As a parent, trying to balance your career and your family is one of the hardest things to do. HollyMoms — how do you do it?
It’s not easy being a working dad, especially when you’re a musician who travels the world on tour. Good Charlotte lead singer Joel Madden, 31, knows that better than anyone. Joel, who’s father to two little ones — daughter Harlow Winter Kate Madden, 2, and son Sparrow James Midnight Madden, 14 months — has missed some of the biggest moments of his kids’ childhoods because of his career. “It’s hard to be away,” admits Joel. “It’s the first time I ever questioned what I did because sometimes you miss moments and you’re like, ‘Is this worth it?'”
“First word. First step,” Joel fesses during an interview on Fuse’s A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus. “When [Sparrow] was born I was like, ‘I’m going to be honest with you.’ I was holding him for the first time [and I said], ‘I’m going to miss some birthdays.’”
Like any other parent who has career obligations, it’s a constant question of priorities. But at least Joel tries to put his family first.
HollyMoms — what do you do to balance your home life and work? Share your tips below!