Start An Annual Dad Plan This Year
June 11, 2019
Work-family balance is impossible.
There, we’ve said it, and it feels good to at least acknowledge it. How can you possibly find balance between work, kids, spouse, fitness, hobbies (remember hobbies?), your own parents, friends, and the aforementioned 800 other things? You can’t. But you CAN put a proactive plan in place to make sure you embrace your kid’s childhood. Everything else will ebb and flow throughout your life, but your kid’s childhood will go by before you know it (even if sometimes it feels like the days will never end!). And while being there for dinner, weekend activities, and sports games is great (and super important!), your kid won’t really remember that so much. Don’t get me wrong, if you mail it in at these basic Dad things, nothing else will matter. But we assume you are interested in being an even better Dad and are probably already doing these things.
Whether you feel like you are super successful at work or feel like you’re really struggling, you can bet that work has a huge impact on your role as Dad. On top of this, most kids don’t know (or care) about your business success or failures. All they care is that you’re their Dad, and they want time with you right now. We know that will change someday soon, but it’s a big reason why it is so important to spend time with them now and create rituals and traditions that are remembered forever. It’s hard for a lot of Dad who consider themselves workaholics and if you don’t make a conscious effort to go above and beyond in creating some extraordinary memories, it will be the biggest regret of your life. Our motto at WonderDads is, “No Dad ever said I wish I spent less time with my kids.”
We’ve tried to create some extraordinary experiences you can have with your kids, and find a better balance between work and home. While our ideas are in no way all-encompassing, we always believe that “less is more.” We all have enough on our plates already, and even though it can be hard to utilize all of our ideas during your kids’ early years, we hope one, two or more of our suggestions speak to you. Trust us, it will feel really awesome when you implement any of our WonderDads traditions since it’s the little things that help you know you are a good Dad who is present and embracing your kid’s childhood.