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I am obviously not a mom but I am a dad and I have to say that the most challenging facet of building a company and raising children is not so much the logistics. Sure, when my wife and I lived in London we could wake up on Saturday morning and, on a whim, be having lunch in Paris and now it seems like we need 2-3 hours to get ready for a Costco run. That part is manageable though and, with the right attitude, it can even be fun.

 

Where things are much less fun is that you need to make a conscious choice to neglect your children in favor of your business. I understand that's not a nice way of putting it but, let's be honest, that's the way it is. That's not say your children should be neglected, and certainly a supportive spouse, nannies and babysitters can address that but you, you the entrepreneur, you need to decide that you will spend less time with your children for the good of your business. 

 

My heart breaks every time I have to say 'no I can't go bike riding this evening sweetheart because I have to work' but that's what my business requires of me. I could choose to make a different choice, work for a big company, have more free time with my family, but that's not the life I choose, that's not the person I am.  I imagine it's the same for a Momtrepreneur.

2 years, 4 months ago on Being a “Momtrepreneur” Is Hard. So Is Everything Else in the World. Let’s Move On.

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