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Behind the Scenes of a Family Business With CreativeQT – 082

What happens when you mix a creative dad, a multi-tasking home-school mom, five kids, and a unique idea inspired by their family chaos? A new business! One that will help manage some of the chaos in your home, too! Darlene and Julie chat with Adam and Dana Sue Hinkle, owners of CreativeQT about their family and business journey. It’s the phrase “Make Time Together” that became their simple reminder for families—and spurred them to create practical yet inspired tools to help families have it. Through learning, storage, and organization-based kids toys, they give you a few items that will help you spend less time managing stuff and more time making memories. Inspired by their family needs they focus on engaging young imaginations, encouraging active independent play and a growing sense of responsibility. We discuss how the idea for their business came about, and the real practical side of managing a busy family AND a growing family business. If you’ve got an idea you’re considering, you’ll love this relatable behind-the-scenes look at a startup business, and even if that’s not you, you’ll be reminded to focus on what matters most in your home, and it’s not the stuff!

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Quote of the episode:

“If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money.” Abigail Van Buren

Check out this Ask Dr. Zoe article: Ask Dr. Zoe – Can I Have Both Motherhood and a Career?

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