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Writing with Kids, Part II: Tips for juggling writing and parenting

Writing while parenting is no easy feat. Here’s what new parents need to know.


I have learned a lot about freelancing as a parent of a toddler, yet I’m painfully aware there is much I will never know. Being human means forever pursuing knowledge, and nowhere do you feel further behind than as a parent. Every day, you wake up a moron.

In 2017, I wrote a column for this magazine on how to prepare a freelance writing career for a child’s arrival. In the months since, I’ve kept strategizing. It’s necessary. Being a good dad means having work under control, so Olivia and my wife get the best of me. Conversely, I must ensure my work doesn’t suffer because of my parenting duties.

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