I am having a busy Monday. School vaca crept up on me and I was not very prepared. Meaning, I don’t have play dates, and outings scheduled and I am up to my ears with work. Today I want to give you a few quick tips that will help me stay sane this week.
- Don’t put too much pressure on yourself mom. Remember that the kids do not need something extravagant to be happy. For example, I saved grocery shopping for late last night and my daughter and I went. It would normally be her bedtime, so she was super excited and I let her choose a late-night snack to enjoy when we got home.
- bring the outdoors in. I bought this slide from little tikes for under $50. I let my kids have my fitness ball as well and they are in heaven!
- Arts and Crafts. Today we are headed out to grab a quick lunch and make a pit stop at Micheals for some paintable figurines. Plus whatever else we can find! We are working on building a display shelf full of little figurines that she paints. It will be cure decor for the new playroom.
Also for your own sanity, get up early. I always get up a few hours early to get my work done. Whether you have a work at home job like I do or you just need to get the laundry done… Take the time alone to get it done. You can catch up on sleep later. Sanity is more important. Would you rather be sleep deprived or frustrated and overwhelmed?
gotta run, time for lunch date!!