Hey there fellow mompreneurs! Running a business while raising a family can be a real juggling act, but fear not, there are products out there that can help you balance it all. Balancing work and life as an entrepreneur and mom requires discipline and time management skills. It is important to set boundaries between work and personal time, prioritize self-care activities, and schedule regular breaks throughout the day. This can help you maintain a healthy work-life balance and prevent work from taking over your personal life. Here are the top 5 must-have products for any mompreneur looking to boost productivity and balance.
A backpack (with perks!) My favorite has laptop padding, a space for charging your cell phone, and expands wide. I can use this as my personal item when I fly and I can fit all of my medication, makeup, and anything that I may need in case my luggage gets lost. I also use it for work meetings too! The straps are comfortable for longwear (I wore this while working as a Talent Assistant. for the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade!)
Calendly + Google Calendar + Zoom. This is the best combo and is basically a virtual assistant! Instead of going back and forth with clients through email trying to find what availability is and send zoom links, this does it automatically. I send them my booking link that has my availability, they click and book, and it syncs it with my calendar and zoom. I don't have to do A THING except set up my hours that I want to work. If something's already booked in my Google calendar, Calendly will remove that availability. Pretty cool, right?!
A water filter pitcher for staying hydrated! I didn't realize how little water I drank until I got this thing. I have my kids make sure it's always full, too. They say you need 3 cups - one for hydrating, one for caffeinating, and one for taste. I prefer my water room temp so I keep this on the kitchen counter.
Smart watch: I had cheaper ones but when I upgraded to my Apple Watch, I became obsessed! It reminds me to stand once an hour if I find myself hyperfocused on work. It also helps me keep my phone out of my hand and be present with my kids when I'm not working. I can get my notifications for important things but there's no social media doomscrolling when I have my phone. I love how the Apple Watch keeps track of my sleep habits as well. I always feel accomplished when it congratulates me for a full 8 hours sleep - which as we know, is not easy for mompreneurs.
A cordless vacuum. For all the time I spend in my car either driving to meetings or taking my kids to work/activities, my car can be a hot mess. I love that my cordless vacuum is so versatile and can clean the car, the house, everywhere! Plus, it's easy for the kids to operate as well which really helps me out with the endless to-do list. It is great for keeping up with the pet hair as well.
There you have it, friends. These 5 products will help any mom entrepreneur boost productivity and balance. I have tried these hacks myself and trust me -they work! Got something to add? Drop it in the comments below! Happy juggling, mompreneur!