As parents, we would do absolutely anything for our children, but the problem is that it’s overwhelming to do that. To be completely beholden to another human being is not how we were built, but there are times when our schedules make us feel crazy. You’ve got to pick up the kids, clean the house, cook the dinners, go to work, maintain your social life, maintain your exercise, keep to a healthy diet, make sure that you and your partner in a good place, make sure you have time socially, make sure you have time outdoors and on and on it goes.
And while you are doing all of that, you also have to raise children. Other than trying to find a housekeeper so that you don’t have to worry about the stuff at home, you need to do everything you can to make parenting as easy as possible. It can be very stressful and very overwhelming to parents, especially when you have more than one child. With that in mind, we’ve got some tips and tricks to make parenting life much easier.
Order pre-cooked meals
You can do this with a Meals on Wheels situation, or you can order from places like HelloFresh where everything is already cut, and measured for you and all you have to do is put it together and cook it. It’s not easy to try and fit in making healthy and nutritious meals when you have huge amounts to do as it is, but if you can order your meals pre cooked, especially when you feel like you feed the kids all day, it’s going to help.
Hire a babysitter
We talked about maintaining your social life and relationships, and you can outsource this. Babysitters are there to come in and look after your children and engage them with play without having to worry. It’s very hard to juggle parenting and your relationship so stop juggling. Give somebody else the chance to look after your kids for a couple of hours and go and decompress with your partner.
Buy into the support where you can
There are so many ways that you can support yourself at home when you’re parenting your kids. Appliances and equipment that are smart can do the heavy lifting for you. A Roomba can vacuum your house without you having to do it and Alexa can help you to maintain your shopping list. There are so many things that you can use that you could automate in the home to make life easier.
Hire a cleaner
We talked about finding a housekeeper earlier on and there’s a good reason for it. Housekeepers can come into your home weekly or monthly and give it a good scrub so that you don’t have to try and keep on top of it all the time. Being able to have that time back is going to give that back to you to decompress and de-stress. Not every minute that you have every single day has to go on with your kids!