Just two years ago, I became a mom–and it changed everything. Suddenly, going to work from 9-5 5 days a week seemed like torture. I missed my baby and I felt immense guilt about leaving her every day. Weekends were a race around town to get errands done, clean the house, and prep for the upcoming work week. I never truly felt like I was spending quality time with my family.

Sure, I had fantasized about being my own boss, but I always talked myself out of it. After 9 months back at work, I decided to take the risk and start my own business as a marketing consultant. I quit my full time job with no clients, plan, or any idea of how to run a business. For me, the only way I was going to have the time or motivation was to put it all on the line. And let’s be real, there isn’t much time for a “side-hustle” when you’re a mom.

I’m no different than anyone else, I have mouths to feed and bills to pay. I just took the leap and spent my time making connections and looking for opportunities. I started with my first client 20 hours a week at half the rate I anticipated and my second client was at the rate I needed to be working less but still making the same amount as my full-time job.

So now that you know my story, here are some reasons why I think consulting is the perfect career option for moms:

There are so many reasons why starting your own business is rewarding and allows for more quality time with your family. I’m so grateful that I took this leap of faith because I get to watch my daughter grow up and be present.

If this sounds like something you’re interested in pursuing, let me know! I’d love to help other moms live a more well-balanced life.


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