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WAHD Intro Essay
by Jeff Zbar
Hey you! Mr. Mom! Soccer
Dad! What are you doing at home? Catching up on re-runs, avoiding
a day job, sending your wife out to do a man's job?
Those of us men
who've worked from home have heard the chiding. We've fielded
the barbs. People think we're slackers, hackers and looking for
an easy way out.
But we know differently.
We've been trying to do our jobs and raise our children -- all while convincing potential clients
and others in Corporate America that we can be, no, every bit
as professional as some drone from the corporate tower downtown.
That's what this
gig is all about. Being a professional, delivering a project
on time and on budget, with the style and grace due any pro -- just that we happen to work from home.
How do I know
about the concerns of the [email protected] dad? February will mark 10
years as an
EP, working as a journalist,
independent writer, author and speaker from my home office in
Fort Lauderdale. Married with three young children, I've juggled
interviews with baby feedings and diaper changes, and scheduled
meetings between kids' carpools and naps -- all with the help of my supportive wife, Robbie.
My book, Home
Publishing, 1998), is a tips book on working from home and teleworking,
and my web site (http://www.goinsoho.com) provides regular content
and features on the emerging small office / home office (SOHO)
genre. My work and words have appeared on the web sites of Office
Depot and BellSouth -- always in an friendly,
informal and informational format.
Now I hope to
bring that style to
As an EP for the past 10 years,
I'm excited to be part of a growing community of parents who
are ditching the traditional job route for alternative work options.
I encourage the Dads who are members to step up, speak out and
become active participants of the Entrepreneurial Parent Community.
You'll find here
we have articles contributed by
as essays written by a wide spectrum of EP
with and conquering their work-family goals. We also encourage
you to Discuss
Amongst Yourselves the joys and challenges of the day, and if you
have questions, send
From the 10-year [email protected] veteran, to corporate dwellers looking
to break out on their own, we all can learn from one another.
So speak up,
listen in, and as always, Keep Goin' SOHO!