This country was built on the idea of entrepreneurship and yet growing up in the 80’s and 90’s (stop doing the math) I don’t ever remember being told by my parents, teachers, or coaches that entrepreneurship was a solid career choice for a woman. I was told to go to college, get a job, and work my way up the corporate ladder for 50 years then retire. So obviously that was the path I took obediently.
I was on track until my first daughter was born. I worked in a male dominated industry and upon the announcement of my pregnancy the bets against me returning to work began. I don’t lose, it’s just not in my nature so naturally I came back to work as soon as my maternity leave ended and began climbing that ladder again, just this time things were different. The day my daughter was born a new person in side of me was born. Dreams and aspirations came alive that I honestly had no idea where even buried inside me. I no longer wanted to work those 10 hour days with a 2+ hour commute to then only see my newborn for an hour before bed. There had to be another way. I stayed on course drawn out for me for 18 months after she was born. Plugging away. It wasn’t until I found out I was pregnant with my second baby girl that I finally had to courage to walk away from the “safe” life we had created.
Enter SAHMing. Wow. Little different than what I was expecting. Once I managed to get a grip on this new gig with 2, I began searching for something that would help me provide for my family and keep my mind active while keeping me home. And Modern Day Moguls was born. It has provided my part time hours, with full time pay potential. I work from home at nap time and around their schedules. More important than all of that though, it give me an identity and purpose away from being a mom while feeding my creative soul. Sounds like a dream job, doesn’t it? Once I started to change my mindset about what work actually looks like I was able to soar and dream so much bigger. I don’t have to sit in a cubicle or be a road warrior to be successful.
I am all about the online businesses right now. They provide freedom and flexibility and while everyone is out there moaning about screen time being bad for kids I want to embrace our technologies and teach my girls how to make it work for us. I’d like you to introduce you to OUR newest baby, Our Hamper . While they are only 2 and 4 and I will most likely be taking the lead of this for awhile I know it takes time to build businesses and I want this to be something they can eventually take the lead on. So we are starting here and they will help when they can. Then we are going to take money earned and reinvest it in things they need. (Don’t worry, we are still donating a ton of stuff and giving to our friends and family)
Here are the girls dropping off their first sales!
So we plan on skipping the lemonade sales and planning on taking the e-commerce world by storm. Hope you join along for the ride.