I’m the resident drama teacher at a local preschool, and my young students learn best when we’re having fun. Whether we’re pretending to be zoo animals or cleaning up, we make magic a few mornings a week. Then I go home and try to be a good mom, or at least that was my routine before the global pandemic.
The truth is, this unprecedented time is anything but magical. Like most parents, I’m stressed about homeschooling my children, aged 6, 11, and 14, while navigating their emotional well-being. My husband works full-time, and although he’s helpful in between Zoom meetings, most child care and household duties fall to me. While I’m capable of doing these tasks, juggling them into my busy routine in addition to part-time teaching hasn’t been easy.