Being a work-from-home parent has its challenges. And that’s without kids who are home for the summer using the dreaded “B” word — “I’m bored!” Today’s episode outlines my best advice for structuring your summer so that you can make memories with your kids, and keep up with your work schedule.

In this episode, you’ll hear how I structure my day to include frequent breaks, followed by intense work. My kids know that I’m in “office hours” from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. After that, I’m free for dinner, cheap family outings, and pool time!

I also share my favorite resources to avoid summer “brain drain” for the kids. Start with a Book,, Made with Code from Google, and Khan Academy are great starting points.

We also share the perks of starting a family book club — I definitely recommend this title if you have any young entrepreneurs in the house — and include resources for occupying toddlers as well.

Summer is a precious time. After all, you only get 18 of them before your kids are (most likely) out of the house. Make the most of it!

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Resources I Mentioned

Kids Bowl Free
33 Activities under $10
101 Fun Things for Kids
Notes to a Young Entrepreneur

Episode Credits

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