Childcare - The Struggle To Juggle Kids And Business

Childcare - The Struggle To Juggle Kids And Business

I’m at a place I’ve been numerous times in my short life as a Mom. I’m in need of childcare.

Again.

As a Mother F’ing Preneur (MFP), I love my work.  I also love that I’ve had the flexibility to work from home in between naps and nursing with baby #3, Sam.  He’s now almost eight months old and I’m feeling twitchy to work more.   

Just because I had a baby, doesn’t mean that all those crazy, exciting, ridiculous ideas I had about my business have dried up.  The list of what I want to do just keeps getting longer and if I don’t take action soon I may explode.

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Forget Balance, Embrace Happiness

Forget Balance, Embrace Happiness

I get annoyed when I hear people using this buzz word, “balance”, as though it is the ultimate goal in life.   For entrepreneurs, the reality is that your personal life is intimately intertwined with your work.  And balance isn’t something we see much of. My husband and I owned a coffee roaster and cafe for eight years.  In year two, we decided we should expand our space and do a renovation in our cafe….. ourselves…...while I was 6 months pregnant with our first child.

Oh, and while we’re at it, let’s buy our first house and move into it.

I figured it was better to get it all over with at once.  Luckily, ignorance and optimism were on our side.  Balance was not.

Then there were some *boring* years. You know, having a second baby, doubling our wholesale business, rebranding our entire cafe and packaging.  Just some minor things going on.

Things were going great.

But in typical form, I couldn’t leave well enough alone.

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Happiness In A Glass

Happiness In A Glass

I know my first blog post should be about business, something pertaining to how I’m going to blow your mind with “the top 5 things to make millions….”  but I have something better for you. Something that can provide immediate happiness.  That is what we’re striving for right?

Happiness.

Tonight, happiness showed up in my vintage cocktail glass (which itself gives me great joy, but that is another post).

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