A sincere hand clap goes out to all parents. You have become the teacher, the cheerleader, a full time cook and housekeeper, while still holding down your job.
It's break time! While it might be difficult to take a real break, think of ways you might sneak in a little "me time". A cup of coffee, a glass of lemonade, a crossword puzzle, a little dance, a silly song, things to lift your spirits. If you can't get away for a few minutes, engage the kids in a fun event with you, This could even mean to drop everything and head for the door. Go in the back yard for a scavenger hunt, walk around the block with your masks on, or go for a short car ride and then return to your previously scheduled school work or job assignment. Breathe in, breathe out. Count to ten, click your heels and finish your own self talk statement. "Don't worry, be happy, there's no place like home, Chocolate chip cookies for dessert, etc." It's your break, use it wisely.