Baby and work, how to better manage one’s time to reconcile everything?: On the one hand, you do an exciting but time-consuming job, on the contrary, you want to take care of your family and make everyone happy. Our tips to effectively manage your “double life”!
Distributing household chores
“80% of household chores are done by women, about 2 hours a day! “Says Marlene Schiappa. Perhaps this is the time to put things flat again: we divide the races, the household … according to what everyone prefers. Moreover, the children are involved in tasks that are adapted to their age and presented in a playful way. By three years, a child can learn to put the socks clean together, help to store his toys. At five years old, he can start putting the table.
Make your shopping easier
Go for online shopping with a pre-recorded list of items you order each week. Succumb also to the baskets of fruits and vegetables, meats, fish … delivered at home.
Cooking in advance on weekends
It is frankly saving precious time. What to avoid much stress. When children are small, prepare the mashed potatoes in large quantities, then freeze them in individual servings. You can also cook and freeze one or more dishes for the whole family (gratins, moussaka …). All that remains is to warm them up one evening.
Maintaining a Family Calendar
This is the solution for nothing to zap! There are specific models with boxes to note extracurricular activities, birthday parties, The Family Organizer, ed. The Memorial, The Family Calendar, ed. First or The Organized Family Diary, ed. Hugo Image. They are suitable for children with stickers, for example, to stick to help them to spot in time. With your spouse, you can also opt for a shared calendar via your computer or smartphone (Google Calendar, Outlook).
Have a network of babysitter
Need to keep your child in an emergency? Register with child care agencies. You make a call, and they take care to find someone available.
Nursery School Activities
Set up the Oedipus
The principle: several parents of the district take turns to accompany in turn the children to the school. You can also do the same at lunchtime or night. Of course, you are not going to put this organization on the day of the re-entry, wait a little while that your child is at ease. Moreover, in the morning when you are in charge, plan ahead to avoid being late.
Divide your nursery outings with your spouse
So that everything does not rest only on you, spread out the evenings with the dad. For example, two evenings, it is you and two evenings, it is him. Moreover, for the fifth, why not call on a babysitter? It will not blow up your budget. Moreover, if you are not going to get your child every night at school, it is not a drama! To participate in his school life, accompany him during a year out. Moreover, if you do not regularly see the mistress, set her appointments to take stock.
Managing Out-of-School Activities
“Very often, mothers complain of taxiing on Wednesdays and Saturdays to accompany everyone to painting workshops, dance classes, music theory, soccer …”, Confesses Marlene Schiappa. Stop! Ask yourself and ask yourself if all these activities are necessary. Is it necessary to paint in a course? It can also be very nice to paint at home. There are loads of creative kits for the younger. To reduce back and forth, you can also enroll your children in different activities, but in the same place. For example, local conservatories include sports, artistic activities … Alternatively, you can only register your child for internships during the holidays.
In the office
Thinking About Teleworking
“Even if this is not the practice in your company, do not hesitate to ask your employer to go telecommuting,” says Marlene Schiappa. Sometimes it is enough for an employee to launch the dynamics to make it happen. “Negotiate to work from home, half a day a week, for example.
Setting up your work schedules
If your job allows you, you can ask your employer to smooth out your RTT on every night of the week: you leave 30 minutes earlier, Or you work late four nights a week and get 1/2 day, Or you arrive at the beginning of the morning to leave at the start of the evening. “All the adjustments of the working time are possible about the labor law, it is enough to dare ask,” advises Marlene Schiappa.
Instead of running during your lunch break, book this precious time for you: manicure, pool … indulge yourself. Moreover, if your spouse works near your office, enjoy it for a tête-à-tête. Also, it may not be necessary to check your e-mails in transportation … take advantage to read a book.
Be 100% focused on the job
To avoid being disturbed by minor calls from the nursery or school (you did not give the check for the class photo …), you can fill in the number of the dad first on the cards, If it is OK. That way, in the case of a small problem, it is he who manages the calls!