When running a business and raising a family, it can be easy to feel like you’re spinning too many plates. It’s only a matter of time before some of them drop.
Why not take a lead from your business and use technology to keep the family admin in check, saving you money and helping you to get more done.
The family calendar
It’s been a trend over the last few years to create a family ‘control center’. Often this is a space in the kitchen that is filled with calendars, notice boards, and storage. While it’s a good idea, it’s not particularly helpful if you’re someone is constantly updating their calendar online. So take the whole thing digital with a dedicated family planner such as Picniic. On an app like this. You can share calendars with your partner and their other caregivers. Set reminders for appointments, keep shopping lists, and even plan dinners.
Use an online tutor
If your child needs some extra school support, or you feel as though they aren’t being challenged, then you might consider tutoring. There are several virtual charter schools and online tutors that you can access completely remotely. Find a tutor that specializes in the area that you require and has a record of good reviews. You will be able to get feedback and monitor your child’s progress so that you can further help your child in any areas that they need it.
Arranging and attending non-urgent doctor’s appointments can take time. You will have to take time off work and your child will need to take time off school. With the advance in virtual consultations, there is now a more flexible way to seek medical advice. You can set up appointments for more convenient times and talk to a qualified doctor directly.
Additionally, you can also use special apps to order repeat medications which can be delivered directly to your house. You no longer have to visit the pharmacy to fill a prescription.
Use a meal prepper
Feeding yourself and your family with nutritious and interesting meals can be time-consuming. And it’s time you might not have or want to spend with your children. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, there are ways to achieve this beyond just ordering takeout. Personal chefs are now on the rise not as you might think of them. Someone can come to your home for a few hours and prep your family’s food for an entire week. You simply need to reheat and serve. Or, you can choose to have healthy, premade food delivered to your home in bulk, or you to store and use as required.
Trying to juggle a business and a family is one of the hardest jobs you’ll ever do. Using every trick at your disposal to make it easier will lighten the load somewhat. Using technology to streamline some of the admin in your family life will free up your precious time so that you can spend it with your family.