It’s been a helluva year for parents. And with RSV, Covid and the flu currently raging, this winter is looking like yet another tough season for caregivers. In fact, as I’m writing this, I have one kid home with a fever and the other finishing school early because of the holiday concert. But am I freaking out about my towering work, laundry and mental load? No, I am not. Because from today onwards I am embracing sittervising.
Allow me to explain: Sittervising was coined by former teacher Susie Allison who introduced the term on her Busy Toddler Instagram page. A portmanteau of sitting and supervising, the concept is pretty self-explanatory, but in today’s age of overparenting and mom guilt, the act of sittervising is practically revolutionary.