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Finding Your Bliss – Is It Possible For Working Moms?

Finding Your Bliss – Is It Possible For Working Moms?

What’s bliss anyway?

Have you noticed that there’s a lot of attention lately on working moms and how they should find their bliss?? Well, I’m on the cusp of calling BS on yet another word that I believe is shaming working moms… bliss.

As in – Dear working mom, (this is the popular press talking, and yes – we’ve now affected your sub-conscious…)

You’re just not good enough yet… You haven’t found your bliss!

Although you represent the majority of people employed, you carry arguably 85% of the domicile duties, you are responsible for 90% of childcare responsibilities, you are relied upon by all, you’ve absorbed centuries of gender expectations from the generations who’ve gone before you, you’ve assumed the roles of mom, bread-winner, organizer, communicator, family nurturer, scheduler, errand runner, home-maker, and now, all you have to do is find your bliss…

No worries, just add it to your schedule. In fact, why not book it as a destination. You know it’s out there. EVERYONE ELSE knows how to find it…

Come on! What are you waiting for? You’ve done everything else already… Let’s go! 

The fact is – working mothers are arguably the busiest people on the planet today, and I’m here to say that we are getting fed up with all the messages that we’re not quite there yet.  The fact is, we are EXACTLY where we’ve put ourselves.

BUT – I think it’s time for working moms to STOP owning all the shame and embarrassment of some of the natural bi-products of an over-busy, over-burdened, wigged out lifestyle. I think it’s time to take off the gloves, put down the wine, drop back and get some perspective.

The word ‘bliss’ is derived from the old english term ‘blithe‘ – an adjective used to describe one as carefree, light-hearted and one who shows a general lack of concern. It is used to describe one as happy and cheerful.

The Middle English derivative: bliss is similar, however – it is a NOUN meaning  joyful, serene, peaceful and identifies one who has attained ecstatic happiness. Continue reading “Finding Your Bliss – Is It Possible For Working Moms?” »

5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Becoming a Mompreneur – Expert Guest Juliana Weiss-Roessler

5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Becoming a Mompreneur – Expert Guest Juliana Weiss-Roessler

I’m excited to share a recent article written by Juliana Weiss-Roessler. Juliana is the proud mother of a 20-month-old chatterbox and two rescue dogs. She also runs Weiss-Roessler Writing with her husband Josh. Together they deliver online marketing solutions for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/weissroessler and on Twitter @weissroessler.

Thanks so much Juliana for sharing this post! Read on to become inspired! Continue reading “5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Becoming a Mompreneur – Expert Guest Juliana Weiss-Roessler” »

Mompreneur Systems Tip - Routines DO Work!

Mompreneur Systems Tip - Routines DO Work!

If people didn’t benefit from routine, there would be none.

As human beings we we have an equal need for both certainty as well as variety.  Set routines allow us to fulfill both of these simultaneously.

Humans form habits around reliable and repeatable tasks. Having routines in place, provides a reliable plan while allowing you to vary your days. Continue reading “Mompreneur Systems Tip - Routines DO Work!” »

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Ultimate Conference Preparation Check List For Entrepreneurs

It’s conference season, and if you’re an entrepreneur you know that conferences can be some of the costliest events and investments in your business in the early days. Because it is such an investment, this checklist will help you get ready. I’ve comprised it over the past seven years, based on the best advice from productivity and organizing industry professionals. I hope it helps you! Continue reading “Ultimate Conference Preparation Check List For Entrepreneurs” »

Mompreneur Support Tip - Use Networking & JVs To Boost Your Biz

Mompreneur Support Tip - Use Networking & JVs To Boost Your Biz

Do you take time to network in your business?

Despite the startling statistic that most small business owners  attribute more than 70% of their business to referrals, most small business owners consistently underestimate the power and profitability available when your network and joint ventures are working to boost your business. Continue reading “Mompreneur Support Tip - Use Networking & JVs To Boost Your Biz” »

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7 Ways To Prepare To Make The Most of Conferences

Attending and networking at industry conferences can be a great way to build business for entrepreneurs. Conference season is upon us,  and it’s a great time to review your strategy! However conferences can be expensive for small business owners, and it’s a good idea to prepare to make the most out of any conference you want to attend. Here are some excellent tips to help you make the most out of any conference.  Continue reading “7 Ways To Prepare To Make The Most of Conferences” »