In light of the current pandemic, many companies have transitioned to remote work. Working from home can be tough, especially when you have kids to take care of and a partner to tend to. For many, working from home with kids is nightmare – so much worse than a bad day at work! That being said, there are several things you can do to make it a little easier. Here are some tips that will help you become the supermom you’ve always wanted to be.
Create a Schedule
Creating a daily schedule or checklist will not only help you stay organized but will also help your kids stay busy while you’re attending that 9:00am meeting. Remember to throw in a couple of fun activities like dancing or baking to get your kids excited for what’s to come.
Hire An Online Tutor
Get your kids some online tutoring. This will keep them busy and allow you to work without distraction – thank God! Online tutors from tutoring centers can be expensive, so try turning to trusted family friends, such as college students looking to make some extra cash!
Make sure you and your kids are getting some physical exercise during the day so everyone stays healthy. Try taking your kids on a walk down the block or a short bike ride around the neighborhood.
Negotiate With Your Partner
If you need some time off, don’t be afraid to tell your partner. Have them take care of the kids for the evening so you can finally participate in your company’s virtual happy hour.
Enjoy the Quality Time
It is undoubtedly challenging to have to work from home with kids. However, the silver lining is that you get to spend some extra time with family. It may be a nightmare for now, but you know that looking back, you’ll be grateful for this time. So make the most out of this period of remote work and enjoy it while it lasts!