The Working, Stay At Home Mom

Being a mom today is a lot different than it was just a generation ago. It seems as though both the struggling economy and women finding a way to build their own brands is increasing the number of what I like to call “working stay at home moms”. It takes a lot of patience and hard work to find balance between being a mom and a dedicated businesswoman but it seems as though today’s times are challenging us to do both at the same time. The hours are endless and the hustle is real. However, what challenges us makes us better…right? We are now more than ever exposed to so many more opportunities to do what we love on our own schedules and be successful at it. We have thousands of resources and tools literally at our fingertips. For example, if a mom invents a gadget that is making her life as a mom easier she now has the tools to market that invention easily with social media. This has encouraged both men and women to pursue dreams that a decade ago would have seemed impossible to achieve.

Some of us are thrown into this lifestyle because of certain circumstances. In my case, my youngest has medical issues that have had an impact on me being able to work the nine to five job that I am used to. Yes, I have always dreamt of blogging but now I do it to contribute to our household income while I take care of our baby and our toddler and our almost teenager who plays sports and so on. See my point? I know that mothers that work a nine to five job are just as busy and I am in no way downplaying their roles. In looking at the big picture and whether you work from home or not, motherhood looks a lot different these days.

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