Author Leslie Campos
Leslie Campos created Wellparents.com to offer help and resources to busy parents who want to stay healthy and active. Her site offers parents a variety of information from stress-busters to exercise ideas to healthy eating tips. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, CrossFit and watching the Great British Baking Show.
Not all heroes wear capes and cruise around town looking for criminals. Some of the most amazing super heroes in the world wear yoga pants and spend their days chasing toddlers. That’s right moms, we’re looking at you!
You’re already doing so much and we think you’re amazing, but if you want to put those super powers to work as a business owner, we’ve put together a few insider tips that will help you get started, get on the path to success, and still have time each day to take care of you.
By the way, if you’d like more empowering wellness, mindfulness, and health tips, be sure to check out Women into Wellness and scroll down to the bottom to connect on social media, too.
Okay, let’s get back to business super moms.
Every Mompreneur Needs Gadgets and Tech
Mompreneur or superhero: the terms should be interchangeable because they’re honestly one in the same. In the comics, Wonder Woman and other heroes rely on their trusty gadgets and weapons to defeat evil. Luckily, mompreneurs also have access to helpful tools and tech!
There are apps and services to make short work of mastering social media, organizing your calendar, staying on top of your to-do list, and so much more. You can even download a few tools that will help you make self-care a priority as you transition into being your own boss.
Another super tool you should look into is a formation service like ZenBusiness, which makes choosing and setting up a structure for your business a breeze. Of course, super heroes still need to follow the rules, so check LLC and other requirements for your country/state. Once you’ve done your homework, you can fill out forms and let the service submit them, which is a lot more cost-effective than letting solicitors/lawyers do it for you.
Super Mompreneurs Also Need Trusty Sidekicks
Most super heroes don’t do it all on their own — and you shouldn’t have to either. Still, as a stay-at-home mom, you may be used to taking it all on alone and doing a killer job of it! If you want to run a successful business and maintain your well-being, however, you may need a little help.
That help could come from your partner, and there’s nothing wrong with asking them to pitch in on chores or parenting responsibilities to give you more time to set up your business. If it would provide more of a reprieve, you can also ask a friend to stop by for some much-needed social time or see if your parent(s) can watch the kids while you take care of business.
Finally, it may also be worthwhile to hire someone to help out around the house. Maybe this means hiring a sitter to come over for a few hours during the workday or to help out with the little ones so you can have some quality time with your partner or by yourself. Again, there’s nothing selfish or shameful about being a stay-at-home mom needing and asking for help.
All Moms Need Self-Care, Whether They Work or Not
Even if you’re just browsing mompreneur guides and aren’t thinking about starting a business, you need to commit this tip to heart. That’s because, all too often, parents end up viewing self-care as selfish or frivolous. Moms tend to be particularly hard on themselves about it.
In reality, the opposite is true. Self-care is really selfless because when you take better care of yourself, you can take better care of your little ones and your business. Basic self-care practices, like getting exercise and nourishing your body are also essential for your health. If you don’t take time for these habits, you could end up facing serious consequences.
So no matter how busy you are parenting or running your new business, carve out some time each day for simple, meaningful self-care. Take breaks from your computer to go for refreshing walks (you can even bring the kids) or to have a healthy snack. Also, be sure to leave room in your busy schedule to relax and unwind. Last but not least, get quality rest.
You’re already a super mom, so there’s no reason why you can’t also be a super business owner and achieve your goals! After all, it’s not too complicated to translate your mom skills into mompreneur success. Just be sure to invest in the gadgets, resources, and help you need to fight those daily business battles. Then, invest some time in yourself to protect your health, well-being, and happiness.
If you'd like more tips from Leslie then visit her site at Wellparents.com