Holidays mean different things to different people – to some it may mean travel, catching up with friends, movies and late nights or simply unwinding and relaxing at home with the family. To me, as a work from home mum, school holidays pose a unique challenge which requires me to don new hats to ensure that I can maintain the delicate balance between happy kids and great productivity.
Most school children will groan at the sound of the word ’homework’ but, in some instances, it can also leave parents feeling less than enthusiastic.
All parents, irrespective of the work they do, have a view on how to manage their children’s homework.
I believe choosing between flexible working and a 9 to 5 format is an important decision. How, when, and from where we work affects both our professional and personal life. It is thus important that we list out all the pros and cons specific to us for both the options before making a final decision.
Every morning decides the vibe for the rest of your day. Sometimes things happen that are out of our control but, ideally, by adopting a morning routine you can make your day more productive, energetic and, of course, happier. Whether you work from home or in an office, with a good routine you’ll have the ability to take action to turn any situation in the day to your advantage. Whilst not all mums are morning people, with a bit of organisation, anyone can do it!
Your child’s wellbeing is probably the single most important thing to you. The how, when and where of planning your child’s day is can be a stressful task (it’s the side effect of parenthood!). Add to this the planning of the how, when, and where of your own work schedule and you have yourself a pretty stressful day!
This said, it is not impossible to manage this stress.