I don’t know why but people tell me I’m a bit of a supermum. That may be because I am a mum of 3 beautiful children. I am a carer for my husband. I work part time. I’m completing my bachelor degree. I volunteer at the church. I run my own online business and I enter lots and lots of competitions and surveys. I don’t class myself as a supermum but when I do write down everything I do it does seem like a long list. Some mums say they don’t know how they would cope with it all but for me it just seems natural to always keep busy and have lots to do.
Here’s some of my tips as to how to juggle it all:
* Make quality time for each child – I set aside a certain time each week where I do an activity with each child either at home or out and about
* Get the kids into activities – my two oldest kids do activities outside of school and this is a great time to spend quality time with my little one or I take my textbooks and study material and do them whilst I’m waiting for my children
* Set boundaries – I have found it is ok to tell the kids that it is my study or work time and they need to let me do what I have to do. I ensure I have spent time setting up things for them to do and then tell them to either play together or do the activities independently
* Don’t procrastinate – I never like to put things off otherwise they become a huge issue, a little bit of study each week, a group effort to do the housework everyday and do things as I think of them or next point –
* Make a list – write down everything you have to do in a day then cross them off as you go. It will make you feel as though you have achieved something during the day even if you still have a million things to do.
* Be yourself and don’t compare – It is no point trying to compare yourself to other mums and everything they appear to do. Do what you are comfortable with and use your mums instinct to do what is best for yourself and your family.
* Enjoy it – enjoy your time being a mum as it doesn’t last forever.
Posted anonymously, 31st July 2014