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  1. Blog
  2. Working During Coronavirus
  3. May 22, 2020

15 Funny & Relatable Tweets from Parents Working from Home with Kids

Wear your child as a backpack!

15 Funny & Relatable Tweets from Parents Working from Home with Kids
Photo courtesy ofย Blake Meyer

This article is part of InHerSight's Working During Coronavirus series. As the coronavirus pandemic continues, find helpful advice here on working remotely, job hunting remotely, dealing with anxiety and stress, and staying safe at work if you have to be on-site.

For the 75 percent of moms and 90 percent of dads who are employed, the sound of kids running around and screaming has become an all-too familiar background during conference calls as work routines have been turned upside down because of coronavirus.

As cute as kids are (or were, maybe eight weeks ago), we know their being at home is affecting parents, women most especially. Virus or no virus, women do the majority of the unpaid labor at home, and according to Washington University at St. Louis professor of sociology Caitlyn Collins, they’re also often expected to pretend like their home lives don’t exist. “Women tend to be penalized for any signal that they are caregivers in the workplace, whereas men tend to receive benefits,” she says. So, now, not only has caring for kids while working from home presented difficulties in terms of having to multitask and manage time like never before, but it’s also spurred fear in career moms who feel pressured to keep their family life and work lives separate.

Read more:5 Teacher-Approved Apps Your Kids Will Love

All that to say, women are now doing a lot more work and feel more overwhelmed than they did before quarantine started. Keeping this in mind, it’s important to credit yourself if you’re a career mom juggling kids and work! These funny, super relatable tweets will hopefully make you feel less alone.

Read more:Relationship Expert: During COVID-19,‘Project Manage’ Your Partnership

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Meghan Prabhu is a sophomore at UNC-Chapel Hill who is interested in the intersection of history and gender studies and loves to write in her free time

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