It’s Annie, your Mom, Incorporated Community Mom, here. On the MomIncorporated.com blog, we tend to focus primarily on business. We interview successful mom entrepreneurs who are running their own businesses and we provide tips and resources that you might find helpful in running your business. With Thanksgiving just a few days away, I thought it might be nice to pause and focus on the Mom part in Mom, Incorporated for a moment.
We say it all the time, “this site is for YOU – the mom or mom-to-be who wants to start a business from home or grow your existing home-based business.” No matter what type of business you are running – from blogs to products to software or services, the one thing that unites us all is that we are moms.
On the Eve of Thanksgiving, let us pause and give thanks that we are mothers.
It is not always easy being a mom and running a business. We may have had fertility issues, miscarriages, postpartum depression, adoption hurdles, or special needs children, and yet, somehow we make it through. Sometimes just the chaos of life while raising a family can be overwhelming. Starting and running a business can be demanding of our time and resources. We keep working towards our dreams because it is who we are.
Being a mom makes our success that much richer. We have so many things we want to teach our children. What we are doing also teaches them: we are taking leaps of faith, we are betting on ourselves, we are pushing ourselves to lengths we didn’t know possible, all so that we can reach for our dreams. Our children are watching. They will grow up seeing us searching for our passions, being true to ourselves, and doing work that is meaningful to us. What wonderful gifts we are giving them.
Personally, no matter how busy or stressed I sometimes feel, I know it is all worth it when my baby’s eyes light up when she sees me or when my preschooler runs into my arms after school. I am so thankful I have this amazing opportunity to be a mother, and I am thankful that I get to be here with you, finding community among smart, tenacious, focused and innovative moms like you.
What are you thankful for? Leave us a note in the comments section below.