Turns out, juggling parenting in a pandemic with work and without the support of schools and daycare is consuming, complex and just plain HARD.
In our series “Life at a Distance,” we’ll be sharing the experiences of featured Juggle readers adjusting to new socially distant lifestyles post-COVID-19. Julia gave birth to her first daughter and Justine went back to Singapore to be with her family when the virus began to spread in New York.
The world is a pretty scary place right now. Our mantra: “We are doing the best we can to manage everything that is going on.” See how we’re coping during COVID and share how you’re doing the same.
Jen never pictured herself as a parent. She always thought kids were loud. Needy. Whiny. Annoying. And, well, that’s all true. But they’re also pretty wonderful.
We all struggle with insecurity sometimes. This personal conversation between friends touches on insecurity, body image and the downside of reassurance.
Guest blogger Courtney shares her deepest thoughts about being single in her mid-30s contemplating having children. “Do I freeze eggs and hope for the best? Let nature take its course and see what happens to my life over the next few years? Do I try to have a baby now, if the possibility will only decrease?”
Gerry Means built her career in finance during a time when few women, beyond secretaries, worked in large investment banks. She shares her juggle.
Talking about death sucks, but your future self will thank you for having tough conversations with your parents NOW about how they want their affairs handled when they die, and what role, if any, they hope you’ll play.