I read an interesting article yesterday. It was about putting our current situation into perspective by likening it to a long journey with a child. There is a definite sense for those of us not working full time, that the extra time we have found is a gift. In order to appreciate … Continue reading Are You Trying to Achieve Too Much During Lockdown?
1. Be kind to yourself • You have many priorities; you are unlikely to meet every demand every day. Instead try and keep a record of your achievements for both business and family. Marbles in jars, ticks on sheets, lists of tasks that went well. Celebrate even the little successes. • Take breaks. Stand … Continue reading Tips for homeschooling whilst working from home
A number of parents I know are currently working full time from home whilst looking after their children. Their professional full time jobs are demanding more from them than usual as businesses adapt to the ongoing situation. Parents are fighting daily with priorities for their children’s wellbeing, education and their businesses needs. … Continue reading A battle of priorities. Working from home with children.
Are your pets acting differently since you have been home more? We have two 8 year old cats. Usually these furry family members come for attention every now and then but are generally happy to stretch out on the sofa on their own. However, since my children and I have been home … Continue reading Pets in lockdown. Are yours acting differently?
How are you doing over in your house? Are you finding your new normal yet? We are generally okay over here. We are healthy and we are keeping busy. My son is teaching my daughter and I the drums. We are working in the garden. I am creating activity packs and videos … Continue reading Emotions in lockdown. When the ‘Wobbles’ come to visit.
So this week my daughter finally turns into a teenager. I have been describing her as a teenager for the past 6 months, much to her disgust, but by the end of the week it will actually be true. I will be a mother of two teenage children. I hadn’t really thought … Continue reading Teenage birthday under lock down!
So how many of you are getting to do fun activities with your children? Projects? Games? Large puzzles? Baking? I have a whole list of things I would like to do, but strangely haven’t found time. I am working a little, creating activity packs for my minded children. I am also helping … Continue reading Stuff to do and time to do it…so why aren’t I?
So today has been the first day that felt ‘normal’. I am hoping this is us finding our stride. I know we will still have wobbly moments and days where the world seems to conspire against us, but today I felt hopeful that we could actually enjoy this time. My kids didn’t need reminding of … Continue reading Finding our new ‘normal’
Anyone else out there looking at the upcoming Easter holidays like a rabbit standing in the path of a 14 carriage freight train? Our original Easter holiday plans included working for four days taking 10 children on fun trips, celebrating my daughter’s birthday at a theme park and a family holiday with my partner … Continue reading Easter holidays under lockdown.
I have to admit this one is bothering me a little. I love a plan. I love a focus. Our normal weekends involve being with my partner and his children, seeing family and friends, days out to interesting places and of course rugby. My son’s rugby matches rule Sundays. So what now? I feel the … Continue reading How do I make the weekends feel different to the weeks whilst in lockdown?