By Corinna Busciglio Kamilli, Senior Communication Specialist, and Erin Morrow, Event Coordinator
Special thanks to our contributors: Danielle B. Steele, Agile Iteration Manager | Marissa Akins, Project Manager Associate | Jennifer Greenberg, Executive Administration Support
At 6 a.m., the alarm clock rings. Suddenly, the rush of the day is ahead and the thought of having to juggle numerous responsibilities strikes. Fortunately, the commute downstairs to start work is a quicker one than before and gives ample time to be productive before my most important job, being a mother, begins.
Being a parent during a pandemic has been an interesting experience, to say the least. No two stories are the same, yet the common thread seems to weave into the experience each of us is balancing. At the start of the pandemic, colleagues were brought together by these similar experiences in a Slack channel dedicated to the triumphs and tribulations of remote working with children. This community has been an uplifting place to go when you need to speak with others who know exactly what you are experiencing.
Parents from across the ASU enterprise have come together to celebrate the ups and help with the downs of this unprecedented time. Here are first-hand stories of what it’s like to run a household, be a teacher, a chef and balance your ASU life at the same time.