Despite more businesses opening, some daycares and schools are still closed, leaving it up to parents to continue to work full-time jobs, watch and entertain children, teach them, help them with their homework…among many other things! High Profile’s “Project: Keep Working Parents Sane” checks in with a few working parents with young children. Here, they share their challenges, what’s working for them, and advice they have for other working parents.
We invited a few of our High Profile working parents to give their insight on the quarantine experience as full-time employees and parents!
Sara Stoub, one of our Human Resources recruiters, is mom to a sweet 3-year-old girl! Sara has been with High Profile for five years and she joins us to describe her and her family’s quarantine experience. Sara tells us what she’s appreciated during quarantine, what she misses about pre-COVID life, and how she and her family have adapted.
Q. What have you been grateful for during the pandemic?
A. I have been very grateful for the health of my family and loved ones, Zoom happy hours, and the fact that I am able to work from home with my wild child.
Q. What do you miss most about pre-COVID life?
A. I miss going to Target and wandering around, sitting on a patio and listening to live music, and, honestly, hugging people. I am a hugger by nature and I HATE not doing it.
Q. What are you looking forward to about returning to normal?
A. I am excited to have playdates and to get to actually go sit down at a restaurant!
Q. What has been the biggest change in your daily “work” routine?
A. The biggest change I have had to make is that there is no “routine”. We are bouncing back and forth from phone/Zoom interviews, emails, and calls to learning the ABCs and kid Zoom meetings. LOL!
Q. What has been your biggest adjustment to working from home with young kids?
A. Giving myself some grace, and knowing that it’s OK if my daughter or dog pops their head in the home office to say hello on a meeting or call. It is OK if things are not perfect!
Thank you to Sara for sharing her personal experiences during such an unprecedented and sometimes hectic time!