Thinking back to when my son was at school, I always had mixed feelings when he was going back to school, had I spent enough time with Taylor? My other thoughts were great can get back to normal, what was normal?
I did always think it will be great to back into a routine, however, 2 weeks after they were back I wished it was the holidays again, can you relate to this?
Looking back, really I didn’t have an awful lot of choices, I was self-employed had my own Financial Services business, I had trained my husband to also be an IFA so really we had to work, juggle would probably be the best word.
I remember when Taylor started primary, I had lost my mum the year before and thought they are only at school 180 days, how on Earth can I run 2 businesses and be there for him with no childcare, at this time I also had a property business.
For most of Taylor’s primary years this is exactly what we did finding out any kids clubs to use during the holidays, feeling totally guilty for not being able to spend more time with him.
I would then think I work so hard to give him the best possible start and the most amazing holidays still feeling guilty for not being able to be there for him.
Then in 2012 when Taylor was 13 I found an amazing opportunity in Woman & Home magazine that allowed me to be there for Taylor during the most important years of his life, I am so thankful for this and so wish I had been offered this opportunity earlier.
If you are intrigued and want to know more about what the found, click on my website or contact me, please have an open mind, I still maintain this is the only reason I took a look at the opportunity, the government had made changes in my industry and I had to retrain.
I came across this article which you may find helpful.https://www.care.com/c/stories/3192/101-back-to-school-tips-for-kids-and-parents/amp/