"Having a kid gives us a more profound understanding of humankind and life. It’s an eye-opening experience. It changes you philosophically in ways that you wouldn’t imagine as a non-parent. If you don’t have a kid, I don’t think you can even express that switch that flicks on, when you go to the hospital as two people and leave as three people." — Natalia Yanchak, The Dears
"It’s weird. There’s a certain negativity that can be put forward when you’re talking about having a kid. People are like, ‘Ugh, pass the sick bag.’" — Ed Harcourt
Whatever the perception, as any parent will tell you, raising children is hard work, and for a working musician, balancing writing, recording, and touring with being a full-time mom or dad can be extra tricky. As the familiar cliché goes, the innumerable joys of parenthood certainly outweigh the stresses, but how do they manage? Under the Radar scoured the indie rock world for shining examples of working musicians, including Yanchak and Harcourt, who successfully balance parenthood with a career that is often unpredictable, requires long and irregular hours, and necessitates extended periods away from home. (via Indie Rock Parenting 101 | Under The Radar)

"Having a kid gives us a more profound understanding of humankind and life. It’s an eye-opening experience. It changes you philosophically in ways that you wouldn’t imagine as a non-parent. If you don’t have a kid, I don’t think you can even express that switch that flicks on, when you go to the hospital as two people and leave as three people." — Natalia Yanchak, The Dears

"It’s weird. There’s a certain negativity that can be put forward when you’re talking about having a kid. People are like, ‘Ugh, pass the sick bag.’" — Ed Harcourt

Whatever the perception, as any parent will tell you, raising children is hard work, and for a working musician, balancing writing, recording, and touring with being a full-time mom or dad can be extra tricky. As the familiar cliché goes, the innumerable joys of parenthood certainly outweigh the stresses, but how do they manage? Under the Radar scoured the indie rock world for shining examples of working musicians, including Yanchak and Harcourt, who successfully balance parenthood with a career that is often unpredictable, requires long and irregular hours, and necessitates extended periods away from home. (via Indie Rock Parenting 101 | Under The Radar)

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