Get On With It

Writing and drawings about work, family and the stuff in-between

Tag: raising children

  • What do you want to be when you grow up?

    What do you want to be when you grow up?

    It’s a trick question. Sure, back in the good ‘ol days when people worked for the same company in the same career for their entire life, it maybe made sense to ask someone what they are going to “be”. But that doesn’t mean it was ok then, and a little bit of me dies inside […]

  • Nope, I’ll never stop

    Nope, I’ll never stop

    I just wanted to memorialize this moment: the first time my daughter told me to stop texting her. Ahh, I’m going to savor this. 😃

  • Like riding a bike

    Like riding a bike

    There are few things like learning to ride a bike. The process is different for everyone, but the way it suddenly “clicks” and you go from not being able to balance, pedal, and steer to being able to do all those things, and never forgetting it again in your life, is magic.

  • I don’t want to go to karate

    I don’t want to go to karate

    Some of my most memorable experiences have come after pushing (or being pushed) through fear and discomfort. Now I get to pass on the same lesson to my kids. It’s ok. You’ll thank me later.

  • Talent isn’t given, it’s made

    Talent isn’t given, it’s made

    In most cases, when we say someone is talented at something, we mean that they have a natural gift. I don’t agree with that definition. I want to teach my kids that talent is made, not given, by being intensely interested in something and putting a lot of time and effort into doing it.

  • What I learned last week (#99)

    What I learned last week (#99)

    Learned last week: How big is space, what living in Antarctica can teach you, the symbiosis of the old and the young, and more!