Updated: Sep 21, 2022
Achieving that work-and-family-life balance is not an easy task. Your children, as much as you love them, can be a real handful and working moms have to contend with societal expectations as well as their own career goals. With single moms, this balancing act is on an entirely different level. Even parents who run their own businesses and work from home can use a helping hand.
Fortunately, a virtual assistant team can provide that much-needed help and offer some support, stability, and breathing space to a working moms’ life.
At 8point8, we’re always glad to help our clients. If you’re balancing being a mom with being an online business coach, fitness coach, or if you have some other type of business, we’re here to help you!
Here, we offer tips on how you can balance running an online business and being a mom, plus we highlight the main ways a virtual assistant can really benefit working moms.
Balancing Online Business and Being A Mom (+ How a VA Can Benefit You)
While finding that balance between running your online business and being a mom can be difficult, it is NOT impossible! Here are some ways you can do to maintain balance:
Find childcare providers that you can trust. Even if you work from home, there may be times when you have to step out for a meeting or some other task. In such situations, having a childcare provider you can trust is crucial to having peace of mind.
Let go of the ‘mom guilt’. It can be a tough feeling to shake off, but you need to let go of your ‘mom guilt’. You feel guilty when you miss your child’s event because of a company meeting. Or, you feel guilty for missing work because you have a sick child. Whatever you do or don’t do, you feel bad about it. STOP. Instead of feeling guilty, focus on the positive things that your work life is contributing to your family.
Get help. No one can do everything on their own – working moms are no exception! Getting help doesn’t mean that you’re weak – it simply means you’re human. Whether its family helping you with childcare or a virtual assistant team helping you with work projects, find ways to delegate and lighten your load.
For instance, if you decide to work with a VA, you’ll reap many benefits including but not limited to:
More time. When you delegate some of your other time-consuming tasks to a virtual assistant, you’ll be able to enjoy more free time! With this additional free time, you can spend more time bonding with your kids and family.
Less stress. The last thing you want is to find yourself getting more and more stressed. While running a business is stressful at times, if this is overflowing into your home life, then something needs to change. So, what do you do? Delegate! For instance, by delegating some of your tasks to a virtual assistant for online coaches, you can get some help preparing your online courses, which can ultimately reduce your stress levels.
The Bottom Line
Whoever tells you that balancing an online business and being a mom is impossible, don’t listen to them. With the right virtual assistant team, you can excel at both being an entrepreneur and being a mom. This Mother's Day, allow us to start helping you! Book a call now.