Our 615th Dad in the Limelight is . I want to thank Entrepreneur, Dad & Blogger, Corey Haugen for being a part of this series. It has been great getting connected with him and now sharing Corey Haugen with all of you.
1) Tell me about yourself, (as well as how you are in the limelight for my readers knowledge)
A little over a year ago I became a Dad for the first time. I’m also 27, which I feel is still considered pretty young this day and age. Most of the people I know my age haven’t even gotten married yet and are just focusing on their careers. I would have to say I’m in the limelight because around the same time having my daughter I lost my job, started a hard cider company (Grizzly Cider), and now have another full time job along with that business. I also just recently started OhCrapImADad which, my hope is, to provide a unique perspective on being a younger dad in the digital age.
2) Tell me about your family
I have an incredible wife who puts up with all of my insane ideas and together we had our daughter who’s my soul motivation for everything I do.
So far the largest challenge has been trying to manage all the things I want/need to do from a day to day basis. Regardless I always know when to put the phone down or walk away from the computer to pay attention to my daughter.
4) What advice would you give to other fathers?
To be honest, I probably need advice rather then to be the one giving it. But I can tell new fathers that no matter how prepared you think you are, you aren’t. Be a problem solver and adapt to life’s little changes. Enjoy it.
5) How have you come to balance parenthood and outside life?
As mentioned before I think the key is to know when to put the phone down or let that email wait until tomorrow. Priorities are key for me and my family always comes first above everything. Even my business and career. The balance comes when you realize that both (work and family) have to work within each other.
Most of the other Dads I know are around my age and the one thing that stands out is that we all seem to experience the same stuff with our kids. It’s comforting to know I’m not the only one who’s kid wakes up almost every time in the middle of the night.
7) What else would you share regarding your experiences as a father thus far?
Baby poop isn’t that bad. Put your shirt over your nose and change that diaper.
8) What have been the most memorable experiences that you have had thus far as a parent?
Seeing my daughter become her own little person is indescribable. Watching her mannerisms, how she plays with toys or responds to our actions is hands down amazing.
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