It’s been roughly a couple of months for some of us, weeks for most of us, but we’ve all been staying at home for quite some time. Some of us have been home with children; taking on extra duties such as teacher, principal, cafeteria worker, janitor, and much more. Trying to balance all the extra job titles as well as cramming in your normal responsibilities of a full time job and parent may be exhausting and frustrating, we feel you! That’s why we have a few tips and tricks that can help balance your family life!
It’s important to take time to yourself but also to spend time with your household. Even though you may want to scream and tear your hair off from the additional care work you’ve taken on, we’re in a unique period where we’re able to develop and build relationships in ways we’ve never experienced before. Our team recommends taking at least time throughout the week dedicating your evening where your family as a collective spends time doing an activity.
Puzzles are fantastic! Concentrated minds calls for some peace and quiet that will keep you occupied for hours. Once you’re finished, if you want to keep your little ones entertained with more activities, have them glue the puzzle to a piece of cardboard and frame it to make some art around the house!
“To Keep my 9 Year old playing and secretly learning we play Decimales. It is a dominoes based game where the objective is to score points in increments of 5 points. Up to four players can participate with a standard 28 piece set and every player gets seven tiles. Shuffle, play and repeat. ”
No games. Just tv for us these days. Current views include Star Wars, Umbrella Academy, and Hala.
Every evening we play a board game right after dinner. It helps destress and shift gears from work day to a relaxing evening before we end the day. Our current favorite is Ludo. My toddler takes our turns to throw the die in a bowl for announcing numbers for the next move.
Although you may find yourself going stir crazy between staying at home and taking care of your household, the bright side of staying at home means you’re able to spend quality time with your family. Look on a brighter side, this extra time gives you an opportunity to really develop and connect relationships with your family members. Cherish the extra time- it’s amazing watching your family flourish!