dadworking

Reflecting on priorities of family & work

Category Archives: Parenting

Maybe I am Raising a Quitter…

And that’s ok. So I wrote this post over a year ago entitled, “I Ain’t Raising No Quitter” and then followed up several weeks later with, “UPDATE: I Still Ain’t … Continue reading

May 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Tale of the 40 Year Old (Wannabe) Entrepreneur

Whether you agree with it or not, a specific archetype exists of the startup entrepreneur – young, hungry (often literally), and single-minded. Nothing is more important to this person than … Continue reading

August 8, 2015 · 6 Comments

Should We Ban ALL Parents from Youth Sports?

This seems like a preposterous question. It was to me the first time I read it. Like most parents I know, I love to attend my kids sporting events and … Continue reading

July 10, 2015 · 4 Comments

Summer Learning Challenge, Year 2

Summer slide is well-documented. During summer, kids lose much of what they have learned during the school year, effectively starting them several weeks or months behind when they return in … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Making Makers – Maker Faire Recap 2015

One of the things I enjoy most with my kids is making things with them. More accurately, I love giving them the skills and tools to make things and then … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

On Fairness

“That’s not fair” has to be the phrase I hate more than any other in the English language; particularly when uttered by my kids or other kids with at least … Continue reading

May 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

On Disappointment

Part of prioritization is that there are no absolutes. Prioritizing family over work is more of a philosophy than a set of hard and fast rules. While there are practices … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · 3 Comments