The widespread closing of schools and traditional workplaces in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has upended our collective perception of normal. With students at home, parents are taking on added responsibilities of balancing work and childcare in real-time. It is tempting to think that COVID-19 has been the sole cause of a public reckoning when it comes to parental care and leave, but that would be false. As much as COVID-19 has become the focus of these (and other) disruptions, it is not enough to stop there.
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