Mother's Day is around the corner!
What makes mother's day so special?
All mothers are great!
As children, we need to be grateful and appreciative to respective mothers for their sacrifices and efforts in grooming us up.
Especially when we become a mother of own children, we can relate more about how being a mother feels.
Read the below from The Straits Times:
'Mumpreneurs' on the rise in bid for work-life balance
A small but growing number of mothers are leaving the traditional workforce and setting up their own businesses. Called "mumpreneurs", many want more flexibility to look after their children.
Having to struggle for work-life balance with the arrival of the little ones, it's not surprising that MUMPRENEURS are on the rise!
For me, many years ago, I personally have seen a few of my friends/ ex-colleagues decided to leave their workforce in order to spend more time for their children.
It's indeed very challenging for working mothers to cope with family and work balance especially in a demanding working environment.
Let me name a few scenarios:
Children falling sick
When the children are ill, how do you feel when you are taking care of them?
Working mothers usually suffer from insufficient rest and sleep, therefore, they are physically and mentally drained especially the next day they have to rush back to work.
A few emergency trips to hospital easily drained the working mothers' energy and stamina too.
Worries about their children are unavoidable especially seeing them having to suffer from certain diseases, and staking dose by dose of medicine.
Accompany for Excursion or school activities
Sometimes, when school requires parents to accompany their children for excursion/ parent teacher meeting, have you struggled or in dilemma to request a leave from your boss?
Late/ Delayed Fetching Children from school
Due to some adhoc issues or OverTime at work, working mothers may end up leaving office late, therefore picking up their children from school late too.
Dilemma during applying leave/ emergency leave from employer
During any emergency issue at home, when working mothers wanted desperately to settle the family issues, they feel dilemma in applying leave from employer.
Would the frequent leave application affect the impression from employer and therefore affect the potential promotion and salary increment?
When the economy is not doing well, would this affect the stability of their job to continue serving the company or will they experience retrenchment?
What kind of values to teach and groom the children?
Due to busy and hectic schedule in the demanding working environment, working mothers may have a tendency to mislook on grooming their children as a wholesome person.
One of the most important Questions usually is missed by working mothers:
"What kind of person I want my children to grow up as?"
"Responsible? Trust-worthy? Resilient? Respectful?"
"Is my parenting style aligned to the values that I want to groom my children to become?"
I personally feel that especially the grooming part is the most important part.
No doubt , as much as many parents could, they are sending their children to the best schools, best enrichment classes etc in hope the children can receive best education.
However, many times, the intangible values are very important as these values incalcated since small will shape the children's character for future.
Also, they see us as a role model.
What are your thoughts about the above?
Being a mumpreneur ever since my first daughter was born (in fact before my pregnancy) and until now, I am blessed that i have benefitted a lot from the business. Having time freedom on hand, I can plan the things to take care of both career and family. I gained a larger perspective towards parenting too, through my personal growth and leadership in the business.
Hence, I'm very passionate in working together with mumpreneurs or mothers who wanted to become a mumpreneur.
You're welcome to talk to me via whatsapp +65-9090 9942 to find out more.
Nutritional Immunology Lifestyle Consultant/ Entrepreneur
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