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Erin Baebler and Lara Galloway

A Guide to Creating a Successful Company and a Happy Life as a Mom Entrepreneur

4.3 (21 ratings)
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"Moms Mean Business" by Erin Baebler and Lara Galloway is a guide for working moms on managing their personal and professional lives. It provides practical advice and tools to help balance work, family, and personal goals.

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    Eliminate unnecessary pressure by recognizing your true priorities.

    Today’s entrepreneurial mother faces a host of challenges on her way to success. The wonderful wife, the caring mother, the exemplary hostess and the fierce business women: there’s no end to the roles mothers are expected to juggle and perform to perfection.

    Women quickly internalize unbelievable social pressure like this and become their harshest critics. But there’s no sense in it. Being a mom entrepreneur is challenging enough – why put extra pressure on yourself?

    As a mom entrepreneur, you need a business plan that takes your needs and circumstances into account. You have a finite amount of time on your hands. And if you want to use it well, you need to separate other people’s expectations from the things you really care about.

    Start by making a list of the top five things that matter to you. These could be your values, or things that you aspire to, such as independence, integrity and authenticity. Motivators, the things that get you out of bed everyday, are also worth noting. These could be your children, a sense of autonomy or the opportunity to help others. Your passions, whether they’re solving complex math problems or going hiking, also deserve a spot on this list.

    Now, take a look at your list. These top five things should be what you put most of your time and energy into. But do you really pull that off?

    All too often mothers find themselves sacrificing their time to complete tasks that aren’t truly important to them, like maintaining a spotless household. This is the result of unnecessary self-pressure. By recognizing that your priorities lie elsewhere, you’ll feel this pressure lessen almost immediately.

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    What is Moms Mean Business about?

    Moms Mean Business is a guide to time management for mom entrepreneurs. These blinks help you discover where your true priorities lie, and provide you with planning techniques that will make it possible for you to dedicate more time to your ambitions and yourself.

    Moms Mean Business Review

    Moms Mean Business (2014) is a practical guide for working moms who want to succeed in both their professional and personal lives. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • It offers a wealth of insights and advice from successful working moms, providing practical strategies for balancing work and family.
    • Through real-life stories and examples, it tackles the challenges and obstacles that working moms often face, making it relatable and applicable.
    • The book's supportive and empowering tone keeps readers engaged, providing inspiration and motivation to persevere through the ups and downs of juggling work and family.

    Best quote from Moms Mean Business

    Spending the time on the things that are most important to you will make you feel as though you have the time you need.

    —Erin Baebler and Lara Galloway
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    Who should read Moms Mean Business?

    • Working mothers looking to get more done in less time
    • Women struggling to balance entrepreneurial commitments with family life
    • Business leaders seeking new time-management skills

    About the Author

    Erin Baebler is an entrepreneur and public speaker. Her coaching company Magnolia Workshop caters to the needs of businesswomenBaebler contributed to Chicken Soup for the Soul and Five Must-Know Secrets for Today’s College Girl.

    Lara Galloway is an author, public speaker and founder of MomBizCoach. She has been featured in Forbes and the Chicago Tribune. Forbes lists her as one of the “Top 30 Women Entrepreneurs to Follow on Twitter”.

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    Moms Mean Business FAQs 

    What is the main message of Moms Mean Business?

    Moms Mean Business empowers mothers to successfully balance motherhood and entrepreneurship.

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    Is Moms Mean Business a good book? Is it worth reading?

    Moms Mean Business is worth reading for its practical advice on building a business while being a mom.

    Who is the author of Moms Mean Business?

    The author of Moms Mean Business is Erin Baebler and Lara Galloway.

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