Mompreneurs: It’s Not a Race

  1. Jessica says:

    Oh how I loved this post!! And needed it. Thanks ?

  2. Hi Aubrey!

    I love this! As a mompreneur, it really puts what is important into perspective. For me, the balance is in being a mom while my boys are awake and working during nap time or after they go to bed. Sometimes it means late nights, but I never want my business to interfere with my kids. I think too, I’ve had to cut out other things that aren’t as important to me as my kids and my business. The time I would spend scrolling through social media is spent answering emails and promoting my business on Instagram. I don’t spend time sitting around and my house isn’t as clean as it could be. I think that it’s okay to do both but you have to realize that if you’re going to do both, you probably won’t get to where you want to be as fast as someone who works all day or doesn’t have kids. You have to be at peace with the fact that it may take you a little longer and you have to be at peace with it.

    But I love what you said about followers and likes!

    Thanks!

    Jessica

    • aubrey.olsen22@gmail.com says:

      Jessica, you totally nailed it on the head! It’s about balance and putting your kids first. I love when moms have businesses and I’m one to have so much going on too. I love love love what you said about doing it all during naptime and late nights and not comparing yourself to those who do have more time to put into it. It’s not a race at all. I love everything you said! You totally got exactly what I was trying to say. Thanks for your comment girl! <3

  3. Aarica Sohar says:

    perfect for where I am at right now! I have let go of running the race and now enjoying my life as “mom” again. It really is the best job ever!

    • aubrey.olsen22@gmail.com says:

      Aarica, I’m SO glad. Sometimes we don’t give ourselves enough credit for being just a “mom”. It deserves all the credit in the world and I think you are amazing for enjoying being a mom right now. Those are the moments we won’t ever forget!

  4. Love this! Sometimes life can feel like a race. It’s a shame how when people ask what you do you can sense that replying that you’re a mom just isn’t good enough for them. When did motherhood become something that needed to be justified with other goals and jobs? Don’t get me wrong it’s great to have other goals and jobs outside of our kids, but my son is definitely my priority.

    • aubrey.olsen22@gmail.com says:

      EXACTLY Robyn. Why do we feel the need to explain ourselves? Being a mom is pretty dang hard sometimes! (and I only have 1 kid!!) Thanks for what you said, you speak to my soul!

  5. I love this! And I totally agree. Last week at Disneyland I took a break and didn’t post on social media (besides scheduled posts) or on my blog, and it was so nice! Now that we’re home I feel like I just want to enjoy my kids. I love them so much and I don’t want the time to go by too fast. I’ve always saved my work for naptime or after the kids are in bed, and that helps a lot. But I’m scaling back a bit right now and loving it!

    • aubrey.olsen22@gmail.com says:

      Yes! I’m so glad. I just don’t want these years to pass and then look back in a few years and think, “I missed it.” That would be a nightmare! Love your blog girl, you have so much good to share! Thanks for your comment!

  6. This post totally hit home for me. I have been thinking I’m not doing enough by “just being a mom”, but I know it’s the most important thing I could be doing right now. Thank you!

    • aubrey.olsen22@gmail.com says:

      Thanks so much for your comment. I probably need it more than anyone so i’m so glad you feel the same way!

  7. Kelsi says:

    Wow- I loved this so much. I totally feel the race and you are right- I feel so much happier when I’m just playing with my kids and not worrying about my own personal side projects. You put it into words perfectly. Thanks for sharing!

    • aubrey.olsen22@gmail.com says:

      Oh I’m so glad. Thanks so much for taking the time to read it. You are so sweet and I feel the exact same way, I’m happier when I realize my main “job” or my most important job. Thanks for the comment Kelsi! That means a lot!

  8. Amber says:

    So well said, Aubrey. I love that quote from David O. McKay. I definitely feel a pressure to be more than “just mom”.

    • aubrey.olsen22@gmail.com says:

      Thanks Amber. Isn’t he just the best for saying that? Love you girl, thanks for your comment!

  9. Krista Bandy says:

    I love this.. and I despise the word “mompreneur”. I am a mom & wife, that works from home, running my own business. I never use that word, it makes me cringe.

    • aubrey.olsen22@gmail.com says:

      YES. I seriously hate that word!! You are 100% in one or the other just at different times. Thanks for your comment girl! I think you are probably rocking both. You totally nailed it on the head.

  10. Dayana says:

    Totally agree with you. Recently I was invited to be part of a book dedicated to mompreneurs, at the beginning the term was interesting but after researching I found out that it wasn’t right. I am a mom and I am a entrepreneur, but not together. It’s like mustard and jelly, they are delicious but separate 🙂
    For me it’s a daily balancing quest, specially because I am a single mom. So what I had being doing is dedicate spaces for each part of my life; while my boy is on the school, from 8am-3:30pm I do yoga, work, keep the house clean and food ready, etc… after 3:30pm no one from work can reach me because is time for my boy until he goes to sleep at 8pm. At the beginning it wasn’t easy to define this limits, specially about the work, but after a few months my clients understood my availability because I was clear to them and with myself, without the need to be on the race.

    • aubrey.olsen22@gmail.com says:

      Oh I loved reading your comment. It’s so true. You are such a good mama. Mustard and jelly is a genius analogy! Way to be girl. You’re little guy is lucky to have you as his mama!

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