Being a stay-at-home mom is no easy feat, but add in the challenges of running an online business and it can feel like a never-ending juggle. On one hand, you have the constant demands of little ones (not to mention the lack of sleep and personal time). On the other hand, you have the pressure to keep your business running smoothly and efficiently. It can be a delicate balance, but with a little bit of organization and some creative thinking, it is definitely possible to have it all.
One way to find balance is to set boundaries, have systems in place, and stick to a schedule. It may seem impossible with the unpredictable nature of parenting, but even just setting aside dedicated blocks of time for work can make a huge difference.
In 2022 I navigated having a 1 year old at home with me by working during nap times. Although it was never enough time to accomplish my never-ending to-do list, it at least allowed me to maintain my business. I also said no a lot. No to things that didn’t align with my business and no to clients I thought would be poor fits for website in a day.
It’s also important to remember to take breaks and prioritize self-care. As the saying goes, you can’t pour from an empty cup. Make sure to carve out time for yourself, whether it’s a relaxing bath or a quick run. I would have a family friend come over once a week so I could go for a run without a stroller and I really feel that is the ONLY way I was able to maintain my mental sanity.
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Ultimately, the key to balancing the demands of being a stay-at-home mom and an online business owner is finding what works best for you and your family. It may take some trial and error, but with a little bit of flexibility and a whole lot of determination, you can have it all. Plus, the satisfaction of being your own boss and watching your business thrive is worth the extra effort. So don’t be afraid to take on both roles and rock them like a boss!