Being a mom seems to be a tougher job today than ever before. Not only are moms expected to work to contribute to a family’s finances, taking care of the kids is still a full-time job. Talk about a second shift. Moms barely have time to rest, let alone any disposable time for hobbies. However, rather than fret over the lack of time, savvy moms make the most out of the time they have with the tips below.
Instill Smart Habits
Children might be precious angels, but that doesn’t mean assigning chores at a young age violates child labor laws. Put the kids to work in some light tasks to give them a strong work ethic from a young age. It does not have to be all heavy labor tasks like hanging dry wall in apartments for rent, but things like “family cooking time” can be a fun, and useful, way for mothers to bond with their children.
Just make sure that the kids help with the clean-up later. If they complain, remind them that those who help to make the mess need to help clean it up. Even though it might not be easy, teaching kids good habits at a young age might be the best way to keep your house clean, while teaching an important lesson at the same time.
Its Own Reward
Mothers do not get the pay they deserve for raising smart and healthy children. Rather than a financial reward, moms will have to settle for well-behaved and helpful kids, who don’t mind cleaning up around the house.