Summer can be a tough time for work-at-home moms. School's out and the kids are bored. But Mom has work to do, and she can't spend her days at the pool, as the kids would, undoubtedly prefer.
So what's a work-at-home mom to do? Send the kids to summer camp or grandma's house? Hire a sitter or arrange play dates?
All good solutions, but rarely does a work at home mom have just one solution for the summer. Most of us cobble together several summer child care options.
Finding the clubs in your area. I just typed in google Summer Clubs birmingham and flicked through to find the best ones. I would say to call them first before booking to make sure they have spaces l…More
Conference calls. Even when the kids are happily playing, it's loud. I try not to schedule phone time when I am WAH.For the kids, it means spending a bit more time at home (or at grandma's) and that …More
This summer we have a lot of different schedules going. When they were younger, I arranged it so everyone went to the same activity at the same time. My oldest babysits several times a week and has p…More
Feeling like I'm not always fully engaging my kids. My 4 year old spent a year in preschool and I feel like the summer is full of errands, and getting him to do things to stay occupied so I can do so…More
Juggling all the responsibilities, although school brings with it a whole different set of responsibilities. Sometimes I feel that I am not paying enough attention to my kids, when I'm hushing them b…More