Alt Chat Wednesday: Living with Kids and Running a Creative Business

By: Eden Hensley; Photo by Brooke Dennis for Alt Summit

Many of us have two full-time jobs: Parenting and Entrepreneurship. I don’t know about you, but rarely are both in harmony at the same time. As Joy Cho pointed out in her keynote at Alt Summer, it’s a juggle!

How are you having it all? What are your secrets for juggling your two roles?

Share Your Experiences

Join our very own Gabrielle Blair, one of the Alt Summit founders, and Artisan Books tomorrow (Wednesday) April 8, 2015 at 9AM PDT/12PM EDT as we chat about how to live well with kids while running a creative business!

New to Twitter chats? Read how to join a Twitter Chat for tips.

Want to meet Gabrielle Blair in person? Her book tour kicks off tonight in Oakland, CA at Diesel Bookstore. Be sure to stop by and say hello when she comes your way!

Win a Copy of Gabrielle Blair’s Book

Here’s how to win your copy of Design Mom: How to Live With Kids, a Room-by-Room Guide, a book full of helpful tips and practical advice on creating a home where both kids and adults thrive. 

  1. Join the #AltChat tomorrow Wednesday April 8th from 9 - 10AM PT / 12 – 1PM ET, if you can.
  2. Every tweet using the hashtags #AltChat and #DesignMomBook will be entered to win Gabrielle’s book. You can tweet once or tweet 17 times, each is another chance to win.
  3. Tweet all day! All tweets related to the conversation and using the hashtags #AltChat #DesignMomBook will be entered to win from 9 AM - 5 PM PDT. You must use both hashtags.

One winner will be randomly selected and announced on Twitter as well as be listed here. 

UPDATE: The contest has ended. The winner is Meg, @SnapHappyMeg.

Get Inspired

Last summer, both Joy Cho and Martha Stewart touched on living with kids and running a creative business. Watch what they had to say:

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Eden Hensley

Marketing creative, community engagement specialist, technophile, photographer, food and wine enthusiast, and the founder and editor-in-chief of The Road to The Good Life, a lifestyle blog about appreciating and enhancing your life by being grateful for the "haves" instead of lingering on the "wants." There you will find personal stories about my life and family weaved in with real-life, achievable entertaining tips, recipes for hearty home cooked meals, and DIY projects for capturing and sharing memories. I believe the best place to swap stories is over a shared meal, preferably a Thai-meal served family style, and teach an online introduction class to Thai Flavors and host the Family Dinners at The Station supper club in San Francisco.