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8 Moms Reflect On 2 Years Of Parenting In A Pandemic

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano

Photography by Photographed by Jillian Guyette

This week marks two full years since the U.S. first went into lockdown due to COVID-19, upending the lives of families all over the country and sending waves of devastation across the globe. Parents, especially, had (and still have) an incredibly heavy load to carry, as schools and daycares abruptly shut down and the work/life juggle became an often impossible balancing act.

To get perspective on what parenting in a pandemic has meant for mothers across the U.S., we asked eight inspiring women to open up to us about their experiences. From educators and doctors to entrepreneurs and even two who decided to move abroad—these resilient moms (of newborns to teens!) are sharing their pandemic highs and lows, as well as their personal breakthroughs and advice to fellow mamas going through it.

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