As schools shut down and offices clear out indefinitely, we’re left with the reality that we may be working from home for awhile. Or if you have little at home, you may be helping them finish out the remainder of the school year at the kitchen table. If you’re feeling like your world has been turned upside down, you’re not alone. We’re right there with you.
To make your time spent quarantined at home feel a little more normal, our number one recommendation is to implement a daily schedule and stick to it. Focusing on things that you can control will go a long way in making these next few weeks feel productive, fulfilled, and organized.
As most of the CS team members are now working mamas, we’ve found that having one schedule to structure our work days and another for our kids and family works best during these long days at home. That way, everyone in the family is on the same page for working and school hours, play time, chores, etc. and all can go to bed feeling they had a day filled with some sense of normalcy (even if you don’t hit everything on the schedule perfectly. Or at all.)
Scroll on for a peek at how we’re structuring our days working from home and teaching our kids during the COVID-19 quarantine. Print it out and stick it on the fridge, write it on your family chalkboard, screenshot it, pin it, and share with friends.
And remember, these are just examples of what works for us — every family is different, and it’s important to be flexible and open to figuring out a system that works well for everyone during this time. Give yourself some grace, and know that you’re doing the best you can in an extremely difficult situation that none of us were prepared for.
We are here to help you and your family any way we can during this time. Have an idea or schedule that’s working well for you and your family? We’d love to hear it in the comments! And be sure to check back next week as we will be sharing insight from one of Camille’s besties who is a former teacher. She’s spilling how to best help your kids learn the rest of their curriculum outside the classroom (and no, it does not have to be all up to you to teach them!) There are so many great digital resources out there, and we will be sharing them all next week. Hang in there, mamas — we’ve got this.