Motherhood is without a doubt the most rewarding, fulfilling, exhausting, worrisome, beautiful, busy, most amazing role I have ever had.
You won’t usually find me ranking the different “hats” in my wardrobe–wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend, business owner–because they are all so important in their own ways, but if I had to choose, being called mommy by my two sweet boys gives me the most pride and reward and joy.
That’s why I love connecting and working with other moms in business who have this common desire to be home to raise their kids and, at the same time, chase the dream of small business.
Being a full-time mom and operating a business of any size not an easy feat, and it’s not for everyone (variety certainly is the spice of life!). But through having this additional goal, purpose, and–essentially–creative outlet, I find that I am more responsible with my time and more productive with my moments in running my household and raising my kids.
How can making time for additional creativity help you as a mom and business owner? The Busy Mom’s Guide to Creativity, by Bev Feldman of Linkouture, explains just that. It was a pleasure to be able to read through Bev’s book before her launch as it encouraged several different ways that moms can take time for themselves to explore creative interests. She also shares actionable steps to carving out that precious, elusive time, which alone was worth it for me! I am always on the look-out for helpful and proactive tips on time management and prioritizing tasks, and Bev shares those in abundance.
Here’s more about the book!
- Quotes from real-life moms about the importance of creativity in their lives and how they make time for their interests
- Interviews with life coaches and therapists who specialize in working with moms
- 21 pages of worksheets to reflect and apply what you have learned to your personal life
- 7 art prints with inspirational quotes about creativity
Purchase your copy today and bring back that creative spark that makes you who you are!
So, are you a mom just itching to get started with your own handmade shop or craft business? This can be your main outlet of creativity.
Are you an artist or have a background in design? Creativity for you is second-nature so be sure to make the time to make the things!
Or do you always have a camera around your neck and pose your kids for the perfect mini photo shoot? Perhaps this creative outlet could eventually become a side hustle.
Who knows what the future will hold!
Creativity doesn’t always have to lead to a side business, but I have seen woman after woman, mom after mom, take their creative interests and turn it into more than a hobby.
Either way, if finding time to write, draw, paint, knit, or design makes your heart happy, that joy will add abundantly to your role as a parent.
In addition to giving away a copy of her new book, Bev is hosting an amazing launch giveaway with some fabulous other prizes perfect for sparking creativity in your life. Maybe you just need some inspiration to take and run with!
What is your favorite creative interest? Is it something you do as a business? Do you ever desire to make it into a business or is it ever only going to be your stress-reliever hobby? Share in the comments and be sure to check out Bev’s blog!
“But through having this additional goal, purpose, and–essentially–creative outlet, I find that I am more responsible with my time and more productive with my moments in running my household and raising my kids.” Yes! So well put. I feel the same way as well. Thank you so much for sharing!
Thank you so much, Bev! Isn’t it a mystery how that works? It seems to come down to being intentional with my time, which then dictates what can get done in a day.
Don’t get me wrong, though–I love a relaxing day just chilling with my family once in a while. It can be so freeing NOT to have a plan, and then still sneak in some creativity if possible. 🙂