Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Celtfather Music & Travel

Welcome to The Celtfather Podcast... I'll take good care of ye!

Explore the world of Celtic Geeks, the people who love all things Celtic and science fiction. That's a thing?! You betcha. Don your kilt and experience inspiration, exciting travels to Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Italy, Brittany and more. Enjoy stories and lessons about Irish music and drinking songs in a way you never before imagined, with Star Wars, Star Trek, hobbits, Firefly, and even cats. Join me a couple times a month as we celebrate the Celtic Geek Revolution!

  • Listen to the Latest Show
  • Subscribe to the Show
  • Become a Patron of the Arts




Oct 17, 2015

My husband and I still trying to start a family. We're not there yet, so maybe this question is premature, but I'm starting to seriously look at work pay vs. daycare. My original plan was to be a stay-at-home artist and mom. Neither are working out right now (to the level of being a self-sustaining artist), and I picked up a job while I get my art off the ground.

My question is: How do you balance infants and a home job?

I know you do it, but I don't remember the specifics if you mentioned them. I remember, though, you doing it for awhile and now Kenzie seems to be in daycare, but Inara is now home with you. I didn't know if it was possible to get enough content out while being a full time parent too. It probably helps that you are already established as a musician with a following. :)

This all came about while looking at the price of daycare and seeing that it isn't much under my paycheck. So it seems possible to do better if I could bring in an income from home.

To subscribe, go to iTunes, or go to where you can also join my mailing list to download a free album. This show is sponsored by my Patrons of the Arts. You can support my music, podcasts, and creative endeavors for as little as $1 per month. Go to and get bonus content. Post feedback in the shownotes, use the hashtag #celtfather on social media, or email me

Erin Nix
three and a half years ago

Thank you so much!! That answer was more than I could have hoped for! My husband and I were listening to it together and we had to keep pausing it, as it lead to more and more discussions. :) Staying home is exactly what I want to do, so hearing how you make it work is an inspiration.
Thanks also for your feedback on finding your market with your business too. That is one of the problems I'm having with felted creations. I wanted to gear them towards geeks and pet parents, but They *do* appeal to kids. Unfortunately, in order to price them for the hours they take to make, they become hundred-dollar pieces of art. That is partly why I'm looking to keep my passion of animals, art, and geekery, but find an easier medium to keep it cheaper (prints) or fancy artwork. My husband mentioned maybe keeping my brand, but switching to plushies that can be cheaper and for kids. All good thoughts.
I can't thank you enough! Keep having fun with your family and music!