I managed to submit the final essay earlier than expected.
It is good to be surrounded by kids while doing essays.
Instead of sitting in front of the laptop doing the essay non-stop, I STOPPED a lot. I cook, I went out to play football with my kids and their friends (like, realllllly play football), I do laundry, cook again, clean the house, play with the snow (yes, there were snow in spring!), cook and do other things. I can constantly reflects on my readings (and connecting the dots) while doing other things. That makes me write quicker.
I hope I could maintain this momentum for my dissertation.