Be prepared when it comes to mealtimes
One of the worst things for us mums is coming home after a crazy day and having to stand and prepare a meal. And all while our little ones cry and whine because of how hungry they are. For those days where you know, it’s going to be hectic, the best thing you can do is be prepared.
In the morning before you head out, throw dinner into the slow cooker – there are some super easy recipes online that are also health. That way, when you get home, dinner will be ready to serve up. Or, rely on freezer meals. One weekend when it’s quiet, make up three or four different batches of meals, portion them up and freeze them. That way when life gets mad, all you need to do is head to your freezer, microwave a couple of portions and that’s dinner sorted.
Deal with an unwell child in the best way
It always happens when life is crazy – one of your kids gets sick. Your schedule is jam-packed, you have no time to take your little one to the doctors, but you know they need a prescription. This is every parent’s worse nightmare. Something that’s made worse when your local doctor’s surgery only has appointments in the middle of the day – no early morning of after work.
The good news is that you won’t have to spend all evening in the out of hours doctors waiting for your child to be seen. Instead, you can opt to chat online with a doctor. You can now schedule an online doctor’s appointment where you can explain the issue and get a diagnosis. You can even get a prescription sent out quickly and easily.
Be smart about housework
When life gets crazy, the first thing to suffer is the housework. The problem is, keeping on top of the housework and goodness knows what else can sometimes seem impossible. The good news is, however, it doesn’t have to be. Your house may not be spotless, but you can easily get it looking a little smarter and tidier.
The most important thing is to clean as you go. Whenever you make a mess, clean it up straight away. Don’t leave it to deal with later, get it sorted out before doing anything else. Doing this will help to keep your home looking clean.
Don’t worry about doing it all on your own, get the kids involved too. Teach them to clean as they go and only allow them to get a certain amount of toys out at a time and it will be easier to keep your home clean. If all else fails, opt to hire a maid – just until life calms down.
Family life isn’t a walk in the park, especially when you have a busy schedule. Hopefully, however, the advice above will help to make being a mum when life gets crazy, that little bit more manageable.