Things to Do.If your life is anything like mine, you work full time and you have a spouse who travels frequently for their job. The situation isn't exactly ideal, but with the following real life tips you can ease the stress of parenting while your spouse is away.
1. Before your spouse leaves, plan ahead. This one seems like a no brainer, but it really is the most important thing you can do to help yourself.
Make a list of activities that you will need to manage on your own, and what you need to contribute to each event. For example, if your child has a soccer game and it is your turn to bring the snacks. Create a dinner menu for the week. When possible try to use leftovers from one meal to create another the next day. After you have made your activity list and menu, write up a shopping list and hit the store. When I've put in a full day at the office, and picked up the kids across town, the last thing I want to do is stop at the store. By planning ahead I can avoid this situation.
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