Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, moms everywhere have had their fantasies and worst nightmares come true – their bosses ordered them to stay at home, and their kids were told to do the same. It’s safe to say that any mom would agree – having to work and keep your kids alive at home while staying sane and cooking, cleaning, and still resembling the same characteristics as a normal human being is almost impossible – hats off to you, moms!
It’s been tough, and some days you might have even felt that you are all alone in your struggle and that you are not doing nearly enough to make the ship that is your home and family-run smoothly – this isn’t true! You gave your all every day, and you deserve a medal!
But, whether this news has arrived a little too late or right on time – there may be ways you can make your life with kids at home much easier! Yes, you read that correctly; if you’re wondering how this may be possible, here are some ways you can not only survive having your children at home through a lockdown but thrive while doing so.
Make a schedule
Yes, your household needs a schedule – drastic times call for drastic measures! Creating a schedule will enable you to know when you need to work, and therefore know when your kids need to be preoccupied and not in the immediate area. A schedule can be anything; 4 hours’ work in the morning, family time, and then four more hours of work – whatever works for you!
Your children need to know what happens when; it will create a sense of organization for everyone and prevent any conflict or hassles. During your working hours, you can ensure that your children’s schedule is jam-packed with school work, some fun games, and maybe a little tv-time.
It may feel a bit odd at first, but you can paint it as a fun little game for the kids to jump on board; they’ll love it, and you’ll instantly feel more relaxed and organized.
Since schools have basically placed the burden on your already heavily packed shoulders to provide your children with education in 10 different subjects, there are some tips and tricks you can try to make it more manageable.
Number one is an online learning platform – they provide fun, immersive, and interactive lessons on various subjects. Some of these platforms also have foundations and initiatives that aim to provide young students who don’t have the financial support they need for education with structure and guidance in order to give them what they need to succeed.
Age of Learning is one of these platforms and is definitely worth checking out if you want to give your child a comprehensive learning platform or would like to join a noble effort.
These two suggestions may already make a significant difference in your daily lockdown life – who knows; it may even give you some peace for a change? At the end of the day, you and your children are in this together, so it might help a lot if you tackle at-home living, learning, and working as a team!
Jessi is a working mom to two living in Central Florida. She has a Master’s Degree in Legal Studies but decided to make her career in social media marketing and content writing. When she isn’t cooking up something new in the kitchen, she is traveling with her family and looking for new adventures!