It can take years to master the art of juggling the demands of parenthood and a career.
Even then, all it takes is one small change to undo your hard work and throw you off balance once again.
Thankfully, there are some savvy folk out there who’ve not only identified this challenge but also created some fantastic products and services which help you meet the various demands of work and family life.
With that in mind, here are four brilliant businesses that are making life easier for working parents.
- Hello Fresh
Heading to the kitchen and standing over a stove for ages to cook up a feast is the last thing a tired and over-worked parent needs after a day at the office – enter Hello Fresh.
This cracking company provides recipe boxes to households across the globe, containing recipe cards for quick, simple and nutritious dishes, along with the exact ingredients you need to make them.
Their products save working parents time (no more meal planning or repeat trips to the supermarket because you forgot a vital ingredient) and empower them to produce healthy high-quality meals with minimal effort.
- 7 Minute Workout
When you’re slogging away in the office all day it’s more important than ever to keep fit but finding time to hit up the gym can be near to impossible.
Luckily some genius created a fitness app with bitesize exercise routines that can be carried out from the comfort of your home.
Whether you fancy some early morning stretches before work or a night-time workout when the kids are in bed, the 7 Minute Workout app helps guide you on your personal fitness journey.
- Teachers To Your Home
Teachers To Your Home is a home tutoring servicecomprising of 18,000 professional teachersscattered across the UK.
The firm is a godsend for busy parents lacking the time or expertise to help their children with the never-ending influx of schoolwork.
One of the best things about the service is the level flexibility – you can book tutoring sessions for weekdays, evenings or weekends, whatever time suits your family schedule best.
- Laundry Heap
Laundry is one of those household chores that can be difficult to keep up with, all it takes is one weekend away and suddenly you’ve got a gargantuan pile of festering clothes. But with school uniforms and work clothes to wash and iron, it’s essential for parents to stay on top of it.
This is where Laundry Heap comes in – they collect your dirty clothes, wash them, iron them (if requested) and return them to you, fresh, clean and ready for action.
It’s a great service for working parents who want to use their time outside of work to relax and do fun things with their children, instead of waiting around for the washer to beep.
Those are our picks! Can you think of any other businesses making life easier for working parents? Let us know in the comments section.