Circus life always sounded glamourous to me -- visiting cities, entertaining kids, wearing sparkly clothes. It just didn't seem very conducive to family life. Until I met the Stuart family. Mike Stuart is the general manager of the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus (Blue Unit). He travels with his wife, Mary, and two children, Katherine, 8, and Tylar, 3.
I wrote about Mike's work/life balance today in my Miami Herald column. What I learned was that regardless of what job you have, there are ways to find balance between work and family. It's like Mike said, "''It's difficult when your job is 24/7 but I make the time.''