Millennial Moms Have Been Driven To Their Breaking Point

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit last spring, Shannon, a 28-year-old single mom, says her life was thrown into chaos. Shannon is a psychiatric nurse who, prior to the pandemic, worked the night shift. She slept during the day while her second-grader went to school, and lived with a roommate who was around if her son woke up at night.

When the first cases of the virus surfaced in her home state of Wisconsin, Shannon was immediately transferred to her hospital’s COVID-19 wing, which terrified her. No one knew then how deadly the virus might be for children. She dreaded bringing it home and making her son sick.

(All of the moms interviewed for this piece asked to use their first names so they could candidly discuss personal details about work and family members’ health.)

And then schools closed for in-person learning. Shannon had to cut back her hours almost completely,

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See Inside Blair House, Where Vice President Kamala Harris Will Live While Official VP Residence Is Renovated

Photo credit: The Washington Post - Getty Images
Photo credit: The Washington Post – Getty Images

From House Beautiful

This story was first published on 1/15/2021; it has been updated to reflect new information.

It’s no secret that the White House is the primary residence of the President of the United States, but there is another presidential home (albeit one that is not used by presidents as often) that should be on both design and history aficionados’ radars: the President’s Guest House, also known as Blair House. Although it’s not as well known as the People’s House, the President’s Guest House spares no shortage of fascinating history—including a presidential assassination attempt and interiors designed by legendary decorators Mario Buatta and Mark Hampton. And, with One Observatory Circle, the official residence of the Vide President, undergoing renovations, Blair House is where VP Kamala Harris will live for the near future.

The President’s Guest House consists of four connected

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