Hello there! As a mom boss, I want to take a moment to acknowledge and celebrate all the incredible bosses out there on this special occasion of Boss's Day. In particular, I'd like to extend my heartfelt congratulations and appreciation to fellow mom bosses who navigate the demanding roles of raising children, running businesses, and maintaining households.
Read to the end of the post (3 min read) to find out what I'm doing to stay sane (most of the time) looking after Matilda, our dog Cosmos, managing handmade business, working part time and running household (not without help of my partner Mel).
Being a mom boss is a unique journey that combines the responsibilities of two full-time jobs: parenting and running a business. It's a relentless balancing act that often feels like a high-wire act without a safety net. From the early morning feedings to late-night emails and everything in between, it's a lot to manage. But it's also an incredibly rewarding experience that comes with its own set of unique challenges and triumphs.
On this Boss's Day, I want to express my deep appreciation for all the mom bosses who are taking on this extraordinary challenge. Your dedication, resilience, and ability to wear multiple hats are truly inspiring. You not only manage your business ventures but also nurture and raise the future generation, all while keeping your households running smoothly (most of the days anyway).
As a mom boss, you become a master of multitasking. You juggle calls while changing diapers, check emails during playtime, and brainstorm business strategies in between school pickups. It's a relentless hustle, and sometimes it feels like there aren't enough hours in the day. But the ability to seamlessly transition from business meetings to bedtime stories is a testament to your strength and adaptability.
Raising children, running a business, and managing a household all come with their own endless to-do lists. From keeping up with your handmade business orders to ensuring your little one's well-being, it can feel overwhelming. However, it's important to remember that you are not alone in this journey. Countless other mom bosses are going through the same challenges and triumphing over them every day. Nothing is perfect and it's OK not to be perfect. Seeing social media post of smiling moms with smiling kids, spotless homes while running a million dollar business can not be real unless there's a lot of help. Seeing perfect social media post makes you feel desperate and compare yourself to the others, right?
To my fellow mom bosses and to those who might be struggling with the demands of this incredible journey, I want to offer a message of encouragement. I know that some days can feel incredibly tough, and the pressures might seem insurmountable. But always remember that tomorrow is another day. Time flies, and things will get easier.
Our children will grow more independent, your business will thrive, and your household will run like a well-oiled machine. Every challenge you overcome today is a step toward a brighter, more manageable future. So, take a deep breath, embrace the chaos, and know that you are doing an incredible job. I am a believer in thinking positively to attract positive things in life. I'm not always succeeding, especially when I'm trapped in never ending routine and I'm tired.
Boss's Day is a perfect occasion to celebrate all the incredible mom bosses out there who work tirelessly to balance the roles of business owners and parents. The journey is demanding, but it's also filled with joy and fulfillment. To my fellow mom bosses, I extend my heartfelt congratulations and admiration. Keep going, keep growing, and remember that no matter how hard today is, tomorrow is another day filled with opportunities and brighter days ahead. You've got this!
I choose to continue working while raising Matilda because, despite the challenges, it's essential for my well-being and personal growth. Admittedly, the arrival of a baby brings sleepless nights, a perpetual shortage of time for oneself, and an unending juggling act that can take a toll on one's mental wellbeing.
The brain may not function at its peak as it did before, and some days are undeniably tough. There have been evenings when I've wanted to cry from sheer exhaustion (and I cried). I'm sure many parents out there can relate to those moments of feeling overwhelmed.
However, I choose to persevere because I believe in the importance of staying mentally stimulated and connected with the outside world. Work challenges me, encourages personal development, and allows me to engage with the world beyond the confines of home and parenting. It gives me a sense of identity beyond just "Mom" ((being just Mom is also totally fine if you're happy being just Mom).
Yes, some days are incredibly challenging, but after a decent night's sleep, I find the strength to face another day. Matilda is my greatest joy, and I'm determined to show her the value of resilience, hard work, and pursuing one's passions. It's a tough balancing act, but it's worth every moment. I also want Matilda to see happy Mom, I want her to know that relaxing is as important as working and that's why I'm slowing down this week.
It's a week of my birthday and I'm taking it easy this week. I will do couple of personalised baby blankets, pack orders, answer emails and the rest can wait. I'm going for massage today, meeting some friends and taking it easy. Time to recharge the batteries to stay positive for my family.
Motherhood, running a business and household is messy, like this photo, and that's OK! If I made mistakes in this blog post, my apologies, running to take care of Matilda!
Photo by Lilija Sarma Photography