World Prematurity Day is this Saturday, November 17, and November is Prematurity Awareness Month. Both of these observances are close to our hearts, as our son was born 9 weeks premature and that eventually prompted us to start MORE.
At work, we’re expected to lead — and our job description gives us clear guidelines on what that looks like. But what does leadership look like when we’re at home, and there are no job descriptions around to use as a foundation? What behaviors do we model for our children every day? What kind of role model do we want to be?
It might sound counterintuitive, but when you own your own business, the best way to think about long-term strategies for your business is to focus on the other areas of your life. I love my job, but the reason I got into this whole entrepreneurship thing wasn’t to work 70-hour weeks — it was for more control over the work I do and for better work-life balance.
As a graphic designer, working remotely and freelancing were already part of my life before I became a mom, and I assumed that kids would fit pretty easily into my lifestyle. I was wrong. Since my son was born, I’ve learned a lot that’s helped me become a better parent and a better business owner. Here are four tips I wish someone had told me before I became a mompreneur.
Bella Hughes is a mother of 2 and serial entrepreneur. She and her husband, Harrison Rice, launched their business with a newborn and a toddler on hand. Bella understands that when you start a business — or start a family — no one can really tell you what to expect.
Here, Bella shares her ideas on how parents can successful launch a business when they have young children.