Drew Barrymore Talks Parenting amid Coronavirus: I'm "Grateful They're Handling" It "So Well"
In efforts to support other parents during the public health crisis, Barrymore has partnered with Shutterfly and Baby2Baby to help deliver emergency bundles packed with basic essentials for families impacted by the pandemic.
Plus, inside the care packages, the Golden Globe winner will leave handwritten notes of encouragement.
"I'm just one person, and it can be hard when things are so challenging because you just think, 'Nothing I do will make a dent in anything,' but I want to keep going and maybe accumulatively things will make a difference," she says. "But I also think that one thing makes a difference."
To better connect with fans during the shared experience, Barrymore recently launched her own blog, on which she keeps a written record of her experiences during the pandemic. The star has already posted anecdotes about gardening, as well as the adorable moment her older daughter Olive became her personal photographer for an isolated magazine photo shoot.
"I love writing and I find that it is an art form that is quieter and more respectful and more personal right now for me than making a bunch of videos I might not feel right about the next day because they might be out of touch by then," Barrymore tells PEOPLE.
"I feel like we should tread extremely humbly, carefully and thoughtfully right now," she adds, "and writing for me was the way I could find my voice in this time that felt at the right tone and the right volume."
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