When Mom Gets Sick
When my friend Jennifer went out for a neighborhood bike ride with her 7-year-old son, she never dreamed that she wouldn’t make it back to the house within the hour. But an accident left her hospitalized with a broken pelvis and other injuries for days, and in the bed recovering for weeks. Problem was, her husband still needed to get to work, her kids to school and activities, and everyone needed to eat—three times a day!
In lots of our homes, taking mom out of the daily picture is equivalent to inserting a truckload of chaos. You’re the keeper of all schedules, the planner of all meals, and the coordinator of all children’s activities. So here’s what you need to help your crew survive the unexpected.