Kanika: Parents are juggling more than ever these days. You have so much on your plate as a mom of three and the president and co-founder of HOMER, how do you avoid burnout?
Stephanie: We often put so much energy into our children that by the end of the day, we have nothing left to give ourselves. Burnout can make us feel exhausted, moody, and just not like ourselves
- It’s about special things, not the everything
- Stop thinking doing everything is critical, its not
- Access clear expert-based guidance on what matters for your parenting goals
- See diverse points of view combined into ranked results from developmental experts, educators and experienced parents (our experts on the front line).
- Discover ways to get the ‘jobs’ off your plate
- Self – care is child care
- No matter how busy your kids keep you, it’s important to take time alone so that you can recharge
- Self care is child care — Reference recent conversation with Dr. Harold Koplewicz
- Arrange a baby-sitting swap with a fellow mom, giving you both every other Saturday AM off
- It’s about the connection, not perfection
- Not everything needs fixing
- Reject parenting fomo, you’re the best person to decide what’s right for you
- Screen time – fubbing. Connected or disconnected.
- When used correctly, screen time can give you those quick breaks throughout the day
- HOMER can increase early learning scores by 74% in just 15 minutes a day. That’s screentime you can feel good about, while also allowing you to enjoy a cup of coffee in peace 🙂
- Don’t compare yourself to others
- Everyone may look like they have perfect lives on social media, but the truth is that we’re ALL growing and facing different challenges.
- Audit your social network
- Unfollow those that make you feel less than
- Find some new accounts that make you feel seen, heard and that embrace
- Create memories, not perfection
- Remind yourself that no one has the perfect life
- Create a weekly tradition, ex. Dua Family UNO