Collaborative Post¦ Family life was never meant to be easy. New parents have many different views as to what they think family life will be like. Some get to excited at the prospect of being a parent, some soak up the horror stories and panic about what’s coming for them. No matter what your opinion of parenthood, and how excited you were for it, the expectations never match the reality. Everyone is going to have a different experience, and it largely depends on the temperament of your child, and your parenting style. But we do know that no matter what your circumstances, it’s never going to be easy. There are going to be some testing times throughout the years, but not if you search for ways that you can make it easier. We have some parenting tips and hacks that we just know are going to make family life easier for you. Keep on reading to find out more.
Being on the roads is where you might spend most of your time as a family. You’ll be travelling to school, taking them to play dates, going to do the shopping. You’re actually in the car more than you think you are. When you don’t have an appropriate family car, this becomes an absolute nightmare. It’s not often that we get the chance to get a new one, especially with family life finances. You could begin a search by contacting car finance specialists to see what deals you would be eligible for. It might surprise you what you can get on finance deals now, especially if you have a car to put down as a deposit. Family life becomes so much easier when on the roads when you have more space and more comfort.
Although you might spend a hell of a lot of time on the roads, you’ll also do the same in the home. It becomes a sanctuary at this time of year, in a twisted family sort of way. Although it might be a sanctuary from the winter weather, it’s not from the chaos of having kids. So to make home life easier, get cool pieces of technology such as a VR headset. They don’t have to be playing games, they can use the headset for educational purposes. They are immersed into another world of learning visually, and it’s cool when you get to have a go on it to!
Social events are some families version of a nightmare. It’s a time where you have to watch your kids like a hawk, and can’t really enjoy what’s going on around you. A parent’s top tip is to take distractions with you. Board games and toys to play with are essential. Try not to resort to a tablet for them to play games like a lot of parents do. Taking toys makes them far more interactive with other children who are no doubt going to be there! And it gives you time to be more social.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.
Welcome to my blog! I'm Laura, a mum of two. I live in Kent with my high school sweetheart husband Dave, our 5 year old daughter Autumn and 1 year old son Reuben.
I write about my experiences of parenting, as well as my plethora of interests including fashion, beauty, cars, weddings, mental health and the home.