17 Jun The family juggling act: Parents are managing it allReading Time: 2 minutes
We get it; managing a family is a juggling act, and Mum’s are taking on more now than ever before.
According to the latest research from McKinsey & Company, Mothers are more than three times as likely to spend three or more additional hours per day on housework and childcare than fathers during the pandemic.
It’s worth noting here that I know many fathers who are picking up more home duties while working remotely, and to these Dad’s I applaud you.
However, I don’t think any Mum or single parent needed this research to confirm just how they feel right now. We are overwhelmed.
Managing the daily to-do list of meals, work, school, transport, doctors, dentists, fitness, birthdays, housework, homework, activities etc., while holding onto everyone’s emotional well-being amidst the ongoing pandemic is exhausting, and frankly, it’s anxiety driving.
As Mum’s, we put ourselves last, but as the keeper of so much that makes our families lives enjoyable and memorable, we need to take care of ourselves.
At My Life Capsule, we are here to help you – Keep It All Together
My Life Capsule apps are a safe place to organise your families critical information and documents to help you be better prepared when shit happens!
Maybe it’s a lost ID card or a trip to the emergency room.
Perhaps it’s when the school needs a copy of your child’s latest Asthma plan, or when you back the car into a pole at school pick up and need your insurance details asap.
Or perhaps it’s when you can’t find the birth and immunisation certificates to register your child at their new school.
Being prepared for the unexpected protects your family and your sanity
The best bit about having My Life Capsule as your little helper is that you can share your information securely with those who matter most, and in doing so, you share the load – fathers, grandparents, guardians, babysitters.
For those of us in the Sandwich Years, caring for both ageing parents and children, My Life Capsule apps can help you manage both sides of this rewarding but challenging time.
My Life Capsule Emergency Vaults are free for you and your family to download in the App Store, Google Play, or online.
To all the Mum’s or Dad’s who are struggling right now, these wise words ring true today:
“If you feel “burnout” setting in, if you feel demoralised and exhausted, it is best for the sake of everyone to withdraw and restore yourself”. Dalai Lama.