How to find personal time as a stay at home parent

Blogger and author Adrian Kulp discusses the challenge of finding personal time as a stay-at-home dad
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How to find personal time as a stay at home parent

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Over the last 4.5 years as a stay at home dad one thing that I’ve realized is of the utmost importance to me is managing to find a little bit of personal time here and there. And that doesn’t just apply to me as a stay at home dad. I think that applies to all primary caregivers or stay at home parents. It’s extremely difficult. And in my specific situation, I also write and do other things on the side as well as spend 11 hours a day with my kids. I think what it boils down to is a conversation that you need to have with either your spouse or your partner and lay out a blueprint of your days and exactly what you’re doing. And emphasize that you do need a little bit of time to yourself, whether it’s an hour walk or getting a coffee or reading a book. I have to take that stuff late at night, and it’s normally after my kids and my wife go to bed, but I sacrifice that sleep time just so I can wind down and sit by myself, watch a ball game, read a book, do whatever I want to do. But I think it’s important that you’re on the same page with your partner about that.

Blogger and author Adrian Kulp discusses the challenge of finding personal time as a stay-at-home dad

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Adrian Kulp

Author & Blogger of Dad or Alive

Adrian Kulp is a stay-at-home dad for three kids under the age of 6.  His popular blog, ‘Dad or Alive’ helped him procure a deal at Penguin Publishing, titled Dad or Alive: Confessions of an Unexpected Stay-at-home Dad.  He also writes for The Huffington Post and is preparing a comedic lecture based on his transition into fatherhood. Adrian is a former TV executive both for Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison and Chelsea Handler’s Borderline Amazing Productions, as well as the comic booker for ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on CBS.

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