Gen X women were already exhausted, then came a pandemic

S. Mitra Kalita is the senior vice president for news, opinion and programming for CNN Digital.

(CNN)I am in the sandwich generation, caring for my kids and my parents simultaneously, and now feeling those pressures acutely while in lockdown with my family.

"I can't focus and my mind is either always racing or responding: Do we have milk, does she have a fever, the dog needs a walk, where's Papa's will, is ours updated, time for a team meeting, maybe my throat hurts, Trump's speaking in the Rose Garden, charades on Zoom sound cool, Mama? Mama? Mama??!!" I wrote