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During a pandemic, it takes a celebrity village to raise a child

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It turns out schoolwork is the pandemic parenting hack you never expected

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As women are being forced out of the workforce, Andrew Yang needs to give credit where it’s due: to his wife

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Stay-at-home moms can’t hold this pyramid up much longer

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Not just during the pandemic, but forever

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Everything I’ve been taught about video games as a parent is a lie

Two young children play the open world game Minecraft on their iPads.
Two young children play the open world game Minecraft on their iPads.
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The Way We Work Now

‘There’s so much intensity. It’s kind of depressing.’

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It’s been 10 years since my daughter was born. That was the best and worst day of my life.

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A six-year-old girl declaring her hatred of pink has basically internalized sexism

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MEDIUM RARE

In this week’s digest from the Medium Universe, educators and experts try to wrap their heads around the impending chaos

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