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Working full-time and single parenting can feel like a rather intense form of juggling at the best of times.
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Single parenting in a pandemic: ‘I cry alone in the car so the kids don’t see me’


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by Lia Hynes
25.02.21

Read time: 10 mins

Being a single mother has always been a juggling act, but the pandemic is forcing single parents to carry logistical and emotional burdens that are taking a serious toll

“It’s like you’re walking on a tight rope, while simultaneously trying to walk into ongoing traffic and dodge the cars that are flying at you,” I say to my friend. We were in the middle of the first few weeks of lockdown three, and I was trying to describe to her what single parenting felt like right then.  Working full-time and single parenting can feel like a rather intense form of juggling at the best...

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