Yes as a Personal Stylist and a mother of 2 kids under 8, I have to switch from Mum (and wife) to Business Woman several times a day.
I am blessed to be able to work from home and I can book my appointments around my children’s drop off and pick up time.
When I had my daughter 8 years ago, I decided that a maternity leave break in my Personal Styling business would simply not be possible as I was the Personal Stylist represented on the Red Balloon website plus I had a mortgage to pay. I scheduled appointments until 2 weeks before and 3 weeks after my due date and sure enough, swaying with hormones, car loaded with a breast pump and ice packs to keep breastmilk cool I was back to work looking after my clients.
Each child was enrolled into child care from 7 weeks old for 4 days. The kids flourished, made friends easily and were doted on by their carers.
It gave me the opportunity to continue to create an d grow my personal styling business. It also gave me opportunities to just be a mum and focus on them completely,
I continue to work every Saturday and even though there are a few tears, a day with Daddy is great for the kids.
When my daughter started school I had enrolled her in before and after school care but after 1 term that was not feasible as homework came into our world and I noticed my daughter needed my help with this. I decided to half my appointments and create more online revenue in the form of books I published on Amazon.
For my work I have to look the best and within seconds I change from Stylist into a yummy-school-pick-up-mummy. The kids know by what outfit I wear if I am off to work.
I work unconventional hours, early in the morning, late at night and from multiple devices. But mummy time for the kids is just that.
As a mum I use my business skills of negotiation, selling, customer service all the tim e. Raising well behaved kids is a huge task.
Mum and Entrepreneur.