Frankly, being a mother is the toughest part during Ramadan when you have to cook, clean and feed the kids while you fast, pray and connect. And if you’re a working from home and doing all of the above during Ramadan, then we praise you.
So how do you manage time, your daily chores and parent your kids during Ramadan in the most healthiest and sane way possible?
Here are 5 things that you can do!
TAKE A NAP
A 20-minute power nap goes a long way. And if you’re a stay-at-home mom then going to sleep while your child naps during Ramadan is a wise thing to do. Once you’ve napped you’ll feel more energised and less cranky.
SET A FIXED ROUTINE
Decide now what your day is going to be like. If you’re working from home or just at home with the children, plan the day out so no one feels frazzled. From performing your daily chores to feeding the kids, to praying and spending time with the family, having a fixed routine will put things in perspective for you.
ENGAGE YOUR CHILD
If your child has something fun and engaging to do, then that means you have time to relax and do other things. For instance, if you go to the park or even if he/she runs in the ground outside, let them while you can sit and watch or just do zikr.
SHOW GESTURES INSTEAD OF TALKING
Talking during fasting can be so draining and very exhausting as well. So how do you conserve your energy with children around you? You can use your gestures and body language. Try smiling and nodding when your child starts to argue, throw a tantrum or is being temperamental. They’ll stop talking if they don’t see any response. And if they do something right, give a thumbs up or just hi-fi!
COOK ONE HEARTY MEAL
Keep it simple so you aren’t tired and the kids are fed. Don’t do a lot of work that requires preparation. Why do you have to set a lavish table everyday when you’re fasting. Make a good enough meal that can be eaten during Sehri as well. Eating too much means you’ll feel lazy and most likely find it hard to do ibadat or even pray.