In 2016 my wife walked into the living room and announced with a knock-knock joke that we were having a baby :)! It was incredibly exciting and incredibly terrifying!!!
How would this change our life?
How would I balance being an entrepreneur and husband with also being a dad?
How would this impact my wife who was already stuck with a partner with a chaotic career as an entrepreneur? How would it affect her career and time?
These were the questions we both had and we wanted to hear how others did it. I started talking to a lot of other entrepreneur parents on how they balanced family and entrepreneur pursuits. I did not find a ton of great advice online and thus this site was born to gather advice from entrepreneurs on how becoming parents impacted their life. A year after the site launched I expanded it to cover everything on the personal side of starting and running a business.
I don’t think entrepreneurs talk about the personal challenges of starting and running a business enough and I want to bring more of that into the light. I want to talk about how it impacts your marriage, your kids, your finances, your relationships with friends, your mental health, and more. Too many founders think they are alone on their own island and miss the huge community of founders who are ready to help and support them. Just by reading about someone else struggling with something you are struggling with it can help you feel a sense of ease and relief.
Feel free to reach out to us with any thoughts or questions. I would love to hear from you! If you have a question you want us to ask others just let us know (and we can cycle it into the question list).
PS. Our baby boy Calico Jack was born healthy and happy in late December 2016!