This coming Sunday, kids across the country will make handmade cards, cook up a breakfast in bed, and try to tiptoe around the house to let our precious mommas get a bit more sleep. It’s the day of the year we celebrate the hard-working, loving, ever-giving matriarch of the family, Mother’s Day!
Moms have been the eye in the storm of COVID, navigating online school, working from home, caring for elderly parents, finding TP or hand wipes when shelves were emptied. Moms have also been a force to be reckoned with politically, fiercely advocating for our kids to be back in school, in sports, with their friends.
And it certainly has taken its toll, especially for working moms in Colorado.
At the end of 2020, over 20,000 Colorado working moms left the labor force, enough to fill Ball Arena. During the COVID-19 pandemic, women have accounted for 55% of job losses.