Balancing babies and business is no easy feat, yet more and more mums nowadays, are ditching going back to work in the 9-5 slog and are launching business’ from their kitchen tables.
With rising childcare prices and the desire to watch your children grow up, it’s understandable why mums and dads are now looking at other avenues of making an income, so that they can spend quality time with their family at the same time as earning a living.
The term Mumpreneur is becoming more and more popular nowadays, but one thing we’d love to know is…Mumpreneuer, how do you do it?
You might be looking at your never ending laundry load, or soothing your clingy toddler 24-7 and wondering how other mums find the time to launch a business AND be a mum.
But, let me tell you, it is possible. For any and all of us.
So you don’t want to go back to your old job and you want to work from home and raise your children?
There are two things that you really need to get started: passion and motivation. Oh and you also have to ignore that nagging, irritating little thing called mum guilt.
In the coming weeks Life Unexpected will be interviewing mums who have launched a whole range of business’ from home, whilst balancing raising children.
If this is something you’re thinking about doing yourself, then keep your eyes peeled, as all of them are equally inspirational.
Do you want to start a business from home?
Even if you have no idea what you want to do yet, ideas can be found all around you.
Think about your life. Is there something that frustrates you? Maybe a product will make your life easier? Has it been designed? Why not design it?
Maybe you love writing? Is there a way for you to turn this into a job? Do you love drawing? Do you love creating? Do you have a skill that can be transferred into an income?
The most terrifying part of having your own business is making the leap to actually starting it, and turning your ideas into something real. But just remember, starting out is better than staying still and every successful business mum also started somewhere.
For now I’ll leave you with a wonderful ‘must watch’ interview with Mumpreneur Annabel Karmel. It’ll really motivate and inspire you.
I hope that this upcoming series will help you to believe in yourself, will help you make the leap to start something that you love and will show you that it is possible to balance it all.
I hope these incredible women give you as much inspiration as they’ve given me and hopefully one day, all of our offices will look a bit like this…
If you have any budding questions that you’d like me to ask some of the mums who will be taking part in this series, either leave comments below or e-mail me at email@example.com.
If you’re a mum and you’ve started your own business and would like to share your journey too, then please do get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.
Are you a Mumpreneur? Do you want to be a Mumpreneur? Let us know in the comments below.