With Day Cares Shut and School Online, LA’s Working Moms are Carrying the Child Care Load
On June 23 at 1:35 p.m., Delilah Ballesteros finally sent an email she’d been thinking about for weeks.
It starts: “After many prayers, I have decided that I won’t be returning to work this school year.”
The recipient was the principal of Holy Trinity Elementary School in Atwater Village, where she taught fourth and fifth grade.
“That was a hard decision to admit, ‘OK, I’m a stay at home mom now,’ because that’s not what I wanted to be,” Ballesteros said. “I wanted to be a working mom, but that’s what my family needs right now.”