Since launching ComplicatedMama just 2 months after my daughter was born in 2008, I have had the fortunate opportunity to merge my love for blogging and networking with my professional experience, creating my consulting business, Complicated Media. Its an opportunity that both my family and I are grateful for every day, because it allows for flexibility I could not have had working anywhere else. The husband and I don’t have to toss a coin to see who’s calling out when the kids have sick days (of which we have had many lately!) and every day at any given time I can stop work and step into their playroom to witness their hilarious imagination.
Crazy to think that just 10 years ago, Moms only wished they could land a job working from home and today Mom’s are creating their own opportunities– isn’t it?
Yes, it’s true that running your own business has a constant learning curve and working from home is not always quite as cushy as it sounds. But as I juggle playdates with conference calls and dinner planning (and yes, sometimes breakfast for dinner- *is* a “plan”) I am reminded that although we still don’t have that mythical balance thing figured out- we sure are redefining it. And *that* is empowering to not only Moms but to the children who get to “go to work” with their parents and be part of it every day.
From graphic designers to authors, marketers to photographers and everything in between- today Moms are able to set up offices in our homes with our families.
And so today I’m beyond excited to share with you a new project I am working with the talented Heather Reinhard of ThetaMom who like myself has also launched her business Theta Mom Media through social media.
Launching Mom is a revolutionary concept that is supportive of Digital Moms and women in business who are dedicated to :
- Following their passion
- Venturing into newfound careers
- Launching their own start-up companies
- Seeking to ignite enthusiasm back into an already existing business or concept
- Generating new ideas for entrepreneurial endeavors
Online the community site will have forums, resources and some fun featured content for Mom-trepenuers.
We are thrilled to announce that Rutgers University will sponsoring our very first Business Social Event, which will be held at their campus on June 8th 2012.
More details on the Launching Mom mission, community and event can be found on the official website.