Family life can be exhausting. Find out how to get a break with Extra Help.
There’s no denying parenthood can be very tough at many stages during the journey. Whether it’s the new-born days or dealing with multiple kids of different ages, parents can often find themselves overwhelmed, and leave their ownneeds unattended.
We all know how important it is to look after our personal wellbeing but it isn’t always easy to access help. You may feel ashamed to ask. You may feel that you’ll be judged. Or you may not have family around who are able and willing to help. When I had my first baby, a lovely friend popped into our house to check how we were doing. We lived in a countryside village in the north of England and she knew I was a new mum with no family around. I confessedto feeling frustrated with house chores I hadn’t been able to fit in between new-born feeds and nap times, and almost immediately apologised for being ‘silly’; for worrying about things that were ‘not important’.
To this day I’ll never forget what she said back to me. A mum herself, she knew exactly what I was going through. She looked at me with love and compassion and told me, ‘the only thing your baby needs is a happy mum, and if it’s important to you, then it IS important’. So simple, and yet 7 yearson,I’m still reminding myself of how true her words were.
And even if you are open toacceptinghelp, you may not know what is available to you. I didn’t know what a Mother’s Help could do for me until I found myself relocating to Poole with a baby and a toddler and no family or friends to help with the move.
Fortunately for families in Poole, Extra Help is here to support youwithanything you need. From taking your kidson the school run to cleaning your house and even watching yourlittle ones while you have some ‘me time’.Below are a few services they can offer. However, Extra Help will tailor their service to your unique needs. Please give them a call to discuss further.
Cleaning and daily tasks
Tidying up and de-cluttering
Looking after your house while you are on holiday
Elderly companionship and care, as well as helping them with anything they need to continue living independently
Transport and school runs
All team members are DBS checked, trained and their references are checked. And you don’t need to commit to any length of time. You can ask for help for a couple of hours only as well as regular visits.
If you’d like to know more about Extra Help, you can contact Elizabeth on 07835671082 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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