Russell Turner

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Parents, This Is For You


If you have young kids, this post is for you. And if you don't have kids, you should read this too.

I won't bore you with the list of tantrums, life-threatening events, car rides to induce naps (and a desperately needed pause), vomit, and places you never thought food could end up. Instead, I want to share with you how I managed to make progress at all in such chaos.

  1. After making breakfast, I found three minutes to get my daily post up on Instagram before cleaning up.
  2. While Eli was napping, I played with Olivia for a bit. Then I snuck off while she was preoccupied with something and worked for 5-whole-minutes on editing the first episode of #RumbleLife.
  3. Everything I mentioned above (that I promised not to bore you with) happened... and more.
  4. The kids fell asleep. Olga and I recanted war stories from the day. And then, just after 9 PM, I headed to my office. Three hours later the episode is ready, and now I'm getting this little bit out for you.

Trying to do something important on the side is hard, and especially hard for parents. If you put it on hold and get through the early years, I highly recommend it. But if it's burning inside, you've gotta do what you've gotta do.


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