Why I Decided to Work from Home Like Mompreneur
Why I Decided to Work from Home
As I ran across the street, holding my son to my chest, I threw up a Hail Mary, hoping it would be enough to save his life and get him to start breathing again.
“God, if he lives, I promise I will stay home with him and not work outside of the home”
Screaming from the depth of my soul, I ran across the street to my friend’s house. Luckily she was home, and I don’t know if it was my desperate prayer or her calming influence that got me through the next couple of hours…
All I know is that ten days later, my son was released from the hospital. It was the day before Thanksgiving, and he was only 13 months old…just a little guy.
Now he is almost 15 years old…and I still stay home full-time. I don’t regret one minute of it.
After all, I made a promise… It’s up to me how I keep my promise and fulfill my desire for business success and making an impact on the world.
Once the decision was made and I stopped trying to fit in someone else’s box about what a good mom does or how a work from home career is supposed to look like, then life got more comfortable.
Here’s what I learned.
Many Moms Feel Pulled in Two Directions.
If you are feeling pulled in two directions, between working from home and working outside of the house, it’s because you just haven’t made a decision. Make the decision, and then the plan…how will begin to show its beautiful head.
Moms freak out about leaving their kids
Over the years I have identified three significant reasons moms feel guilty about leaving their children,
- Firstly, You are concerned about your child’s safety
- You are worried about what other people will think about you
- You wonder if your kids will be okay with you’re gone
If You Are Going to Work from Home, Create a Business That Generates a Full-time Income
Statistics show that motherhood can be detrimental to your financial health. For this reason, if you are going to bother starting a business, you might as well build a freakin’ empire.
Don’t worry, and you can do this without neglecting your kids. All you need to do is set the rules of your own game. Remember the above statement about making a decision? The same holds true here.
What are some of the lessons you have learned about motherhood and business over the years? Please share your thoughts below in the comments.