Creative Tips for Working Parents to Juggle Family and Work

April 2, 2020

Many parents have to work these days in order to provide for their family. While many parents have opted to have at least one parent work from home as a remote employee, the fact of the matter is, many parents must have two incomes in order to support their family. That’s why it’s so hard to figure out how to juggle family and work, both parents are so busy making a living to support the household that they aren’t quite sure how to pause for quality family time.

Take a look at this list of creative tips for working parents everywhere to learn how you can juggle the best of both worlds without stressing out (too much!).

Share Bedtime Routine

The kids have to go to bed eventually so why not share the task of doing bedtime routines with your partner. This will allow you and your partner to take turns having some quality time with the kids right before bed. This works best if you have an established bedtime routine that involves reading a book before bed and doing all of the hygienic tasks before bed so that you’re able to sit still with your kids a little bit before tucking them into bed.

Schedule Family Nights

While it may sound fun to be more spontaneous with the family time, it’s important you take time to schedule family nights when it comes to finding a way to juggle work and family as a working parent. Include family night on your schedule once per week so that the entire family can sit down to enjoy a meal and some games together at least once during the busy work week. Your weekly family night can include any activities that make sense for your lifestyle, morals, and interests.

School Drop Off and Pick Up

When it comes to raising kids as a working parent, it’s important that you learn new ways to spend quality time together. You can easily take turns dropping your kids off to school or picking them up so that you’re able to juggle work and family. The short drive between school and home can provide you and your kids with enough time to chat about your day and learn more about each other as you strengthen the family bond over a short car ride.

Delegate Tasks

Since having a family means more chores to get done in the house, it’s important that you get comfortable having a solid routine that delegates some household tasks to your children. Children as young as three years old can help with various tasks around the home so try to develop a chore list that makes sense for your family so that you can have more free time to spend with your family when you’re done with a busy workday.

These are just some of the creative ways working parents can learn to juggle family and work. The adult side of life is difficult, to begin with, so it’s best to work together with your partner to establish a solid routine that allows you both to juggle the joy of family and the responsibility of work with ease.

  • Sim @ Sim's Life April 2, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    Some really handy tips to keep family life ticking over! I only wish I had someone to delegate to, I would certainly add putting the bins out and mow the lawn on the list of jobs to hand to someone else! 😉 Sim x

  • Sarah Bailey April 2, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    These sound like some great tips – I can’t imagine how parents are coping at the moment having to look after their kids in such a strange situation that none of us are used to while still working.

  • Jennifer April 3, 2020 at 10:39 am

    I’ve realised these days that having a routine is so important, especially with the chaos going on at the moment

  • Kara Guppy April 3, 2020 at 11:32 am

    We are such a busy household that we have to share tasks to get everything done, there are still some jobs that hubby refuses to do though LOL

  • Rhian westbury April 3, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    I think delegation and sharing is so important, people don’t have to feel like they have to do everything themselves, sharing responsibilities isn’t a sign of weakness x

  • Anosa April 3, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    I work from home as I am self employed and always thought it was pretty easy and worked perfectly for us, until I had our daughter who is now 8 months old. Turns out trying to work and look after a demanding 8 month old is actually really difficult! I am finding I am having to work evenings when my husband gets home and catch up at weekends which sucks but we always have family film night on a friday!

  • Jenni April 3, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    These are really great ideas, as finding a balance can be really difficult. I wish I could share the bedtime routine but at the moment my daughter only wants me to do it.

  • Cecilia Keinapel April 4, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    These are great tips for parents that are struggling during this situation! I don`t have any children myself but I would sure be grateful for this as I know someone would need some ideas on how they can juggle between family and work! 🙂

  • Mary Brice April 9, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Working from home is not easy especially when you have kids. I have bit experience of this and I know how difficult sometimes it is. Thanks for a great post for parents. Stay safe.

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