Parenting in a pandemic….
So, let’s be real – parenting is hard work whether you have one child or three! Never mind in a global pandemic & National Lockdown!
Days that feel like they all just mush into one, the endless pile of laundry, dishes that constantly seem to be in the sink and kids around your feel constantly. Lack of sleep and the overwhelming pressure of homeschooling. It isn’t easy!
Something I’ve had to learn since becoming a single parent is that there will be good days and bad days, but this doesn’t mean I’m any less of an amazing mum!
Whether you’ve not got round to completing the school work or housework I want to remind you that its okay!
Don’t be hard on yourself.
I have days where I haven’t even got the energy to put the washer on, I close the kids bedroom door so I don’t stress about the mess. We are living through a global pandemic and right now the main things is to keep safe and have happy, loved children!
It’s vital as parents to make sure we take time out for ourselves. In my house bedtime routines are essential because when they are asleep it’s my time to relax. Run a nice hot bubble bath, grab a cuppa tea and relax, unwind and release the stress of the day.
I also find that doing fun activities throughout the week keep us all going!
Den building, painting, collecting leaves and twigs on nature walks and getting creative with them. Muddy walks to jump in puddles, lots of baking and movie time.
Even when we are expected to homeschooling we also need to have a balance between work and play. Remember, these little children aren’t used to having their home environment being their school learning environment too. Just like us they get stressed, they feel irritated and fed up, this doesn’t mean your not doing a good job because I promise you are!
As parents we are so quick to put ourselves down, but as long as your child is happy, healthy and loved then your doing the best job ever!
Take a break mama, breath, grab a cuppa and remind yourself that your doing an incredible job!