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Posted on Woodworkers with small children - how do you budget time for the shop?

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#1 posted 411 days ago

My guy is 10.5 months old now and I do the exact same thing as Steve, he’s sleeping around 7:30-8 and I hustle it on out to the garage to start making chips fly or fix one of the other numerous things I have at any given time.

Prepare for all that free time you had to now be gone especially in the beginning it can be hard if you have a child that doesn’t sleep well, then you won’t want to go out and work you’ll be heading for the bed rather then the shop.

Get in a routine quick and during the WOO (window of opportunity, can’t remember what months that is) get out of rocking them to bed and just put them in the crib, mine cried for the first couple weeks but then learned it was time for sleep and now just curls up and off to dream land.

Also Congrats! She is beautiful

My future shop helper

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