What is it Like to Run a Business from Home, Homeschool, and Everything in Between?

I've had a couple of businesses from home.

Honestly, more like several. 

I never really considered myself to be a serial entrepreneur. However, I feel as if I have been trying to find my way in the entrepreneurial space. 

It was a little easier when I had two children and they were small. They weren't in homeschool full-time. My first born was 4 years old and the other was in infant. Things got a little tricky once I started to homeschool full-time. It also got tricky once we had our third and final baby. 

Running a business while homeschooling, being a wife, and doing all things mom related is a great adventure. It is also full of challenges. 

The things I do for Lattes and Mamma T's Boutique on a weekly basis is:

  • Run ads on Facebook or Instagram (or at least prepare ads to go out).
  • Schedule daily posts for Facebook.
  • Create graphics for social media.
  • Market my products on Pinterest.
  • Network with other businesses.
  • Update product listings.
  • Add products when applicable.
  • Dream up creative promotional ideas with my husband.
  • Get marketing advice from my mom who is a whiz at marketing. 
  • Attend business coaching or listen to trainings to help update my skills.

Right now, at the time of this writing, we are on summer break. It allows me to ramp up my marketing efforts and work on special projects such as social media photo shoots. 

When homeschool starts I always tend to work on my business in the afternoon into the mid evening. 

Everything in between...is everything in between. My house can be a mess at times but the children are great at doing chores. Every Davenport does a little to make the house run smoothly. 

Somewhere in all of this I have to prioritize my marriage as number 1 and remember that I need to exercise. 

The times when I'm ill or one or all of the children are ill is when the house can be a mess and certain business activities have to be put on hold. But we all get into the swing of things once we recover. 

It takes a lot of passion, mindfulness, and intention to get everything done in life and in business. 

At the end of the day I feel like I have worked a full-time job. 

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