Wow – What a week. What a week indeed. Are you staying sane, or are you going bonkers?! Either way, stop reading. Go grab a glass of wine, a Truly, a beer, a coffee, a green tea – whatever you can sip while scrolling. You earned it!
Consider this a social media well-being check. Are you hanging in there? My girls are home until mid-April, so staying sane is a priority! Here are a few tips to keep your sanity in check:
Yes, you’re holding shit together, but don’t forget to check in with yourself. The below tips are perfect ways to keep spirits up, and to keep things moving along:
You don’t have to go to the gym. You can do planks, wall sits, crunches, and so much more at home.
Get Some Sleep
This is probably the biggest key in staying sane right now! It’s easy to stay up at night and terrify yourself by reading everyone’s opinion on Facebook. Put your phone down, and get some sleep. Your nerves will thank you in the morning ????
…But Don’t Get Lazy!
I know I just gave you the green light to sleep. I meant go to bed earlier! This doesn’t mean sleep in everyday and turn it into a long weekend. We have been getting up and getting ready each morning. I get dressed, do my hair, make the bed, etc. We are keeping our routine in our “new normal” and it definitely helps to feel more productive.
Don’t Forget Self-Care
Do one act of self-care each day! It’ll do wonders for your mood. It can be as simple as a face mask or a bubble bath. Maybe it’s giving the kids their iPads so you can have a few minutes of silence to watch Love Is Blind (because I still haven’t finished it).
It’s so easy to get caught up in the “woe is me, my Spring Break vacation is canceled!” (trust me, I’m right there with you), but hear me out! Try this: Say three things each morning that you’re thankful for. Everyone is confused, worried, stressed-out, scared, and overwhelmed. But you’ll be amazed by how calming it is to stop and force yourself to think of how blessed you are.
With the kids:
Now that you’ve got a grip on your sanity, here are a few things the girls and I have been doing:
It’s just as important to keep the girls moving! I’ve been having the girls do Cosmic Yoga or Go Noodle once a day, to get some wiggles out! The girls have been taking Charles on walks, and the fresh air does wonders for moods 😉
The toilet paper and milk may all be sold out, but chances are the break-and-bake Pillsbury cookie dough is still in stock – and it’s a fun/tasty way to spend your afternoon with the kiddos. We baked cookies and frosted them over the weekend, and had a blast. Plus, a cookie makes everything better – right?
It’s likely your child’s school/teacher prepared a packet of home activities and work to do. It’s so important to keep our little ones reading, writing, and working on skills they’d be doing at school.
PBS is offering Oddsquad games here. Peyton and London LOVE these.
ABCYa does have math games. There are ads here, so you may want to monitor your child while using this one!
Mo Willems will be doing a doodle each day, in his Lunchtime Doodle series! I think art is an important outlet for kids. Plus, who doesn’t love Mo Willems?!
We got some fun Primary PJs, and had a PJ party over the weekend. We decided to watch all the Marvel movies on our extended break, and are off to a great start! If you’re new to Primary, you can shop here and use code HEYITSJENNA to save 25% on your first order.
Amazon For The Win!
While the world was stocking up on toilet paper, I was placing frantic Amazon orders for art supplies and LEGO sets! I love getting the girls making and doing versus just watching TV all day. I’ll share a few things I ordered that we loved here:
If your kiddos’ school has closed, I’d love to hear your sanity-saving mom-hacks!!