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“Mom entrepreneurs” Erin Baebler and Lara Galloway want to help other mothers balance family and work demands. They talk, first, about ways to manage your personal life and then they cover your business life. The authors urge you to know yourself well before starting any business. They include a quiz to help you identify your values, and they outline the importance of planning and motivation. Chapters on time management and productivity are likely to prove the most useful to mom entrepreneurs who already know how hard it is to answer the phone and meet with clients while chauffeuring children, packing lunches, preparing dinner, paying bills and managing households. Sometimes a mom entrepreneur’s best decision is to say no so she can take care of herself without guilt. The benefits of “self-care,” the authors say, include confidence, better sleep, mental health and productivity. This easy read offers sound, practical advice without covering much new ground. getAbstract recommends it to working moms, especially entrepreneurs and other professionals seeking work-life balance.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How moms can balance work and family while succeeding as entrepreneurs,
  • How “self-care” helps “mom entrepreneurs,” and
  • How to manage your time.
 

About the Authors

Erin Baebler runs the Magnolia Workshop to help women in transition. Lara Galloway founded MomBizCoach. Both authors are coaches and public speakers.

 

Summary

Embracing the Journey
Being both a mom and an entrepreneur is a challenge that demands a unique balance from each woman who undertakes it. If you know who you are and what you want, and if you set up systems to help you, you can succeed. Embrace the journey.

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