Achieving work-life balance as a parent
I get it. You want to spend as much time as possible with your kids while they are still around. Plus there is always something that needs done. But those bills don’t pay themselves. Here is my advice for balancing work and life as a parent.
Achieving Work-Life Balance as a Parent
Find Quality Childcare
Sit down and write a list of what is important for you in a childcare provider. Ask your friends for tips on the best childcare center and nannies or sitters. Schedule a practice visit to get to know the place and make sure your child is happy.
Make sure you are organized
This is easier said than done. But making sure as much as possible is done the night before helps. Choose outfits the night before, pack lunches and organize bags. This applies for the whole family. If something has to be done in the morning, write it down. Otherwise you will forget!
Get a Planner
Make sure you schedule in all appointments, deadlines, meet ups with friends (yes those still matter), and important events. Update it regularly and make sure you check it every day.
Make time for Family Events
These are important! Make sure they are fun. They don’t have to be fancy, a picnic at the park or a whole family cooking night are enjoyable and create memories too. Treasure the time you have available together