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Rai King on COVID-19 and the Anxiety It Produces for Moms: “Moms Are Suffering. And We Are Going to Great Lengths to Keep a Hold of Our Sanity”

Branden Janese
Mar 24, 2020 - 4:03

Last week as households everywhere began settling into the reality of what their new normal would look like, I started noticing a trend of moms in my feed expressing concern for their mental health. I saw statements like “I feel like I’m on the verge of a nervous breakdown” and “I think I just had a panic attack about 30 minutes ago.” 

While there are actual benefits to this forced quarantine that include less crowded daily schedules, and more time with our families, there is also the burden of tending to aspects of our children’s daily lives that weren’t present before. Many of us are now tasked with preparing every meal of the day where previously, kids might have eaten breakfast and...

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