@lee-white I've been incredibly busy with contract work these past months, which has put a real crunch on time for anything outside of that work — A nice problem to have, I know! but it does drive a question that I'm thinking about a lot more now:
We are scheduled for delivery of our son at the first of the year (our first child - it's been such a long, hard road to get here that we thought this may not happen, so we are incredibly excited for his soon arrival).
I am curious as to how you all manage/balance time with your children (especially young children) with work (particularly during heavy work times) and personal growth (artistic, educational, spiritual, etc.)
I'm also interested in how you approach sharing your creative talents with your children (from creating work for them & with them, to teaching them art skills, etc.). To be clear, I am completely fine with my son being interested in areas other than creative ones, so I am not attempting to force him to be an aritst; however, I would also like to share what I've learned over the years as I think it would be of benefit to him, regardless of where his interests lay.
Also, if you have any art-related resources you would suggest for parents (or teachers of children) or books/videos, tools, classes, things to do or places to go, etc. that you would suggest for children, that would be great! (While it will be awhile for me to need these with a newborn, I'm sure others here could benefit)
BTW, I remember @Jake-Parker doing drawing times with his kids and I even think a story about a parent/grandparent paying him as a kid to create work (if I'm not mixing up with another person)