Before becoming a parent, you had your life pretty-much sorted. That included forging a career you loved and worked hard to excel in. You assumed your baby would just slot effortlessly into life as you knew it. Why wouldn’t you? After all, you’re completely in control of the world you built. Right?
In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday we’ll be talking about what happens when your children come along, and with them the realisation that you suddenly hate your career. The life goals and achievements you used to be so passionate about just don’t seem to matter anymore.
My guest today is SuperMum, Monica Froese.
Monica lives in Buffalo, New York with her husband and 4 year old daughter, Lydia. Following a traumatic delivery experience, and dealing with the repercussions that followed, Monica found her priorities and goals had been turned upside down. The corporate career and business travel that she once loved were no longer enjoyable or fulfilling once her daughter came along.
Her despondence with family-friendly workplace policies led her to the US White House, where she discussed the concerns of many working mums with Obama’s senior advisors. She even met the President himself.
However, still disillusioned, Monica wasn’t willing to accept this as her new normal. Instead, she and her husband forged a strategy so that she could leave the corporate world behind and start an online business from home. Monica now helps other mums throw away the guilt, and empowers them to build an online business that brings her flexibility and fulfilment.
Today Monica will help you understand whether working from home really is the ticket to freedom that you think it is, and if so, how to make the transition from being employed to being your own boss. She’ll talk about finding the balance between work and family, staying motivated in your new day-job, and how to effectively manage your time around your work and your children.
I am so happy to have Monica on my show today as she’ll help you consider whether a work from home life really is for you. We’ll hear about her practical resources for setting up an online business and she’ll walk you through her formula to success.
You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/063
Go Conquer Motherhood!