The Mompreneur



noun: mompreneur; plural noun: mompreneurs
  1. a woman who sets up and runs her own business in addition to caring for her child or children.

Moms wear many hats: chauffeur, nurse, chef, storyteller, slayer of monsters. Donning the entrepreneurial hard hat means adding another responsibility to your ever-evolving tasks. But those in the know say it can be done.

Motherhood is my first great career love. Nothing ever was or ever will be more important to me. So, finding balance between being a mother and running a business has been, without a doubt, the single greatest challenge I have ever faced. I’ve learned along the way (that) you don’t get a do-over as a parent, but a business meeting can always be rescheduled. Don’t miss the school plays or band concerts or lacrosse games. It is important to show up at their events. Work hard and passionately when you’re at the office, but then leave it behind and be present when you return home. Be the homework helper, forget the small stuff, and keep bedtime sacred.