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Episode Info: Ricky Shetty, the mind behind “Blogger Daddy”, an innovative parenting blog from a father’s perspective, is in conversation with Shawn Stratton talking about how he keeps a balance between his home-based work and parenthood. He explains how his schedule has become a lifestyle for him and how, between him and his wife, they manage time and activities with kids during a typical day. You’ll definitely enjoy listening about his experiences as a home-office dad to two young kids. Initially, Ricky talks about his family and kids, and explains how he manages to work as an event planner, blogger and internet marketing professional while scheduling his calendar around his family time. He also talks about the challenges he face as a home-office dad due to limited work space in his 2-bedroom condo, where he has to set up a work desk in the living room. He discusses how he goes about his work and family life in the most productive way during a typical day. Having a 2 ½ year old and an eleven-month old kid, Ricky talks about the challenges he has to face with the kids’ unusual sleep timings and how he keeps himself from getting distracted. He explains his reason behind choosing to be a home-based entrepreneur and later, a work-from home dad despite all the challenges. He talks about his one major struggle: disconnecting from work during family time and how he’s managing it in a better way now than before. He also discusses how Daddy Blogger came to be, how it has grown over the years and how it has impacted his lifestyle. He also discusses the fathers’ support group he is managing, where fathers from all over Vancouver come together to share their joy, experiences and challenges. Ricky also gave an account of how he would like his ideal work life to be in five years’ time. In the end, he concluded the session with three useful tips that home-office dads could use for working more productively, which are: ·Read more »

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