Are You Organized And Ready For Summer?
Summer is almost here and kids are finishing up the end of the school year. Are you ready for the chaos that’s about to ensue? Summer break is a long one, and having kids at home means keeping them all engaged and busy in age appropriate ways. Having worked from home for many years, I have gotten used to the juggle of work and kids activities during the summer. Here are some suggestions to help you stay organized and navigate through work and summer fun with the kiddos.
- Get work done early in the morning. Make a plan in the morning for the work that needs to get done and stick to the block of time that you set aside.
- Keep your kids busy with age-appropriate chores. If they have a place they want to go, give them a list to complete before departure. A little perk to get the house straightened up while child is motivated.
- Stick to a routine. Your kids will get used to the routine if you make sure there’s something fun in it for them at some point in the day. If they can be patient and quiet while you’re on the phone with a client, you can take them to the pool in the afternoon.
- Forward your calls. Smart phones make taking the kids on an adventure without “leaving” the office possible. If you have to talk with clients, allow your child to bring a friend so they can have fun even if you can’t always be engaged.
Of course it all depends on what age your kids are and how independent they can be. Work is important, and so is making fun summer memories for your kids. Talk with them to come up with a plan that works for everyone.