|Family Portrait taken in 2009 by|
Lindsay Ernst Photography
I actually love the setup this way. I look at it as getting the chance to help raise kids without having to deal with them all the time. My brothers are both adopted, one from China in 2006 and one from Guatemala in 2008. We are also fostering a 5 month old girl right now which we have had since she was 3 days old. With having my own business, it does give me the chance to be there when I'm needed to pick them up from school, drop them off at the babysitter or a game or even sometimes watch them at my store. To keep a real balance, I probably should be "home" more with them... but that's the nice thing about them being brothers instead of sons - I don't fell that I have to be.
|Block Party - photo borrowed|
from Sandy Schwarting
I know my life is very different from most people. How do you keep up the balance in your life? Work enough to make a living, spend time with your family and still have time for friends. Any thoughts out there?