6:00 Wake up and prepare breakfast, lunch, merienda for Hubby
7:00 Back to sleep
9:00 Quiet time then life starts
By life starts, I mean browse on Facebook, check out new recipes, write on my blog, read a book or meet friends. Sometimes I have raket sometimes I don’t, so insert that in between.
Fast forward to when I became a mom…
Being a mom, we always want the best for our children, no wonder many moms invented products that, they thought, are very helpful and beneficial for other moms and their kids.
Indeed true in our lives, we are forever grateful to people who believed & supported our products.
I got a unique birthday gift from Above last March. The gift of learning, every year I want to learn something new that’s related or beneficial to my career or my life as a mom.
As most of my friends know, we are currently on a business hiatus, but after attending the workshop last week entitled Let’s Get Down To Business, I felt like the “pause” button alarmed.
With the Ladies of Fulfilled women community
The speaker, Mr. Francis Miranda, (yes, He is also a Miranda, How I wish nga that He is my Kuya para free ang mentoring (haha!) but guys, we are not related) kidding aside, Mr.Francis, ended his corporate career as COO and Vice President of Ad Agencies handling our country’s top brands – e.g Coca Cola, Cebu Pacific and a lot more.
“Letting go of the things I cannot change, focusing on the things that I can control”
In a previous post, 7 Home-Based Business Ideas for Moms I shared a few business ideas that mommies could start right in their very home so that they can contribute to the family income while still being around the children.
But even with a solid concept in your head, it’s hard to figure everything out on your own, thus it’s important that you network and get in touch with the right people to help your business get started. You also need to be extremely organized and manage time well, and anyone who has ever worked from home understands the temptations of working from the bed or being distracted by other responsibilities, among other things.
Managing a business while being a mom is really not an easy job, there were days I felt stuck and hostaged by my son – days I felt sad, unproductive and depressed ,but I thank God for His daily grace and patience.
Are you a dreamer too? Do you have many goals, Kaso feeling mo hindi mo magagawa ngayon kasi andaming “mommy duties”?
Motherhood shouldn’t stop us from dreaming.. But dreaming doesn’t mean we have to forget about our family and pursue our own wants and passions.
She is tired, stressed, always have panic attack, rushing things and just exhausted. Sounds familiar? Sounds me sometimes.
Juggling two roles is not easy, running a business while raising a child is one of the toughest job description on earth.
Thank God for reminding me to look at the characteristics of my “Mompreneur Peg”, the Proverbs 31 Woman.
Who is she as a mompreneur, here are her characteristics that I’ve discovered and I want to imitate from her:
1. She wakes up early –
She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants. Proverbs 31: 15
A proverbs 31 mompreneur wakes up early and prepare food for her household.
This story is so popular, repeated not only twice or thrice, but as a mom and entrepreneur now.. I am viewing the story much bigger compared those times that my teacher uses it to illustrate and teach the word “fast” and “slow” haha!
Two characters :
The hare and the tortoise..
The hare, who hops fast.. and tend to go quicker than the tortoise… and has a competition mindset..
The tortoise, who take it slow.. the relaxed one but knows his direction and determined
“How motherhood can teach us to slow down”
When my husband and I have decided to close our day spa biz and our business office so I can be a hands-on mom to my son and by choice, we didn’t hire a yaya for him.. we didn’t know it will affect our business this much #thestruggleisreal
We lost 90% of our monthly sales because of my decision to operate from home. (Yes, a little lack of planning here ,I must admit)
I am not so aware, that I have to clean the dishes, clean the potty, give my son a bath.. breastfeed him every 4 hours… cook.. and those mommy tasks will already occupy my whole day and turned out I only have few minutes left for work or none at all.
I used to be a rabbit or the hare before.. hopping around without any clear direction.. Ano ba talaga? Saan ba talaga? I want to try almost everything in front of me.
Effective time management… that’s one of our regular prayer request.
Working at home with a toddler is not a joke. Cooking while answering emails, breastfeeding while talking to a client on the phone. Going back to our home twice because we left important documents or hubby’s driver’s license.
Those are some unseen stories that we have in our everyday journey.
I am always on search for ways that will help our family manage our time wisely so we’ll be better stewards of the gift of time, because we know that God doesn’t want us to always cram and rush. Time is a precious gift. That’s one of the things we cannot bring back right? Time.
Here are some of the ways we’re trying (yes, we are still in the process) to manage our time:
1. Planning ahead – having a calendar and/or a planner helps a lot, scheduling all field transactions so we can just work at home for atleast 3 days in a week and saves us gasoline expense, planning the menu for the week, by having a grocery list so we won’t have to go back to the store everyday.
Covey’s Time Management Grid
You may want to check The Time Management Grid here this help us in organizing our schedule.