A recent article online focused on the fact that moms working and running businesses from home are on the rise. While the numbers are not really known on how many mothers run businesses from the comfort of their own home offices, we do know that this trend seems to be on the rise.
According to the Center for Women’s Business Research in Washington, these types of businesses grew at twice the rate of all single owned companies since 1992. Quite impressive! Moms want the flexibility that working from home offers, which can include volunteering in the classroom or taking kids to mid week appointments that might easily be missed when working a full time, in office job.
As you know I have been working from home for the past four years, and recently decided to take a step back, which for me means not tackling so many projects at one time. This is kind of funny since I just accepted a new job with another company that will require me to modify a template and potentially add a shopping cart to their site.
I know, I said I will slow down and I will, a bit, but working is in my bones. I’ve not been working in the evening hours or during the day when my husband and kids are awake and at home. Last night my husband commented on how pleasant it has been that we get to sit up and chat without my eyes being glued to my computer.
I have to agree, he is right.
My hats off to all mothers who are making it work from home. It’s a big challenge, and I don’t believe you can attain that balance, but you can work hard to find some type of balance that will work for your family. And when you got it, you’ll know it!