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Does anyone else feel like this pandemic has helped level out the playing field between working moms and everyone else? Although the beginning of the pandemic was a nightmare with no access to childcare, continuing to be able to work from home has provided me with the opportunity to advance my career, where I could not before because of the time constraints of my commute and getting home to relieve my childcare. Am I alone in feeling this way?

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Yes and no. The “no” part impacts me much more. I have the opportunity for promotion like never before, but I am completely depleted of energy after almost two years of “having it all”. Slow decline in physical, mental, and emotional well-being is hitting me hard the past few months. My work used to give me something that was emotionally fulfilling, and it is missing when we all work from home. There are no more joyful and inspiring moments shared in-person with my stimulating and emotionally engaged colleagues. My family doesn’t meet my emotional needs and my need to be inspired and connected to people who get me. I have very few friends who connect on this level, and none are local. I could keep going on this, basically to say: If I am not well, I can’t take advantage of the opportunities available.

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Yeah, still a no for me.

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Covid has brought out the worst and the best! I totally agree with you…. I’m not at all feeling burnt out or overwhelmed, I can work and be fully productive, pick my kids up and continue to work through the evening if that’s what I need to do. The term “work hard, play hard” has never felt so relevant.

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Def a blessing and a curse. Blessing to be able to see my kids more, curse to juggle everything all at once in the same setting which makes people (me) go insane.

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Without a doubt! This is the one thing I appreciate about the lockdowns. They have given me the chance to be a mother a housekeeper and a Creative. I appreciate this as the 'gift' part of this pandemic.

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