• dads. on downtime.

 

We chat with some of our mahabis dads about their lifestyles, and how they like to relax. Between doing the school run and getting the kids into bed, it can be a challenge to find time to slip into your mahabis and put your feet up every once in a while. Read on to see how Jamie Day and Craig Howell manage...

 

Talk us through a typical day in your life...

"Before kids, I thought the day started around 8am. These day, by 8am I’ll be at work having already got the kids up, fed them and done the school run – how times have changed huh? A flurry of emails and some meetings later, and I find myself doing it all in reverse; getting the kids home, fed, bathed and into bed. Then, there’s a few hours to relax with my wife before doing it all again." - jamie

"I have a job than involves a lot of travel Monday-Friday but with that comes the flexibility. On the days when I am not at client meetings I work from home, therefore I have the opportunity to do the school run and spend time with Jonnie after school. If required I finish off any work once he has gone to bed." - craig

 

craig howellCraig's choice of mahabis: sala stone summer edition x ilen ivory sole.

 

How do you balance children and downtime?

"As a hands-on father, there really isn’t much of a balance. Life goes at 100mph, but to ensure I’m not driven mad by the endless dried out colouring pens (put those lids back on kids!) or half eaten apples, any downtime I do get is spent doing the things I enjoy." - jamie 

"I know it sounds corny, but ultimately I see spending time with Jonnie and Donna as “downtime”. As I have a demanding job, at weekends it’s great to just slow down and relax at home or with friends" - craig

 

jamie dayJamie's choice of mahabis: larvik light grey x ilen ivory sole

 

How important is downtime to you, and how do you like to switch off?

"I think any modern-day dad will tell you they need some downtime to recuperate and be in a state to do it all again - even if it’s just for a few moments. When I have some time to myself, I like to spend it with my wife, or walking the dogs, or tapping away at my laptop with a bit of creative writing (before the kids come along and probably lose all my unsaved work!)" - jamie

"It’s extremely important as I think we all need a little “me” time to maintain a happy, healthy family environment. In my (limited) spare time I produce music and this is a great way for relaxing for me and allows my creative juices to flow." - craig

 

Why not check out Jamie's blog here and Craig's soundcloud here.

dads. on downtime.

 

We chat with some of our mahabis dads about their lifestyles, and how they like to relax. Between doing the school run and getting the kids into bed, it can be a challenge to find time to slip into your mahabis and put your feet up every once in a while. Read on to see how Jamie Day and Craig Howell manage...

 

Talk us through a typical day in your life...

"Before kids, I thought the day started around 8am. These day, by 8am I’ll be at work having already got the kids up, fed them and done the school run – how times have changed huh? A flurry of emails and some meetings later, and I find myself doing it all in reverse; getting the kids home, fed, bathed and into bed. Then, there’s a few hours to relax with my wife before doing it all again." - jamie

"I have a job than involves a lot of travel Monday-Friday but with that comes the flexibility. On the days when I am not at client meetings I work from home, therefore I have the opportunity to do the school run and spend time with Jonnie after school. If required I finish off any work once he has gone to bed." - craig

 

craig howellCraig's choice of mahabis: sala stone summer edition x ilen ivory sole.

 

How do you balance children and downtime?

"As a hands-on father, there really isn’t much of a balance. Life goes at 100mph, but to ensure I’m not driven mad by the endless dried out colouring pens (put those lids back on kids!) or half eaten apples, any downtime I do get is spent doing the things I enjoy." - jamie 

"I know it sounds corny, but ultimately I see spending time with Jonnie and Donna as “downtime”. As I have a demanding job, at weekends it’s great to just slow down and relax at home or with friends" - craig

 

jamie dayJamie's choice of mahabis: larvik light grey x ilen ivory sole

 

How important is downtime to you, and how do you like to switch off?

"I think any modern-day dad will tell you they need some downtime to recuperate and be in a state to do it all again - even if it’s just for a few moments. When I have some time to myself, I like to spend it with my wife, or walking the dogs, or tapping away at my laptop with a bit of creative writing (before the kids come along and probably lose all my unsaved work!)" - jamie

"It’s extremely important as I think we all need a little “me” time to maintain a happy, healthy family environment. In my (limited) spare time I produce music and this is a great way for relaxing for me and allows my creative juices to flow." - craig

 

Why not check out Jamie's blog here and Craig's soundcloud here.

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