The Mompreneur Dilemma

“Enjoy your babies now. They won’t live with you forever.”

“Pay attention to what your kids need…before it’s too late.”

 “Stay at home and do what you love!”

“Do what you love and the money will follow.”

Doesn’t the idea give you the urge to do the happy dance? It’s idyllic: stay at home, avoid the costs of daycare, be a present and fully engaged mom, make money doing what you love and wear both hats seamlessly! Easy peasy.

Oh wait, did I just hear a proverbial groan across the internet?

Yep, I hear you.

We want nothing more than to give our kids the best possible upbringing and to raise them to be confident, assured and self-sufficient. We know in our core that our family comes first and we are prepared to do whatever it takes to work around those we love most, namely our little people.

But what about the bills? What about the 21st century reality that living off a single income is the exception, not the norm? Or heck, what if you’re a single mom? Even harder. How do we reconcile two very different demands on our time and energy…the world of “mom” and the world of “work”?

Here’s what I’ve learned: there is no such thing as the perfect balance. And guess what emotion shows up no matter which way I’m showing up more effectively?  GUILT. Oh yes. That thing. I think it comes embedded in the very term “mompreneur”. There’s no getting away from it.

Mompreneurs, I salute you. It’s a difficult path to navigate yet we do our best to honour the needs of our families simultaneously with the needs of our work. As long as we take on entrepreneurship, we don’t have a guaranteed and steady paycheque. But we do it anyway.

In light of Mother’s Day this weekend, we need to stop and celebrate. We’ve made choices to cultivate two very demanding and all-consuming responsibilities. And we do our best. We may not always come out on top but you can’t say we don’t put in all we have to make it work.

In light of this tricky juggling act, I want to give back to someone who could use some support. I know my own struggles have given me the insight and the tools to help others fully embrace their purpose both personally and professionally. To that end, I am offering a one-time prize package of 4 individualized coaching sessions to a deserving mom who is walking the path of entrepreneurship. Perhaps it’s you? Perhaps you have someone in mind that you’d like to nominate?

Nominate yourself or someone else before Sunday, May 14th at 5 pm to win this fabulous opportunity! Coaching is a powerful means for growth and transformation – and this will help you (or the person you nominate) to move to the next level!

Come on over to our Facebook page to submit your nomination – simply scroll down to see the post: https://www.facebook.com/kmslifecoaching/

Happy Mother’s Day to ALL of you amazing moms…you are amazing!