Being a woman in today’s society is tough. Now add being a mother on top of that and you introduce a whole slew of new and different obstacles.
Bringing home a new baby and learning HOW to be a mother will be one of the most fulfilling times of your life. But, for many women in the United States it is also one of the hardest since we are still one of the most developed countries that do not mandate paid maternal or paternal leave. Studies show that women who receive at least 12 weeks of paid maternity leave are more likely to breastfeed up to at least six months. And, women who receive less than 8 weeks of paid maternity leave are more likely to show signs of depression and less likely to breastfeed.
These circumstances put women in a very difficult position where we feel like we need to make a choice between our work and our families. Enter the MOMPRENEUR. Because so many women have been cornered into making this difficult life decision we’ve carved our own path where mom meets entrepreneur and our group has proven to be a force to be reckoned with. More than 9.4 million firms are owned by women, employing nearly 7.9 million people, and generating $1.5 trillion in sales as of 2015.
So how do these mompreneurs make it all happen? Well, here are a few things that I have done to help me manage my businesses and maintain my sanity while running behind and caring for three children all under the age of six.
I hope these steps help you have a prosperous and successful 2017.
- London Rock Mom
Damaris Colon is a mother of three whose background includes beauty public relations, and fashion administration. She currently resides in Delaware where she is building her three businesses: London Rock Kids (children’s boutique), London Rock Mom (blog), and managing her model son London James.
U.S. Dead Last Among Developed Countries When it Comes to Paid Maternity Leave, R. Rubin, 2016
Women Business Owner Statistics, NAWBO, 2016
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