Working from home can already seem like a lot, but imagine adding kids and a spouse in the mix? That seems like a nightmare in itself. But before you start nodding “yes” – remember to enjoy the little things in life and take this advice below to help you tackle work from home with kids l like the supermom you are!
So before we start, remember you don’t need to put so much pressure on yourself. There is no need to raise the “parenting bar” really high in a pandemic like COVID-19. This is a strange time for everyone, and you are not alone.
Because of the unsettling thought of not knowing what’s to happen or when kids will be attending school again, it’s hard to wrap your head around house chores, work and even just enjoying yourself. To be able to work from home with kids, be sure to take on these tasks…
1.) Make a checklist: Get yourself organized and your children too when you make a weekly schedule, throw in some fun activities like dancing or baking to get your kids excited for what’s to come that week.
2.) Hire an online tutor or teacher: There are a lot of people out of work as well as college students who are home right now and could use the extra cash. Hire a trusted family friend who can virtually help you tutor or teach your children. That way they can keep busy and you can work without distractions.
3.) Go outside (just not in public): Take your kids on a bike ride or a walk around the block and if you’re lucky and have a backyard, take some time out of your day to make sure your kids get physical activities still.
4.) Split time with your spouse: If you need your own little TLC, then split time to babysit the kids with your spouse so you can possibly take on a virtual happy hour with your co-workers or gal pals.
5.) Enjoy the quality time: Honestly the positive out of all of this is when you look back and realize this is the time to spend real quality time with your spouse and children more than ever. When are you actually going to get a time like this again with your loved ones? Count your blessings for sure!