First off, let me tell you how I feel personally about moms in business, that is, if the headline didn't give it away already. Moms in business rock! Why you ask? Good question.
I've come up with several answers.
Why Moms In Business Rock
We rock because we have to do it all!
If you're business is away from home, you have to be away working all day and then come home and play catch up on all the household
chores, cook, and spend time with your family.
If you're a work at home mom, you have to be able to seperate work and family time, which can be very difficult. It's hard to avoid doing household chores while trying to work
when the mess is right in front of you. I'm constantly fighting the urge to go clean up a mess or switch over the laundry while I'm working.
Also, if you have kids who aren't in school yet it's nearly impossible to set aside time to work. That's why many moms choose to work when their children are asleep. Of course,
you're sacrificing your own sleep that way, but sometimes it's the only option.
Getting them occupied while awake is a challenge. Someone always needs a drink, or makes a mess,
or they're fighting. We wind up spending more time cooking, cleaning, and being a referee than actually working some days.
We rock because we support other moms in business.
I notice that among women, especially moms, their seems to be a bigger sense of camaraderie. We really want to support each other and see our fellow mothers do well.
This seems to be quite different than the traditional womens business world. Maybe it's because as mothers we share the same universal struggles while trying to balance business and
family. We know that each mom wants to acheive success, not only for herself, but for her family as well.
There are some fantastic
resources for moms in business
on the web today, places where you can go and connect with other likeminded women who are pursuing their dreams and passions.
Some cities even have local groups of business women who get together on a regular basis to offer one another support and encouragement.
Some of these resources are free and some charge for classes, workshops or webinars. They are definitely worth looking into, and you'd be amazed how willing most moms are to offer support and encouragement to those of us who need it.
We rock because we care about making a difference in the world.
I think if you look around at most moms in business you would find that the majority of us are doing something that we're passionate about, something that we think will make a
difference in the world, or that will somehow help our fellow women.
Many moms are inventing products that are making their lives easier. They range from baby/childrens products to cleaning/organizing products. Some are creating wonderful items to make us feel comfortable, like clothing and shoes, and some are creating items to make us feel pampered, such as jewlery and bath products.
There are moms who are starting support sites, places where other moms can get together and chat about various topics from life to business to children to hobbies, and everything in between.
Also there are
moms who blog,
who offer fabulous reviews, giveaways, and words of advice.
And there are moms who's business is to help you acheive your goals and become successful in your own business, who promote, teach and mentor other moms.
I'm so very proud to be a mom in business today, I think there are really some terrific women out there and I've had the pleasure of meeting some of them.
I think we have a strength that is so far beyond the ordinary. We can delegate, or we can multitask, (or sometimes do both at the same time)! We dream big and work hard, and don't you dare tell us there's something that we can't do, because we just might have to prove you wrong!
We love our families and love life, and hopefully others see that in us. At the end of the day, we respect each other immensely, and sometimes in the midst of our business we look around and find ourselves surrounded by a circle of friends.