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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Can A Mom Have A Miracle Morning? Part 1

Can A Mom Have A Miracle Morning? Part 1

When you say “Miracle Morning”, what exactly do you mean and how miraculous are we talking about?

I’m referring to “The Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod that outlines a routine for you to follow to “transform your life” and “reach your goals”.  

I first heard about this book on the Smart Passive Income podcast and was intrigued.   Here is a snippet from the book’s Amazon description:

What if you could wake up tomorrow and any—or EVERY—area of your life was beginning to transform? What would you change? The Miracle Morning is already transforming the lives of tens of thousands of people around the world by showing them how to wake up each day with more ENERGY, MOTIVATION, and FOCUS to take your life to the next level. It’s been right here in front of us all along, but this book has finally brought it to life.

Are you ready? The next chapter of YOUR life—the most extraordinary life you've ever imagined—is about to begin. It’s time to WAKE UP to your full potential…"

I mean really, how do you say “Hmm, Naaa.  I’m not interested.”?  I’ll tell you how.  You love sleep.  And you have little children that are already disrupting your sleep.  So the idea of waking up earlier than you have to, is awful.

But all those words!

Promising amaaaaaazing things.

They keep gnawing on the the back of my mind, saying that I should really give it a shot. 

But the damn kids.  Especially that cute infant, only 5 months old.  He’s just so hungry, wanting to nurse again and again!  And now I’m entering the teething stage.  He sleeps ok, typically waking up 1 - 2 times per night.  But sometimes there are awful nights where he is fussy and up all the time and there is no way of predicting.

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Entrepreneur: Nature Vs. Nurture?

Entrepreneur: Nature Vs. Nurture?

I love podcasts.  I used to say things like “I heard this thing on NPR…” and all my friends nodded like bobbleheads because they heard the same thing too. Now the conversation starts,  “I heard this amazing podcast the other day…”

Friends often ask me when I have time to listen to podcasts.  Hmmm when do I fit that in?  Doing dishes and laundry folding are classic times.  Listening helps ease the pain of two things I absolutely hate.  If I play them loud enough I drown out the kids whining.   Unfortunately I do miss some content because of the interruptions, but something is better than nothing.

In addition to my obsession with StartUp, which feels like the love child of my favorite biz podcasts and NPR, I’m really diggin’ ZenFounder.

Zen Founder is a husband and wife team talking about how to stay sane while launching your startup.   This clearly appeals to me because Jon and I have owned a business together for eight years and have had three kids in the last five.  I need all the sanity tips I can get!

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