Hi ladies, Need a suggestion..How are you all managing child care during this covid times especially when the creches are closed and we dont have anybody at home to take care of kids? I joined back to duty few months back after long child care leave. That has already resulted in me earning the wrath of my superiors (all male) as they just cant empathize with my situation. They are were very unhappy with my long absence and in my institution a very intelligent lady officer had to resign just because she had no support with child care. Some of the employees have arranged for stay in home care takers with cctv installed as both parents would be away at work. It also involves considerable risks as some got corona because of that and the entire family including kid were hospitalized. Now am at loggerheads! My H availed wfh and was taking care of my toddler kid (4 yrs) for the past 8 months along with a super stressful job. She keeps him engaged throughout the day and he had to stay awake till 3-4 AM everyday to complete the pending tasks at work. He is completely worked out now and is diagnosed with acute hypertension. He is planning to bring his mom to seek her help with childcare which I have to agree upon to reduce his stress. But am afraid that it will add to my stress! How do you ladies (especially working) deal with child care during covid times? How supportive are your inlaws in case they live with you? How do you deal with the associated stress? This COVID is adding new dimensions to the existing struggle of today's women. I am unable to go to lab frequently as that is the breeding place for new infections. I had to decline exciting offers, once in lifetime opportunities just because of the fear of travelling overseas. No vacations, picnics and leisure time activities.. Employers want us to work overtime but they are in no mood to open the child care/ day care facilities. Bringing MIL is making me skeptical given the not so good past we share. Its a feeling of helplessness and uncertainty that is just unbearable! Girls, do share how you are all managing..