OK, so juggling isn’t your forte, ours either, but we’ve found a family that juggles a full life – working professional parents, 5 kids, 4 families, 1 very gorgeous dog, 15 acres, sporting events, school drop off and pick up and manage to be so happy. They talk about the kids being the barometer of their family. They have family meetings, regularly. No subject is off limits. This is a family of incredible care and communication skills, and we are profoundly grateful to Steve & Liv Zan for letting us have a privileged sneak peak into their beautiful, caring and organised lives, that for most of us ordinary folk would turn into some sort of chaos, but for them, works like a well oiled machine. But it wasn’t without hard work, dedication and a solidarity of leading by example by Steve & Liv. There’s some lessons here that were hard fought, not without trial and error but delightfully the universe has rewarded their hard work and commitment to provide a strong, stable, reliable and comfortable home and work life for all of them, all 8 of them (dog included of course!).
So what was the secret for them. Steve is a Change Manager and has applied those principles from the workplace into his family life. Communication, Consultation, regular Family Meetings and a clear and unwavering support of each other. Liv is absolutely gorgeous and nurturing in her role of keeping the Zan Ship full steam ahead and pursuing her career. She speaks delightfully about the joys of study, being a Mum and entering the workforce and finding her confidence and balance.
We were so privileged to get an insight to the workings of a blended family who clearly have a focus on providing strong, considered, nurture and love to their lives and the lives of their gorgeous kids. A true privilege to hear their story, and we truly think they are the incredibles.