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    The New York Times CompanyPatricia Cohen11/17/208 min
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    • Billsfriendjake1 year ago

      this one really resonates-- the pandemic has shone a light on how much working parents take affordable, dependable, childcare for granted. until we can address this in the pandemic response (i.e. allotting moneys so schools/daycares can reopen responsibly) many households will continue to cut back on spending and parents will remain out of the workforce.

      e.g. “I was wanting to work and wanting my business to succeed so badly,” she said. “I didn’t realize. …” She paused, interrupted by a voice: “Mommy, I want some applesauce.” ... very much my life this year.