Isolation, Panic, and Constant Juggling: A Year in the Life of Three Moms
Photo: Remotely Learning
Jackie Mader and Jody Hassett Sanchez, The Hechinger Report
Parents across the country have dealt with impossible situations during the pandemic: balancing careers with child care, managing intense distance-learning schedules, struggling to find nutritious food amid unemployment and, in many cases, trying to avoid eviction and keep a roof over their heads.
Since March 2020, three families filmed the ups and downs of life at home with kids during the coronavirus pandemic. Their stories echo the reality faced by millions of women over the last year: Women have lost more than 4.6 million payroll jobs since the pandemic began, decreasing their participation in the workforce to levels not seen since the late 1980s.