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Day in the Life: How a Frederick mother of 5 who recently gave birth is navigating the coronavirus pandemic

Lisa Horning-Marrone a mother of five children with her daughter Mazzy.
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Day in the Life is a series of occasional articles in which The Baltimore Sun looks at how Marylanders have been making their way through the coronavirus pandemic

Today: How a stay-at-home mother, who recently gave birth, and her family are navigating the pandemic.

Lisa Horning-Marrone of Frederick is a 34-year-old mother of five who gave birth to a boy April 7. Lisa’s concerns about her pregnancy and giving birth during the COVID-19 crisis grew throughout her 39 weeks of pregnancy. She left home only for doctor’s visits and let her husband, Rob, make trips for groceries and other necessities.

Their 3-year-old autistic daughter’s therapy has come to a stop during the governor’s stay-at-home orders. The family has health insurance, but no paycheck because her husband lost his job as a sound engineer after his company closed its doors amid the pandemic.

The family enjoys playing music and board games together to pass the time while at home. Although Lisa and her family are concerned about what the future will bring, they have been enjoying the small things in life together.

Horning-Marrone has concerns raising a newborn during the coronavirus crisis

Lisa Horning-Marrone is the mother of four children and has concerns about giving birth during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lisa Horning-Marrone is the mother of four children and has concerns about giving birth during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Lisa Horning Marrone)

Her husband, Rob, lost his job after his employer shut down

Rob Marrone with his daughter Mazzy. Rob lost his job after his employer shut down the company he was working at because of the lack of business during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rob Marrone with his daughter Mazzy. Rob lost his job after his employer shut down the company he was working at because of the lack of business during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Lisa Horning-Marrone)

Both are navigating stay-at-home orders with their children

Lisa Horning-Marrone enjoying some quality time with her 3-year-old daughter, Mazzy.
Lisa Horning-Marrone enjoying some quality time with her 3-year-old daughter, Mazzy. (Lisa Horning-Marrone)
Etta Horning,11, during a dance party at their home in Frederick with her sisters, Mazzy, 3, and Juniper, 2.
Etta Horning,11, during a dance party at their home in Frederick with her sisters, Mazzy, 3, and Juniper, 2. (Lisa Horning-Marrone)

Lisa left the house only for doctor’s visits

Lisa Horning-Marrone takes a picture of herself while waiting for her weekly doctor's visit during her pregnancy.
Lisa Horning-Marrone takes a picture of herself while waiting for her weekly doctor's visit during her pregnancy. (Lisa Horning-Marrone)
Mazzy, left, and her sister, Juniper, brush teeth before going to bed.
Mazzy, left, and her sister, Juniper, brush teeth before going to bed. (Lisa Horning-Marrone)
Jasper,15 and his sister, Etta,11, enjoy playing music and games together while having to shelter in place at their home in Frederick as the state continues to social distance because of COVID-19.
Jasper,15 and his sister, Etta,11, enjoy playing music and games together while having to shelter in place at their home in Frederick as the state continues to social distance because of COVID-19. (Lisa Horning-Marrone)
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