Today we're tackling installment two in our sisterhood of the traveling husbands series, where I'm sharing some key tips to keeping your sanity when you're on your own at home.
PART TWO: Keeping it simple.
The Meals: I’m totally not motivated to cook when my husband is gone. And my kids love
it. Here are some of our favorite Daddy's out meals:
- scrambled eggs
- black bean burritos
- hearty beef and macaroni
- chicken nuggets (love Trader Joes chicken drumettes)
- grilled cheese and soup
Paper plates are your friends. So is take-out. That delivers.
The House: The house tends to get a little messy. Okay, trashed. I don't really bother wasting energy trying to keep it picked up. I just do a big clean the day that he's coming home and don't stress about it!
The Kids: They're going to be asking more of you, so prepare for it. Carve out extra play time in your schedule. Usually, they play with Daddy while I clean up from dinner, so I make sure to schedule some good
The Mama: My schedule is totally different when I'm on my own. When I'm running around trying to get everyone to school or wherever they need to go in the morning, I just can't squeeze in a shower. (Plus, you can only imagine the trouble my son can get in during the ten minutes I'm in the shower!) Plus, I can't stay up late or it catches up with me really quickly. When the kids go to bed at 8:00, I take a shower then go to bed and read or work on my blog or something quiet. If I stay up late one or two nights, its just too hard to get up and function the next day!
How do you simplify when life gets super busy?