The Balance Juggle

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We’re winding down the 2008 SavvyMom Mom Entrepreneur of the Year Award this week and getting ready to announce the winners, which will be happening on October 21. As a result, I have had an opportunity this week to comb through all of the nominations one more time, and I was struck by something so many of the approximately 350 nominated mom-run businesses had in common, whether they were in the business of making custom stationery or running a corporate communications consultancy.
We asked the nominees to comment on what had been their biggest challenge to date in becoming a mom entrepreneur and a full 80% of them cited the challenge of juggling it all.

“The biggest challenge has been trying to find balance between work-hood and mother-hood. Both are my babies and they both require an enormous amount of my attention.”

“The biggest challenge I have encountered in being a mom entrepreneur is finding some sense of harmony between the two lives I live of being a mother to my wonderful children and being the owner of a company that is growing rapidly.”

“Like everyone else I’m sure, the biggest challenge is always having enough hours in the day to deal with the kids and the business…”

I know these sound all too familiar to me. What about you?

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