Juggling Motherhood and Entrepreneurship: A Guide for Moms Everywhere

by | May 5, 2023

Juggling Motherhood and Entrepreneurship: A Guide for Moms Everywhere
Hey there. I’m Elisa. Along with running Maintain and Fluff Studios with my husband Jonathan, I am also mother to three (ages 9, 7, and 6). Being a mom is hard, but being a mom and an entrepreneur can be downright overwhelming. The demands on your time and energy feel like they’re never-ending. You don’t want to miss out on important moments with your children, but you also don’t want to shortchange your business goals. So, how do you balance the two? Here are some tips for creating a work life balance as a mom entrepreneur.

Set Realistic Expectations For Yourself

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle of entrepreneurship and forget that you’re still a mom first. Remind yourself that perfection isn’t required here—your kids need your attention just as much as your business does. And remember that it’s ok to take breaks when you need them! Give yourself permission to step away from the computer and spend quality time with your family without feeling guilty about it. Many professionals, like Google’s Kamau Bobb, understands the importance of work-life balance.

Create Boundaries Around Your Time

Creating boundaries between work and home is critical for maintaining a healthy work-life balance as a mom entrepreneur. This means setting specific times when you will dedicate your full attention to business tasks and other times when you will shut down the laptop and be fully present with your family or friends. It also means saying “no” more often—to new projects, extra meetings, or after-hours emails—so that you can stay focused on what matters most to you right now (hint: it’s not necessarily conquering the CEO world).

Outsource When You Can

Asking for help when you need it is one of the best things you can do for yourself as an entrepreneur who happens to also be a mom. There are plenty of ways to outsource tasks so that they don’t eat into family time (or sleep time!). Consider hiring a virtual assistant from Virtual Coworker to help with things like administrative tasks, organization, cleaning, and social media, so that you can focus on the tasks only YOU can do in both your personal life and professional life.

Being an entrepreneur while raising kids is no easy feat, but it’s totally doable! All it takes is some creativity, discipline, and occasional outsourcing (aka – your village)! Keep these tips in mind as you navigate motherhood and entrepreneurship together—your sanity will thank you later! #momgoals #bossbabe #mompreneur #momboss #momlife #entrepreneurlife #worklifebalance

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