HOW TO KEEP THE KIDS ENTERTAINED SO YOU CAN BLOG.
2- Work in batches. I try to get a lot done at once. Once a week, I’ll go to the library near our house & just work for a few hours. I really try to be present with the kids when I am with them, so if I can get work done at night or during these few hours, perfect.
3- Hire out! I just don’t have 3 hours to make a video so I hire people to help me. I never regret it.
4. Don’t plan too many projects. Save your big projects for fall, when you have had time to plan and execute them properly.
5- Give them a bath. Our kids could play in the bathtub for an hour without asking to get out. If I need to work on something that can’t wait, I’ll let them play in the tub while I work on a chair in the bathroom.
6- Rise early or work late.
7- Take advantage of local Bounce parks. Take your laptop and work while the kids play.
8- Skate parks. Our kids love to ride their scooters at skate parks. Plus, all of our town parks have wifi, so I can work easily while they skate.
9- Regular parks. Let the kids slide, climb and play while you check emails on your phone or schedule Facebook.
10- Find a few fast food restaurants with a big play area. Our kids love to go to Chick Fil A and play.
11- Swap babysitting with a friend.
12- Find a local camp. Our town has weekly camps from 9-12 or even 9-5 for $45. While we haven’t done them yet, it is definitely an option if I need a week to catch up on work.
13- Arts & Crafts. When I pull out the play-doh or the Color Wonder Paints, everyone gets so excited. Plus, I don’t have to worry about a mess, since both are pretty easy to clean up if you keep them on a table-cloth covered table.
14- Rent a movie. Or watch Netflix.
15- Pull out a new toy. I save all of my “swag” toys for opportunities like this. I never give them to the kids when I get them (Usually, they are for special occasions like holidays or birthdays, but a “JUST FOR FUN” day is exciting, too!