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Three Ways On-Demand Services Help Parents with Back to School Stress

The school year is starting.  While adults without school-age kids in the house are content to wax nostalgic about Trapper Keepers, parents with children in the house are singing a different tune.

The beginning of the school years can mean lots of stress for parents. We’ve talked about wellness for children at the start of a new school year, so now we’ve got some advice from the moms and dads looking anxiously at the calendar.  The solution to keeping things in order – on-demand.

That morning wake-up call

If you’re a night owl, early morning bus schedules are not your friend. It can be quite jarring to have to get up at 5:45 in the morning to see one’s bundles of joy safely off to school. It’s key to get to bed early the night before, and get good-quality sleep.

Easier said than done? Your mattress might be the culprit. Is it over 10 years old? Lumpy?  If there’s no time to shop, order a comfy mattress on demand from Casper or Leesa – you have 100 days to try them out.

Yet another way to ensure a sound night of sleep is to get a massage at night, delivered to your home. (Zeel Massage specialty – no need to move a muscle afterward.) Give in-home massage from Zeel a try that first, stressful week of school – in-home massage reduces stress, and helps you enter slumber-land that much sooner. Booking is simple on the Zeel massage app for iPhone or Android.

Read:  Are You Getting Enough Sleep? 

 

Cleaning up

It’s always a challenge keeping a house tidy, especially in the chaos of back to school. Consider outsourcing cleaning for the first few weeks of school – there are myriad apps that will deliver a cleaner to your home on demand, like Handy and TaskRabbit. (Practicing radical acceptance is always an option, too.)

Read:  4 Interior Design Tips to Turn Your Home Into a Spa Oasis

 

School germs

With the beginning of the school year comes the rapid plunge into the Petri dish of germs that is the classroom, having a strong immune system is more important than ever. To keep your immune system robust, take a few simple steps. Have jugs of hand sanitizer handy, and send some along to school with the kids. Eat well (if it’s hard to find time to cook nutrient-rich foods, consider a service like Blue Apron, which delivers pre-prepped meals that cook in minutes.) And, of course, massage is a great way to boost the immune system – massage improves circulation and the production of germ-eating white blood cells.

Read:  Massage, a Parent’s Secret Weapon

 

Don’t worry, it’ll be winter break before you know it. Enjoy the beginning of the school year!



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