The morning rush: we have all experienced it. Encouraging the kids to get dressed, eat, brush their teeth and hair, and leave the toys and the TV alone; stressing to get out the door so youíre not late for work and also so your not untimely with their daycare providerís schedule. Saying your quick goodbyes at daycare drop off to make it as easy as possible. Okay, so you work all day, and what happens at 5:00 P.M.? Itís rush hour again. Always trying to maintain a good rapport with your childcare provider, you try not to run past the pick up time, although you still have a pile of deadlines on your desk that are screaming "if you could just finish one last task today."
The kids are picked up from daycare; you arrive home to a house that needs attention. Keeping the children occupied while preparing dinner is not an easy task. Neither is keeping up the housework through this whole process. And so on to going through the mail, feeding the cat, eating dinner, quality time with the children, bath time and bedtime. All of this just to get up in the morning and do it all over again! It seems like nothing more than a losing battle. But there are ways to ease the stresses.
- Hire a maid.
Maintaining a balance between life and work doesnít have to leave you feeling hopeless. Start winning the battle today!