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How to Survive Working from Home with Children Underfoot

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How to Survive Working from Home
with Children Underfoot

Feeling like life is a little out of control right now? You’re not alone! Parents around the world are struggling to adapt to a new normal of balancing childcare with remote work. The added stress has driven many parents to pick up bad habits like snacking through the day or pouring too many glasses of wine in the evening. And who can blame them? Thankfully, we at Mommy I’m Here understand, and we offer plenty of resources and tips to make your parenting life easier on our website! Below, we’ve outlined some quick tips to help you get your life under control right now.

Activities to Entertain the Kids

By now, you’ve likely tried everything to keep your kids occupied and engaged while you plug away at work—or hide in the locked bathroom. But have you tried these ideas?

●Help your children find international pen pals and encourage them to write long letters to each other.

●Give your kids a bucket of water and a couple of paintbrushes and let them have fun painting with water outside.

●If you have a large cardboard box lying around, encourage your kids to turn it into a fortress.

Declutter your clothes and let your kids have fun playing dress-up with your unwanted items.

Time-Saving Tools

Frazzled parents are always on the lookout for time-saving tools. A few minutes saved here and there can make all the difference in your day!

●Check out some unexpected mobile apps that will make your parenting life easier.

●Don’t have time to cook during the week? Stock your freezer with quick, ready-to-go meals when you have some downtime.

●Organize and minimize your various to-do lists with a simple bullet journal.

Shop online and have your groceries delivered to your door. Not only will this save a couple of hours every week, but it can help you save money too!

Fun Ways to Relieve Stress

You spend all your time entertaining your kids, but you need to have fun too! Here are some enjoyable activities to bust out when you need some serious stress relief.

●Online shopping—in moderation—can be therapeutic. Treat yourself to some new work-from-home clothes, like a pair of versatile leggings!

●When you need a quick mood boost, jump in the car, blast your favorite songs, and sing out loud.

●Run a hot bath, light a few candles, and indulge in a relaxing spa night at home.

●Most importantly, try to embrace the comical elements of parenting and laugh when things go wrong.

Tips for Better Health

If you’ve let your healthy habits slide during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s time to get back on the wagon. You need all the energy you can get right now!

●Taking care of your body will give you the mental and physical energy you need to keep up with your kids at home.

●Try some new forms of exercise, like yoga, Pilates, bodyweight training, or running, and switch it up every day.

●To improve your sleep quality, choose a calming cup of tea over a second glass of wine.

●Got a sweet tooth? Reach for a square of dark chocolate to settle your cravings.

While working from home with kids is never going to be easy, it doesn’t have to be the nightmare you’ve envisioned. And it shouldn’t stop you from living your best, healthiest life! Take advantage of tips and resources—like the ones in this article—to save time, relieve stress, and keep your kids happy. You will survive!

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