The bells have chimed, and kids are ready to make their way back to school. Summer breaks don’t only bring a change in the routine of children but their mums as well. Women find themselves busier figuring out how to keep their kids entertained during vacations. At the same time, they also have to make sure that they complete their homework, sleep at bedtime, and all their needs are met. Once the little ones head back to school, life can feel a little empty.
From the moment my daughter's got out of school in May to the end of July, was a complete blur. It was a blur of summer camp, work, travel, deadlines, proposals and pool parties. The fact that they were going back to school in three weeks had not occurred to me. When it did, I panicked. Where did the time go? I frantically realized I had no idea what day school started and had to ask another mom. I got a brisk answer of “August 27th,” which I like to call the “working mom fail” response. The guilt of not knowing when my children start school left me feeling completely overwhelmed.