“When news first broke that school was out for at least 2 weeks after our March break, I decided to make a schedule for the kids to follow,” explains Canadian designer Rebekah Higgs, host of the DIY Mom show.
“Soon the schedule fell apart. Now we are just trying to get through our days without strangling each other.”
The new schedule?
“Wake up, drink coffee, go for a walk or do a Youtube Body Coach PE class, watch a documentary, ask the kids to answer questions about the documentary. Get the older child to teach the younger child some math while I clean the house, eat something, clean again, play outside, or inside if it’s rainy, watch something, eat again, go to bed.”
What’s keeping you sane right now?
If I can get up and go for a walk and get some work done, then I feel sane. When I’m overloaded with worry or have watched too much news, I put on an episode of RuPauls Drag Race. Mindless Reality TV with a creative touch to it is my go to stress reliever.
I also have a lot of editing to do for the new season of my show, so I am working on episode notes and voice over and short tutorial videos and crafty blog posts.
Best stay-at-home discovery so far?
Sewing pillows and making pom poms are my new addiction. I’ve made 16 pillows in the last month.
What’s a message of encouragement you’d like to share?
The biggest relief I have found through this whole experience is knowing everyone else is in their home, struggling with the same things I am struggling with and trying to make the most of it. We are all in the same boat, and for the first time in a long time I am forced to take a break, to do nothing, to slow down, to spend quality time with my kids very day all day. There is comfort in knowing we are all in the same boat.
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