To the expecting mama, wondering how you’re gonna make this business + baby thing WORK:
- Congrats! This is a crazy + exciting time. It’s freaking fabulous that you’ve already got a flexible setup working from home.
- Welcome to the world wide web of mom advice…it will never stop. Remember that your own intuition is your wisest advisor.
- Plan + prep as you may, your snugglebug will be the boss for a little while, and that’s okay :)
When it comes to biz-nesting (my term for handling business in anticipation of a new little roomie), do whatever you can when the mood strikes. For SURE.
But then do your best to give yourself grace when it comes to the “undone” list and trust that you WILL work it out when you really need to.
I started my biz when my oldest was about 18 months old – now he’s 4.5 and his little bro is almost four months.
Looking back on the past three years (even though it hurts to admit this out loud) : I spent WAY too much time focusing on business and not enough time enjoying the (now) “big” one while he was teeny and wild and silly.
I can see that clearly now that I have a new tiny guy in the house. Feels like I have a second chance to soak it up more.
We do the best we can with what we’ve got.
Now that I have some 20/20 hindsight, I’d love to help fellow mamas learn from my coulda shoulda wouldas…so that’s exactly what I’m working on now over at www.naptimeempires.com.
Fact: Growing your business with little ones at home isn’t easy, but it’s totally possible. Once you’re tuned in and looking for ’em, you’ll find honest, funny, probably scary yet helpful + inspiring stories allllll around.
Like in the comments that will probably pop up below this post ;)
Take what’s helpful and resonates with you and let the rest float on by.
At the end of the day my go-to philosophy is this – I hope it helps you manage the inevitable tug-of-war your (very capable) heart is in for:
*Some days we’ll work too much. Some days we’ll play too much. As long as our work too much days pave the way for more play-too-much days, I think we’re headed in the right direction.*
Cheering you on, sister.