Many of us feel that once we start a family we must relinquish the risk-taking, carefree outlook of our youth and instead opt for a more responsible and measured approach to life. It’s true that having a family brings with it greater responsibilities and there are certain things you need to ensure for your kids’ future; financial stability, a loving home etc. But does that really mean you have to give up your risk-taking nature altogether?
Some of us probably look back at our gap year days with envy – having the freedom to just jet off without a care in the world may seem like a distant memory. However, it doesn’t have to be the case. Here are a few ways parents can take a gamble and hold on to that carefree attitude!
Travelling with kids
You might think the idea of backpacking with your children sounds like a nightmare, but there are in fact many families who decide to give the travelling lifestyle a go. There are countless blogs out there you can use for inspiration including ‘With 2 Kids in Tow’ and ‘Suitcases and Strollers’. Obviously, things are a little different when you have kids and you can’t always go for the cheap option of hostels. However, you can still see the world on a budget by making use of guest houses and public transport. Plus, it’s a great way to introduce your kids to the world!
Having a flutter
If you’re inclined to have a gamble every now and again then heading for a night out at the casino or the race track probably isn’t as easy anymore (unless you can get the babysitter in). Recently a mum-of-three proved that being a parent doesn’t stop you having a flutter by winning £1.3 million on an online bingo site. If you’ve never tried online gaming before, check out this infographic on slots from bgo to get you started.
Starting your own business
You might have a budding business idea but think your dream will go out of the window once you have kids. Think again. Starting a business actually appeals to many parents because it gives them the flexibility that they wouldn’t get in a normal job. Check out the blog ‘Business Plus Baby’ for tips on running a business around your kids.
Being a parent doesn’t necessarily mean you always have to play things safe. Obviously, you always have to weigh up whether the risks outweigh the benefits , so take a sensible approach to your risk-taking!
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