When you go through a divorce, everything changes. One thing that parents need to think carefully about is how they will balance raising the children and working. This isn’t always easy, but it is possible.
One of the most important things is to be as efficient as you can. You need to be able to spend quality time with your kids, but you also need time to work. If possible, try to work when they’re with your ex or when they’re in school. This should give you time to spend with them when they’re home.
Another thing to consider is that you have to let go of guilt. You may miss some time with your children because you have to work and you may miss some work because you have things to attend for your children. Try to focus on the points that are important when you’re faced with decisions about what to do.
You might be able to free up some time to spend with your kids if you handle some of the cleaning and similar tasks like meal planning when your children are with their other parent. Just make sure that you leave time for yourself. You’ll need time to decompress sometimes.
Using a calendar or scheduling app to keep everything together might be beneficial. If you do this, you can refer to the parenting plan you and your co-parent drew up so you can make note of the days when the children will be with you. Pay special attention to the holidays and special days so you can plan ahead for those.