Stay-at-Home Moms Are Ready for Covid-19

An email from my editor popped into my inbox: “Can you edit this story? We would like to use it for tomorrow’s paper.” Just then I was setting up the Black & Decker toy tool kit that I had promised my son, then 2, weeks earlier as a reward for doing such a great job with potty training. The timing was tough—toddlers and newspaper editors both have immediate deadlines, and both can be impatient to get what they want.

But I prevailed. As time was ticking, I managed to build the set while editing the story and avoiding a…

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