Most of the mums this Mother’s Day will be exhausted. Having just finished, or at least approaching the end of another long period of home-schooling, characterised by a bigger juggle than normal.
Whilst some mums seem to defy the laws of nature by becoming amazing earth mothers, domestic goddesses, and career high-fliers, the reality is that this can only be achieved with help. That might be a family member, paid childcare, or by paying for help with another area of life such as a cleaner. In reality, we all have limits and the only real way to be a successful working mum is, to be honest with yourself about your limits. Don’t get disheartened, the ones who look like they have everything in hand, they won’t be doing it alone.
Merseyside-based Knowsley Safari has launched a series of free, educational live stream events and online activities to help people navigate the lockdown wilderness. Whether you’re a parent looking for exciting online content to help keep your children entertained, or someone looking to learn more about the natural world during this time, Knowsley Safari has you covered.
Educational games and puzzles have been an absolute lifesaver as a parent this year. I used to get so frustrated with big box games and puzzles, flapping about how much space they took up, but I’ve been so grateful I kept them all this year. In fact, I’ve added to our collection this year and they’ve been hugely beneficial.
This year has seen our children spend extended time at home and us parents’ battle with everything from Pythagoras theorem and long division, to book reports, graphs, charts and science experiments. Home-schooling is no mean feat and many of us have a renewed respect for teachers and those in the educational sector!