Parenting and Work Schedule During the Pandemic
Parenting with the stay-at-home, work-from-home, and learn-from-home orders is a tricky thing. There is a fixed number of hours in a day but an unlimited number of things that need to get done.
As it looks like more schools won’t be opening for in-person learning, it seems like it’s about to stay this way for a bit.
Let’s say this grid of 24 squares is one day:
We work. We sleep. Those with kids in the household provide care.
It can seem like a lot at times, but pre-pandemic, it all fit in a regular day.
Things got more challenging when the schools closed…
…because work and kids merged into one block.
That doesn’t seem so bad in theory, but anecdotally speaking, working with kids (especially those who aren’t very independent yet) is a less productive process.
To compensate, something’s gotta give. Sleep? Free time? Work less?
Crazy times. I guess we just make do for now.
Finding the New Age, for Your Age
You’ve probably heard the lines about how “40 is the new 30” or “30 is the new 20.” What is this based on? I tried to solve the problem using life expectancy data. Your age is the new age.
Jobs Charted by State and Salary
Jobs and pay can vary a lot depending on where you live, based on 2013 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here’s an interactive to look.
Who is Older and Younger than You
Here’s a chart to show you how long you have until you start to feel your age.