Millions of working moms [have] sidelined their work in the pandemic, stepping back from hard-earned careers to take care of the overwhelming needs at home. … While working fathers have not been spared in the pandemic, data collected by the Labor Department indicate that it's largely mothers who are dealing with children who are not in school full time this fall. In September, 865,000 women dropped out of the workforce — four times the number of men who did. Countless others like Chen are struggling to get anything done.