Moms… it’s that time of year again. School will be out for summer in just a few short weeks. Are you prepared? Our expert guest blogger, Bec Christensen, has provided us with a few scheduling strategies that will help work at home Moms balance the increased time with children at home and keeping up with work responsibilities.
Sanity Strategies for Summer Schedules
A blend of activities and some savvy forward thinking make for a smooth running summer.
During the holidays it’s hard to keep up a regular working week without a lot of prior organisation so make sure you are thinking about your plan of attack well ahead of the last day of school.
Do a swap with another working Mum, you have their kids for a day, they have yours in return. When it’s your turn, plan a fun day out at the movies, beach or park and really enjoy the time spent with your kids and their mates.
If you can, remove some of the pressure of juggling work and kids for two months, and take some holidays of your own. Tell your clients or your boss you’ll be unavailable, relax and enjoy.
Book the kids into vacation care and holiday camp programs. You’ll find week long intensives for a huge range of activities such as sports, dance, gymnastics and drama (just to name a few). Enrol them with a friend and arrange a car pool.
So book and plan early, mix it up, and try and fit your own break in too. And from a jealous Australian heading into winter, have a wonderful summer.
What factors have helped you organize your summer schedule?