The brief behind this article was how to create a calm and workable routine for term four, but – from where I sit – term four already has that snowball vibe, like we’re gaining momentum at a daunting pace and it might be easiest if we just hold on tight and ride it out till Christmas. However, since I get heart palpitations every time I walk past the family calendar at the moment, I reckon there could be some merit to a more considered approach.
After the twists and turns of another big year, we’re all a bit tired. Everyone I talk to is experiencing some degree of stress and is hanging out for a summer holiday. As parents, we have the added challenge of helping our kids navigate busyness and pressure, while simultaneously juggling our own responsibilities.