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Can You Be Successful in Business when Family Comes First?

Can one be successfully self employed when you do not spend the majority of your time on the business? What if you have a partner but that partner also spends less than full time hours on the business? Can you really be successful entrepreneurs when neither considers the business as their top priority? We are …

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Spring Activity Challenge- First Recap

Winter may have kicked us hard this year but we are slowly ‘springing’ back to life. That was a horrible over used pun but I don’t care because I have sunshine giddiness (weeee). The flu and colds are in the past and we are spending a lot more time outside. We even had a picnic!

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Spring Activity Challenge – 2011

I don’t know why but this winter has been hard. I guess I know some of the reasons. This winter has been cold, wet, and stormy. We have tried to go outside but it has been downright lousy. On top of, or perhaps because of the weather, our family has been hard hit by colds. …

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Family Navigation…Where Have You Gone?

This is our first blog since late January. We the heck did we go? What have we been doing with our time? What’s going on? I will give you three plausible answers and I will let you choose which gives you the most comfort and joy.

We cracked and had to get away. After 395 …

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The Day the Rainbow Came

I am now conviced more than ever that kids don’t need a lot the keep them amused. Forget the TV, computer, or video games and give them something simple. Today we had a beautiful visitor. After cleaning the fish tank glass the sun was shining on it and when we walked into the living room …

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2011 Wishes and Random Thoughts

Another year is in the books and now we look ahead to 2011. Here are a few thoughts we have been discussing and a few wishes for the New Year.

Twenty more days until the terrible twos are over. The twins are at a real fun age but when they decide they are in a …

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Merry Christmas from FamilyNavigation.com

Merry Christmas from Martin, Lisa, and the little Navigators

Just a quick note to thank everyone for reading and we hope you and your families have a fantastic holiday season and a great new year.

While 2010 may not have turned out exactly how we planned we would not change it for …

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Am I being a Grinch?

The kids decorated the tree at first

We put up our Christmas tree earlier then usual this year due to pressure from our five year old and many parents who asked her if we had the tree up yet. When she told them no they would give her a sad face and say something …

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Surviving the Christmas Rush

Christmas time has hit us and we have been a little caught off guard this year. We have fallen behind on our writing as we have been trying to keep up with all the holiday planning, shopping, and activities going on this year. Actually the biggest hurdle has been keeping healthy. I am trying to …

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Outdoor Activity Challenge – Week 9

I think we can put to the end of the Fall activities. The leaves have all fallen off the trees and are now buried under snow. Christmas lights are popping up everywhere, Santa is in the malls, and we even saw a Christmas tree in someone’s front window. It does not matter that it is …

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Fall Outdoor Activities Challenge – Week 8

Another week has passed and our march towards the end of the fall season continues. I know I originally said we would do this for 15 weeks but it is feeling a bit more like winter out there now and the Christmas season with all it’s activities and crafts to do is practically underway. Santa …

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Challenges of Actually Working Together as we Work Together

The Goal: Take our partnership as parents and expand it to include working together

The Reason: We make a great team and we wanted to create a balanced family life where we work together towards one common goal.

The Result: It has been harder than we thought as while we work on the same things …

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