Where do I get the time?

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Lately, I have been wrestling with this feeling that I am not spending enough quality time with my children. I work 50-60 hours per week in a restaurant. As a manager, my schedule changes all of the time. I work early mornings, all day, late nights, and weekends. When school is in session it is even more difficult to get the time that I feel is important.


I think that my son is feeling the effect more than my younger daughter right now. Of course he uses it sometimes to his advantage but I feel it too. My wife is at home with them everyday and I do know if she gets what I am saying. How do I know if this is having an effect on my children and how do I know if this is just normal daddy stuff? I know that I am a good father to them and that I would do anything and everything for them. I just do not want to go 30 years and hear that I was always at work and never spent time with my family. To be known as a great family man means more to me than any other titles that I could ever have.

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  1. Now that I am a father, this is a constant concern of mine.

    When my daughter becomes older… will I have a proper ‘work/life’ balance?

    BTW – Thanks for following me/my blog on twitter!

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