With schools, offices, and non-essential businesses being closed, we’re all stuck at home trying to carve out some resemblance of normalcy from the unfortunate conditions that have been thrust upon us. For many parents, that means somehow trying to balance the demands of working from home with the responsibilities that come with raising kids. I’m curious how are dads handling it?
For me, I’m actually really good at multitasking. So, while it took me a bit to get the hang of adapting to the new work environment – I think I’m doing pretty good.
So what’s different?
Well for start, every day is bring your kids to work day. As the owner of Shasta Solution a digital marketing agency and Co-creator of CrushData and Blush, work is pretty remote as my customers and team members are all over the country, but working from home has really blended my changed my work-life balance, possibly for the better. Now I don’t just have adults to manage, but two children, whom are full of energy and questions. I check my e-mail early in the morning to put out any business fires. Then I help set the kids up for a school ‘lesson’. Sometimes it’s iPad or computer stuff, but sometimes I’ll look for easy things I can do with them at home like word games or math puzzles. Then they do ‘classwork’ while I accomplish some work. It’s true, there really isn’t any time to spare, but the routine and the combination of school and work makes the days fly by super-fast. As someone who is regularly creating or helping start-ups I’m not to concerned about burnout as I’m good at applying extra hours in my workday for several weeks or months, but I need to see the light at the end of the tunnel for motivation.