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15 Things Mom Entrepreneurs Should be Grateful For

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As busy mom entrepreneurs, working out of home, we often get so caught up in the routines and schedules, chores and errands, meetings and deadlines, we often forget to pause and be grateful. Yes, I’ve been guilty of this more than once.

So, here’s a list of 15 things that every work-at-home mom should be grateful for, in no particular order. Take your pick or add to my list by sharing in the comments below!

1. The blessing of a job that we love going to

Yes, as a work-at-home mom, I am blessed to have a business that I absolutely love and hate taking days off from. I can plan my business around my life and not the other way round.

2. The blessing of having kids as co-workers

Mom entrepreneurs have the best co-workers ever! Our children! We can see them do their thing while emailing clients, leave a project mid-way to get down and play cars with them, not worry about taking days off when they’re sick and best of all, there’s no gossip or rivalry. Bliss!

3. The blessing of no commutes

I don’t know about you but for me this is a BIG win. I’m grateful I don’t have to drive or take a cab to travel to work, every day.

4. The blessing of working when you want

I work early mornings and leave my afternoons and evenings free for my daughter. Other mom entrepreneurs I know work late at night, once the kids are snug in bed. Yes, we create our own working hours and it rocks!

5. The blessing of working how you want

Don’t want to work at home? Go to the coffee shop or to the park. Want to work in shifts instead of one go? Fine. Yes, we can work how we want without having to justify our decisions to anyone.

6. The blessing of working with who you want

This for me, again, is one of the biggest things I’m grateful for. To a large extent, we have the flexibility of working with clients and on projects that truly inspire and enrich us.

7. The blessing of supportive support systems

Ah yes. We are blessed to have some form of support systems that enable us to live the life we live.  A spouse, grandparents, a great babysitter or mother’s helper, a friendly neighbor, the cleaning lady. They’re all part of a wonderful support system that helps us rock our lives as WAHMs.

8. The blessing of coffee, tea or wine!

‘Nuff said.

9. The blessing of Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest

I know. These 3 can be real pains in the you-know-what. But to give them credit, they’re also HUGE connectors for us moms. We get to ‘meet’ interesting new people, learn new skills, get organized and do so much more, thanks to these networks.

10. The blessing of The Internet and Google

There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t give thanks for Google and the Net. Really. My businesses wouldn’t be where they are or even in existence if it weren’t for the Net.

11. The blessing of the presence of generous mentors

Whether it is a blog you read that enriches you or a fellow mom entrepreneur who encourages you, we all have mentors who guide us, inspire us and lift us up. We’re blessed because of them.

12. The blessing of warm and loving blogger friends

That’s right. I have some amazing friends online who I haven’t met IRL even once. They’re my sounding boards and an integral part of my support system and cheerleading squad.

13. The blessing of a paycheck

Isn’t it wonderful to be able to not leave your home and still earn a living? A blessing indeed.

14. The blessing of growing that paycheck

Isn’t it even more wonderful to be able to not leave your home and earn and living and give yourself a raise whenever you’re ready?

15. The blessing of being a mom, a home manager, a wife, a woman

Finally, we are blessed because we are able to don all our different hats with ease and grace.

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What are YOU grateful for? Share with me in the comments.

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  1. I’m really thankful that I’m a SAHM & hopefully convert myself to be a successful WAHM next year! :)

    • The Mom Writes says:

      That is awesome, Denise! Do stay in touch and hopefully, you’ll find a lot of resources on the site to help you in your journey as a WAHM. Feel free to email/ask :-)

  2. I LOVE this! Especially the part about the coworkers – even though mine is currently covered in peanut butter and jelly!

  3. Danyelle Franciosa says:

    So true. I can relate to few things you have listed there!
    Love all your list.

  4. Ooohhh… These are all so true. I have 2 more to add to my list though:
    1. The blessing of having PETS as co-workers!
    – They’re the closest thing to having kids for me, for now, but my cat Arya and dog Chongkee never fail to make me smile. All the time.
    2. The blessing of not having a DRESS CODE.
    – Ahhh… The life!

    Thanks for your list, Prerna, this is the first blog post I’ve read today and it really made me happy. :)

    • The Mom Writes says:

      Aww.. thanks Cham! Thanks for sharing your blessings as well.. You’re right, they are both great ones! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

  5. Thank you for this beautiful list. May I add,

    The Blessing of following your passion and changing your mind when you want to.

    The Blessing to write your own life story.

    Here is what I’m doing … I write and publish your stories, your personal narratives.
    I believe Everyone Has A Story.

    So, when you need a 2-minute mental vacation come to my website,

    Again, thank you

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