Balancing Motherhood and a Business
I’ve been a mom almost as long as I’ve been an entrepreneur. What that means is I never really learned to balance the two roles. It’s like everything new hit me at once, like a sand storm.
For the last six years I’ve felt like I’ve had to learn something new every day:
How much should I charge?
Is it too soon after having a baby to get new headshots?
Should my business be an LLC or an S-corp?
When do I register for kindergarten?
What’s the best way to drive traffic to my site?
We joke in our house that when we decide to do something we do everything at once. And this phase of life has been no different.
Today, my friend, Kali Edwards, is featuring me on her new blog series on mothers who are business owners. While I certainly don’t have it all figured out, I’m as open as I can be with what works, what doesn’t, and what I’m still struggling with.
Here’s a little snippet from the feature:
What has surprised you most about motherhood?
I'm really good at work. I've found that's because I can control most outcomes if I just dedicate more time or work harder. With motherhood, that's not necessarily the case. There are so many things out of your control and allowing yourself to let go of some of your expectations is going to mean the difference between enjoying the ride and stressing out over the same thing day in and day out. Patience, grace, and humility are all things my kids have taught me, especially as they've stopped me in my tracks reflecting the things I say and do!
What’s the best piece of advice you have for growing a business and staying present as a parent? Join the conversation below!