this family life episode 13 : on finding time for creativity in your life

In this episode I interview a long term reader of the blog, Mia. Mia is a Melbourne based mum of two who works part time. Recently Mia made a planned decision to leave her fast paced job at a digital agency to take some time off and find a new job that allowed her more time for her family and her creative passions.

Mia has a great energy and has lots to share from her experiences, some highlights of the wisdom you will pick up:

  • Tips on redesigning your life
  • Tips on how to fit your personal creative pursuits into your day
  • Tips on returning to work part time
  • Working on friction points in the family
  • Encouraging creativity in kids

Blog posts mentioned in the episode:

Other useful links:

  • Babies – this is a French documentary following the first year of four babies from different countries – one from San Fransisco, one from Tokyo, one from Namibia and one from Mongolia. Click the link to watch the documentary it is quite amazing – thanks Mia for suggesting this.

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