Can we just all agree that being a mom is hard? No matter if we are working away from home, working at home, not working. Being a mom is hard. All scenarios com with their challenges.
I’m a work at home mom and have been for nearly a decade. If you work from home with kids chances are you are probably stressed, exhausted, and some days you may not know which direction is up. If you work away from home – chances are you may feel the same. 😆
Either way you are in the right place. This is a place where you will find life hacks and inspiration for moms. You’ll find ways to grow your business and keep your sanity while growing healthy kids. You’ll find tips that are brief, bright and out of sight. You’ll read heartfelt stories from other moms going through challenges that just may resonate with you too.
Welcome to Momalot 👋
Not Everyone Will Get You…
But We Do..
When you become a mom you discover you belong to a whole new “club.” It’s great right? You suddenly have this network of women you can relate to and learn from and also share your stories with and grow. It’s a strange interesting feeling to suddenly be part of this sisterhood. Suddenly women you don’t even know, want to give you advice and share their “wisdom” whether you want it or not.
When you become a Mompreneur you may find that you also get to belong to a new club but maybe don’t totally fit into the other “clubs” you were a part of before starting your own business.
Moms who do not work at home may find it hard to relate to your situation. And some people (ok a lot of people) will assume your situation is equivalent to sitting on the couch all day while you eat bon-bons with your kids. They will never know the countless hours you pour into your business, the sacrifices you make for sleep, sanity and more on a daily basis. They may not understand why you don’t just go get a “real job.” They probably won’t know about the nights you lay awake wondering if this is all worth it. (Psst.. by the way it is totally worth it.. keep reading).
The stay at home moms may not get your struggle because they don’t know the reality of your world either. Most (not all) will assume that working at home is just like staying at home with your kids. Not true.
Working Moms will be a mixed bag too. Some will accept what you do but not really understand what it is you do or how you make money. Others will not want to hear about what you do but love you anyway. Lastly, the smallest group will hate you for working at home and taking risk and not playing it safe. (Again, that is a super small group – thank God.)
The people who will understand you, your struggles and your world the most are other work-at-home moms.
What it means to be a work at home mom
I love working from home because I love what I do – it’s fun, flexible and pays well. However, PS, my first few years were a straight-up struggle. I hated it. I wanted to quite every week. Yet I persisted. I kept on pushing. I failed a TON but I learned TONS MORE and finally found sweet success. You can too.
I’ll be honest I am not a millionaire. However I make enough money to live well. I quit my Corporate Communications job nearly a decade ago and never looked back. Never had to and hopefully never will have to.
Working form home has allowed me to watch my babies grow into little boys. It has allowed me to kiss them good-night, be there for sick days and never miss a moment I that don’t want to miss.
However being a mompreneur also means I had to work. I had to work a LOT. I had to work a LOT and get paid very little and sometimes not at all for a while. Most mompreneurs, if they are honest, will admit they had to hustle for a few months or years to grow their business and stabilize their income.
The world of a mompreneur is a world we make ourselves. As I use to tell my husband.. my job is fun, delightful and I love it. But my job is also to pull money out of my ass. Make money out of nothing… literally nothing.
Whether you are a blogger, network marketer, graphic designer, or some other freelancer… you know it is hard work… like really hard work. (But again totally worth it!)
But all the hard work is another reason you need a support group around you and real tips and strategies that can help you navigate working from home, but also getting through life while working from home. Tips that are quick and efficient. Stories that are uplifting and “get you.”
What Momalot can do for you
Momalot is a blog to help inspire you with stories from other mompreneurs. Here you will also find life hacks and business hacks to help you navigate this work at home life smarter not harder. Momalot has tips on Family, Health and Wellness, Working from Home and all of them are written with you in mind. In other words what you find on this website is for the busy mompreneur. You’ll also find Stuff We Love – favorites from Momalot to help make your life easier.