Three American Mothers, On The Brink

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Eleven months, multiple breakdowns, one harrowing realization: They’ve got to get back up and do it all again tomorrow.

This article is part of “The Primal Scream,” a series that examines the pandemic’s effect on working mothers in America.
Dekeda Brown, 41, was in her local grocery store in Olney, Md., thinking back to a year ago, when she was onstage in New York accepting an award for “Working Mother of the Year.” Her husband watched proudly from the crowd, texting photos to her daughters, 11 and 15.



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