Managing childcare and your own home business can be an incredibly tough dynamic to get right, in particular, if you are only starting out as a mompreneur. However, with increasing numbers of moms looking to go it alone so that they can follow their own professional dreams and have enough spare time to enjoy those precious moments with their kids, this shift in mentality has meant that you now have even more support as a business-minded mom. While balancing sleepless nights with a spreadsheet is not for everyone, it is important that you maintain a balance between your little darlings and your work commitments. It is vital that you remain strict when it comes to your daily routine and your work schedule so that you still have precious downtime to relax and look after yourself too.
Stick to your schedule. If you are balancing your business and your babies, then the first few months are going to be incredibly tough, especially if you have just welcomed an infant into the world. It is for this very reason that you need to draw up a schedule that works for you and make sure that you stick to it religiously, just as you would if you were working out of an office. Working from home should not be approached any differently to a usual, 9 to 5 position, even if you are up all night breastfeeding and sleeping during the day, be sure to stick to your schedule so that you meet with any pending commitments and requirements. If you have young kids, then make sure that they understand if your office door is closed that mom is not to be disturbed. Try discussing childcare commitments with your partner so that you can each balance the load, and you will still be able to get your work done.
Use hacks. If you usually enjoy long trips to the mall but find that you no longer have the time, then this is a sign that you should begin to consider using a few simple hacks to make your life easier to juggle. Consider shopping for your kid’s clothes online at sites such as Nicki’s Dsquared. You can also look online and book in for mobile spa and hair appointments so that your necessary pampering comes to you. Finally, consider doing your weekly grocery shop online also, meaning that you save both time and money as you will no longer make those unnecessary impulse purchases.
If you are mompreneur then you will need to make sure that you are strict and organized to ensure that you can balance your business and childcare effectively. Be sure to draw up a schedule that works for you, and make sure that you stick to it so that you can get your work done. Make sure that you set boundaries with your children also so that they know when not to disturb you. Finally be sure to use hacks such as online shopping to ensure that you can keep running your household, without leaving home.