My summer schedule kicks into gear next week, and while it’s much less hectic in some ways, it’s more hectic in others.
My step kids are older now, and most teens who are old enough to be contemplating college are not that keen on spending 8 or 9 weeks away from their BFFs—which means that, unlike in years past, I won’t have a full house for the summer.
On the flip side, though, I work from home now, and while this job is far more demanding than the one I had before, being at home means that most of the chauffeuring and kid care falls to me (my husband still has a crazy-long commute). And the easiest way to trim expenses is to avoid enrolling my little kids in the extended day program offered by their camp—which means that I have a lot more to do and less time in which to do it.
Which means that I really need to figure out when I’m most productive, and maximize that time.
So I’m turning to you, fellow working moms. Are you an early riser who can knock off a to-do item or two before your kids are even up? Or are you a night-owl, who gets the most done while the rest of the household is asleep? Somewhere in between?