Telling the Truth about Balancing Motherhood
Motherhood & Business
Okay, Mamas! Let’s talk about the pink elephant in the room. The truth behind running a business and being a mother. The truth behind building a business and raising a family.
This shit ain’t easy.
I started this process nearly six years ago, and I’ve moved from Utah to LA, and I have plans to move again soon. I’ve chosen to hang with my daughter several times over doing work well into the night. I’ve taken my daughter with me to meetings when she really wanted to go grab ice cream. Everyone doesn’t always get what they want around here, but I try my hardest to make sure those who matter are happy and satisfied at the end of the day.
There are times when people think I’m just hanging out with H all day; when, in reality, I’m on the phone with my team, I’m answering messages from every platform from Instagram to Facebook, and I’m making sure I don’t forget my damn wig when I walk out the door to go grocery shopping. I’m doing all of this from my home office or a coffee shop near my house before heading to get H from school. I’m nowhere near “just hanging” out at home. This is the truth about balancing motherhood and business.
It’s not easy to balance both, but you can make it work if you work it. I focus on compromise, grace, and love to make all of this work out just fine.
Compromises are nothing short of miracles when you’re a mom and mogul.
I have to compromise. My daughter has to compromise. My daughter’s father has to compromise. The companies I collaborate with have to understand how I mother and compromise with me as well.
I give myself grace. If I don’t get to do laundry on Tuesdays like I plan each week, oh well. It is what it is, and I’ll get to it on Wednesday or Thursday. I also ask for grace when I need it. Asking for grace is such a bigger deal though. Many people don’t want to ask for grace, but it’s necessary. Simply ask others if you need a little more time or some help on a project.
I love what I do. You have to love what you do too. When you don’t love what you do, you burn out quicker. Love is what keeps us going, even when we’re exhausted, frustrated, or pissed. When H, my daughter, was younger I would be trying to get something done and she would be in her own magical world, not even listening to me. I had to remember in those moments that I chose what I was doing and I loved doing it. You have to do the same.