Summer is right around the corner. If you have children, this time of year can be a bit tricky. Because even though your kids are on school vacation, parents still have to go to work. The change in schedules can be disruptive to your normal way of doing things – and, as is the case with many adults, can be a major source of stress.
For example, according to Entrepreneur, research has found that during the summer, people can be as much as 45 percent more distracted at work. Part of this can likely be attributed to having to deal with a alternative child care arrangements.
Summer should be an enjoyable time for everyone – for both children and adults. So whether you have a full-time job or are a stay-at-home parent, there are many reasons why you should consider hiring a nanny for this time of year.
You'll be healthier and more productive
Although 45 percent of employees reported feeling more distracted during the summer than other times of the year, the majority of these people agreed that when they had access to resources that allowed them to maintain a healthier work-life balance, their productivity increased. This concept speaks to how important it is to properly manage your time and energy.
By hiring a professional and experienced nanny, you will be able to better prioritize the things you need to get done – both at home and at work – without getting burnt out and exhausted along the way. In turn, this can help enhance both your health and happiness because it will allow you to take vacations and relax and recharge at night and on the weekends.
"A nanny helps ensure your whole family has a productive and enjoyable summer."
Your children will have a more enjoyable summer
Of course, you want your kids to have a fun summer – which likely includes going to the beach, taking trips and attending camp and other activities. If you are a stay-at-home parent, this can be tiring and difficult to keep up with – and if you have a work schedule to adhere to, it can seem all but impossible.
However, hiring a nanny for the summer ensures your children will be able to get out and enjoy the warm weather, without you having to tell them 'no' because you lack the time or energy to take them. And nannies can help even when you are present.
If you've ever traveled with kids before, you're no stranger to how overwhelming it can be. The last thing you want is to let the stress overshadow what should be a memorable and positive experience. If you plan on taking your children on a trip this summer, take your nanny along to ensure the adventure goes as smooth and pleasantly as possible.
Time spent in more meaningful ways
It's important to remember there's no shame in asking for help. Although it may sometimes feel like it, you're certainly not alone in your summer-related stress. Though you may want to try to handle everything yourself, there's a much easier and effective way of going about it.
Keep your to-do list manageable by hiring a nanny, whether it's on a seasonal, part- or full-time basis. From tasks around the house to taking care of the kids, nannies give you the assistance you need to make the most of your summer.
At Colonial Domestic Staffing we make it our mission to make sure it's as easy and simple as possible to hire the ideal nanny. Contact our domestic staffing agency today and, before you know it, you'll have the perfect nanny just in time for summer!