By Cheryl Bac
Away on businessUploaded: Feb 15, 2016
Many of the stay-at-home parents I interact with during the day have spouses who travel for work. Some spouses travel frequently and others only occasionally.
Many of us joke about how it is sometimes easier to take care of our kids when our spouses are away for a few days.
While this may make it sound like our spouses are not helpful at home, usually it just means that we give ourselves a break from all the "extras" that can come with being a parent. We order out, heat up leftovers or just make sandwiches instead of cook. We save laundry for another day. Cleaning/organizing are not a priority. And usually we don't start any big projects that week.
In other words, when our spouses travel for work, it can force us to simplify our lives a bit and focus more on our kids. And, sometimes, focusing more on the kids makes parenting a bit easier.
What do you do to make life easier when your spouse is away on business?