Motherhood, Homeschooling, Homemaking, & Entrepreneurship


3 Hard Things: ⁣

1️⃣ My Work Is Never Done ⁣

As a Mom, homeschooler and homemaker, the work is cyclical and never quite feels “accomplished”. ⁣

As an entrepreneur, that dynamic is multiplied and intensified. There is always unfinished work, and I’m never entirely “out of the office.” ⁣

2️⃣ There’s No “Balance” ⁣

There is no way to perfect the balance of the scales between mothering and working. I’m always juggling and a ball is always dropping. There will never be enough time and enough of me. ⁣

3️⃣ My Brain is Always Tired⁣

The mental load of homemaking and motherhood and homeschooling is immense…⁣

Add in the mental load of the 896,567 aspects of running a business, and a divergent brain that never shuts off…. ⁣

And you get exhaustion and a caffeine addiction. 🤪⁣

3 Wonderful Things: ⁣

1️⃣ I Get to be “More Than a Mom”⁣

I get to pour my creative energy into both mothering and also something entirely my own that exists outside of motherhood and with its own autonomy. I get to utilize my gifts and function within the fullness of my identity in specific ways.⁣

2️⃣ I Get to Impact Others⁣

I will never be anything less than undone by the messages I receive about changed lives, changed hearts, changed homeschools, changed relationships, changed habits, and changed faiths. It is truly an honor and privilege. ⁣

3️⃣ My Kids See a Female Model Of Work Ethic, Discipline, Fortitude, Resiliency, Passion, Tenacity, Innovation, and Courage ⁣

3 Ways I Make it Work: ⁣

1️⃣ I Treat My Business Like a Business ⁣

I don’t treat it like a hobby and I don’t just do it “when I have time” (that would be never). ⁣

I’m a business owner, and I function like one. ⁣

2️⃣ I Require Respect ⁣

I unapologetically require anyone in my life, including my children, to honor and respect what I do and the time I spend doing it. ⁣

3️⃣ I Am Intentional⁣

I know exactly what I owe both my family and my following, and I intentionally show up to deliver that. I don’t operate in either my home or my business halfheartedly or haphazardly. I have no time for guilt or shame, because I’m imperfectly but intentionally giving all I’ve got to all I’ve committed to.

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