Parental leave and quarantine — are they really that different?

Parallels between being on parental leave and social distancing

As I’m scrolling through Instagram I come across a post that compares the challenges of stay-at-home orders to parental leave. Nothing about it surprised me.

It reads, “Dealing with this quarantine is similar to your baby’s newborn stage. It’s survival mode, you’re in your pajamas all day, your hair is dirty, you may burst into tears at any moment, you don’t know what day it is, and you don’t…