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What is a modern working mom?

When I started this blog I wasn’t sure exactly what it was going to be about. I knew I wanted to carve a small space for myself online and I wanted it to possibly generate some revenue. Above all else, I want to quit my 9 to 5 job and stay home with my kids.

We live in an expensive part of the country where cost of living is high. Two income families are very common and most people only have 2 children because daycare costs about the same as a mortgage. My husband and I have dreamed of having at least 3 kids. While we have cut costs dramatically, my husband and I still need to work in order to cover costs. In order for me to quit my full time job I need to bring in some revenue – whether a part time job or to make some revenue myself. I am going after the latter since it will give me more time with my family and give us the flexibility was are striving for.

So I’ve been going back and forth between ideas for almost six months now and I realized that I’ve been stalling. I’ve been stalling because I’m afraid. I’m afraid of the work that I may need to put into this project. I’m afraid that my writing won’t be good enough. I’m afraid it will all be in vain. I’m afraid of failing.

I read a quote recently in the Side Hustle Nation newsletter that stated: “I wanted it more than I was afraid of the work it was going to take.” (Jason Zook)

I feel this way too. But more so that I wanted it more than my fear of all the above combined. I want my family to stop barely making ends meet because were are paying an arm and a leg for daycare. I want flexibility in my home life. I want to stop losing sleep and stressing about someone else’s bottom line.

So I have to get moving.

This blog will document my journey from working mom to work-for-myself mom. I hope to learn a lot along the way. I hope to be able to shed some light on a few side hustles out there, provide some guidance, and hopefully inspire a few of you to do the same.

The modern working mom isn’t what it used to be.  So what is a modern working mom. I’ve found over the past few years after becoming one that there is no one answer. But all moms are hustling. Hustling in one, way, shape or form. This is about my hustle.

 

 

 

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