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It’s the big return to normality this week. You’ve made it through the last six weeks and a truly Olympian childcare marathon. Now it’s back to the early mornings, the school run and homework. Lovely. Workingmums.co.uk has some tips for how to get through the next week.
Inevitably after six weeks off, your children may be either desperate to get back to school or down in the dumps about having to get up early and do homework or a mix of the two. There may be appeals to be homeschooled. By the end of the first day, however, they will probably have been asked to write about what they did on their holiday and will have entirely forgotten anything except what they did in the last couple of days. By the end of the week they will have no recollection whatsoever of the holiday.
Inevitably on the last day of the holidays your child will announce that they have a homework project which needs to be completed on the first day back. It will probably be something really complicated that requires a lot of research. Switch on the computer and get to work. It may be a long night. Enlist all known friends.
You may have spent the whole summer watching the athletics and feeling rather unfit. That time has ended. The intensive fitness routine called The School Run is back. Start eating more cakes. You will need the energy boost.
For many women, the start of primary or secondary school can mean a return to work after a career break. It may seem like you are facing a Herculean task to get back into the workforce, but there are more and more returner schemes starting and Workingmums has some tips on how to get started. For those starting a new job, coach Katerina Gould has some advice on the first 100 days back.
Remember. There are only three months to go till Christmas…Pace yourself.