I contacted the moms interviewed for the May piece to find out what decisions they made for fall schooling. Did their questions get answered? Did their ideas and choices evolve over the summer?
Why didn’t we test our girls after they were exposed to coronavirus? That’s a question I’ve fielded a time or two this month.
Stay home for 14 days after the last exposure and maintain social distance (at least six feet) from others at all times. Yes, this means no working outside of the home, no leaving your home, and no people, who are not part of your household, entering the home.
My biggest dislike about the current situation is the sudden, massive increase in technology use. I think for the ages of my children, technology is not the best approach for learning. And, the lack of hands-on experiences are frustrating the kids. Basically, it’s okay for school maintenance, but would 100% not work for the long term.
As his partner looking on, I've noticed more emotional and mental fatigue with, of course, the physical fatigue piling up. There's something impactful about double gloving and gowning up and double masks and PAPRs and face shields and treating patients with only support measures . . . day after day.
I don't know when or where the notion appeared in modern motherhood that mothers were to be the end all be all for our kids, but that notion is killing our moms' hearts and minds.