6 Tips for Parents Who Travel for Work
When you have children, traveling for business can be a real burden. Regardless of where you stand along the work-life balance equation, keeping your obligations to your career, your family, and yourself is extremely challenging. When you have small children, this is even harder. So what do you do when travelling for work is starting to negatively impact your family life? Here’s how to cope.
6 Ways My Family Made Me a More Successful Entrepreneur
Many people seem to think that in order to build a successful startup company, you need to be young and single. Although I can understand why some would have this perspective, I have found the complete opposite to be true from first-hand experience. While being young and single can mean one has more time to focus on their dreams or career goals, it can also mean that certain life lessons haven’t been learned yet.
Family Men Like Me Can Be Entrepreneurs Too
Most people think that in order to have a successful startup company, an entrepreneur needs to be young and single. You must devote all of your time to your business, sacrifice your personal life and friendships, and use weekends and holidays as extra work days. And while much of this is true, I have found that in spite of the hard work and sacrifices, it’s my connection to my family that gives me the ability to thrive as an entrepreneur.
Fostering Your Children's Entrepreneurial Spirit
I've been in business for years, starting as a 10-year-old child with a newspaper route. Each day, I would deliver the papers. Each week, I collected money from my customers and paid my bill to the newspaper company. This experience taught me about working hard, setting goals, understanding the value of money, but it also sparked the entrepreneurial spirit in me.
Best App for Family Organization
Yogi Bear is sitting around somewhere, proud of the world we live in and noting that there is a letter missing in the name of this app. Sticking with the organizational theme of today's app round-up, we have Picniic. Instead of email organization, Picniic offers something so much better—family organization. Actually, Picniic isn't an app. It's just a thing that shoves your family into a storage container, which gets loaded onto a ship and sent to destinations unknown. Just kidding, it's totally an app.
Teaching the Life Lessons of a CEO in a Kid-Friendly Way
Like many of us, the biggest role I play in my life is that of a father. I’m both a proud stepfather to a 15-year-old girl and father to a 5-year-old boy—it’s an understatement when I say a typical day within my family home is very busy! Within the hustle and bustle of our every day life, it can be easy to lose sight of the most important duty we have—the job of parenting.
Tips and Resources for Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce
With approximately one in two American marriages ending in divorce, it’s an unfortunate truth that many parents will face the difficulties that come with co-parenting with an ex-partner. Between focusing on the kids, coordinating schedules and working through your own feelings, supporting your family during the transition and beyond can prove daunting. Thankfully, there is no shortage of tips and resources to offer parents guidance through the process…