I just had coffee with an amazing mom and entrepreneur today and like most of my "coffee dates", I came away more inspired and passionate about what I do, more than ever.
I love being a mom, and what set me on my journey to writing, being a mom entrepreneur and experiencing so much of life's gifts is because of my children. They drive me to be the best I can be for myself and for them.
I want to be a good example to my children. It's one of the reasons I chose to be at home with them. But I also wanted more - and that's ok.....
I am really excited to be a part of the upcoming Mompreneur Holiday Tradeshow that is happening on November 22, 2008 at the Roundhouse Community Centre from 10 - 4pm in Vancouver.
The great thing about the afternoon is that it showcases moms in business, provides great resources to launch or grow a business as well as a venue for early holiday shopping. What more could you ask for?..
I just returned from speaking to a group of new moms on maternity leave with MamaSpeak, which is a fantastic program for new moms. They were a wonderful group of moms, with lots of questions about what they will do when their maternity leave is over (isn't that a dilemma that most of us face?)
One of the moms asked me about how I catagorize myself as a stay at home mom if I am a mom with a home-based business? And one, who is able to make money outside of the home - in her view - I am a working mom......
If anyone had told me five years ago that I would become a stay at home mom, I would have thought they were crazy.
The truth is once we have children - our priorities change. We are still the same people but with one very important change - we are now mothers. And as mothers, everything else in our lives becomes secondary. I am a firm believer that there is no such thing as "balance" for moms, it's an urban myth. Yep - created to make us think we can do it all - and balance it all perfectly. However the real truth in life is that there is no perfect balance - only choices...