Katherine: How much multi-tasking is involved. I also reflect on my childhood and am so shocked by how my mom managed four kids and full time jobs and did it all so well. That has given me a whole new level of respect for her. I am in awe of what moms can accomplish in 24 hours.
It's been a challenging few years for many parents. What would you say to parents who are currently feeling burned out or overwhelmed?
Maria: For starters, I would tell parents to take a minute to appreciate what you’ve been through, and how much you’ve accomplished despite the challenges you’ve faced. We have lived through—and are continuing to live in—very trying times. Doing the incredibly important job of raising children while also working, keeping your relationship and your friendships going and doing all of the other things that fill our lives is incredibly hard work. It is understandable that you’re feeling burned out or overwhelmed. But I would also remind you that you’re capable of handling what’s on your path.