Navigating the Journey of a 9-5 Mom, Mompreneur, Balancing Motherhood, Career, and Abundance

 Are you a dedicated mom juggling a 9-5 job while aspiring to be the best for your family and live a life of abundance on your terms as a full time business owner with freedom in time and finances?

If so, you’re not alone!

Many mothers like you face the challenges of balancing career, family, and personal fulfillment. In this guide, we’ll explore best practices and address common mistakes, fears, frustrations, desires, and wants that are integral to the lives of 9-5 working moms with fulltime potential side hustles. I encourage you to start writing in a journal and planning every morning  or right before bed in the evening. When You Think Positive, Positive Things Will Happen planner

Best Practices for 9-5 Moms:

  1. Mastering Time Management: Efficiently organize your time between work, family, and personal pursuits. Prioritize tasks and establish a daily routine that allows for both productivity and quality time with your loved ones.
  2. Self-Care Rituals: Prioritize self-care to maintain physical and mental well-being. Establish rituals that help you unwind, recharge, and stay resilient in the face of daily challenges.
  3. Setting Realistic Goals: Establish achievable short-term and long-term goals that align with your aspirations. Break them down into manageable tasks to maintain motivation and celebrate small victories along the way.
  4. Building a Support System: Surround yourself with a supportive network of friends, family, and colleagues who understand and appreciate the demands of being a working mom. Lean on this network for advice, encouragement, and occasional assistance.
  5. Effective Communication: Foster open communication with your partner, children, and colleagues. Clearly express your needs and expectations, fostering understanding and collaboration in both your professional and personal life.
  6. Financial Planning: Develop a solid financial plan that aligns with your family’s goals. Establishing a budget, saving, and investing wisely can contribute to financial stability and the ability to enjoy life’s abundance.
  7. Continuous Learning and Adaptability: Stay informed about industry trends, parenting techniques, and personal development strategies. Embrace a growth mindset, remaining adaptable to change and ready to acquire new skills as needed.

Common Mistakes:

  1. Neglecting Self-Care: Many moms prioritize their family and work over self-care, leading to burnout and diminished well-being.
  2. Overcommitting: Saying yes to everything can lead to overwhelming schedules and increased stress levels.
  3. Ignoring Financial Planning: Neglecting to plan for the future can hinder your ability to provide long-term stability for your family.

Common Fears:

  1. Fear of Missing Out (FOMO): Balancing work and family life may lead to a fear of missing important moments with your children.
  2. Career Plateau: Mothers may fear that their dedication to family might hinder career advancement.
  3. Financial Insecurity: Worries about financial stability can be a common fear, especially with the added responsibilities of parenthood.

Frustrating Things:

  1. Lack of Work-Life Balance: Finding the right equilibrium between work and family commitments can be a constant struggle.
  2. Judgment and Mom Guilt: Mothers often face judgment and internal guilt for perceived shortcomings in both their professional and parenting roles.
  3. Inadequate Support Systems: Limited support from employers or societal structures can contribute to frustration for working moms.

Desires and Wants:

  1. Quality Family Time: A desire for meaningful and quality time with family without the burden of work-related stress.
  2. Professional Fulfillment: Aspiring for a career that provides both financial stability and personal satisfaction.
  3. Abundance in Life: Seeking a life that is abundant in experiences, joy, and personal growth for both the mom and her family.

Understanding and addressing these aspects can empower 9-5 working moms to navigate their journey with confidence, creating a life that is both fulfilling and abundant.  Once you have a maintained a flow and comfort of the above do the passion project!!!

Slowly release all of the hats you are wearing and pass them on to others.  With this brave move, more time will become available for you to decrease your 9-5 time …to your business owner time and FREEDOM.

Here are additional great resources I have used as a MOMpreneur  HERE

This photo was taken during a work trip

This photo was taken by a photographer friend whom I met as a mompreneur at a work event – Michelle Rose Photography HERE

This photo was taken during a work shoot for a long term partner we have worked with for 3 years.


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Size guide

Size Waist Length
12-18 Months 18" 8-9"
2T 19" 10"
3T 19 1/2" 10"
4T 20" 10"
5T 20 1/2" 10 1/2"
6-7T 21" 11"

Youth size guide

  X-Small (YXS) Small (YS) Medium (YM) Large (YL) X-Large (YXL)
Chest 31 34 36 38 40
Width Measurement (inches) 15.5 17 18 19 20
Length Measurement (inches) 19.5 21.5 23 25 26.5
Size Equivalent 2-4 6-8 10-12 14-16 16-18