Work-life balance

I was quoted in various Canadian newspapers today in a piece on work-life balance. The article says that I started my consulting business so that I could stay home with my sons. However, it doesn’t point out that I started the business several years before I even had kids. It was part of long term planning for work-life balance.

Still, many people start businesses once they have children. It’s increasingly popular for women to start businesses during maternity leave, especially here in Canada where mat leave is a year long. I wrote Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur for Moms to help women (and some dads, too) uncover possibilities for starting new businesses.

What do you think about work-life balance?