Five Guidelines for Productive and Happy Work-at-Home-Moms

By Allison Rice

More and more studies are emerging regarding the best way to incentivize employees to make them more productive and happy. From rewards and recognition programs to bonuses and perks involving both time and money, the simple truth is that the more motivated we are, the harder we work.

And who exemplifies self-motivation and hard work better than female entrepreneurs and professionals who are also work-at-home mothers? Whether you are blessed with a career that allows flexibility to work from home or are just starting your own business, there are certain principles to observe if you want to conquer the dual arenas of “work life” and “home life.” Here are five fundamental doctrines of the most productive and happy professional moms who work from home. Continue reading

Tips from One “Mom with a Biz” to Another

Rebecca Batisto is the founder of Abask Marketing, a full-service marketing agency specializing in everything from social networking and website production to public relations and everything in between. She created the business from home while working a full-time job but as her “side” business grew she was able to leave that job to focus on running her own business full-time. And, just two weeks later she found out she was pregnant! She is now the proud mom to two children under three and is successfully running her business out of her home office in sunny South Florida. 

She knew she wanted to be an entrepreneur and a mother but becoming both at the same time was more of a challenge than she had anticipated. Rebecca shares some of the lessons she learned through this experience and offers some guidance to help you along your journey.  Continue reading

Mom Gets a Conference!

A good conference can be inspiring, motivating, empowering, and a great learning experience for anyone, including entrepreneurs and small business owners. Sometimes that’s just what you need to get you from where you are now to where you want to be next. Conferences can be a great way for mom entrepreneurs to energize themselves and connect with others who have started or want to start their own businesses. Here are some tips on how to make the most out of your conference experience. Continue reading

Stop striving for balance: It’s a JUGGLE

(excerpted from the book Mom, Incorporated)

We’ve talked about time issues and money issues, but what about those elusive “balance” issues? Right now, you might be waiting for us to swing down from the heavens with the
SECRET to Work/Life Balance.

So here it is . . .

There is no such thing as perfect balance –
and the sooner you embrace that fact,
the more “balanced” you will feel.

Danielle on Balance:

For the longest time, the word “balance” felt like a bad word to me. I was certain
there was a secret handshake — a code word even — that allowed only the most
special of mothers into the mythical world of balance. I was certain if I could just
be strong enough, smart enough, organized enough, I would crack the code. But it
wasn’t happening. And the only success I saw was the successful failure to balance
my work and home lives. Until one day it hit me: Balance is impossible. Continue reading

Mom Incorporated Live Online Event, Monday October 24th 9pm EST

We’re on the road.  The ‘Mom, Incorporated’ Book Tour has started and it is amazing and fabulous and wonderful.

And also impossible – because we cannot be everywhere.  And even as we touch down in YOUR city, sometimes the schedule doesn’t work.  And we get it.  Because this whole thing?  This work-life juggle?  It is JUST THAT….a juggle.

So, we have a solution – since we really want to connect with as many of you as possible.

As part of our Mom, Incorporated Book Tour – we are hosting a Live Online Event.  This Monday, October 24th.  9pm EST.

You’ll be able to find us right here.  We are coming to you.  To your computer.  To your living room.  To your kitchen.

Writing this book was just the beginning of this conversation.  Meeting amazing women in South Florida, Atlanta, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago (where we are right now) and the West Coast next week…. it is all a portion of our journey.

There is more to this “in person Book Tour” and we are extremely excited about it, but we know we can’t hit all of the cities where there are moms we want to meet.

So, until we can….  this is the beginning.

Join us, LIVE.  We want to talk to you, hear from you…..answer your questions and know what you think of Mom, Incorporated!