Well sometimes business begins and sometimes businesses evolves in this stage of our lives. The space we find ourselves in as New Mummas is enriching, challenging, fulfilling and strangely unusual. For many of us, passions are still brewing, bills are still streaming in... but now we have someone special in our world that demands all our time, most of our energy and our focus (and lets face it, we could stare at their precious little faces and waste our days away) but commonly this isn't the luxury we have for too long as we still need to remain productive, passionate and focused.

I feel you... I've been there... I'm still there. I thought id take some time to reflect on the major things that came up for me in this space and the things I did to be able to sustain my business/ my passion (on a very part time basis) so I could still have a little something just for me. It also was a beautiful way to still feel I was able to contribute financially to the family in some way.

What were the things that I noticed I needed to adjust the most?

I remember so clearly having a photo studio/shop front at the time. Knowing I was pregnant, in preparation I moved the studio to a room in our family home. Then as reality of being a new mum sunk in, I soon realised this juggle was more challenging than I first thought.

Becoming a mother was a transformative journey that undoubtedly impacted my life, including my business. As I stepped into the role of a nurturing mother, my business also went through an evolution.

Come explore with me how our businesses can evolve once we become a Mumma;

  1. Priorities and Focus: Motherhood brings a new set of priorities and a deeper understanding of what truly matters. As a mum, you may find that your business evolves to align more closely with your values and family commitments. You may choose to focus on projects or opportunities that allow for flexibility and a better work-life balance.
  2. Time Management and Efficiency: With the added responsibilities of motherhood, your time becomes even more precious. This shift often leads to enhanced time management skills and a focus on efficiency in your business. You learn to optimise your workflow, delegate tasks, and streamline processes, allowing you to make the most of the time you have available.
  3. Enhanced Empathy and Connection: Motherhood fosters a profound sense of empathy and connection. As a business owner, this newfound empathy can enhance your ability to understand and connect with your audience. You may find yourself better attuned to their needs, desires, and challenges, allowing you to create products or services that resonate on a deeper level.
  4. Creative Adaptability: Motherhood is filled with unexpected moments and challenges that require quick thinking and adaptability. This mindset can spill over into your business, fostering creative problem-solving and adaptability in the face of changing circumstances. You become more adept at finding innovative solutions and embracing new opportunities.
  5. Deeper Sense of Purpose: The experience of motherhood often deepens your sense of purpose. As a mum, you may feel a renewed drive to create a positive impact through your business. Your mission and goals may evolve, aligning more closely with creating a better future for your children and leaving a meaningful legacy.
  6. Collaboration and Support: Motherhood teaches us the importance of leaning on others for support. In your business, you may seek out collaborations, partnerships, or mentorship opportunities to help you navigate the challenges and find a supportive community. You recognise that it takes a village to thrive in both motherhood and business.
  7. Flexibility and Adaptability: The demands of motherhood require flexibility and adaptability, and these qualities become valuable assets in your business as well. You learn to navigate changing schedules, juggle responsibilities, and find creative ways to balance your role as a mom and business owner. Your ability to adapt allows you to meet the evolving needs of your family and business with grace.
  8. Modeling Resilience and Determination: Motherhood presents numerous challenges, and through overcoming them, you become a role model of resilience and determination. These qualities transfer to your business, inspiring you to persevere during difficult times, navigate obstacles, and emerge stronger and more confident in your entrepreneurial journey.

Remember, the evolution of your business as a mum is a personal and unique experience. Embrace the changes, trust your instincts, and be gentle with yourself. As you nurture both your business and your family, you create a harmonious blend that reflects your strength, resilience, and unwavering love.

You've got this Mumma

Now go shine your light, stay in your own lane and accept that sometimes going slow and smelly your bubbas head is all you need to do for now.

Love always, Mel.O xox