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As a mom of three, I have definitely been around the block with raising kids. My oldest is 10, so for 10 years now I have been a mother. It is amazing though how different each of my kids are. From quiet to loud to active and lazy, all three have such different personalities. Oh and did I mention they are each in their own activities that I have to balance? Well since kids outnumber adults in our household, it is definitely a challenge.
So how do I balance parenting three kids?
First, off the first thing I do each Sunday is write down the next week’s schedule on a big chalkboard in our kitchen. We literally have a whole wall in our kitchen that is useless so a few years ago I had my husband turn the whole wall into a chalkboard. Now our kids can see their schedules and there are no daily surprises. So first step is creating a schedule the whole family can see at a glance.
Next thing I do is take time each day either while the kids are at school or after bedtime for myself (or both.) So for me, I walk with neighbors for about 30 minutes a day and after bedtime, I watch something on Netflix usually. I know how people say there is not enough time in the day, but really there is some time you just have to use it wisely. Heck, I turn Netflix on when I am folding laundry or even prepping dinner sometimes!
I don’t sign my kids up for more than I can handle. Since most of the time it is me running the kids places, I consider everything I sign them up for. Does my 5 years old really need dance, swimming, and soccer? No, she doesn’t, she is 5 and honestly probably just as happy playing a game with me or stopping by storytime at the library. Don’t stress yourself out because everyone in the family will suffer.
I ask for help. This is hard for so many but I have no problem asking for help. There are so many times I need it when I have my kids split with their activities. I can only be so many places at once!
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