I work from home. It sounds all good and fine and awesome, but here's the reality...summer is coming. While I wish summer meant days lying by the pool, water gun battles, and my children thinking I'm the coolest mom ever, the truth is that I have to work. And honestly, the thought of trying to keep my kids happy while I work this summer is down right overwhelming.
Are you a stay-at-home parent? Do you work from a home office and keep the kids with you when school is out? Are you wondering how this summer is going to go and feeling overwhelmed? If so, you are not alone. This post is full of ideas for keeping kids busy this summer.
Being a parent is hard work.
It's often said that parenting is the hardest job out there. While I tend to think farming or other labor intensive jobs might not always be a bundle of fun, I do tend to agree with this statement. While parenting doesn't always have the physically taxing piece, the mental exhaustion and the em otional part gets me every time. I've met parents who absolutely love being moms and dads, but I have never met anyone who has told me parenting is easy. I often tell people that my children are my greatest joy and my greatest challenge. Boys and girls aren't any different. They are just super fun and seriously maddening in different ways.