More and more mothers are opening home based businesses and the reasons are numerous: to provide additional income, to remain at home with young children, to follow a passion or dream, to have an outlet that is all your own.
Oftentimes mothers think about the business separate from the family. The idea is, after all, to keep business with business and family life with family life. However, one thing that mothers sometimes fail to consider is the impact that opening a home based business can have on a marriage.
Think about it: You allocate time for your children during the day and you allocate time for your business when you are not with your children. So when does married life come into play? It is very easy to put this on the back burner since we don’t see that it needs to be tended to as much as our children and company do, but it does.
I recently ran across an article called Is a Home Business Good for your Marriage, in which Lesley Spencer Pyle, founder of HBWM.com, asked several couples how their home based business affected their marriage.
Some reported positive results. For one, the additional income helped; for another, the self-development programs offered for business owners assisted in the couple discovering what in the marriage needed improvement.
Another woman did not have the best results. She allowed her business to take precedence over family and home life. Once she discovered this, she made a change, and now she makes sure that she connects with her family on a daily basis.
If you are considering opening a home based business, or if you have already done so, Lesley offers some tips in the article to help keep your marriage on track. You can read about them here.