Children Calendar – Part 2

By JaredPolak on August 24, 2017

Welcome back everyone! I hope you’re all having a great day. Today we’re going to discuss the weekly, monthly, and yearly activities you can schedule to spend more quality time with your children. Let’s get started!

Weekly Activities

When it comes to weekly activities, schedule an hour or two where you’re completely focused on your kids, individually or collectively. Spend this time doing something they enjoy.  Maybe you can grab an ice cream on Saturday mornings.  Or maybe you can do Donuts with Daddy on Sunday afternoons. In short, choose something that will be special to your chil

Children Calendar – Part 1

By JaredPolak on August 17, 2017

Hi everyone! Today we’re going to delve a little deeper into spending more time with your kids. The five tactics I covered in the series on freeing up time for your kids can be difficult to implement. I’d like to talk about something that makes it a lot easier to put some of those time-saving tactics into practice. It involves planning and making use of a calendar, whether it’s a paper or electronic one.

Start by taking an hour or two away from your normal activities to really plan things out. Consider daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly activities.  We’re going to cover daily activities for this post, and get into the other three cate

5 Ways to Free Up Time for Your Children – Part 4

By JaredPolak on August 11, 2017

Hey everyone, welcome to the fourth and final installment of the “5 Ways to Free Up Time for Your Children” series. For those of you who cut back on sleep or outsourced something, how did it go? What did you use the extra time for, and how have your kids responded to the increase in time that you spend with them? Let me know in the comments section!

Now, let’s dive into the last two time-saving tactics!

Time-Saving Tactic 4: Get more productive at work.

Some of us have more control of our schedules than others, so this isn’t going to be po

5 Ways to Free Up Time for Your Children – Part 3

By JaredPolak on August 6, 2017

Hey guys! Welcome to second installment of “5 Ways to Free Up More Time for Your Children”. How are you doing with the Television Cutback Challenge? How much have you cut back, and what fun activities have you been able to do with your children as a result? Please let me know in the comments section! Now, for the second and third time-saving tactics.

Time-Saving Tactic 2: Go to bed earlier.

Or wake up earlier, it all depends on what works best for you.  I’m not saying you should scrimp on sleep, as it’s crucial to good health. I know many of you are sleep-deprived as it is.

5 Ways to Free Up Time for Your Children – Part 2

By JaredPolak on July 28, 2017

Hi everyone, welcome back to my series on freeing up more time for your children. We’re going to get into the first time-saving tactic.

Keep in mind that I’m not spouting advice from a guru. These are things I implemented with my family, and it took some experimentation to get it right. I’m by no means perfect, but I have a knack for time management. I hope that sharing what I’ve learned will help you guys create more free time.

I have to warn you, some of these strategies involve changes that may seem difficult. Most of them involve giving up something that’s hard to let go of or cut back on. But

5 Ways to Free Up Time for Your Children – Part 1

By JaredPolak on July 20, 2017

Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog series “5 Ways to Free Up Time for Your Children”. I’d like to thank you for taking the time to read this post! A friend recently asked me to blog about being a “real dad”. I was excited by this request and eager to write about the topic. For those of you who listen to my personal podcast, I’ll be sharing information from these posts in upcoming podcasts. It is my hope that you’ll be able to glean something from what I’m sharing that will positively impact your life.

The topic of fatherhood is near and dear to my heart. As a father, I know just how vital it is to be the best dad you can be, but i