So there you are, at home with the kids, cleaning up after the third snack of the day, stepping over the Legos structures you and your kids made (and aren’t you proud of the one you built?), prepping for dinner, checking over homework and reminding those little humans of yours to please flush and wash your hands… You are moving through the routines that are your life now as a mother. Occasionally you drift off and remember that “other time” when all of “this” wasn’t “normal”.
Back in the day, life was different. Your routine included getting up in the morning when the alarm went off, getting a shower (each and everyday), making coffee and chewing on a toasted bagel while you woke up slowly. Then you dressed in clothes that were clean and ironed, got in the car and went to work, and you used up a whole bunch of brainpower and called up your vast wisdom, knowledge and experience and gave it to your career.
Maybe you loved your job; maybe not. It might have fueled and satisfied your amibition, passion and talent; or it might have been a way to earn a paycheck that you could spend doing the stuff you love to do outside of work.
Either way, chances are you’ve thought about working again since you’ve become a mom. Having children certainly resets our priorities. If you’re currently a stay-at-home-mom, you chose this role because you wanted the chance to literally watch your kids grow up. Working in a nine-to-five corporate job would have made that impossible. You need flexibility and an agenda you set yourself that allows you to make your family your priority.
If you’ve been thinking of starting your own business, you’re not alone. More and more moms are taking their brilliant ideas and their hard-earned knowledge and applying themselves as entrepreneurs. To find out just how many, and whether you’re ready to be one yourself, read the following article from entrepreneur.com.
Have you been thinking about starting your business? Wanna bounce some ideas around and see how they’re received? Are you getting overwhelmed by all there is to know about setting up and running a business? Please share your thoughts here. Maybe all you need is a little support to get started. No matter what, a solid goal and an action plan to get you there are required. And you CAN do it–just in baby steps. Feel free to write and tell me where you are with your business!