‘I was so overwhelmed by my mental load that I crashed my car’ – Whimn – March 2020

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“A horrible crunching sound, followed by my nine-year-old screaming, “Mum! The door!” alerted me to my big mistake.”

It happened on a busy Friday afternoon. I was juggling multiple deadlines, packing for a family weekend away and trying to keep up with a barrage of emails from my kids’ school reminding me, again, to sign the pile of permission slips that had been multiplying on my desk.

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