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The Celtfather... 

Meet Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. He's a Celtic Geek who plays Sci F'Irish music. That's like Irish drinking songs fused together with science fiction and fantasy. It's a thing! 

The Celtfather loves music. He loves to travel. He loves his Celtic heritage and science fiction. Don your kilt and get inspired by exciting travels to Ireland, Scotland, and other Celtic adventures. Enjoy stories about music inspired by Star Wars, Star Trek, hobbits, Firefly, and even cats.

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Oct 17, 2015

My husband and I still trying to start a family. We're not there yet, so maybe this question is premature, but I'm starting to seriously look at work pay vs. daycare. My original plan was to be a stay-at-home artist and mom. Neither are working out right now (to the level of being a self-sustaining artist), and I picked up a job while I get my art off the ground.

My question is: How do you balance infants and a home job?

I know you do it, but I don't remember the specifics if you mentioned them. I remember, though, you doing it for awhile and now Kenzie seems to be in daycare, but Inara is now home with you. I didn't know if it was possible to get enough content out while being a full time parent too. It probably helps that you are already established as a musician with a following. :)

This all came about while looking at the price of daycare and seeing that it isn't much under my paycheck. So it seems possible to do better if I could bring in an income from home.

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Erin Nix
almost five years ago

Thank you so much!! That answer was more than I could have hoped for! My husband and I were listening to it together and we had to keep pausing it, as it lead to more and more discussions. :) Staying home is exactly what I want to do, so hearing how you make it work is an inspiration.
Thanks also for your feedback on finding your market with your business too. That is one of the problems I'm having with felted creations. I wanted to gear them towards geeks and pet parents, but They *do* appeal to kids. Unfortunately, in order to price them for the hours they take to make, they become hundred-dollar pieces of art. That is partly why I'm looking to keep my passion of animals, art, and geekery, but find an easier medium to keep it cheaper (prints) or fancy artwork. My husband mentioned maybe keeping my brand, but switching to plushies that can be cheaper and for kids. All good thoughts.
I can't thank you enough! Keep having fun with your family and music!