What is the Mumpreneur Movement about?

What is the Mumpreneur Movement about?

Many have asked me what is the Mumpreneur Movement about?

I always respond with it was created to support women to do life, motherhood and business differently.

It sounds pretty doesn’t it, but what does it really mean?

For me it means that I was so sick and tired of seeing fluffy content focused on this that didn’t really matter, content that eluded that I wasn’t pretty, fit and wrinkle-free enough, that I must be failing because my business wasn’t automated, making millions of dollars; of have hundreds and thousands of followers.

I also felt that there was such a disconnect between what a mum really is and how it’s portrayed in today’s society, especially on social media.

Just take a scroll on Instagram you can see thousands of influencer mums looking stylish and put together as do their children. Their house looks immaculate and they seem to have a perfect life.

Though it’s not real, yes some of it is but we don’t get to see behind the scenes, you know the real stuff like trying to juggle being a mum and being a boss whilst never having enough energy to make love to your partner (or with yourself, I don’t’ judge). That you can’t always take a perfect selfie, and yes it’s normal for kids to argue and fight amongst themselves as it is for us to mess up.

WE AREN’T PERFECT! 

Life, motherhood and business are messy, chaotic and can feel like you are on a rollercoaster that never ends.

Sometimes it all seems hard and you hold on for dear life and try and control everything and everyone which only makes things work (like being on the rollercoaster the only thing you can control is yourself).

Then sometimes it all seems easy and fun which is when you let go of the safety bars and surrender to wherever you are being taken.

It is this duality, the challenges and experiences, the ups and downs that we have that make us stronger, wiser; more resilient as well as making us more grateful.

So I created the MM as I wanted you, women around the world to know that you aren’t alone and never will be. I am here for you, my beautiful community. As is each woman who is journeying with us.

I am here to support you, educate you and empower you through the best way I know how – The Mumpreneur Movement Magazine that shares real-life stories & expert advice from authentic women (& from a man or two) who understand you and where you are at.

This is who the Mumpreneur Movement is and I am so proud of the contributors who show up for each issue and share authentically, openly and loving for all of us to gain from.

Together we can thrive if we are willing to support each other.

So much love,

Tam x

Mums Guilt

Mums Guilt

MUMS GUILT

Running a business is a pretty impressive feat. There is so much preparation, stress, time and money that goes into running your own business. Oh and don’t forget the tears. There is always a few of those. What makes running a business an even harder and yet even more impressive feat is if you are doing it as a parent.

I am sure you have heard the word ‘mumpreneur’ floating around. This is the term used for a mum that is also running her own business. It is a very exciting step for a mum to take. It gives her a chance to not only provide for her family but in many cases be able to do it from home and spending more time around her children. However it is not always sunshine and roses. The thought of running a business from home and being able to spend your days playing with your children often does not end up a reality.

In many cases mumpreneurs also suffer from mum guilt. The guilt comes from realising that sometimes it is going to be harder than working a job outside of the home, that the hours can end up being very long and in the beginning phases you may not get to spend as much time with your little ones as you had first planned. You may also feel the guilt towards the business. That you are not spending enough time on it, that it is not getting your full attention and that you could be doing more. 

Mum guilt is a very real thing and something that many mumpreneurs suffer from at one time or another. There are ways to help with this guilty feeling and help you to push through them and shift your focus back to the reason you started your business.

Have a daily routine

We all know as parents that a daily routine normally doesn’t go to plan. There is always something that goes wrong, runs late or just doesn’t happen as per the routine. However it is still very important during your time as a mum in business to create a routine and try your best to stick to it. Break your day up into different areas. Give the business the time it needs when it is needed and give your children their time with you as well. If you are using a routine to schedule your day you are more likely to be more productive during your time working on the business and more focused on the children during your time spent with them. 

Accept help

I know, easier said than done right! Although it is something that you need to learn to be able to do. If you are offered help; whether it is by watching the children for an hour or two or a hand tidying up the house or cooking a few meals for you – than accept it. Life is going to be hard enough running both a business and a household and it is okay to need help to stay on top of everything. Even if you are not offered help but you know you need it – ask for it. You will be surprised at the number of people who are ready and willing to help you. All you need to do is ask.

Make your time count

If you have scheduled in 3 hours of work on the business during the day – make these hours count. Have a plan for what you are going to achieve during this time and work towards getting it all done. When you are spending your time with the children, plan fun things to do, give them your full attention and enjoy yourself. 

Making yourself aware of the time you have for each thing will help you to make the most of the time.

And lastly, be easy on yourself. You are doing such a lot and it may be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel in the beginning but remember what you are doing, why you are doing it and focus on the future benefits of it all. 

Mum guilt should not define how you spend your time. Be relaxed and help yourself to shift past the guilt and bring yourself into a happy and positive state. 

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