American mothers are running on empty. Every morning we wake up to feel guilty that we are not doing enough. Every night we go to bed afraid that we can not. I can be a trained pilot helicopter and a US senator, but one of put’ve I ever tried, my five years to teach you how to add three plus five, and how to write a letter K. difficult tasks because I’m not a teacher qualified, whenever you beat to sound a word while I’m homeschooling, I wonder if it’s my fault. Like so many other mothers during this pandemic crown, I am constantly worried that my son could be left behind on because, like me, you rely on inexperienced teachers. But as fear, as I am, I know I’m lucky. May I sittings to bring home I help my mother with custody of the children, and I have some control over my schedule. But this is far from reality for most working mothers. Too many can not pay if they take sick or not the ability to work remotely. Too many are not sufficient to pay in the workplace, the child care they need to actually afford to get to work. With all the privileges I have, if I still feel a fear so overwhelming that I left my daughters, how can we, as a nation, can expect those who shoulder these burdens do not have the same benefits without help? These are the mothers are worried. Those trying to juggle double as heroes in the intensive care unit or grocery stores, look for the care of their children for their patients or clients. Of course, there is no doubt that tensions both a job and a child were taken during the pandemic, as no doubt that tensions fell on men and women, in all types of families beyond the shape of the nucleus. But it is also certain that the tasks of working parents to be have that at this time the weight of the “second level” of which the present crisis intensified and heterosexual couples parenting disproportionately on women 15 to spend more hours per week training and housework than fathers. The stresses are increased for black women is heartbreaking COVID-19 suffer mortality and unemployment rates. ignore fight with this many women, we can stop it at the time, who also need mothers who work at the moment and even urgent. This includes paid vacation next COVID-19 package extended. Even while many parents are upset at what our children will progress happen if they go back to school this fall, we are more open about President Donald Trump hurry to fear schools force, although not keep it to our child-proof. Instead threaten withholding funding critical school districts could use PSA to maintain and better protect our children, as Republicans makes new proposal, our leaders have the lifesaving difference adequately paid leave to have a constitutional fight was a little ‘political Democrats should recognize and be our heroes in law nor Senator Mitch McConnell refused to include in its so-called law including relief design. If you do not show paid holidays, expand teacher, school counselor and cafeteria workers to lose their jobs or become ill to put others in danger, might choose forced. If a mother remembers the child has a fever, he should not have to risk his job to keep him at home and avoid a blast that could close an entire school, flu and other countless-infected force to get more parents from work home with their children until they reopen classrooms. The argument is equally clear when it comes to the most affordable child care. Because this pandemic began, too many women their jobs had to leave, either because schools closed or childcare is too expensive adding another born pandemic crisis, the consequences will be playing for decades, such as research has shown that mothers a new attempt to receive significantly lower wages in general in the workplace. But the reality is that these COVID-19 problems were not created and are not simply disappear once you lower kind. made before the pandemic, only 17% of workers have access to paid leave, with blacks, Indians and colored were faring much worse. In many states, the cost of child care for over 80% of the annual income of minimum wage workers despite the lack of affordable child care families Harms bags, company profits and our nation’s economy. It ‘sa similar story when it comes to providing universal pre-kindergarten, the mothers would return to work and provide more jobs for the incredible teachers who are trained in actually teach our children during their formative years, as we know children entering kindergarten to graduate more fully from high school, which means a more educated workforce years are prepared for the line. And without universal access to health care at affordable prices, which is a working mother struggling to make ends meet should come if you remember baby and she can not stop the bleeding? She goes on to protect their child to the emergency room, then we go into debt because our nation has decided not to protect. These are questions of both morality and common sense steps that we have no choice but to take if we want to overcome this pandemic and ultimately make our economy work for everyone. They also select even more evidence of the urgent Joe Biden: someone firsthand the urgency of addressing these issues head-on knows and has proposed concrete plans to show the families of workers who have DAMN one. It ‘was a single parent. He felt the weight and the fear of trying to raise a family in a time of tragedy. You understand the apparent impossibility try your duty to your job with the task of bringing your children online. With summer to fall early in the transition, with the mothers try to 48 hours of work in 24-hour days to fit and the rent next month seems forever because we are no longer able to ignore the crisis than working parents . We have the luxury of maternal treatment time is unnecessary and without end, and we can not risk our future children on the idea that the ability of mothers, the weight is infinitely Shoulder world. Image copyright courtesy of Senator Tammy Duckworth
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