with Angella Dykstra
I'm a mom of three, a professional accountant, and an amateur photographer and writer. I am not a marriage expert. But my husband and I take "Til death do us part" seriously, and here I'll be sharing how we keep our marriage strong while we both do that insane work-life juggle.
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It’s summer vacation, as we all know, and I know that in many parts of the country, kids go back to school in early to mid August. Our school district is different - kids go to school until the end of June and return after the September long weekend. This means that my kids still have five weeks of summer break, and it might just kill my husband and I.
We love our kids. Heck we like our kids. We love to hang out in our yard, go to the beach, watch SYTYCD, go for bike rides, etc. I have always wanted to be a Mom, and my kids are so funny and quirky that they are fun to be around. We enjoy each other.
The problem is, my husband and I both work. I am fortunate enough to be self-employed this year (as opposed to last year, when I worked in an office)(it was horrible)(I don’t want to talk about it), and my husband has a job where he has to go into the office for meetings and such, but can do a lot of his work from home.
So, we’ve been taking turns taking the kids to the beach, etc., while the other spouse works, hanging out together as a family for dinner and afterwards, and then working for a bit after the kids go to bed. It’s, shall we say, EXHAUSTING.
I love summer, and don’t want it to end, but I’m starting to look forward to the routine of the school year. I get the bulk of my work done during school hours, and then spend the rest of my time “just” being a Mom. I am a huge fan of routine and structure and summer has NONE OF THAT.
How do you and your spouse survive summer break?
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