I always wish I am able to blog and tweet more than I do. But whether it is blogging, my reading pile, or whatever else drives me I wrote my post on celebrating what you don't do to keep reminding myself that I make the right choices and not feel pressure or guilt.
So I thought I'd share with you both what I have been spending some of my evening time on and also something very, very cool.
My wife runs her own children's book publishing business which is now celebrating its tenth anniversary. tiger tales has been quite successful and has also been something that has given her the flexibility she needed for supporting her father who has been ill for many, many years. It sounds like the stereotype that woman become entrepreneurs to find flexibility, but this happens to be part of her story. (And the flip side? Working very, very late nights. It surely isn't easy).
Last Fall, after returning from the Frankfurt Book Fair, my wife came the realization that children's book publishing was coming to digital devices faster than she had thought. She started researching how to expand her business as the iPad furor grew.
So, four months later the first (and very shortly the second) lullaby became available in the iTunes store for both the iPhone and the iPad. And work-life? The key feature she wanted was for a parent to be able to record her/his voice singing or reading the lullaby. Yes, just a nice touch for the working parent to leave something behind while on the road. (This is also great for grandparents, military and more, but now you know her thinking). We received a positive review from theiphonemom, the application is actually doing well and getting good user feedback. Amazing!
OK, back to my evening time. I'm a geek and had to do my part to help. I have spent hours testing the application and even helping build the mytales digital website. But it is important to support her where I can and it became a priority.
And so the blogging fell to the bottom of the nightly list. This post makes me a bit uncomfortable as it is a bit self-serving, but I am prouder of my work-life wife than ever.