You spent your last few days of work imagining all the blissfully uninterrupted time you’d get together – but by noon on your first day home, you were more than ready for something to distract the kids. That’s why you need a daily schedule. We’re not saying you have to be rigid about what you’ll be doing every single second, but you do need to start each day with some idea of what’s on the agenda and when you’ll fit it in. Are you doing that art project in the morning or after lunch? What time is the playdate? Do you need to run any errands? After a few days of being at home, you’ll get a better idea of what works best for your family, and see how giving your kids an idea of how the day will go can keep everyone happier and calmer.