Resilience and Challenges of Working Mothers during COVID-19


  • Marina Heifetz York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada



The pandemic has brought on much hardships and highlighted the many inequities in our lives, including the increasing workload for working mothers. Compared to pre-pandemic, maternal research has found mothers to have increases in anxiety and depression during the pandemic. Given the added stressors of the pandemic, this paper aims to highlight some evidence-based strategies that mothers can use to support their mental health during the pandemic and beyond. These mental health strategies include (1) Self-compassion and mindfulness (2) Physical self-care (sleep and physical activity time); (3) Connecting time (maintaining social connections and shared responsibilities); and (4) Playtime (having fun!).


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How to Cite

Heifetz, M. (2021). Resilience and Challenges of Working Mothers during COVID-19 . INYI Journal, 12(1).