Working mothers today hold more power to make choices in their personal and professional lives than ever before. While that may be a positive outcome of the fight for more equality throughout past generations, women with too much to do, too many options and too much stuff often struggle to find balance and peace.
A home-based business gives us the opportunity to have the best of both worlds. As a mom, we can contribute to our family income and still be home with our children. Instead of making a choice that is black and white – work or stay home – some women have chosen to try out a world that is more colorful. Numerous women like us have considered starting a business at some point. The good news is, we are not alone.
Out of sight, out of mind? Not so fast. With today’s multiple ways to connect, frequent business travel is no excuse for you and your spouse to live like ships passing in the night. From technology to thoughtful gestures and old-fashioned letter-writing, distance can make the heart grow fonder.
Sitting at the kitchen table with my laptop, I finally hit “print” for the article I’ve been struggling with for days. But nothing happens. Then the message appears: “The printer is out of paper.” “Not again,” I mumble as I hoof it to the next room, tripping over my six-year-old sprawled on the floor with crayons and paper spread about. “Like my pictures, mommy?” That’s where my paper went, again.
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