Mom and Entrepreneur Life: Stress-free Ways to Juggle Both Roles

How to Juggle Being a Mom and Entrepreneur

I’m going to keep it real here…being a mom and entrepreneur can feel like an eternal juggling act. Being a mom is the hardest job in the world and I feel that being an entrepreneur just adds another layer of special challenges (but I wouldn’t change it for the world!)

Here are a few ways I’ve stepped into confidently juggling being a mom and entrepreneur:

First and foremost, I want to emphasize the fact that you can successfully balance both and don’t need to feel guilty about prioritizing either family or business during different seasons of life!

Keep a master calendar of all family and business events

Proper planning is a MUST.

This can be done using a paper planner* or digital calendar. 

Personally, I like to use Google calendars and color code each event or activity into color categories (i.e. business meetings, personal appointments, school events, etc.) 

Next, I review everything you have planned for the week on Sundays so you know what to plan for.

Make sure your partner and older kids are in the loop here. No one likes having to remind everyone of upcoming events (or those you leave for in 5 minutes and someone “forgot” about it). 

Release the pressure to be the family planner and keep everyone in the loop so they can start taking responsibility to help when needed. Part of juggling being a mom and entrepreneur is releasing this pressure of being the one who does everything.

Focus on your intentions for the week.

This is similar to my previous first point…review your calendar and select the things that absolutely must be completed during the week. 

Then select the things that you’re ok with not completing entirely because sometimes life happens, especially when you have kids. 

Know what to prioritize and what you’ll be fine with if it doesn’t get done.

Give yourself grace here. You can’t do everything and that’s okay!

Plan your meals or meal prep on Sundays.

This one has been huge for me!

Breakfast and lunch are usually meals that I can easily whip up or reheat. For dinner, I subscribe to two Blue Apron meals a week. 

Not having to think of what to cook for two days saves time during the week.

I plan the meals for the rest of the week and write them down on a calendar then I plan my grocery list accordingly and prep veggies ahead of time. (I like to use Stasher meal prep bags*.)

It’s all about saving as much time as possible! 

You also save a lot of mental and emotional energy when you end the “what’s for dinner tonight” conversation with yourself.

Move your body.

Regularly go for a walk or squeeze in a workout routine. 

Pick an activity that works best for your schedule and lifestyle and make it a consistent part of your week. Notice how I don’t say “constant” here. There will be an ebb and flow to working out and the important thing is that you try to incorporate it when possible, not on a strict regime.

For me, this looks like weights, yoga, and pilates!

Want to learn more about what I do for exercise and how it helps my mental health? Check out this blog post

Hydrate and rest because you’ll definitely need it as a mom and entrepreneur!

This is so cliche but it’s vital to prioritize both of these things.

It’s difficult when you have little ones to take care of, as you usually prioritize their hydration and rest only to realize at the end of the day you only drank one glass of water that day.

Something that helps me is keeping a water bottle* with me all the time so I can remember to hydrate.

I also go to bed a couple of hours after my kids go to sleep to have some “me time” but try not to stay up too late because I want to get an adequate amount of sleep and feel refreshed the next day. 

Try to unplug at least 30-60 minutes before getting in bed so you can have some stillness & slowness before sleep.

I’m usually able to operate well on 6-7 hours of sleep but this doesn’t always happen when I have sick kids or if they need something during the night.

If you take one thing away from this post, I want you to know that you’re doing great! Being a mom and entrepreneur is not easy! The juggle is one of the hardest things I’ve been through during this season of life and it’s my hope that these simple tips will help you feel less stress, and more like the absolute boss you are. 

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