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Parents applaud single mom's post defending bringing her daughter shopping during pandemic.

Parents applaud single mom's post defending bringing her daughter shopping during pandemic.

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This pandemic has been challenging for everyone, but especially for parents of young kids—and even moreso for single parents. With school and daycare no longer providing temporary respite, single parents must now be solely responsible for their kids 24/7, in addition to all the other tasks they need to do, like work and household chores.

To make things worse, a lot of parents, particularly moms, are now facing a new brand of mom-shaming: pandemic mom-shaming. People's individual behavior impacts the health and safety of everyone around them more than ever, so it's natural to want to judge people who don't take the regulations seriously (students on spring break, for example). But a disproportionate amount of this judgment (as usual) falls unfairly on moms, many of whom are doing their best.

One single mom is coping with the judgment by attaching a sign to her daughter when she takes her grocery shopping. It reads:

I AM ONLY 5. I CAN'T STAY HOME ALONE SO I HAVE TO BUY GROCERIES WITH MOMMY....BEFORE YOU START JUDGING STAY BACK

Sources: Facebook
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