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Amanda Porter

Amanda Porter Story

How do you balance home schooling and work from home during Covid-19 lockdown?

I think it must be the most common question asked of me at this time, as a working mother of 6 children. And I am caught between offering a pragmatic response, a list of do’s and don’ts and perhaps answering the underlying question which is more attitudinal? Suggesting to working moms that they should create a schedule, be organized, plan in advance, is futile and patronizing. Any working mother knows this. They’ve been doing it successfully, long before COVID-19. They’ve been crunching numbers at work while organising that night’s family supper. They’ve created pie charts and graphs while managing extra murals and doctor’s appointments.

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