ParentPreneur

From Germantown, Maryland, United States

Joined 14th November 2007

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  • Did you become more or less risk averse after having children? How is it manifesting itself in your life?

    Answered on 18th December 2007:

    Contrary to what most people think, we entrepreneurs aren't all-out risk takers: we take calculated risks. For example, I did a tandum parachute jump when my kids were 8 and 6 and have no regrets. Of course if it hadn't turned out fine, I might, but when I looked at the chances of something going wrong with that versus just driving to the grocery store, I decided to do it. I didn't change once having kids, though I agree that the opportunities are temporarily fewer and farther between.

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  • Do you think it's possible to have a demanding career and spend enough time with your family?

    Answered on 29th November 2007:

    I don't know about a 'career', but I've been able to have my own business and make it work.I started my business when my oldest was 6 months old and then had another a year later. I think it helped that we kept them in child care (though not full time) and then my husband joined me a couple years into my business. When that happened, we were able to coordinate our schedules (and the kids) better. Sometimes, I think our instinct says keep it 'smaller' instead of making it bigger and hiring people to help keep things running. I started hiring people so I could send THEM out to travel and allow me to cut back on it. Growing my company actually gave me MORE balance...

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2 comments so far...

  • Welcome! Can't wait to learn more about you and all of your fabulous accomplishments. I thought I might also recommend that you check out the Entrepreneur Mom blog! I also notice that you have your own blog. Writing an article may be a great way for you to get more exposure for it. :)

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by mamajama on 15th November 2007

  • Welcome to Work It, Mom! There are so many awesome women to meet here, plus it's just a great place to express yourself amongst friends. Have you discovered our Entrepreneur Moms group yet?

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Diane on 14th November 2007