CNN & CareerBuilder offer tips for mixing family and career.
Jason Ferrara writes (excerpt):
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 . . . .