Tuesday June 2, 2020

The new normal of island life

‘Together apart’ is the mantra of our new world order. But what if your family are already living apart, and you‘re just trying to keep it together? Jessie Collins on co-parenting in the time of coronavirus

5th April, 2020
‘We have all been a bit stuck, operating within a set of tight spaces’. Picture: COLLINS

When the news is announced that the schools will close, there is a sort of high-pitched screaming in my ears of a frequency that possibly only people pinned to the edge of their resources, and perhaps chihuahuas, can hear. Like many parents, single or otherwise, my working week and wellbeing are held together by a delicate, sometimes complex structure of childcare, held with sticky tape and crazy glue, with strategically placed pressure valves deployed throughout...

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