amazing things happen!”
In response to the post, Kloots received an outpouring of support from her followers.
“Thinking of you and am in awe of your strength! You’re a great mom and remember to just keep doing your best!” one of her follower’s wrote.
Earlier this week, Kloots shared a tribute to Cordero, who died from coronavirus complications at the age of 41, on the two-month anniversary of his passing.
“You’ve been gone two months today. There isn’t a day I haven’t missed you, cried for you and wished I could go back in time,” Kloots captioned a photo of herself and the Broadway star.