Many of us joke about how it is sometimes easier to take care of our kids when our spouses are away for a few days.
While this may make it sound like our spouses are not helpful at home, usually it just means that we give ourselves a break from all the "extras" that can come with being a parent. We order out, heat up leftovers or just make sandwiches instead of cook. We save laundry for another day. Cleaning/organizing are not a priority. And usually we don't start any big projects that week.
In other words, when our spouses travel for work, it can force us to simplify our lives a bit and focus more on our kids. And, sometimes, focusing more on the kids makes parenting a bit easier.
What do you do to make life easier when your spouse is away on business?