As schools around the country are shutting down due to the coronavirus pandemic, millions of parents have found themselves plunged into the role of homeschool teacher for the foreseeable future. And not everyone is feeling prepared for—or thrilled with —this development.

In solidarity with other parents, comedian Branalyn Shropshire posted a 'mother's desperate prayer' to YouTube—a humorous take on a sentiment shared by many moms and dads right now.



Here's a taste:

"Father God, I am your humble servant. What I am NOT is a math teacher, God. Lord God, the spirit of Common Core has attacked our household, and right now the only thing we have in common is frustration and no answer to the math problem..."

You will laugh. You might cry. But if you're reeling from the sudden shift to homeschooling your kids and feeling like you may not get through this social distancing period with your sanity in tact, this prayer is for you.

Let us pray:

A Desperate Mothers' Prayer www.youtube.com

As face masks have become mandatory in many places to limit the spread of coronavirus, it's also become an increasingly politicized thing. As we know, anything that involves political polarization also involves vast amounts of misinformation and disinformation. Whose idea was the internet again?

No one I know loves wearing a mask. We all wish we didn't have to. But there are an awful lot of people saying they can't wear one, or they refuse to wear one because they've been led to believe that masks are somehow more dangerous than not wearing one. I've seen and read "information" on everything from masks depriving people of oxygen to masks causing CO2 build up to masks creating fungus problems.

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