Tina Hunt, of Miranda, is among the thousands of parents in St George and Sutherland Shire taking on the role of teacher after schools across Greater Sydney moved to remote learning due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Daughter Phoebe, 10, has swapped her classroom at Miranda North Public School for the dining table to undertake her year 4 studies.
Ms Hunt said it was a challenging time, although easier this time round.
"Last time it was just terrible," she said.
"Schools didn't have any time to prepare. They have been so much more organised this time.
"It took me a week just to work out how to log in [last time]. This time we were much better prepared."
Ms Hunt said Phoebe's teacher had been amazing, responding to emails straight away.
But she said there had only been one lesson conducted over Zoom all term, which had proven a welcome break from the constant cries of "Mum, help!".
Like many parents, Ms Hunt admitted she struggled at times to help her daughter with her school work, and was quick to praise her daughter's work ethic.
"We can't complain at all. She is so good," Ms Hunt said. "Some mornings she just gets up and gets started doing it."
And with remote learning now set to continue for at least another month, parents are in for the long haul.
The NSW Government announced on July 28 that the stay-at-home order had been extended for Greater Sydney until August 28.
"Parents and carers in Greater Sydney must keep children - across primary and secondary school - at home unless they need to be at school. Schools and outside-of-school-hours care (OOSHC) services are open for any child that needs it."
Ms Hunt took to the Mums of the Shire Facebook page last week to ask: "Who else has lost all motivation to do any [remote learning]?" before declaring a "pupil-free day".
Her post drew plenty of reactions and comments from stressed mums.
Many said working from home while overseeing lessons was tough.
One commenter urged mums to "be kind to yourselves", while others said they were taking a relaxed approach to lessons this time round.
One mum said: "I will be upfront and say I'm not doing it. I nearly strangled my child last year and I had no job. This time I am working full-time and so stressed with work [I] cried twice today".
Another said: "I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only mum struggling with this".
Ms Hunt, a cleaner, has been unable to work since restrictions were tightened but hopes to return to work two days a week from this week, meaning Phoebe will have to go to school those days as her husband is unable to work from home.
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