Amanda Kloots is mom to 15-month-old son Elvis Eduardo

By Gabrielle Chung
September 09, 2020 10:28 PM
Advertisement
Amanda Kloots and Nick Cordero with their son Elvis Eduardo
Noam Galai/Getty Images

Amanda Kloots is getting candid about her life as a single parent following the death of her husband, Broadway star Nick Cordero.

The fitness instructor, 38, opened up about her "new normal" an Instagram post on Wednesday, writing alongside a photo of herself with their 15-month-old son Elvis Eduardo, "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. It is hard and there are many days where I don't know how to get it all done," she continued. "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?"

Kloots went on to say that she's been leaning on others — including friends and family — for support during this trying time.

Amanda Kloots and son Elvis Eduardo
amanda kloots/instagram

"One big lesson I’ve learned in life is that it is OK to ask for help," she shared. "I would not be standing right now if I didn’t have help! In fact, I believe it shows a sign of strength not weakness."

In addition, Kloots said she's found comfort within her new neighbors following a cross-country move from New York to Los Angeles.

"Nick wanted to move to Laurel Canyon because of the incredible community here. It's a special pocket of people who really care about togetherness and family," she explained.

Nick Cordero and Amanda Kloots with their son Elvis Eduardo
Amanda Kloots/instagram

"As hard as this new normal is, I'm very grateful for the community of women I have around me," Kloots added. "When women support women amazing things happen!"

Kloots post came just days after the two-month anniversary of Cordero's passing. On Saturday, the Hooray For founder posted a heartfelt tribute in honor of her late husband, who died on July 5 from coronavirus complications at the age of 41.

"You’ve been gone two months today," she wrote alongside a sweet selfie of the pair. "There isn’t a day I haven’t missed you, cried for you and wished I could go back in time."

RELATED VIDEO: Nick Cordero's Wife Amanda Kloots Tells PEOPLE: 'Words Can't Describe How Much I Will Miss Him'

Cordero died on July 5 at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he had been in the intensive care unit for more than 90 days due to complications related to coronavirus.

During his 13-week hospitalization, the Tony-nominated actor faced a series of unpredictable complications that led to septic shock and required him to have his right leg amputated.

In support of Cordero's family, a GoFundMe page was created to raise funds for his medical bills

As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments. PEOPLE has partnered with GoFundMe to raise money for the COVID-19 Relief Fund, a GoFundMe.org fundraiser to support everything from frontline responders to families in need, as well as organizations helping communities. For more information or to donate, click here.