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Good Men of the World: Step Up. We Need You.

Notwithstanding the impression that we might get by reading the news these days, the vast majority of men are decent people. My deepest fear for the times ahead is that the pendulum will swing too far in the opposite direction...

Conked out in the car seat

Jugl's Advice for Happy Family Travels

Many of you will take to the highways, train stations and airports over the next two weeks, so we offer you Jugl’s top advice for traveling with kids.

Santa Treadmill Slip

Five Ways to Help Slow Down (or Step off) the “Treadmill” This Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving weekend behind us but the “marathon at a sprint’s pace” of the holiday season just beginning, I found myself lying awake at 3am Monday...

Work vs. Life

The best thing an investor ever said to me (and I’m pretty sure he didn’t even know it)

I’m sure that I attended over 1000 meetings with current and prospective investors. But one really stands out in my mind – even though I’m sure the investor never realized the impact of his words.

Sad Soccer

Blow-outs suck and we should teach our young kids not to do it

A recent Facebook post by a fellow parent made me piping hot mama bear mad. I couldn’t get it out of my head, so I decided to speak up.

First Contract

Why Signing Formal Technology Contracts with Kids is Worthwhile (Plus Our Sample Version To Get You Started)

When our older daughter got a phone and iPad, we decided that the best way for us to be sure we were all on the same page with respect to usage was to literally write a contract. We had a great experience with this, and if you are thinking about doing it, I highly recommend that you take the plunge!

Happy Family Jumping

Happy Parents Day! (A Holiday We Did Not Make Up)

Did you know the fourth Sunday in July is Parents’ Day in the US? (Yeah, neither did we…) But here at Jugl we are happy to take any opportunity we can find to celebrate the awesome and insane ride that is parenting! So, without further ado, here are our top 10 ways to celebrate Parents’ Day!

All You Have Is Now

Nobody Can Have It All

Inspired by the Note to Self podcast to think in a different way about having it all.

B Note 7

F@#% Guilt

I really enjoy listening to podcasts. I find them to be a great way to add little bursts of learning and entertainment into my commuting, carpooling, dog walking, exercising and laundry time.

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This $#!t is Real!

In a typical “juggly” weekend for us, we picked the girls up from Sunday school, stopped to grab lunch on the go and headed to the suburbs for my older daughter’s travel soccer game. I had it in my calendar that she was supposed to be there at 1pm for a 1:45 game.

My Mom Is An Entrepreneur

My Mom is an Entrepreneur

Yesterday was Take Your Kids to Work Day (side bar: when exactly did we transition to that from “Take Your Daughters to Work Day?”) Jugl is located inside 1871 (www.1871.com), Chicago’s entrepreneurship hub, and I saw an announcement the night before which said that they were doing an event for members’ kids with a tour of the space and other festivities.

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