Are You Trying to Achieve Too Much During Lockdown?

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?

Tips for homeschooling whilst working from home

  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 battle of priorities. Working from home with children.

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.

Emotions in lockdown. When the ‘Wobbles’ come to visit.

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.

Stuff to do and time to do it…so why aren’t I?

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?

Easter holidays under lockdown.

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.

How do I make the weekends feel different to the weeks whilst in 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?