Written by Moms on Call
These are weird times, and there are days that feel normal and some that don’t. Parenting in times where some kids are back to school, and some are not. Whether your little is in daycare, preschool, primary, in person or digital, we see you, and we stand by you. To parents heading back into work, and to the ones at home working while figuring this new way of living out…WE see you!
We support your decisions, and your struggle. You are doing great! You are killing this parenting thing! Getting your kids up and ready for this new day, joining them in this new journey at home or cheering them on from the sidelines of drop off line, we see you. Our kids are so strong, and they have waltzed into this new style of learning, whether they are masking up, or signing on. There will still be days when we want to pull our hair out and days full of laughter. That’s just parenting! What matters most is that we are all in this together!
Here at Moms on Call we support ALL parents! So, pat yourself on the back, have an extra cup of coffee (or a hot one at least) and give yourself a break!
Here are some quick tips to getting through the day, no matter what your day looks like!
Plan a routine and stay consistent (as much as we can).
Whether we are heading back to school and work or doing it from home, with a schedule in place, our days can feel a bit more put together. Check out our typical days, in our books for birth-4 years old.
With older kids, set a schedule that works best with their school day and any after school activity (including set outdoor times!)
LET THE ENERGY FLOW. Getting out some energy can relieve any cooped-up feelings for our little ones.
Prioritize your well-being!
Part of keeping healthy is taking care of you and your well-being.
So, if your days are full of running here to there, getting kiddos dropped off and off to work you go, set aside time for just you! Maybe it’s 15 minutes of a quiet coffee or painting your nails on break in your car.
If you’re busy running from one end of the house to the other or sitting with your child to understand the lesson, spend an extra ten minutes in the bath after bedtime or wake up early for an early morning sit on the porch!
You are doing great, and we are right here with you! We see you!