A Day In The Life: Two Parents, Two Kids, One NYC Apartment — Episode #153
“Wake up everyone, it’s a brand new day!”
Today my children join me on this episode of the podcast to give you a snapshot of life in New York City quarantine with two working parents.
Want to know how we’re breaking down our workdays and figuring out our schedules? I break down the exact schedules I’m using with my partner, who works when (and why), and how much work we’re really able to get done. (Hint: not a ton.)
Also, I’ll share my thoughts on equality in partnerships, why specificity is so important, and why my business is able to handle seasonal fluctuations right now, which is keeping us afloat.
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IN THIS EPISODE:
- My annual business structure and why preparing for long-term sales cycles has helped me set a foundation for my business.
- Why it’s taken four years to find some stability, and how it’s helping in this pandemic.
- What I think true partnership equality looks like—and no, it doesn’t mean splitting the laundry 50/50.
- The exact schedule we’re using during pandemic stay-at-home times, and how we rotate childcare and household duties during the day.
- How much work I’m really able to get done, and what I’ve cut, and why.
PS: Want to share your story on the podcast? I’m looking for the nitty-gritty details of how you’re living life in quarantine and what changes you’ve made as working parents. Send a note to email@example.com if you’re able to be interviewed and give me a snapshot of your daily situation.
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Sarah K Peck
Founder, Startup Parent
Sarah Peck is a writer, startup advisor, and yoga teacher based in New York City. She’s the founder and executive director of Startup Parent, a media company documenting the stories of women’s leadership across work and family. She hosts the weekly Startup Parent Podcast and Let's Talk, her second podcast. Previously, she worked at Y Combinator backed One Month, Inc, a company that teaches people to code in 30 days, and before that she was a writing and communications consultant.
She’s a 20-time All-American swimmer who successfully swam the Escape from Alcatraz nine separate times, once wearing only a swim cap and goggles to raise $33k for charity: water. She’s written for more than 75 different web publications and and has delivered speeches and workshops at Penn, UVA, Berkeley, Harvard, Craft & Commerce, WDS, and more.