Hectic Holidays for a Gen X Dad

Great insights from a Gen-X Dad, a lesson Boomers could learn!



 Vintage mechanical monkey toy with santa hat and beardThings get a little manic this time of year—whether you’re in the office, at home, or trying to get from one place to another in a full-blown snowstorm. Although Gen X has been labeled as the generation to preach balance, I find dutiful Gen Xer parents like myself are stretching ourselves extremely thin during the busy holiday season.

I have two children, age 7 and 10.  As the year comes to an end, this means holiday-themed programs where singing and other artistic talents are showcased. This year, I decide that if everything is timed correctly, and Minneapolis doesn’t decide to thwart my plans with a big dumping of snow, I can hit up both kids shows in one day – swing by one school in the morning and hit the other one up in the afternoon. And to cap off the work portion of work-life balance, I can…

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