There are 2 very different groups when it comes to mothers – those that work and those that don’t. But what about the moms who work but also stay home? How do they do it? We interviewed 2 successful moms with in-home businesses and were surprised to learn that they make it work with shockingly different outlooks on family time, raising their children and work/life balance.
Mom 1 worked outside the home for many years while her kids were young and used a daycare provider. Now, she runs her online mother-daughter boutique from home and continues to distinctly separate her home and work responsibilities.
Mom 2 is an entrepreneur who founded a successful online maternity store before moving on to help other women who want to own an at-home business through her consulting business. Mom 2 manages to combine her family life and her business while keeping her kids at home with her. How does she do it? Find out when we interview her below.
Read how these moms, both successful business at-home business owners, make their work and family life balance:
Mom 1 – I choose to distinctly separate my work and family life. When I’m at work, I want to focus on it without distraction. But, in the same manner, when I’m with my family, I don’t let work encroach into that time either. My children have always been happy and well-adjusted at the quality daycare we choose for them. They are content to play with friends and engage in activities all day long that I couldn’t provide for them at home while trying to get work done.
Mom 2 – I am able to multi-task and do many things at once. I can be typing up emails or on the phone to a customer while pouring milk and playing CandyLand. For my children and I it is important that I be their caregiver and that they be home with me. When I have to run errands for my business, I often combine it with something fun for my kids, like including a stop for ice cream.
Mom 1 – Now that my kids are both in elementary school, I work like a fiend from 8:30 to 4:00. I love that I can be home for them as they get off the bus and have their after-school snack ready. This is something I never had as a child and I enjoy doing it for my kids. I don’t work at all in the evening – that is my quality time with my family. But, after everyone is tucked snugly into their beds, I am back at it and often work until after midnight.
Mom 2 – I work all day. Not exclusively, of course, but I am always doing two things at once, minding my kids and thinking about my business. My kids are used to Mommy always working and talking on the phone, but they know I am always there for them.…