Domestic Diversions

Finding the right balance: work and family

CNN & CareerBuilder offer tips for mixing family and career.

Jason Ferrara writes (excerpt):

1. Communicate

Don’t reserve your open dialogues only for your boss. Make sure you’re talking to your family about what’s happening at work . . . .

2. Keep a master family calendar

Have one calendar that lists every family member’s schedule to prevent double-booking or missed events. . . .

3. Clock out for a few hours

. . . Put down the BlackBerry and step away from the e-mail until your children are asleep. . . .

4. Make an appointment … with your children

. . . [S]et up quality time that others have to schedule around.

5. Bring the family to work

If your work environment is family-friendly, take advantage of it . . . .

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