Thanks so much for reading, Mark! I'm not a single parent--luckily, I have a spectacular husband, and things are easier now that schools are more reliable again--but it's tough living in a time when grandparents and relatives are often so far away, and society at large feels so little responsibility for raising up the next generation. I'll keep trying to put my oxygen mask on but will take all the help I can get!
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