Who knew (pre-kids) it could be so challenging getting ready and out the door in the morning? Or how long a dinner, bath and bed routine could take? Or the patience required when a child is learning to read when there’s a pile of reports needing to be read?
Life as a working parent can sometimes feel like a full throttle, never ending merry-go-round that whittles away any sense of self – from the moment those tiny fingers pierce open your eyelids at 5am all the way to the end of the day when they’re calling out for another toilet stop… after the half hour it’s already taken to say goodnight.
Whilst there is a sense of achievement from balancing work with family plus the many joys of being a parent (much to appreciate here) it’s a good idea to take stock every now and then to look at what’s really working for you and your family on a day-to-day basis. Some questions you might like to ask are:
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