Jocelyn and I both record podcasts for our various websites.
Podcasting is a great way to get exposure for your online business and is becoming a staple for Internet brands.
Having kids in the house (especially ones as loud and crazy as ours) can make recording a podcast difficult.
It’s not always possible to get interviews when the kids are at their babysitter during the day.
In order to successfully get your podcast recorded without it sounding like a daycare center in the background, we’ve developed a couple of strategies to control the madness.
Here are 3 Tips for Recording a Podcast with Kids in the House:
1) Try to plan recordings/interviews when the kids are asleep
Naps and after bedtime is a great time to schedule recordings when possible. We try to schedule podcast interviews for 9 PM or later to make sure our kids are fast asleep before we start the recording.
Early morning (depending on when your kids get up) is also a great time to do interviews. Pretty much any time the kids are unconscious!
2) Run interference for each other
We usually record podcast interviews in the kids’ playroom downstairs (it is the quietest interior room in the house), while the kids are asleep in their rooms upstairs. However, even when you plan to record while the kids are asleep… the little ones do not always cooperate.
Kids wake up scared, hungry, thirsty, have to go potty, or just can’t sleep. Usually one of us posts up at the bottom of the stairs on the couch while the other is recording. That way if Isaac or Anna wake up or come down the stairs, we can head them off before they can disturb the person recording their podcast.
3) Don’t poke the bear
If the kids do wake up or need something, during a podcast recording is NOT the time to go mommy/daddy dictator. Forcing your kid back to sleep at that at moment could cause a major tantrum complete with screaming and crying. Not good for a crystal clear podcast recording.
The best option? Don’t poke the bear! Find a way to distract your little one until your spouse is finished recording the podcast and then deal with the toddler insomnia.
Recently while Jocelyn was recording a podcast, Anna woke up and came downstairs. Normally, I would make her go back to bed without thinking twice, but a toddler meltdown would have probably led to a mommy meltdown… neither a good option for me.
So, basically I just use it as an excuse for some daddy-daughter time and we watched an episode of her favorite show on Netflix.
The real key to being able to do anything done while the kids are in the house is to work together. That is one of the great advantages of being a co-preneur with your spouse, you’ve got help when you need it!
“Working with kids around is possible, you just have to help each other and find a way to get the job done.”
Do you have any tips for getting work done at home while the kids are around?
We would love to hear them in the comments!
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